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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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205 E Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401-2608 (Cumblerland)
+1 843-853-8600
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Stuart, Florida
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The calamari was awesome. It was served over bacon and creamed corn with tomatoes. All the oysters were delicious and never had bits of shell in the meat. I would highly recommend the "Saint Anthony" cocktail. Delicious!

Thank roadfooder1
Vienna, Virginia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped into Amen Street to slurp some oysters in the afternoon. Selection was expertly explained by our waiter, Michael. We also tried the she crab soup. It was our first culinary experience after we arrived in Charleston and in set the tone for a wonderful couple of days. Michael was friendly and knowledgeable. After the delicious soup and oysters... More 

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Upstate New York
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate here recently and went specifically for the oysters at happy hour since they are $1/oyster. How could we go wrong? The place is always pretty busy and a few couples had to sit at a table not at the bar since the bar was full. Get there early if you want a place at the... More 

Thank rekilo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had never been here before, although we've been to just about every other restaurant on East Bay St. We heard good things about it, so we gave it a try. It was a perfectly delightful experience. The drinks were great, including the best Dark and Stormy I've ever had. They make their own ginger beer and did not skimp... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife had sheephead and I had oysters, Both were excellant. They have a large selection of oysters to choose from which changes daily.

Thank johnlomaxiii
Conway, South Carolina
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Totally enjoyed this place for lunch. Food, service, and atmosphere was A-1. We will definitely be back...highly recommend the fried green tomato BLT

Thank Joyce T
Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have eaten here at least a dozen times, and they never disappoint. This trip, waiter Mike was absolutely one of the best servers we have ever experienced anywhere (he has been there for a while). He knows the menu inside and out! The oyster selection is always amazing, offering at least 5 varieties. The clams are consistently of the... More 

Thank Bill D
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our visit to Charleston, in large part because the shrimp and mushroom risotto was so delicious I had to have it again. Kudos to the chef working on Sunday January 15th at lunchtime- it was not on the lunch menu and he made it for me anyway. Thank you! My husband had the fried seafood... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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212 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had always avoided Amen, thinking that it was too touristy. We went with a business associate last Thursday and we're incredibly pleasantly surprised. Even though it was Restaurant Week it wasn't overly crowded. While there was so much too noisy over-served woman at the bar our booth was still Quiet enough to be able to converse. Service was excellent... More 

Thank Ginna W
Randleman, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was done well. Entrees of shrimp & grits and shrimp risotto were tasty and fresh. Shrimp and grits was spicy and good! Shrimp corndog appetizers were served with spicy mustard and ketchup.

Thank MaryAnn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 E Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-8600
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar opened in 2009, reviving the former Amen name of Cumberland Street and restoring this historic corner. The new renovation stays true to the beauty of the original 1800's architecture while creating a comfortable atmosphere for contemporary life. Located at 205 East Bay Street in the heart of the historic district this Charleston seafood restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining all within walking distance of the local Market and the Charleston Harbor. The menu includes a variety of seafood dishes such as oysters, clams and shrimp in addition to an ever growing raw bar menu. Amen Street supports Charleston's local fishing industry with market fresh fish. We are open for lunch and dinner. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations are accepted as well.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?