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“One of our favorite spots.”

Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar
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Ranked #30 of 947 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cross street: Cumblerland
Transit: Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

We are just finishing 16 days on the road and Amen Street was our favorite dinner. We loved our waitress. My husband had a dozen local oysters at her recommendation and he was thrilled. The atmosphere was great. Casual and homey. The good was fabulous as was the service.

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1  Thank NewboldBroad
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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Awful. The seafood that was fried tasted like old grease. I had fish tacos, fried fish on a soft taco shell with tasteless cole slaw and mediocre chipolte sauce. My husband had the fried shrimp, six small overfried greasee mess. Maybe they have good oysters?

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stopped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. It was excellent and the price was not out of line. Good decor and a nice waiter.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I really wanted to like the food here. Great space and decor, interesting history, mediocre food. One of the most disappointing aspects of my dinner here was that the kitchen seemed to be out of so many items. The server rattled off a huge list of menu items that weren't available. When I finally did order, it turned out there were even more items that she had forgotten to mention the first time. To be fair, I would go back for the calamari. It is amazing! So tender and paired with nice smoky bacon. Otherwise, the entrees just didn't cut it. Scallops were swimming in sauce so sweet that that flavor of the fish was completely lost. Chicken fried flounder was over-fried and extremely bland. I would return for an app and a cocktail, but won't be back for dinner.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

I went to Amen Street for the first time to try the Restaurant Week Menu. The brick-walled interior, wood tables, and interesting oyster decorated ceiling lights all add to the casual but interesting decor. The $30 three course selection was excellent. The she-crab soup was the best I've had in a long time (and not excessively thick). The pan-roasted tilefish was fresh and succulent, served over jasmine rice and oyster stew. However, there should have been some fried oysters with it, but we were told that they ran out. That seemed prettty strange for an oyster house! The creme brulee dessert was a surprise - chocolate bacon! The combination was unusual and actually quite tasty. Our waiter was very pleasant but somewhat slow in getting the dessert order. I am eager to return to try the oysters and other seafood.

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Thank GoldieSC
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