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“Awesome and great service”

Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar
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Ranked #42 of 898 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Byron, Illinois
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“Awesome and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Awesome oysters and shrimp! The manager gave us the shrimp for free because they thought it took too long, which it didn't! Enjoyed the food and amazing service

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Fresh fish and oysters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Tried the pan seared triggerfish and the seared swordfish with the fried oysters. Each fish was prepared to perfection and the waitress was helpful in answering my questions. The music was great and the ambiance was relaxed. The prices were really good for fresh fish!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Must try the shrimp corn dogs. The cream corn is to die for. Great waiter Chris took very good care of us. A must go when in Charleston

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Avoid the bar, get a table”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Normally when visiting a city, a good bar can be a great place to begin. Not here. Waiter was a college kid with a personality extraction and the raw bar shucker was angry at the world. Food was so-so, wouldn't make it in a real "foody" analysis. Great location, get a reservation -- they stay busy for reasons more closely tied to location than food quality.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“So glad we tried this place .....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

They serve k-ck a-- Bloody Marys! Correction .... make that K-CK A-- Bloody Marys. When the server delivered mine I said “If this tastes half as good as it looks, I’ll be happy.” It tasted twice as good as it looked.

The concierge at our hotel recommended this place when we asked where we could get the best oysters on the half shell in town. They have a wide selection to choose from. The Washburn (MA) oysters we ordered were superb. Big. Juicy. Not too salty. Complimented that Bloody Mary beautifully. Or was it the Bloody Mary that complimented the oysters?

The mussels were on the small side but good. Cooked in a tomato-based broth that paired well with the fresh crusty bread. The calamari was enough for two to share. We were not too sure about it at first as the breading was not crispy, but it sure was tasty and cooked exactly to the right consistency. No rubbery octopus here!


The music couldn’t have been better for our taste .... Beatles, John Lennon, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Beach Boys ... and then just as we started our second Bloody Mary (how can anybody drink just one?) the Rolling Stones ‘Gimme Shelter’ provided the perfect background finale to an unexpectedly great lunch. Previously under our restaurant radar in Charleston, it’s a real ‘find’ ... We will return!

  • Visited November 2013
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