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“Super Place to Eat”

Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar
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Ranked #30 of 951 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 April 22, 2014

In a city with an abundance of good restaurants, this one stands out. The dishes are very well prepared, the portions are generous and the prices are very reasonable. Our waitress was excellent and we enjoyed the meal. This was a particularly pleasant experience in light of our terrible adventure at the Social Restaurant across the street. Perhaps the only caveat I could think of is that this wouldn't be great for a young couple looking for romantic ambience. It is too airy and cheerful for that. For those looking to first eat a great meal and enjoy an early drink, it is perfect.

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Taylor J, General Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Thank you for the kind words! We are very proud of what we do and look forward to serving you in the future. Have a safe trip!

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stopped for raw oysters and lunch. We dined outside. Oysters were ok. Seared fresh fish preparation rather bland. Fried shrimp good. Bloody Mary very good. The service was very slow...

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Taylor J, General Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Thank you for joining us at Amen Street. We greatly appreciate your feedback and will address the issues you pointed out. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Recommended by our tour guide and surpassed my hopes. Calamari were large, tender and first time I've seen the breading stick. The dipping sauce was also delicious. Split the appetizer and Caesar salad for a perfect meal. Tasted the she crab soup that was also delicious. Wish it was near our home! Cost was about 20$/person but included beverages.

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Taylor J, General Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2014

We are so glad you enjoyed the Crispy Jumbo Calamari (the lemon aioli on top is my favorite part too). Have a safe trip home and we look forward to serving you in the future.

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Amen is a good restaurant for a nice fish dinner. You can dine inside or out. We wandered in without reservations, early and were seated right away. Place got busier after 6pm. Fish was fresh.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We sat outside and enjoyed the street life and split the "beet" salad, had the fabulous lobster shrimp risotto - make sure to leave room for dessert!

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