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“Great place!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coast Bar & Grill

Coast Bar & Grill
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Ranked #40 of 895 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established in 2002, and housed in what was originally an indigo warehouse, this Charleston fish house redefines "fresh" from the menu to the decor. COAST features 40-ft ceilings, rustic tin roofs, and paintings from around the world, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of an eclectic beach bar. Enjoy a Peach Blanco Sangria outside on the patio, or a delicious bottle of wine in the spacious bar lined with preserved palm trees. COAST's chefs meet daily with local farmers and fishermen to procure the freshest seafood and produce in the Lowcountry. At the heart of the restaurant is the hickory and oak custom made wood burning grill, a feature you will only find at COAST. The menu incorporates Charleston Classics with our chefs' unique creations. Local favorites include the selection of wood-grilled fresh fish, Seared Rare Tuna, Fish Tacos and the full raw bar. Additional original plates are offered nightly to take full advantage of our city's bountiful local ingredients. A great deal of time and attention goes into compiling a wine selection to match the flavor of our wines to the dynamics of COAST's dishes. The wine list features organic and biodynamic producers. COAST makes every effort to support up-and-coming global wine makers, while simultaneously finding only the highest quality products!
Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews
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“Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Our family of 6 went to Coast tonight. The food was delicious! Our waiter was very helpful. He was well versed in all the options and made good recommendations. We liked everything we had there.
We went at 5 but they don't actually start seating until 5:30. They serve dinner only.
The setting is down a little alley that feels away from the hustle and bustle.
If we came later at night our young kids may be a little out of place but at 5:30 their energy wasn't a big deal.
Very good food. Recommended highly.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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468 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Mostly good, but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

A very casual restaurant with a crowded and somewhat noisy bar. The four of us all enjoyed our appetizers and salads. Cocktails were also very good. Highly recommend the oysters Rockefeller and fried green tomatoes. As for the entrees, three out of four were well prepared and tasty, including talapia and the grouper. However, a grilled mahi mahi entree was terribly undercooked. And the sides were very average. With so many excellent restaurants in Charleston, I wouldn't rush back here.

Visited June 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Love It!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

Recommended by a gal at the desk at our hotel. Thank you! Delicious! Three of us. One had shrimp linguine, one had the salmon grilled and I had the appetizer of the day, heirloom tomatoes done caprese style, and the bacon wrapped scallops appetizer. Everyone said theirs was delicious. I can say mine were fabulous! Not inexpensive but not outrageous. Fun atmosphere too. Highly recommend.

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
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“Dinner in a cool alley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

If you have seen my other reviews I come to Charleston often. I have enjoyed Coast for its convenience for many years but not written a review. I am a big seafood fan and they do an above average job at a good value. Beer selection on tap while unique has not been a strong point for me as they don't carry any IPA's on tap. I usually sit at the bar which can get quite crowded..in fact the restaurant is usually very busy so reservations for large groups is a must. Service for me over the years is where it has been least consistent. My last visit this week was very good. My friend and I split many appetizers for kind of a topas night. If you are around the visitors center and want casual atmosphere in a cool building with great seafood you could do worse.

  • Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Nice, casual restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

The Mixed Green Salad, Seared Rare Tuna and Baja Fish Tacos were delicious. Our server was lovely. There was an hour wait so we had a drink next door at a sister restaurant that had a quieter bar and they phoned us when the table was ready.

Visited June 2013
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