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“Perfect Casual Dinner”
Review of Coast Bar & Grill

Coast Bar & Grill
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Ranked #48 of 916 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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!
Greenville, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Casual Dinner”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Coast was perfect. Had been once before a few years ago. Was even better this time! We sat at the bar, and had the shrimp tacos and mahi tacos. Both were good, but the shrimp were mind-blowing. Great atmosphere and unique building. Can't wait to go back!

Visited September 2013
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Georgetown, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Good food, helpful, friendly staff and the food was outstanding. Do yourself a favor and have a bowl of the She Crab Soup and thank me later.

Visited September 2013
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Springfield, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Relaxed atmosphere, great food”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went to Coast at the recommendation of our hotel concierge and we really enjoyed our meal. It was a pretty laid-back atmosphere, so you'd feel comfortable in shorts and tee-shirts but not over-dressed if you wanted to wear slacks and a sundress.

It looked to be a popular date spot with local college kids, and it did have a romantic ambiance.

Having just gotten in to Charleston that day my husband wanted to eat seafood. We shared an appetizer, the small raw bar sampler. It was more than enough for the two of us--and frankly I was pretty full after having eaten it. Everything tasted fresh and delicious.

For entrees my husband got a special, I believe it was a grouper, that he really enjoyed. I got the grilled spicy adobo shrimp which came with grits and a pineapple salsa--it was delicious and pretty good-sized. I could only eat half of it.

I would definitely recommend Coast to anyone looking for a good, reasonably priced meal. We enjoyed our dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good food/atmosphere has brought us back several times”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We make it to Charleston once a year and for three years in a row now, we have made it a point to visit Coast. It's right in the hear of all the shopping in Charleston and it's also one block away from a cupcake shop. The atmosphere inside is very rustic with exposed brick. It seems like I always get the grilled swordfish and you can choose which topping you want. Also, the frozen lemonade with sweat tea flavored vodka is a must!

  • Visited August 2013
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Taylors, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went to this restaurant during a recent business trip on the advise of the front desk clerk at my hotel. Great recommendation. Good ambiance, great food. I had the braised grouper on grits and it was superb. I would definitely go back to this restaurant.

Visited August 2013
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