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“Great, fresh seafood” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coast Bar & Grill

Coast Bar & Grill
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Ranked #39 of 895 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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!
Salem, Virginia
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great, fresh seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been to Coast many times, and it is always very good. The seafood is always fresh, and the specials change often to offer more variety to the menu. The inside of the restaurant is really cool, because it's built inside an old warehouse located in an alley right behind 39 Rue de Jean.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Cameron G
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WhittneyP, Marketing Director at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Cameron G.,

Thank you for your kind words and review. We are thrilled that you and your party had an enjoyable experience with us for dinner at Coast Bar & Grill recently. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Charleston!

Best,

Whittney P.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“awesome awesome awesome.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We ate here with a group of 6 on Friday night and sat outside under an awning in the alley. It was AMAZING food...so delish and fresh. Everyone at the table raved about the way the fish was cooked on a plank along with the relish and seasonings used. This was our first time here and I can't wait to go back and try a new dish. The menu is extensive - something for everyone! service was good, great dessert selection and lots of daily specials. highly recommend this place!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank vtbrooklyn04
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WhittneyP, Marketing Director at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear vtbrooklyn04,

Thank you for your kind words and review. We are thrilled that you and your party had an enjoyable experience with us for dinner at Coast Bar & Grill recently. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Best,

Whittney P.
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Southeast US
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

I ate at this restaurant on a Saturday night so it was very busy and extremely noisy and that is why I didn't give it 5 stars. There were 6 of us in the group and I could barely hear the person beside of me and forget hearing the person across the table. That being said, the food was fabulous and the seafood very fresh. Everyone in the group raved about their meal and our party ordered various entrees so we could taste each other's food. The restaurant is in downtown Charleston so parking is a bit of a problem. I paid $10 to park in the lot across the street. Our server was very attentive, even on a busy Saturday night and I would definitely return but probably not on a weekend in June. The restaurant is made of old brick and the ceiling is extremely high with very eclectic objects everywhere on the walls. It is visually very appealing and fits in with the historic downtown area.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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WhittneyP, Marketing Director at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear SunnySouthTraveler,

Thank you for your kind words and review. We are thrilled that you and your party had an enjoyable experience with us for dinner at Coast Bar & Grill recently. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Charleston!

Best,

Whittney P.
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Summerville, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great food for the price. I highly recommend making reservations. We have eaten here a few times and never been disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank MistyJW
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WhittneyP, Marketing Director at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear MistyJW,

Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Coast Bar & Grill recently and look forward to hosting you again soon!

Best,

Whittney P.
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Dubuque, Iowa
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good choice for seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here after a long day of traveling and were very happy with our choice. The minute we walked in I felt good about the place because it even smelled like a good seafood restaurant, like a fresh fish market. I had the braised grouper with grits. It came with a little too much liquid for a nice presentation, but tasted very good. The fish was flavorful and the grits were creamy with a hint of bacon. My husband had swordfish and enjoyed it, although he did not think it was special just well prepared. Atmosphere was suitable for a casual dinner but is also nice enough for something more romantic. Seems like a reliable choice for a good seafood meal

Visited June 2014
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Thank RiverCityBetty
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WhittneyP, Marketing Director at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Dear RiverCityBetty,

Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled that you and your husband had an enjoyable experience with us for dinner recently at Coast Bar & Grill and look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Charleston!

Best,

Whittney P.
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