Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar 

Dining Description:  Classic raw bar plus a full menu of fresh seafood choices.

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 8 Users

Hours:  Lunch, Dinner, & Late Night.

Price:  $$$$, $$$$

Features:  Staff Pick, Menu, Image

Dining Features:  Online Reservations, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

Neighborhood:  Downtown

Specials:
• $2 High Life Bottles & Yuengling Draft, $2.50 Budweiser & Bud Light, $3 Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila & Bourbon Drinks $4 Kenwood Sparkling Wine, $5 Glory Days Cabernet Sauvignon & Canyon Road Pinot Grigio
Gulf Oysters - 1/2 Dozen 5.95, Dozen 8.95
Fried Green Tomatoes- 7.50
Jumbo Calamari- 7.95
Steamed Mussels- 8.95
Lump Crab Cakes- 10.95
   Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Reviews / Comments (11)

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★★★★★ ★★★★★

Honestly, probably the best seafood I have ever had. Portion size was perfect and the price was very appropriate. The atmosphere would be great for a number of occasions, and the wait staff was incredibly helpful.

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Posted by mecross on December 11, 2010 at 7:08 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

I am NOT an employee of this restaurant. (just sayin") Party of 3 seated near the back of the House. Service was lackadaisical at best. Same bar-food as half a dozen other places in town at half-again their prices. And mid-meal at about 9:30 on a Saturday night kitchen staff almost knocks me off my chair with the trashcan full of kitchen debris he's dragging through the dining room to take outside. Real High-class Joint. Told this story to friends, couple of them went to verify, seated at the bar, same experience as me but the trashcan toting kitchen staff was replaced by a smart-ass bartender.
Don't get me wrong, the food is good, if vastly overpriced, as are the drinks, but management needs to be taught how to train their staff.

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Posted by pissedoff yankee on October 18, 2010 at 2:26 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Amen to Amen
When you live in Charleston it is easy to become jaded with food. We are so punished by choice that we stick to what we know for fear of dissapointment of something new. Another fish house on East Bay is like another bar in New Orleans no biggie and considering what was there before enough said.
But i beg you to sit at the bar and eat the oysters, and then just dive into the apps. Shaved scallop with caviar and a hint of sea salt, flounder ceviche, hush puppies with honey dipping sauce (truely unbelievable) lump crab salad (real big lumps). i have yet to eat an entree or desert because i do not want to spoil the taste of really imaginative creations. Great job to all and Todd Garrigan (Chef) who hovers like a proud father over his food, for a truely inspiring clean tasting experience.
Now go step out on yourself and pray at the new alter of seafood.

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Posted by Frenchie on July 31, 2010 at 12:08 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Stoney's $900k renovation of this place, right next to High Cotton, is a must see. Gorgeous bar area with great food at low prices. Look out Oak and Hall's! The oysters were unlike anything we've tasted in the Lowcountry. Highly recommended bar for early or late evening drinks. Filled with local professionals and southern belles as well. Great addition to East Bay Street corridor.

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Posted by Johnson_McJohnson on November 24, 2009 at 3:10 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Locals don't have to go to upper King to have fun anymore. Amen Street is a bar with great food. It's all about fresh seafood. There's no chicken on this menu. If you want to have fun with the beautiful people, say Amen.

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Posted by ggh on November 16, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Terrific Saturday night atmosphere with college football and baseball league championships on the tube and rabid fans of both hootin' and hollerin'. Three generations (ages 69,39,11) just polished off 4 dozen briney Carolina Cups oysters from the Beaufort area. Wonderful! Perfectly chilled and accompanied with horseradish, cocktail sauce, Tabasco, and mignonette. And for the adults our favorite beer. While the oysters were perfect the shucking wasn't. A good 20% of the oysters were still attached to their shell and many had shell chips floating in the brine. Make sure you specify top shelf when you order. Otherwise you get some minature oysters hardly worth their brine (like thumbnail sized meat).

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Posted by Guy on October 16, 2010 at 11:18 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Geronimo is the only reason....

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Posted by Mayor on January 26, 2012 at 4:01 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Recent lunch. Softshell crab sandwich. Not good. Crab, bacon and bread difficult to chew. Could not finish. So much for the special!

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Posted by Guy on April 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Alright I will admit it, I went to have lunch at SNOB but when told the wait was 45 minutes decided to give Amen a ring and so glad I did. Richard and the great Architects firm GTG did an amazing job and did the City justice when they conceived this restaurant. This isn’t just a restaurant with platters of food, there is an amazing story which serves as the foundation. The Fried Green tomatoes were a refreshing, shrimp local and salad well proportioned and priced. Though in the thick of tourist central I bumped into an equal amount of locals. The service was sharp but not intrusive, management visible and the chef intently surveying his patrons. As the review said, visit now before the season begins!

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Posted by Back Story on January 6, 2010 at 10:16 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

There is a new chef in the kitchen and for fans of now defunct Coco's Cafe in Mt. P, you'll recognize him right away. Yup. I can't wait for him to add his own spin to the menu.

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Posted by Angelicatt on October 18, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Living in Louisiana for most of my life I thought I had enjoyed the best seafood but after dining at Amen and having the seafood platter now I know I've had the best seafood.The shrimp, hush puppies,creamed corn,oysters, and flounder is excellent....

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Posted by Mike on April 22, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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