Best Appetizers at Amen Street Downtown Charleston

Happy Hour, starter before dinner or late night snack…it’s always a good time to enjoy the best appetizers at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar in downtown Charleston!  While we can easily attest that every starter at Amen Street is amazing, we’ve polled our Facebook fans to see what they think are the top three “must haves” at Amen Street.  We’ve even seen these three tagged on our Instagram page (follow us at @amenstreet) so, we figured we should give them a shout out on our blog as well:

Crispy Jumbo Calamari

This starter is so popular, it is probably time for us to call  it “The Famous Crispy Jumbo Calamari”!  So, why is this dish in such high demand? Chef Stephen Ollard uses squid steaks (not tubes or tentacles) which are the most tender and flavorful part of the squid. He prepares the steaks by quickly frying them and then tossing them with fresh tomatoes, bacon, sweet corn, scallions and a lemon aioli.  Delicious.

Shrimp Corndogs

A great starter or even the perfect lunchtime meal, our Shrimp Corndogs have been a beloved menu favorite for quite some time.  One taste and it will be easy to see why! Our Shrimp Corndogs are served with Carolina mustard, lemon pepper ketchup and Napa Slaw.

Oysters (Raw & Baked)

Our fresh oysters are so good that it was hard for our guests to choose between raw and baked as their favorite!  We have an extensive selection of the freshest local oysters that are brought in daily to our restaurant and masterfully shucked at our exhibition raw bar.

A relatively new item added to our menu that has been an instant favorite is our Baked Oysters.  This starter features fresh shucked local oysters topped with a mousse of house cured Tasso ham, spinach and parmesan cheese all baked to gooey perfection.

For our complete menu of appetizers and raw bar selections, please visit our website at   We invite you to Amen Street to sample our appetizers and decide for yourself which are the best!

To reserve your table at Amen Street, please call our restaurant at 843-853-8600 or book online.

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