Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar is well known for delicious locally sourced seafood, creative cocktails and sought-after house made hot sauce. Locals and tourists alike visit to take in the handcrafted oyster shell chandeliers and soak up the rich history that surrounds 205 East Bay Street. It’s not just the menu or the décor that brings people back to Amen Street again and again. It’s the simple open invitation to stop by for lunch, dinner or an after work cocktail that is guaranteed to make your day better than it was before you walked through the doors. Our General Manager, Taylor Jacobs is the man behind that welcoming atmosphere. “I love seeing people enjoying themselves,” he says. His goal is to create a place where people can come not only for a birthday or anniversary, but to celebrate any day and have a great time.
Taylor got his start in restaurant management working for Charleston Restaurant Association Lifetime Achievement award winner Ronnie Boals at his renowned Shem Creek restaurant, R.B.’s. After the restaurant was destroyed by fire, Taylor helped Boals rebuild, together restoring the landmark restaurant to its former glory. Taylor then joined the ranks at 82 Queen to explore the ins and outs of fine dining management. The owner of 82 Queen, Joe Sliker, is another CRA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Taylor credits his time at the beloved downtown Charleston establishment with igniting his love of classic Lowcountry cuisine. Upon leaving 82 Queen, Taylor joined us at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar and we are happy to have talent like his on our team!
Favorite Menu Item
When asked what his favorite dish from our menu is, he’ll tell you without hesitation that it’s got to be our Shrimp & Grits. “I’ve had just about every style and take on this classic Charleston dish and Amen’s is by far supreme,” he says. He’ll also tell you that when you stop by you’ve got to try a dozen of our fresh locally and regionally sourced oysters.
The savory flavor of a fresh oyster pairs very well with an ice cold locally brewed beer. Taylor’s favorites? Westbrook White Thai from Westbrook Brewing, and Pluffmud Porter from Holy City Brewing.
Favorite Use for Amen Hot Sauce
“I always use the hot sauce on my oysters and Shrimp Ceviche, but it’s also great in a can of Tecate, with a little lime and a salt-rimmed glass.”
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