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Coast Bar & Grill

  • 39D John St. Map It
  • Upper King
  • Seafood

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

Off a little alley in a restored indigo warehouse, Coast Bar & Grill has a stripped-down look with exposed brick walls and wood columns. Wood-fired seafood and heavy sauces are staples, but lighter dishes like fish tacos and ceviche make it a standout. Highlights include braised grouper served with tasty herbs, shiitake mushrooms, and decadent bacon-and-cheese grits, as well as the lobster and crab gratin, which comes complete with Parmesan mashed potatoes. The place can be noisy, but it's always fun. (It transforms into a boisterous bar in the later hours.) You can watch the cooks in the heat of the open kitchen in the front room or go in the back dining room where it is cooler. There are usually half-price wine specials, and there's live music on Sunday evening.

Known for: wood-fired oven; live acoustic music on Sunday; gatherings before shows at the adjacent Charleston Music Hall.

Restaurant Information


39D John St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, USA

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Restaurant Details:

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Published 10/16/2017


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