167 Raw – Brings Truth to Seafood in Charleston

By Mark A. Leon

By Mark A. Leon

If you get to 167 Raw early enough or stay late enough, you will see the owners biking to and from work.  As you enter this tiny diamond in the rough across the street from Harris Teeter on East Bay Street, you will see what appears to be a fish market and raw bar with large fresh oysters, daily fish and shell fish options for home consumption.

If you are dining in, ease into one of the tables, sit across from the chefs in the kitchen or chat up the bartenders behind the bar and kick back with a good craft beer or glass of wine and enjoy a memorable seafood experience.

This heavenly seafood place will rock your world.  Charleston is the sister location to 167 Raw located on Nantucket Island.

First, we want to dive in and let you know they offer a lobster roll. Yes fresh lobster roll and wow is a word to describe this must have.  This single item will highlight your experience and linger with you long after you exit the building and enjoy the rest of your evening.  The plentiful portion is worth sharing and we encourage it.

ceviche

ceviche

The ceviche was one of the finest I have ever encountered from coast to coast.  Served with warm homemade chips that are thick and light and just the right seasoning made this the perfect combination to start your dining experience.

The Ahi Poke and Pork tacos were ridiculously good. Savory and bursting in flavor.

Whether you chose those or others among the other decadent selections, you will be overwhelmed with three aspects:

  • The healthy portion of fresh protein ingredients
  • Carefully selected toppings to compliment the taco and offer the biggest win on the palate
  • The freshness of the seafood will scream with pleasure into your mouth

This also has a true coastal Charleston feel.  Take a fresh seafood market, a bit of trendy hipster staff, a rugged bartender with a hint of a beard, employees with warm smiles that truly care about their customers and enticing seafood that will quickly make you a regular and there you have 167 Raw.

A must dining experience for Charleston.

Fresh tacos

Fresh tacos

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