At 167 Raw, we’re all about the freshest seafood. Established in 2011 after years of running his father’s famous seafood and meat market on Nantucket Island, Jesse Sandole expanded his raw bar and catering services to provide a personal experience for his customers, both in the North and in the South.
Currently we are serving customers on Nantucket Island at 167 Seafood & Meat Market as well as our pop-up raw bar at Cisco Brewers. You’ll also find our catered raw bars at many of the island’s hottest events. At our newest location in Charleston SC, 167 Raw embraces the outstanding seafood culture of New England in a new setting. Whether you decide to visit us in Charleston for a lobster roll and a dozen oysters or shop for dinner in our market on Nantucket, we pride ourselves on bringing you the freshest, most delicious seafood our oceans have to offer.
Food for thought: I’ve heard that the lobster rolls at 167 Raw in Charleston, South Carolina, are bringing the Nantucket Island magic to the Lowcountry.
Poké is probably closest to ceviche but, Jesse Sandole, co-owner at 167 Raw in Charleston and Nantucket, which serves its version with tortilla chips, explained the difference: “We like to make the red wine, white wine comparison.
Co-owners Jesse Sandole and Kyle Norton wanted to bring a high-end seafood counter to Charleston. Chef Sean Rieflin is in the shop’s tiny kitchen utilizing the fresh products to create crowd favorites like lobster rolls and ahi tuna poke.
Chef Sean Rieflin’s tempura Combahee soft-shell crab sandwich is worth the wait in line for a stool at 167 Raw.
This fishmonger opened nine months ago with a handful of seats for lucky diners. They’ve expanded to 18 seats, but come early to snag one.
Undoubtedly, 167 Raw is the long-awaited New England answer to Charleston’s historic love of seafood, in the form of lobster rolls, scallop po boys, ceviche and raw bar oysters.
167 Raw proffers an array of oysters, with all provenances listed, and the place is barely big enough to hold the list, much less its few tables and bit of counter space. But: that tuna burger.
I have experienced some amazing seafood hot spots that range from local markets just off the water, to fine dining within the Holy City. The newly opened 167 Raw is really giving all of these joints a run for their money.
Since opening, 167 has gained a loyal following, and they’ve got a lot of regulars to prove it. So it’s no surprise that a handful more seats and a long raw bar were added to the tiny seafood deli and carryout.