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82 Queen

82 Queen Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.82Queen.com
  • Email: info@82Queen.com
  • Phone: (843) 723-7591
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday:11:30am-3:00pm
    Dinner Daily: 5:30pm
    Saturday Brunch: 11:30am-3:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Low Country, Southern, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Steven Lusby
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King & Meeting
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Located directly across from a County Parking Garage. Entrances on Queen and Meeting Streets.
A word from 82 Queen
82 Queen is the ultimate destination for a menu that is as diverse as Charleston. With it's lush garden outdoor seating and 11 elegant dining rooms, 82 Queen is also a beautiful embrace of intimate atmosphere and privacy.

From our famous She-Crab Soup, to Specialties of the House which include Southern Comfort BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Pan Fried Low Country Crab cakes and Classic Fried Green Tomatoes, it’s no wonder 82 Queen continues to impress Southern Living Magazine as one of Charleston's finest, yet affordable dining establishments.

Open for over 30 years, 82 Queen continues to be the benchmark for Low country Cuisine and Southern Hospitality.

Please also visit our other restaurant in the 82 Queen Restaurant Family, Lowcountry Bistro at LowcountryBistro.com
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "My 2nd visit here and it was depressing. They seated us in a location that was sad. Imagine sitting in an old woman's sun room overlooking the garage and air conditioner. When asked to move, they refused. They weren't full and had multiple empty tables. Atmosphere is a huge part of the experience. Who cares if they are trying to distribute the patrons for their waitstaff? It's our dollar and experience. Rearrange the waitstaff and tables! Put people in ideal locations. Nobody wants a view of the air conditioner. Atmosphere can make up for poor food and vice versa. Unfortunately, tonight the food was average at best and the atmosphere was poor. Charleston has choices and this one won't make the list again."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We sat in the courtyard and it was spectacular . Outstanding service and food."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "What a delight to sit outside in beautiful setting sipping bubbly and eating such wonderful food. The state of Maryland has nothing on the crab cakes at 82 Queen. They were so good we went back the next day for more. And don't miss the salmon either. Simply spectacular."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We were sadly disappointed in the obvious slow service which was not the fault of the waiter. Food was very good but a little over priced."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Our dinner was less than memorable at 82 queen. Not bad food but not great for the price point I ate at 8 restaurants/ food venues over 3 days in Charlestown and 82 queen is the only one I would not rush back to. I went for their she crab soup, it was just ok and salty. Rack of lamb was not a full rack and the duck was over cooked and over salted. Great ambience but there are too many other choices in a great food city for me to return or recommend 82 queen."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We go to 82 Queen every time we visit Charleston. It is a "must go" for me and my hunny! Our last visit to Charleston was spent in Sullivan's Island, but we still made a point to cross the bridge and dine there. The food is delicious! Authentically Southern! Excellent service! We have always wanted to lick our plates each time and we've been going there for 3 years now. Love! Love! Love!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went for our 11 year anniversary and it was great. The food selection was fantastic, the service was excellent and the place was phenomenal."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fabulous service and awesome ambience at this Charleston treasure. Appetizer tomato bites were ho hum, but entrees were excellent and wine was superb. Some of the best shrimp and grits in town, and the collard greens side was the best I have ever had."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My wife and I were able to dine on the patio away from the noise of the bar and it was very enjoyable. We both tried one of their low country dinners, she had the fried chicken and I had the shrimp and grits. Both were very good. Our server was was the definition of southern hospitality. I was happy to fine one of my favorite Pino Noirs wines from Paso Robles, Ca on their list. A good place to go back to someday."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great courtyard dining with delightful evening atmosphere. Food was well prepared and presented; all diners enjoyed their meals. Service was a tag team of two wait staff, who were both competent in their own right, but had too much of the room to cover for the two of them- long wait to order, dishes left on table for quite a while, no offers to refill drinks or bread. Have had better service in Charleston given the price paid."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Outstanding cuisine. Food was memorable particularly the mascarpone dessert. Highly recommend. Will return!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "While visiting Charleston this past week we dined at 82 Queen. We were asked if we wanted to sit outside but felt it was too cool at 8:30 p.m.. We felt that we were unwelcome throughout the whole meal indoors. We were a late reservation and the staff wanted to clean up for the night. They swept the floor, set tables and attended to paperwork as we finished our meal. Also the restaurant was freezing which one waiter said had been a problem all night. We asked if we could have it a bit warmer and they did turn up the heat a notch. The hostess just told us to put a menu over the heating vent. Our waiter was knowledgable about the food and quite personable. The sad part was that the food was very delicious. I wished we could have enjoyed it."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The she crab soup is delicious. Service was fantastic. The only thing of note (not really negative) is that I called before going to find out the dress. I was told business casual, so that is what I wore. I noticed that other diners were wearing very casual clothing so I was confused as to what the dress requirements actually were, if any. But, overall, a great restaurant and experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We went on a recommendation and were not disappointed. Our waiter was very attentive without being annoying. Great personality with good recommendations on the menu. Drinks were wonderful and our seafood salads were very fresh. A great experience"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was a very nice choice for Southern food. We researched many restaurants and picked this based on the menu and recommendations from friends and very positive online reviews. We would recommend this place to our friends as well. We love the food and the atmosphere and would dine here again next time we visit Charleston."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "82 Queen provides consistently good food. Varied menu, Good service and pleasant ambiance. Particularly wonderful if you can eat out in the garden."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This restaurant had been highly recommended and we were very much looking forward. Unfortunately the meal did not live up to my expectations. As the restaurant is renowned for it she crab soup that is what I started with. It arrived cold and very loaded with Sherry. I then decided to try the corn chowder which indeed was delicious. I ordered the lobster appetizer and that wasvery beautifully presented and tasty. Overall the dining experience was not really what I expected."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "82 Queen was recommend to us by my dad's boss. The restaurant was very unique and super historic! We were seating very quickly upon arriving. We got the She Crab Soup ( so amazing and the best part of the meal!!!) we also got the fried green tomatoes that were good but nothing special. I ordered the restaurant's signature dish: the BBQ Shrimp and Grits it was amazing! My dad got the jambalaya that was an okay portion but was not the best he had ever had. My friend got the truffled Cauliflower that was also a small portion but was very good. For dessert we got the sorbet of the day and the White Chocolate and Limoncello cake with a blueberry compote. Good place to visit to experience the food of Charleston."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "82 Queen has the best She Crab Soup in Charleston."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My wife and I went to 82 Queen to celebrate her birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "82 Queen is one of our favorite restaurants for goumet food in Charleston. You can always count on the very best seafood, with the very best she crab soup available. The service is impeccable, and the server gave us very honest and true evaluation of the dished we ordered. We will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Different small rooms. Salmon was outstanding. Shrimp and grits were not over salted/overseasoned. Service was efficient and friendly. You have to walk outside to get to your table. Note that if it is raining before leaving your umbrella behind. Parking is just across the street in a pay garage."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We've been to 82 Queen many times, never disappointed."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This was the poorest dining experience we have had in Charleston. At dinner, one meal was delivered very late, after the others at the table were more than half way finished. Two dinners out of four were under cooked. When we asked the server for an adjustment, we got some push back. They finally agreed to take off one of our appetizers. We will not be returning to 82 Queen."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "When we unknowingly planned our trip to Charleston during Bridge Run weekend, we were unable to get a reservation at any of the better-known spots on East Bay/Broad. What a happy discovery we made in 82 Queen! Tucked away in an alley on Queen Street, the restaurant's garden seating reminded us of some of the little cafes in Plaka from our trip to Athens. On a busy night, we were seated inside, though. We were especially impressed with the bourbon cocktails, she-crab soup, and fried green tomatoes. The fried chicken entree reminded my husband of days at his grandparents' house as a little boy. Lobster entree was a small portion (we were warned by the waiter), but delicious. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgable. Recommend!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My Bloody Mary had a shrimp in it! It was awesome, as was all the food. The courtyard was the perfect scene for an outdoor lunch."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at 82 Queen. The atmosphere was beautiful an unique. The food was absolutely delicious (especially the she crab soup, pork chop, and the crab cakes). The waitress was very attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. Overall a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Third time really is a charm. We always enjoy our dinners at 82 Queen. Menu is always different and fun."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Visit to 82 Queen was the only disappointing meal we had on 4 day visit to Charleston. The dining room was very loud loud. Warm bread brought to the table was cool and dry on the edges after 5 minutes as if it had been reheated rather than fresh. The first course was delicious--the sausage board and soup of the day. Main course took 45 minutes to arrive, was not hot, and simply reheated when sent back. Complimentary glass of wine and dessert could not compensate for overall missteps in service. I will certainly share my story with any friends who may be travelling to Charleston and would reccommend they not bother with 82 Queen."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food and service were great! I brought a friend from Pennsylvania and she loved it."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My wife and I had heard great things about 82 Queen, so I decided to take her thee for her birthday. The food was amazing, the service was great. We would totally come here again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I had eaten here for lunch years ago. Atmosphere was not as I had remembered and food was very disappointing. Shrimp and grits almost not edible. Friendly service."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Live locally.. 82 Queen is an occasional treat as they are pricey. But, the food is well worth it the money. Outdoor area is nice during spring. It's an old home and still has all the original character and charm. The dress code used to be much more formal (for the staff as well) but has relaxed, I believe to accommodate all the tourists. I prefer the formal as it takes away from the atmosphere of an upscale restaurant to be dressed nicely sitting next to a guy in jeans and t-shirt with a fanny pack (yes they still use them...) Definitely recommended stop in Charleston for fabulous food. Just dress nice, it'll will add to the experience :)"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had been to 82 Queen 2 yrs. ago and loved eating on the patio. We were placed in an interior room last week and the ambiance wasn't near what we had had before. We were disappointed and our friends were as well."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was the best meal that we had during our trip. We had the special, which was swordfish, and it was simply excellent. Our server, Wendell, was excellent at making suggestions and checking on us, and she was interesting to talk to. The restaurant is divided into several (11, I think) dining areas, so no one area is loud or crowded even if they are busy. It was raining too hard for our walk back so they called a cab for us and asked if we wanted to wait inside by the bar so we could see out the window when the cab arrived. Little things like that make for a great experience. All the staff seemed friendly and helpful, and the chef certainly makes beautiful food. My strawberries and chocolate was a masterpiece!! Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their selections. The She-crab soup, crab cakes, and pork chop were outstanding. The service was just okay."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I always take out of town guest to 82 Queen and they all love it. Both the food; service and ambience make for a great meal/experience."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Ok the food was pretty good but when a drink cost as much as a brunch entre that's over the top. so a brunch with 1 drink 70.00, no not in charleston"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My girl friends & I had a lovely dinner after our annual Charleston Historic House & Garden tour. Two of them had never been to 82 Queen and they now give it high ratings. The other three of us were pleased with everything as we always have been. Our server pushed the experience to the top. She was the best!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Outdoor courtyard is beautiful! Waiter was good enough but not superb. Food was okay, but nothing spectacular. Would return again for another try, if for nothing but the ambience."
    Dined on 3/27/2014