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82 Queen

82 Queen Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.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
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I (23 years old) found this place and went for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We absolutely loved 82 Queen! We started with their crab cakes for an appetizer and I must brag at how much lump crab meat were in them! They were absolutely delicious! I got their special for the night (a fried catfish dish with cheese grits and some succotash) and my wife got the pork chop with collard greens and fried mac and cheese. The food was definitely top notch, portioned well (on the big size) and well worth the price. Our service was top notch: friendly and quick but not intrusive. We had a wonderful experience and would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We sat outside in 85-90 degree weather at 18:30 and were comfortable!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our food was excellent. Our waiter, while efficient, never introduced himself. At times it was awkward."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "For the price, I expected better flavor and presentation. My wine was served with several gnats inside the glass. Major turnoff..."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Celebrated our 25 Year Anniversary. Sat outside under the Big Tree, Our Waiter think his name was Weldone was informative, and very attentive and honest! the food was superb - I usually never order Jambalaya outside of New Orleans without being disappointed but this was the exception!!! Highly recommend 82 Queen"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This was my first time to 82 Queen and I will not return. I had the salad special and it was awful. For my entree I ordered the Southern Chicken which is on the menu. The chicken was so dry I couldn't eat it. Needless to say I will not return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Beautiful place, great waiter and very knowledgeable. Porkchop was slightly overdone and I would return for a special event or just drop in for a drink at the bar. Well maintained restaurant for it's age. I wouldn't think twice about bringing family, friends or business colleagues."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We ordered the jambalaya and grilled watermelon couldn't believe how delicious it all was. The waitress was friendly and efficient, the atmosphere lovely and calming. Altogether a perfect dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner! The pork chop was fantastic and the she crab soup was some of the best!! Will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for our anniversary. The food and atmosphere was great and the waiter was very knowledgeable on the food with great recommendations."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I brought my 17 yr old daughter and her friend here for dinner. I wanted them to experience some of the special Charleston things that I had experienced growing up and living here. Fine dining in Charleston is a given. I've always loved 82 Queen so I brought them here instead of anywhere else. My daughter asked about High Cotton but really, isn't that just a tourist attraction? Y'all totally delivered! Our food and service were impeccable. I already recommend you to my friends here in DC who are vacationing in SC. Our current experience will just add to that."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Famous she crab soup was excellent and the entree was superb. Can't say enough about this establishment."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Authentic Southern staples sourced locally: shrimp and grits, she-crab soup and fried green tomatoes were excellent. Do not skip the limoncello mascarpone cake with blueberries"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Outdoor courtyard had great atmosphere. Service was top notch. Food was amazing. Best shrimp and grits ever. Husband had jumbalia. Said it was best he had ever had."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Took my beautiful wife here for our last night in the city. Made reservations for the patio under an enormous magnolia tree and multiple gazebos and arbors. The ambiance was amazing and the service was great. We stayed through dusk, but you could tell it was romantically lit with bistro lights and candles for a great late-night spot as well. Definitely worth a planned dinner with the one you love."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "82 Queen's tiara shines brightly. From a warm welcome to an accommodating staff, great service and a real locavore's delight, a menu that intrigues and delights, 82 Queen truly delivers"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went on a very warm night and had to sit outside because all of the inside tables were taken. We had walked over and were not too eager to sit outside but it turned out to be very comfortable with fans all over. This was not our first visit and the food was as good as in previous visits although my husband was not thrilled with the sides that were offered. However they were willing to substitute so everyone was happy!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This restaurant has declined in the past few years. Witnessed people without reservations being seated prior to those with reservations. Had to wait for a table even with a reservation. Hostess didn't have any charm and appeared miserable. Food was not hot and average. Not the quality of the past. Would not recommend and will not return."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Wonderful place to take people for a fabulous low country menu. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious. This is my favorite restaurant to take out of town guests."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Amazing. Love the atmosphere food and service. Great outdoor seating and bar area is good for the wait if needed. Great for couple dining and kid friendly as well. One of Charlestons best restaurants"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I dislike giving a review that is conflicted. There were positives but the main negative was the food, which is the biggest reason one dines out. 82 Queen was very charming and the service was spot on. The food sounded promising in it's simplicity but was not seasoned thoroughly throughout all courses."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good service and good food! Made a reservation on the way to dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and gave great recommendations. My husband ordered the scallops, which is far from his usual, and loved them. I had the crab cakes which where perfectly full of crab and very little filler. Great outdoor patio!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Ate Saturday brunch at 82 Queen and loved it. My mother and I sat outdoors and enjoyed the courtyard will we dined. The food was amazing and the sever was great. I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The outdoor patio is very pretty and perfect for a romantic night. The service was great even though they wee very busy. The food however was just ok. The bistro steak was fatty and for $33 I would not have expected. The shrimp and grits were ok. The sweet BBQ sauce on shrimp didn't go well with savory grits. I would go back for he ambience but would try different menu selections."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We've dined here on several occasions and have always enjoyed it."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "What a lovely place, especially to introduce those new to Charleston and want an authentic atmosphere. The food is consistently very good and offers something for everyone."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "better options in the area. especially for the price. staff was really good though"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great wait staff and fabulous food. We would love to come back if we are ever in Charleston again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our whole experience was wonderful! Food and service was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I was seeing good reviews and sounded like my kind of place. My table location was not the best , i had reservations, and service was OK. My real issue was my dish, seared salmon was bland. It was cooked right but had no flavor. The spinach was good, even though it had peanuts instead of almonds like menu said. The everything goat cheese was good as well and paired well with the spinach. My wife's truffle cauliflower steak was really good. The dish doesn't actually have steak in it, so they should consider rewording menu."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The service, ambience, and food were just wonderful! I love 82 Queen! I recommend to everyone!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Sitting on the patio is a must, you feel like you are at a garden party with great food. The landscaping gives a sense of privacy. Went for brunch, BF had the "ultimate bloody mary" which he said was one of the best hes had. He ordered bbq shrimp and grits, I ordered the breakfast wrap. He said his food was amazing. Mine had good flavor just a bad concept.. the wrap had eggs, bacon, andouille sausage and fried green tomatoes. The tomatoes were soggy from being in the wrap and the combo of fried, sausage, bacon made it heavy/greasy.. hangover cure for sure. I dumped everything out of the wrap and picked thru it, too heavy/greasy for me. The cheese grits were amazing.. and I dont even care for grits. They are a must order (and the crab cake!)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The place is quiet and elegant. Service efficient, professional. Crab cakes outstanding, she-crab soup ditto. Jambalaya quite good as well."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed a beautiful summer evening meal outside at this lovely traditional Charleston setting."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I would like to say better things, but cannot. We had reservations: arrived on time at 9:00pm and were seated in a backroom with 4 tables that also contained the server station. We asked the hostess if we could have a more desirable table next to a window or outside in the courtyard, but she said no - even though there were many open tables available. Our experience in that room had all of the charm of a Cracker Barrel. Our server was not interested in telling us anything about the specials or the menu. The food was good, but not outstanding. Overall a very disappointing experience and would not recommend. Rude hostess + bored server + dud room + ok food does not make for a great evening out."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our annual trip to Charleston hasn't included 82 Queen in quite a while. Well, it will from now on. Great food and service all while dining in shaded comfort. Terrific place for a date. They even have a kids menu so if the young ones are with you, no problem."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our evening was wonderful. Taylor took very good car of us. The She crab soup was excellent. I had the shrimp and grits and my husband had the duck. True low country food made our visit to Charleston memorable."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "82 Queen is a lovely romantic restaurant and at the top of my list. I've been for both Valentine's Day dinner and a fun lunch with my friends. Peaceful ambiance and carefully prepared dishes. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My husband and I have enjoyed 82 Queen in the past. We were so disappointed in recent dinner. We were seated inside - a small room. There was another party ( 3 persons) on diners that were incredibly loud and unruly. It was obvious they had too much to drink yet the wait staff continued to serve them. There was an 40 minute gap between when our salad was served and when our entrees arrived. It was so loud we could talk. A disaster. We had out of town guests.. It was just awful."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I was looking forward to eating here, it was highly recommended! Unfortunately we had to eat inside due to the "threat" of rain.....they had a beautiful outdoor romantically lit dining area. It never rained. We were directed to a small dining area and mood and atmosphere was just not the same. Food was good but nothing outstanding. Service was very poor...waitress was friendly but very slow in getting drinks, rolls and dinner. Can't say I would rush back to 82 Queen. :("
    Dined on 6/22/2014