82 Queen
82 Queen

82 Queen

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.82queen.com/
  • Phone: 8437237591
  • 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: Seafood, Low Country, Southern
  • 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 WinnerLow Country
82 Queen reviews from OpenTable diners
399 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (247)romantic (230)special occasion (228)fit for foodies (171)neighborhood gem (137)great for brunch (76)great for lunch (60)notable wine list (56)good for groups (43)scenic view (42)hot spot (26)late-night find (21)kid-friendly (15)vibrant bar scene (12)Show More
  • worth a return visit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    First time dinner visit, yummy she crab soup and grilled brie appetizers. Bbq shrimp n grits not to or liking, but jambalaya and chocolate cheesecake was good. Service also good. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    She crab soup was great. Omelette wrap was good. Fruit was said to be great. But it turned out to be almost all grapes
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals!
    halldining
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went to 82 Queen this past Saturday. We had a party of 6 and ended up at what I think is the best table in the whole restaurant - out on the patio with lights all around. It was beautiful! Our server was wonderful- the food was great. I had the roasted beets, fried green tomatoes with grits and the land and surf. It truly was one of my favorite restaurant experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First bad visit
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We visited during restaurant week - which normally has a higher service rating - however, this visit was a complete train wreck. Our waitress, Lindsey, was either new, not trained or unable to handle the high volume. We waited for every course, every single dish came out cold. The appetizers were sent back, but by the time we actually got out entrées, we were so hungry, we just ate them cold. The second round of drinks never came - and when clearing the first round, she spilled half of a drink on my leg. The manager did come to the table and comped the food - but it was a very bad visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They make it right.
    palatepurveyor
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The only complaint I have is that my first steak didn't come medium rare but more medium to medium well. HOWEVER, as soon as I brought this to our server, Gabriel's, attention it was taken care of, and not only did I get another steak cooked the way I like it, but an entire freshly plated meal. They made the mistake right and more. The flavor of all the food was excellent and with that level of service we will be back. I cannot recommend 82 Queen highly enough. Way to take care of the customer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beauty & Great food
    DrMiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've lived in Chs for 8+ years & this was my first visit. I loved everything about this restaurant - it's beauty, the food, our server. Such a memorable visit. We have guests coming next month & will definitely be bringing them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great visit to 82 Queen
    Joebob
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The perfect ending to a great day trip to Charleston. We've enjoyed 82 Queen on several occasions, and this one was just as outstanding as the rest. You can always count on a wonderful meal as well as excellent and knowledgeable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best She Crab always
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    82 Queen has always been a gem. the food is awesome, the service is superb and the place is just charming. You can't go wrong at this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizer & Desert was great.
    Kerala
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Appetizer and Deserts were excellent and we enjoyed it. Main Course was OK.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were sat 15 minutes after arriving and we had a reservation. Our waiter was great! the atmosphere can not be beat and the she crab soup is on my top 5 list best in Charleston. However we ordered the Land and Sea for restaurant week. The scallop was not seasoned at all and not quite cooked enough our steak which was ordered medium rare was close to mooing and the potatoes were almost not edible because of how salty they were. Overall it was a good experience and i would go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a nice meal. It was restaurant week, so there was a limited menu. The corn chowder was delicious. Our entrees were just okay. However, our desserts were fabulous. All in all, it was a good meal. Next time we are in Charleston, I would go back and like to eat off the regular menu. The waiter was very nice and helpful and the ambiance was very pleasant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed the experience
    Jnfry2000
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was a romantic and classy restaurant but my husband and I weren't wowed by the food. The fried green tomatoes were excellent but the she crab soup was incredibly heavy and didn't have much crab. I had the BBQ shrimp and grits which lacked flavor; however my husbands jambalaya was very good. We sat in a great spot overlooking the garden dining area and the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love 82 Queen!
    AuntieJan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is our 3rd visit and each time is still a wonderful experience. The food is always superb, the staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. The atmosphere makes me swoon, it is just so lovely there. Will come back again to enjoy the sumptuous food they serve and feel like a queen while there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • kah67
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I went with my boyfriend for restaurant week. We sat outside and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was good but nothing amazing and I felt like the portions were rather small. This seems to be a trend among restaurants during restaurant week. The desserts were just okay. I could have done without it. I got a glass of wine and my boyfriend got a beer so our total with tip was $97.00. I have no problem paying that much if it were worth it and if I were full at the end of the meal but I was not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • goodfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent choice of menu for the restaurant week offering in addition to the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    New6211
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We used Restaurant Week in Charleston to try out several places that would be great venues for guests - based on our lunch experience last week, 82 Queen is not our list of places to take family and friends. The server looked hung-over and seemed to be unhappy we were in his section. We ordered jalapeno poppers at the servers recommendation and found them tasteless and greasy. Then we went with the prix fix for the meal - there were lumps of flour in the "award winning" cup of crab bisque and not much flavor. We were given tiny chicken wraps and a side. The blue cheese bacon cole slaw side and the playlist coming in over the hidden speakers were the only saving graces for an overall mediocre meal. We will not bring guests to this venue.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    Lillyparke
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The Restaurant was packed, which is to be expected during Restaurant Week. My table of 4 with a reservation was not seated until 30 minutes after out reservation time. Isn't that what reservations are for? There were other guests that were a little upset with this issue as well. This isn't the first time they have been featured during restaurant week. Get it together. The food was actually phenomenal. I had the Cod with truffle grits and they were amazing. Our server was wonderful. The desert was a bit disappointing. Slices of cake or cheese cake - nothing that wowed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rusty
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Service was fair, food was average, dessert was the best part of the meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicous Choice
    SimbaBear
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I are here in SC with the Navy and luckily landed just in time for Restaurant Week. We booked our 82 Queen dinner and we nothing but blown away by the 3 course meal we were served. The She Crab Soup was fantastic, the Jabalaya was amazing, the steak was cooked to perfection and the chocolate cheese cake was heaven on a platter! Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great -- except the noise.
    kings
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    82 Queen is unique - charming - and has an awesome set up. The food was very good, the waitstaff was wonderful. The only downside was that we were seated, unfortunately, with 2 tables of LOUD talkers and one crying baby. It was a small room and everything echoed. When we were first seated, before the loud talkers came, it made for a quiet, calm dinner. Then it was suddenly like we were in a bar trying to talk over the others. :(
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    For this being a place to go to and the prices they charge, the food was mediocre. We expected better flavors.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The atmosphere and environment was excellent. The food was delicious and cost efficient.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    AboutTown2
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    After a brief interlude at the bar, we were ushered to our table. We chose to eat indoors and our table was on the second floor of this historic building on Queen Street. Our server, Rachel, was absolutely fantastic and her wine choice was spot on. The "Artemis" was a great choice to compliment both the filet and the gumbo. Given the chance, you must order the baked brie as an appetizer. Wonderful choice. All in all, this was a wonderful dinner. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    McnairscVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Outstanding food and service in a beautiful setting. Always our favorite restaurant in Charleston. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Heavensfire915
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. Food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I came to eat with you in celebration of our 1st year anniversary. Your restaurant was recommended to us by on of my husband's fellow colleagues. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere, service, and food were superb! We loved visiting and dining with you, and we will definitely be back in the future. Thank you for the great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find for resturaunt week
    KellyJ
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We tried this restaurant Saturday night. It was great for date night, very romantic outdoor seating with fans. We got there 45 minutes early for our reservation and they took us right back no questions asked. Beautiful view on a beautiful night. The food was perfect, perfect portion sizes and tasted great. It was definitely a great find and we will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 28th Anniversary Special
    MrSlickII
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    In honor of our anniversary, we returned after a great experience for 26th anniversary. This experience was even better. With our early reservation we arrive before dinner hours and had a glass of Merlot at the bar. The bartenders were excellent and the hostess collected us to show our upstairs table overlooking the sun setting on the courtyard tables. Our three course meals were excellent to see, smell, and taste!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    lovelocalfare
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every year my husband and I choose a different restaurant off Charleston Restaurant Week list. We try restaurants that we normally would not try because they are either too pricey or located downtown. Each time is special because we like to try local fare. 82 Queen was a great find and loved the ample choices for Restaurant Week. We will go back even when it is not Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner experience
    Kcarter279
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went here for the first time for dinner for my boyfriends birthday and everything was amazing from the quaint outdoor seating atmosphere to the amazing food and drinks! Overall wonderful experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, great and good
    Jeebie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    82 Queen has a great atmosphere, a great menu and just mediocre service. It took 25 minutes for a waitress to even take our drink orders. Still, the ambiance is nice and conducive to quiet conversation, so it wasn't minded as much. Chocolate Cheesecake is to die for.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linny
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    one restaurant that will turn the air down when it is too cold in there. Food and service were VERY good!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • complex flavors, cheerful staff
    MSLB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    cheerful, welcoming staff restaurant week 3 for $30 portions moderate to large Food quality good, not fabulous hard tomatoes in fried green tomato appetizer, accompanying grits were creamy with bits of pork pork loin tough but juicy paired w/ apples & swish of butternut squash (cold) orange segments on beet salad not supremed however salad presentation was colorful, fresh collard greens were sweet and vinegary She Crab soup creamy, rich, spicy varied wine list, several local beers including sweet potato ale room we dined in looked clean, tables were not too close together (4 in our room). Pretty outdoor garden and seating (n0 protection from rain!) low point --> bar: musty, layers of dust on the wood paneling
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  • Disappointed
    katink
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had lunch here with my mother who was visiting. I was excited to go since I've read the outstanding reviews and the food was excellent, but the details seem to have been overlooked. Our waiter wasn't adequately versed on the menu. He asked to take our order before we were told specials, soup of the day, etc. The silverware was dirty and the wine glasses were spotty. Seems like a restaurant of this caliber would polish utensils and glasses prior to opening. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I probably won't go back. If you're looking to impress a houseguest, you might want to try something down the street.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    DreaminDeacon
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We returned again and remembered why I fell in love with 82 Queen the first time I visited! The She Crab Soup was perhaps the best ever! Our server was just the right combination of helpful while not being overbearing. The atmosphere was wonderful--i now have a favorite table! Will be back! Again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    specialk
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The restaurant was upscale without being pretentious. Most importantly, the food was delicious. I would absolutely go back an recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deb1
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The best she crab soup in the area....always has been!!!! The service was absolutely the best...as local we love it and it's perfect for tourist!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had a lovely dinner here to celebrate our anniversary and it happened to fall during restaurant week! The courtyard was wonderful and we had a outstanding waiter. My beet salad was finely chopped presented with a delicious slice of blue cheese ,a very attractive salad . The surf and turf was perfectly prepared . We will definitely return and have already raved about it to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place food Just okay
    Kablj
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great location. Our main dishes we just okay. We had a ribeye and the pork chop. The steak was fine but very thin. The sides were better then the main courses. I had the au gratin potatoes which were really good.
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  • Food was delicious!
    Kdgray1
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I ordered the shrimp and grits and they were wonderful. You also must try the pecan pie; it was delicious!! The 3 other people in my party also loved their food and appetizers. Server was very attentive and pleasant. Always willing to share little tidbits of information about the restaurant and Charleston. It made the experience much more personable. We will definitely dine at 82 Queen again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.