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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
82 Queen reviews from OpenTable diners
393 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (233)special occasion (219)romantic (209)fit for foodies (178)neighborhood gem (144)great for brunch (56)great for lunch (49)notable wine list (48)good for groups (43)scenic view (41)hot spot (29)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • The night we dined at 82 Queen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    The night we dined at 82 Queen it was raining so the outdoor patio area was not available - this was a real shame since the room we were seated in was completely devoid of character or ambiance (the room seemed to be an after-thought add-on at the back of the second floor to squeeze in a few more tables. The food was very good. The waiter was so-so (didn't seem very experienced.) I had two different hotel concierge recommend that I not dine at 82 Queen for dinner (lunch OK) - I wish I had taken their advice. My experience at High Cotton was far superior.
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  • This restaurant is consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    This restaurant is consistently good and I always dine there when in Charleston. I love the garden setting and always sit outside. Unfortunately, it was raining the night we went. I was pleased that the inside was as nice a place to eat as the garden! Thanks for a lovely dinner.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a 9:30pm reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2008
    We had a 9:30pm reservation and were seated behind a party of 12 who were very loud. There were other outdoor tables available, but it seemed they did not have the wait staff to move us to another more quiet area. The lighting was too bright. When the party finally left about 45 minutes later it was better, but the food was either cold or overcooked - probably due to our late reservation, but certainly not cooked to order. It would have been a great atmosphere if the food and service had been better.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed the restaurant very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2008
    I enjoyed the restaurant very much and would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to Charleston, SC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable. Ate brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/6/2008
    Very enjoyable. Ate brunch. Coffee was superb! Portions small but adequate. Would have liked to see more breakfast related items on the menu. Most were geared toward lunch. Good service. Wish we had selected the courtyard to eat in rather than inside.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was terrific, and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    Food was terrific, and service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Lovey dining experience.
    VMVAtlantaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    Lovey dining experience. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. Plan to return on Thursday with a larger group. Veronica Vincent Wertheimer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were seated next to a window
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    We were seated next to a window and there were quite a few flies and bugs around it. that was the only complaint. Otherwise, the food, staff and surroundings were great.
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    romantic
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  • THE MAHI MAHI WAS FANTASTIC DITTO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2008
    THE MAHI MAHI WAS FANTASTIC DITTO FOR THE GRITS WE DID EXPECT A BETTER SEAT HAVING RESERVED WEEKS IN ADVANCE ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT NOT THAT MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE. WE WERE PUT IN AN UPSTAIRS ROOM WITHOUT A LOT OF AMBIANCE, but the food was really good as was the service
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • 82 Queen is one of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    82 Queen is one of the best in Charleston. We enjoyed our view as well as the great food. HIGHLY recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Wouldn't know any of the above
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    Wouldn't know any of the above answers because they were so rude when we came eariler to look at the menu that we did not go back. It was quite a suprise because everywhere else we went, everyone went out of their way. We were sure to tell our hotel and anyone that asked us, not to go!!! Very disappointing!!!
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  • She Crab Soup is outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    She Crab Soup is outstanding. Friendly service. Great outdoor spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • excellent food and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2008
    excellent food and atmosphere. waitress was excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our large group was made very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2008
    Our large group was made very welcome. The beautiful patio, excellent waiter, and delicious food created a wonderful memory for us! Thank you for your gracious hospitality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Absolutely wonderfull dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    Absolutely wonderfull dining experience. Highly recommend
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fist off let me say that being
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    Fist off let me say that being from Chicago we have many fine restraunts to choose from. With that being said We loved 82 Queen! My family loved the "off the beaten path" feel. The menu was not over the top, just nice selections which even the pickest eater (my husband), was able to find something that appealed to his not to adventurous palate. I would recommend this resturant without reservation. The service was top notch. The atmosphere was one of a kind. We are coming back to Charleston in August and we will most certainly make a point of dining again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We have been to 82 Queen a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    We have been to 82 Queen a few times and never have been dissappointed. It is one of those places that you can't say you have been to Charleston without going to 82 Queen. It is pricey but you expect that but the ambiance and food make up for it. I am sure we will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was tough to decide among
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/25/2008
    It was tough to decide among numerous attractive lunch entrees, but I picked the jambalaya and was glad I did: the best I've ever had! And that includes the Gumbo Shop in N. O. and Pappadeax.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • We were a party of three celebratin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/23/2008
    We were a party of three celebrating my mother's 85th birthday. I had called ahead to request outdoor seating (about a week after I made the reservations) and to ask for a candle to be put in with my mother's dessert. When we arrived no one had any record of these requests. After some staff conferencing they were able to seat us outside, but I don't think they were happy about it. The soup and appetizers were great. Two of us thought the meal was outstanding. Unfortunately I was disappointed with my main course and did not finish it. It had no taste. However my mother totally enjoyed the experience and the wait staff was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • My only comment that would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    My only comment that would improve the perfect evening is to put cushions on the hard wooden seats. I was very uncomfortable as I have a bony bottom, so it took away from the enjoyment of the evening somewhat. I asked the greeter if she could find me a cushion/pad and she looked at me as if I was crazy and I never saw her again, which I thought was rather rude. She was aswfully young and I'm sure no one has asked her that before! Thanks for asking for feedback. We look forward to a future visit - and sitting on padded seats!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The weather put them about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    The weather put them about 30 minutes behind schedule (understandable). But once we were seated it took 30inutes for our salad and over an hour for our entree. Two table around us were sseated after us and served and billed prior to us receiving our food. Cute waitress...not on top of her game. Great bartender and attitude.
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    romantic
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  • 82 Queen is a Charleston classic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    82 Queen is a Charleston classic! The food is absolutely fantastic, service is great - just an amazing overall experience. Having lived in Charleston for several years I was fortunate enough to dine at 82 Queen on a somewhat regular basis. On a recent trip I decided that it was a must see/dine for my Colorado-born fiancee'. After our meal and speaking with the gracious and accomodating staff we've decided to book our wedding reception here. For us this is classic Charleston perfection! I'd love to thank them for a wonderfully perfect dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Truly lived up to reputation
    PereNoirVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    Truly lived up to reputation and expectations! I'm truly looking forward to visiting Charleston again, including 82 Queen!!
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  • Disappointed this time --
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    Disappointed this time -- Not up to your usual standards, although it has been years since I was there last. Maybe my memorable expectations from previous visits were too distant. Food was just ok -- last time was exceptional. Crowd was sparce, so I don't think chef was overloaded. Maybe just a different chef from years past.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Just what I was looking for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    Just what I was looking for in low-country cuisine. The perfect combination of fine dining meets southern food. There was no comprimise of the fine dining experience to get a taste of the south. Everything was prepared and presented very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The food and service was delightful
    BobSC
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    The food and service was delightful. Tyler the bartender was very customer oriented letting me take a look at the bottle of Riesling that he had just served my wife and I. The waitresses were also upbeat and prompt. The meals were wonderful. My wife's scallops were the best either of us had eaten. My crab cakes were just as delicious as the waitress said they would be. Truly a really dining delight for a special occassion.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • 82 Queen is always memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    82 Queen is always memorable for fine food, great service, and great ambience.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We had an extremely rude waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/12/2008
    We had an extremely rude waiter from the moment we were seated at the table. It was such an uncomfortable experience that for the first time in my life my party and I left the restaurant. We spoke to the hostess and one of the manager as we were leaving and expressed our rude treatment. They offered to move our seats, but by that time we were still in shock over this guy that we politely left. The irony is that we went to another restaurant and had impeccable service....from a FRENCH waiter! Go figure. I will not return to 82 Queen on my next trip to Charleston. In order to submit I had to rate the food, which we didn't order, but I wanted to comment. Stephen Wright
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  • This was the second time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/11/2008
    This was the second time dining there with my family. First time was inside and this time outside. Everything was outstanding both times. We went out of our way to go there with family from Texas this time. We were not disappointed. I highly recommend the restaurant and the menu.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • 82 Queen is a very charming
    ABCharlotteNC
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    82 Queen is a very charming restaurant that offers a nice sense of privacy as you dine in any number of their small rooms. The entryway and courtyard are breathtaking and really enhance the authetic Charleston ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Loved the biscuits, she crab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Loved the biscuits, she crab soup and fried green tomatoes!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • We ate at 82 Queen during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    We ate at 82 Queen during a recent visit to Charleston for an anniversary. The service was excellent, the food was outstanding, and the atmosphere was intimate. We were very pleased, and will certainly dine there again on our next visit.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    The food and service were amazing ! Had a wonderful girls night out !
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • A: I don't understand why
    FoodistVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    A: I don't understand why I did not earn points for reserving through Open Table. Why should I bother using Open Table? B: The resaurant seemed not to have even read our note to them requesting a nice "People-watching" table; we had one of the least scenic tables in the restaurant.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • We love 82 Queen. We live
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    We love 82 Queen. We live in Augusta and come everytime, reservation or not. We would like to be reminded to order the Charleston Lemonade; it's a great suggestion for a great drink atht sometimes we forget to ask about. Thanks...Paul and Linda Lee Harper
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • I wouldn't miss eating at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    I wouldn't miss eating at 82 Queen while visiting Charleston. It's always tops. We've made it an annual tradition to meet friends there during the Spoleto Festival.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Their famous She-Crab Soup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    Their famous She-Crab Soup more than lived up to its reputation. Although we had wanted to have lunch on the terrace, the weather was not cooperative. The staff at 82 Queen, however, was wonderful, and we thouroughly enjoyed our lunch in the "library" room. Highly recommended. Very memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • We enjoyed the outdoor seating.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    We enjoyed the outdoor seating. It was in a beautiful courtyard, and lit softly with white lights. The ambiance was just perfect. The food was rather bland. The seafood was plentiful and delicious, but did not seem to have a lot of seasoning. Our drinks were served from the end of a batch of Sangria, and the waitress brought us half filled glasses. She charged us for both drinks, but didn't bring us an extra beverage to make up for the fact that our first two drinks equaled one drink. Overall we would revisit the restaurant because of the ambiance - not for the food though.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • There was a repeated spelling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    There was a repeated spelling error on the wine list. It talked of certain wines "complimenting" certain foods. The correct spelling for that usage is "complement." It's a small thing, but it made the restaurant look amateurish.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Fairly pricey and the food
    jayski45VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    Fairly pricey and the food is "okay". The two times I have been there I ordered a $40.00 steak that had grissle running through it. Better places in Charleston for the money...
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