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About 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, some of which are located upstairs. If this poses an issue, please be sure to let us know so we can plan your party accordingly. 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 restaurants in the 82 Queen Restaurant Family, Lowcountry Bistro at LowcountryBistro.com and Swig and Swine at SwigAndSwineBBQ.com

82 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Low Country, Southern, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday:11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner Daily: 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-3:00pm

Cross Street:
King & Meeting

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 723-7591

Website:
http://www.82queen.com/

Parking Details:
Located directly across from a County Parking Garage. Entrances on Queen and Meeting Streets.

Executive Chef:
Steve Stone

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Rehearsal Dinner, Business Dinner
We can accommodate groups of 40 or less.

82 Queen Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (5343)
Special Occasion (4777)
Romantic (4660)
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Fit for Foodies (3689)
Neighborhood Gem (3435)
Great for Lunch (1482)
Great for Brunch (1414)
Notable Wine List (1309)
Good for Groups (1283)
Scenic View (710)
Hot Spot (525)
Late-night Find (306)
Vibrant Bar Scene (289)
Kid-friendly (284)
Good for a Date (163)
Good for Anniversaries (140)
Quiet Conversation (118)
Cozy (96)
Authentic (82)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Local Ingredients (72)
Creative Cuisine (66)
Comfort Food (62)
Worth the Drive (54)
Business Meals (47)
Casual (44)
Fun (38)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Outstanding Value (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Bar Seating (21)
Seasonal (17)
Afternoon Tea (11)
People Watching (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Good food and service. Attractive setting and convenient to major activities

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The soup was very salty. Heirloom tomato and cucumber salad was ordinary cherry tomato instead of the delicious juicy slices. Coconut curry whole snapper was rubberized and tasteless. We can't even cut through the skin. However, staff were kind to comp dinner and we just paid for our drinks. Have to tip waiter well as he lost his deal on our table:(

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our waiter Ian provided outstanding service and was very attentive. We recommend him to all. The food was very good, and the ambiance, classic Charleston.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great food and service. The courtyard was beautiful for a delicious brunch

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Had a great supper at 82 Queen. My boyfriend had the jambalaya and I had the fish and grits, both were very tasty. We also started with the infamous she crab soup. Very creamy. Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert but I certainly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Charleston. We always eat there when visiting . Service, cuisine, ambience are all outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Food at 82 is always wonderful! Great with friends and quiet so you can chat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2017

This was a disappointing experience despite the hype. Our food came out lukewarm. We sent it all back, and fifteen minutes our original plates were returned, everything having been microwaved. Gimme a break. We will never go there again, or recommend it to anyone.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 24, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a terrific lunch for our anniversary. The service is excellent and the She Crab soup is worth every calorie. Whenever possible, we sit on the patio. It's really quite pretty.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 19, 2017

This restaurant is in a beautiful setting but I was disappointed to be seated in the far back brightly lit patio facing the kitchen. The service, food and a nightcap at the indoor bar made up for it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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service5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was good. But the hostess was quite rude (I presume because we were tourists) and our waiter was neglectful. Evenings were much more pleasant dining at other Charleston restaurants where the food was comparable, if not better.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was wonderful. The pickled vegetable appetizer was most delicious. I would highly recommend 82 Queen.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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food5
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 17, 2017

This was a painful dinner. They called the day before to confirm and texted us twice before dinner as a reminder. This set up the fastest table turn I can remember. They had us in and out in 45 minutes for a mediocre dinner in a sterile room with three other tables. Overall, 82 Queen was a lousy experience and not remotely worth the $$.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

This was every bit as good as the reviews suggested it would be. We were there on a fairly cool evening so nobody was eating outside. Our table indoors was quite nice and reasonably quiet (once we asked to be moved away from a table that had a speaker directly over it. The She Crab soup was among the best soups I have ever eaten. Not to be missed. It is a favorite here for good reason. I had the Jambalaya which was fantastic. Perfectly spiced. My wife had the barbecued shrimp and grits which was also outstanding. The service was excellent. I highly recommend to anyone who wants outstanding food in Charleston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 16, 2017

We were treated like royalty Everyone from the hostess bar tender server and manager we outstanding and the food was amazing!
We really appreciate everyone making our evening so special ❤

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines Day

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Long walk with stairs to table in an added on part of restaurant. Felt old without ambiance. It was drafty. Server was very nice and did a great job! I ordered a filet to be cooked medium rare. It was a bit more done than medium. Very tough, didn't have the texture of a filet. Server was eager to fix this problem and the next steak was prepared at the correct temperature. My wife had the barbecue shrimp and grits and said they were so sweet, she could barely eat them. Personal preference I'm sure, but having lived here all of my life, I've had many variations of this dish and never not liked them. We chose this restaurant for its historic reputation and were very disappointed that it wasn't more authentic and that they would make such mistakes after many years of being opened and on a night like Valentine's Day.

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food3
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Our server Nico was great. Food was very good. Only disappointment was that on a quiet evening, not very busy, we were seated next to the server station in a small dining room with several open tables. As part of our reservation I had indicated we were celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 12, 2017

My husband had a Sunday Brunch for Valentines Day. It was wonderful. We had a window seat and it was very nice looking into the courtyard. Food was terrific and our server Talisha was the best.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Brunch was delightful. The crab bisque is devine as well as the miniature buttermilk biscuits. Especially enjoyed the barbecue shrimp and grits. Yummy. This item has been on the menu since the restaurant was established. I can understand why. Very unusual flavors with sweet slightly spicy tones. The Bloody Mary was a killer. Very enjoyable!!! This is our second visit and will be returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We had a wonderful Valentine's dinner. The service was very attentive and prompt. There was even a slight rock to our table due to the antique floors. The waiter was under there w/ shims to balance it out immediately. We split the fried oyster pimento mac & cheese as an appetizer. The oysters were perfect. My GF had the fried fish and grits. Very good. I had the chicken bog. A good mark of a restaurant is how well they can elevate a simple dish. What would have been a bland chicken and rice casserole at most places was prepared to a level I would have to say was one of the best chicken dishes I've ever tasted at anywhere. The atmosphere was entrancing. Walking down the seemingly deserted alley as it's transformed into a magically lit courtyard. And with 11 small dinning rooms, surrounding it, it kept a very quaint, homey feel from another time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2017

excellent all around.....attentive service from all great menu food was excellent

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Mississippi)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This was our second visit, 6 months later, so a different experience. The first was in late summer, we dined outside and it was lovely. This evening we were inside, in a cozy dining room with only four tables. We loved the ambiance of both. The food both meals was excellent, but tonight one of our party got the "Fish and Grits," which the manager told us has only been in the past two seasonal menus. It was truly the best fried flounder I've ever tasted. We also had Barbeque shrimp and grits, the mussels in a yummy garlic broth and chicken breast with ravioli, spinach and butternut squash. All four entrees were delicious. Somehow the one appetizer we ordered didn't make it out before our main courses, which I mentioned to the person who served us (not our main waiter)--within a minute, a manager was at our table to apologize and offer us complimentary desserts. He also came back several times during our meal to check on us, which I felt was not expected but definitely appreciated.
82 Queen is a really lovely restaurant and would be our "special occasion" choice if we lived here!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Beautiful garden setting for al fresco dining on a nice day!!!! Food was very good. The server was very nice and efficient. The wait for food was unusually long though and the wine list was only fair and pricey for what you get. Overall, a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Good Southern cooking in a historic house with the option for outdoor dining in the courtyard.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We had wonderful service from Sarah and our meals were delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Our waitress Victoria was fantastic. Great service. The food was incredible. The She Crab Soup is a must. We thoroughly enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits and Jambalaya. Good wine list, too. Cannot wait to visit again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 6, 2017

This restaurant had the best crab cakes of any we had during our trip. Obviously made in the restaurant, they were incredible. The She Crab Soup was amazing and if you are adventurous, try the Tomato Pie.I am a huge bread pudding fan and that happened to be their dessert special the night we were there - some of the best I've had. The highest complement that can be given to a restaurant is that folks will go back - we will definitely go back again.
We would be remiss if we didn't tell you about the Bloody Mary... It was so good, we went back the next afternoon to get another during happy hour at the bar.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2017

There were problems in the kitchen that made our food very late

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 5, 2017

As usual an excellent meal. The she crab soup was delicious as usual and the crab cakes were superb!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Stopped in here on a lunch recommendation from one of the local retailers. What a great recommendation it was.
Had a stellar Experience for lunch at this restaurant. Our server Talicia (spell?) was amazing and extremely knowledgeable of the food. Had a chicken salad and the ingredients were so fresh and tasty.
Not too pricey for the value. Delicious Bloody Mary.
Highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2017

In my opinion, this menu could focus more on fine dining given the price. For a place in such a nice area and the cost, you shouldn't have shrimp and grits or chicken bog on the menu. That's garbage that is sold at every tourist restaurant downtown. I am sure it works for out of town folks, but it was very disappointing to see.

many of the wait staff were underdressed, with the exception of the manager.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Not only was the food spot on (fried green tomatoes!) but I found our server's knowledge and personality a welcome enhancement to the evening. I asked for recommendations and she pointed things out explaining to me why I'd enjoy each of them based on the preferences I gave her. She was attentive enough that we didn't feel overlooked but distant enough that we were able to enjoy date night with a good sense of privacy.

Atmosphere was also quite enjoyable. We intend to go back when it's warmer to try new food and sit outside.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Delicious selection, great wine & drinks, fabulous service. A definite must try!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Very nice place. The service was awesome

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2017

82 Queen is always great. Our server (wish I could remember his name) was especially good. He was attentive, but not too much so.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2017

great visit with the love , I ordered shrimp and grits , however the grits were very dry and not hot when served. great place

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great place to take visitors or with your honey.
Loved the ultimate Bloody Mary and southern picking platter!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Our waitress was excellent and certainly knew the menu. She helped pair the best wine with our meals and overall was very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Our group was pleased with food and ambience. Staff were accommodating and friendly. My husband and I have eaten there many times and are always pleased. Now that I have planned for a group, I can add positive remarks concerning a group.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food
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