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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
Charleston, SC 29401
Low Country, Southern, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Daily: 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-3:00pm
King & Meeting
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Located directly across from a County Parking Garage. Entrances on Queen and Meeting Streets.
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
Stopped before resi for a cocktail at the bar which we loved. Was seated promptly and had excellent service by George. Food was awesome, so was desert. Space is stark. They definitely need tablecloths for a restaurant of this stature. Flowers would alo be appropriate. Reception was awkward. Other than that everything was awesome. I eat out about three or four nights a week all over the country every week. This would be one of my favorites anywhere with some minor improvements
Great experience, celebratedy birthday. They gave us complimentary champagne toast immediately.
Waitress was very pleasant and very attentive.
Food was very good and although it was a restaurant week menu it was extensive and great quality. 82 Queen raises the bar in Charleston cuisine. Can't wait to go back.
Dinner was amazing! I had he braised short rib and it was so tender! Hats off to the chef. We absolutely had a great time with excellent service. You must try the Limoncello cake....it was so light and moist, and I wished I ordered a piece to go. Will definitely return.
We arrived with a reservation for Sunday brunch, however after being sat at our table and waiting 20 minutes with no waiter, we finally went back to the hostess and asked for a coffee. They were obviously apologetic and had good service afterwards. Food was okay, nothing spectacular. I expected more for the pricing. I really hated the bathroom because it was too updated for the time period of the house. Also, random, but we didn't receive a spoon to stir our coffees so we used our knife... Unexpected for the cost of the restaurant.
Went for brunch and were the first ones to arrive! Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions from the menu and his service was excellent There was a small issue with my friend's egg order but was very quickly remedied. Mimosas were outstanding and so was the omelette. Very enjoyable brunch.
It was a small celebration and also restaurant week in Charleston. Menu was set for restaurant week and it had 82 Queen faves on it as well as 2 new dishes. We all got different dishes and all 5 plates were wonderful. They had more food than we could eat and took home boxes with our leftovers. Our service from Drake was exceptional and even had a nice word with Executive Chef Steve Stone. We live in Charleston and love to do lunch and dinner at this restaurant when people come into town. Highly recommended for lowcountry dishes.
82 Queen is a local favorite. the food is always good, and the ambiance warm and welcoming. When full, it can sometimes be a bit noisy, but such was not the case on this visit. As always, the She Crab Soup and Bourbon Pecan Pie (local favorites) did not disappoint!
This was our first dinner experience at 82 Queen. We've have been there several times for their Sunday Brunch, which is wonderful. It was a little chilly so we were surprised to ask if we wanted to sit outside but were informed that we would be seated in a covered area with a heater. We agreed and were pleasantly surprised to find it warm and comfortable. There were only a few tables occupied since it was later in the evening on a weeknight, although there was one noisy group, who fortunately left by the time we received our main course. As in the past, the service is excellent. Made to feel very comfortable. The food was very good, however, I think the brunch menu was more memorable. This is a great place for a romantic date and would not hesitate to recommend this to everyone.
Another home run at 82 Queen.. three visits on three separate trips to Charleston and 82 Queen . Fabulous meal and great service! the seafood is fresh and never overcooked. the vegetables crispy. and the desserts.. save room for at least a bite of dessert! our server is always well informed of the items on the menu including any specials. quiet. lovely. wonderful 82 Queen
This was my first time eating here and the food was amazing! My server was great and gave really great recommendations. I had the she crab soup and the Queen Street chicken bog. My sister had the barbecue shrimp and grits with the oyster salad. The food was perfectly seasoned and everything was great from my Berry Mojito to my pecan pie. I'm born and raised in Charleston and this was my first time eating there in 28 years. I will now be a regular customer at 82 Queen!!
Had Excellent She-Crab soup and fried green tomatoes at the Bar before outdoor dining for the main course...Salad and Main Course delicious: queen salad, Caesar salad, seafood ravioli, and chicken with pear/Gorgonzola ravioli were all fabulous. Server was very helpful, friendly and attentive. Hostess was extremely friendly and welcoming. The only downside of the entire experience was the bartender. It felt as if we were bothering her.
I think this is a great lunch option...dinner menu was pricey and not all that interesting. Love the outdoor atmosphere. Just know the chairs that are used outside make the absolute loudest noise when they are moved...that can be super irritating. We had planned on a special occasion, but they forgot about the birthday. Dinner food arrived very quickly...almost too quickly. I would go back, but prefer it as a lunch venue, would not go again for dinner.
Experience started off poorly. No one acknowledged us when we arrived and then told to wait at bar till reservation time. Bar was out of almost everything and bartender was not real forthcoming until kept trying to order things
Once at table experience turned around. Waiter couldn't have been more anxious to give us a great evening.
1st impression could be improved
Went here for New Years brunch and had the crispy chicken and biscuits while my wife had the crab cake Benedict, both were fantastic dishes that our waitress recommended. Talk about comfort food after a night of celebrating. Quiet atmosphere indoors in a historic building with a fantastic courtyard.
We were very disappointed. We went for a late dinner on New Years Eve. We've been there before and liked it. We live near by. It may be that everything is different for special holidays etc and they just do not have the same quality or service. The menu was a special prix fixe menu and was quite expensive but we expected it to be great. My wife, who is not a seafood lover, asked if a small salad might be available instead of the salmon first course and was told no substitution. She also asked about a house chardonnay and was told that the only selections available were on the wine list. We sat in a small area of 4 tables. Three of the four had problems with the entrée being too salty! There was no background music at all so you could hear everyone talking. It was not a great New Years celebration and we won't go back for a long time. Perhaps for brunch which we have not tried, but definitely not for any special occasions.
Food was good but the shrimp and oysters weren't local. It was New Years Eve so we felt that the staff felt pressured to get us out so that they could fill our table. An example was that we never had time to finish the very good wine pairing with each course before the next wine arrived. It remains one of our Charleston favorites.
This was our first time dining at 82 Queen. It had been recommended by friends and we were not disappointed! The fixed menu for New Year's Eve was diverse and the food was delicious. Our waiter, Andre, was attentive and professional. We would recommend it to our friends and plan on returning in the future.
After reading so many fabulous reviews and recommendations from friends and tour guides, we were disappointed. We arrived early, and were offered a seat outside; it was 39 degrees. The hostess was firm and unwelcoming; she made it very clear we would not be seated before our reservation time of 830pm. It seemed like the hostess put the over 50 crowd upstairs near the bathroom, which was not working properly. I told the waiter the handle on the toilet was not working properly to flush. He laughed and said they were aware, but you can't close a restaurant down to make repairs during the busy season, so they are closing to make repairs in January 2017. The menu was rather limited with a majority of fried items. Our waiter told us the menu recently changed (different from the menu posted online), and there are no substitutions on the side dishes. I had to rethink my dinner order and instead ordered two appetizers and a side dish to get the meal I wanted. We had to ask for the chive cheddar biscuits three times. The asparagus stems were not peeled, so they were like sticks and difficult to cut. The food was served barely warm. The underside of the fried oysters had ketchup on them and were on top of bland macaroni. The desert menu lacked creativity. The chairs reminded me of a school library and were uncomfortable. The table was not stable. Basically, we couldn't wait to leave. Would not return.
We've lived in the Charleston area since 1983 and this was only our fourth time dining here but might be our last. Our daughter was visiting us from NYC for the holiday and we thought it would be a good idea to try a new restaurant. Two of us had the duck and it was excellent. Can't remember the third dish but the comments were very positive. The real problem with our dining experience was a table of 8-10 people in this small dining room who acted as though they were in a private room. They were loud and boisterous and frankly the most obnoxious and rude people that I have ever seen in a public dining venue. I had to bite my tongue to refrain from telling them how we felt.; to avoid a confrontation. There were 4-5 other tables seating 2-4 people in the room
as well and just about everyone was looking around shaking their heads in disbelief. I complained to the waiter and the hostess during the meal and again to the manager afterward. But, must admit, I don't know what they could have done about the situation. I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't ask for another table after the first five minutes of witnessing this dining experience. Ruined my night out! So, I think we'll be back to Hanks, Grill 225 or perhaps High Cotton in the future to avoid a disappointment.
While it has all of Charleston's best "atmosphere" to offer, it seemed to rest on those laurels while service and food wanted. Attention to detail was completely missing. Maybe I'm spoiled eating in larger cities, but I also know there is greatness in Charleston's culinary crannies and it was not here.
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