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82 Queen

82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
+1 843-723-7591
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Ranked #94 of 742 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $40
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Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: King & Meeting
Description: Celebrating Lowcountry cuisine for 32 years. 82 Queen executive Chef Steven Lusby and his culinary team continue to reinvent the traditional South using fresh, local ingredients and modern takes on the classics. The seasonal menus feature authentic Lowcountry cuisine from award-winning she-crab soup to Lowcountry jambalaya and shrimp and grits, all served with gracious hospitality. Enjoy lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch in 19th-century dining rooms or in the brick courtyard underneath a breathtaking Southern magnolia tree. Southern Living and Wine Spectator awards confirm the restaurant as one of the finest dining establishments in the heart of downtown Charleston. Long live the Queen.
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Omaha
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to 82 queen. We came a couple years ago when on vacation with our older two daughters. This time we were with our two year old. We chose to eat here because the bar was very empty and we hoped to get through a meal with our very busy two year old. The staff was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Disappointed. Inside dining was too loud. Service was marginal at best. Maybe it was a bad day. We couldn't even get a cracker with our soup or our salad. Refill of coffee? Don't be ridiculous!

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Rockville, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The outdoor garden was a wonderful place even in the August heat. Service was excellent, wait staff offered advice but were never pushy. Dinner was at a leisurely pace. We shared the she crab soup and crispy oysters for starters. Both were excellent. My son who is not usually a shellfish fan loved the oysters. Crab cakes were the best... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Brunch on a Saturday. She crab soup was great. Jambalaya superb. Big shrimp. Tender ham. Succulent crawfish. Salmon was excellent. Service impeccable. Highly recommend it.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Ed, Thank you for dining with us at 82 Queen! We're so pleased that the experience with us surpassed your expectations, and that you enjoyed everything from the she crab soup to the jambalaya to the service. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good food, nice environment. Loved the she crab soup and the drinks were great too! I will definitely eat here again!

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at 82 Queen! It's a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed the she crab soup, drinks, and atmosphere. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More

Lillington, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went here for Sunday brunch. The Staff were all outstanding, friendly and wanting to make your meal a memorable experience. The best Shrimp and Grits I have eaten! I would definitely come back for another meal

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Nancy and Mark, Thank you for joining us at 82 Queen for Sunday brunch! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us, including the shrimp and grits as well as the service. We hope to see you again in the future! More

Dallas, TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went into the bar for drinks on two separate occasions and drinks and service were excellent. We especially enjoyed the bartender Chris. The bar is also beautiful and street level on Queen Street so it was a great place to sit and people watch. Will definitely go back when in Charleston!

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at 82 Queen for drinks at the bar! We're pleased to hear that Chris took good care of you and that you enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! More

Augusta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Everytime I come to Charleston I have to stop and dine at 82 Queen just for lunch! I always get the She Crab soup and the Chicken and Crab. I would order something else but it is just too good to pass up! The chicken and crab is served over a fried green tomato, with the most buttery, cheesy, melt... More

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at 82 Queen for lunch and for taking the time to share your comments! We appreciate your continued patronage and are happy to hear how much you enjoy the She Crab Soup and Chicken & Crab. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stuck with the Caesar salad and a cup of their she-crab soup for this one as funds were running low. I could have had a Bowl of this soup and their fresh made bread.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at 82 Queen and for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you enjoyed our She Crab Soup, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon. More

Birmingham, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a dinner at 82 Queen. It was delicious and a great, romantic atmosphere. Wish we could've eaten in the courtyard, but it was raining so we ate inside. We started with sharing the she crab soup which was wonderful! I had the scallops and he had the crab cakes. We were both... More

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing 82 Queen for such a special occasion as your anniversary! We're glad that you and your husband enjoyed the she crab soup, scallops, and crab cakes. Happy Anniversary and we hope to see you again soon! More

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