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82 Queen

82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
+1 843-723-7591
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Ranked #100 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
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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south florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent service and delicious food made for quite a memorable lunch. This restaurant was an excellent introduction to southern cuisine. The shrimp and grits and the queen salad were amazing.

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Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were wandering around Charlesron and stopped here for lunch as it looked nice and the menu looked interesting. The courtyard was beautiful and shady, but we were very hot, so chose to eat inside (not used to the Charleston heat yet). The small upstairs dining room was lovely, and cool. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. We... More

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

Thank you for dining at 82 Queen and for writing a review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the service, as well as our new Poppers & Peaches appetizer, Southern Panzanella Salad, and Grilled Watermelon Salad. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon! More

Corona del Mar, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

On our family visit to Charleston/Kiawah Island 82 Queen was recommended by the hotel concierge. All were disappointed in the restaurant. You enter through the bar and we had to wait (party of 10) for over 15 minutes to be seated. Once taken into the restaurant we had to walk up an outside staircase during a rain storm. We were... More

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

Thank you for visiting 82 Queen and for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit. We would like to apologize for the service and food that you received, and we will be sure to address your comments with staff. Thank you again for sharing your feedback and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I paid $180 for an extremely disappointing dinner for two I could have cooked infinitely better myself. The fried oysters were cold, the she crab soup was bland, the $12 crab cake appetizer was an OK small crab cake, the signature shrimp and grits was literally not worth $10 but cost three times that, and the special of the day... More

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

Thank you for dining at 82 Queen and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, but regret to hear about the rest of your experience. We would like to apologize for the food you received, and thank you again for your feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again... More

Florence, South Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were promptly seated. Everyone was very friendly. Presentation of food was picture perfect. Food tasted good. It was a nice evening.

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

Jackie, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at 82 Queen! We're pleased that you enjoyed both the food and the service during your visit. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More

Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I shared a romantic dinner on the secluded patio with my boyfriend to the song of locusts. It was lovely and the food, delicious!

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

Thank you for choosing 82 Queen! We're glad that you and your boyfriend were able to enjoy a romantic dinner in Queen's Courtyard. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon! More

Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We did not enjoy our meal at 82 Queen. It was heavy, expensive and not worth the price tag. I do not mean to put down one of the most popular restaurants in Charleston, but it did absolutely nothing for us. Had to go for the She Crab Soup; yes it was good but it was not hot enough and... More

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

Thank you for visiting 82 Queen and for providing us with feedback on your recent experience. We would like to apologize for the food you received during your visit, and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. More

Coral Springs
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

In a recent trip to Charleston we picked this as the "special dinner" location of the vacation. The restaurant itself is lovely. We sat in rear courtyard, which was a wonderful setting. Our server was very nice and efficient and the food came out promptly and as ordered. The problem was with the food itself. We all ordered the She... More

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

Thank you for dining with us at 82 Queen and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and service, but we would like to apologize for the food you received during your visit. We appreciate your comments, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you all again in... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Restaurant come and go but 82 Queen is a true Charleston tradition that you cannot go wrong with. I Love this restaurant; Food is wonderful especially their BBQ shrimp and grits. Get the fried green tomatoes appetizer it was great. The staff is top notch and they always go out of their way with wonderful southern charm to give you... More

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

Thank you for visiting 82 Queen and for writing a review! It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoy our BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Fried Green Tomato Bites, desserts, and atmosphere. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate here for lunch on a friend's recommendation. Although we arrived at the peak of lunch, we were immediately seated in the shaded courtyard. We had a lovely waitress that guided me through the drink and lunch menu. I had a spicy Bloody Mary that was garnished with a shrimp, olive and pickled orca. For lunch, I went totally... 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! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the Bloody Mary, Chicken & Crab, and the service. We look forward to your next visit during your next trip to Charleston! More

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