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82 Queen

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82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401 (King & Meeting)
+1 843-723-7591
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Celebrating Lowcountry cuisine for 32 years. 82 Queen continues to...
Celebrating Lowcountry cuisine for 32 years. 82 Queen continues 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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 187
    Average
  • 91
    Poor
  • 41
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Bloody Mary

I don't really like bloody Marys, but this place had the best complete with shrimp and pickled okra!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Ashley F
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I don't really like bloody Marys, but this place had the best complete with shrimp and pickled okra!

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Try the Barbeque Shrimp and Grits with bacon jam. Probably the best I've ever had. Pretty, pretty place and great service.

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virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were a few minutes early for our reservation but were seated promptly. Although the afternoon was sunny, our courtyard table was thoughtfully protected by the shade of blossoming plantings, whose shedding leaves made the setting seem almost impressionistic. The drinks menu was generous for lunch with a nice selection of local craft beers. For my entree,... More 

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Chesapeake Bay
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We were two couples and had very different experiences. My wife and I both had a cup of the very good she crab soup. And our friends very much enjoyed the fried green tomatoes they shared. The main course did not do so well. The other couples' wife had the crab cakes and declared them very good. Her husband had... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We came here to escape the constant fried food of the south and had a very good meal! The crab cake was more crab then anything else and big enough for three! The salmon was wonderful and the the jambalaya was the best I have every had. The atmosphere was great, having an outdoor canopy and beautiful lighting. The service... More 

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Nassau Bay, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My friends and I love this restaurant. We can usually get a reservation without much trouble and the food is excellent. She-crab soup is excellent and I have tried it everywhere😄.service was fast and friendly, entrees delicious and the cheddar chive biscuits are yummy.

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

Thank you for your patronage of 82 Queen! We're glad you always enjoy the food, including the She Crab Soup and biscuits, as well as the service. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Beaverdam, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere--outdoor seating in a garden. The staff was friendly and our waiter was great. The food was good but unremarkable and quite expensive. Location and atmosphere gets an A plus --food gets a B.

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

Thank you for choosing 82 Queen and for letting us know about your recent experience! We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere of the courtyard and greatly appreciate your feedback on the food. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again! More 

San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Made a late reservation and asked for a garden seat. We got it but were having fun in the Bar so opted to stay there and dine. Food is good and you can have the same food in the bar.

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

Thank you for joining us at 82 Queen. We're glad you enjoyed your experience at the bar, and we hope you'll come back and see us again soon! More 

Connecticut
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were staying across the street from this restaurant and we're happy to make reservations via Open Table. We sat inside, although they have inside seating as well. Our server , Marvin, was terrific. The food was wonderful. My wife had the classic, barbecue shrimp & bricks. I had the salmon, which was one if their specials. Both meals delighted... 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 write a review! We're glad to hear that Marvin took such great care of you and that you enjoyed the food. We hope we'll get the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We visited 82 Queen for Sunday brunch. We were able to sit in the courtyard which is very lovely. I almost thought I was in New Orleans instead of Charleston. I have a never ending search in Charleston for the perfect bowl of She crab soup. The waiter said their's was voted #1 in Charleston. I should have inquired as... More 

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

Thank you for choosing 82 Queen during your visit to Charleston. We greatly appreciate your feedback on the She Crab Soup and Shrimp & Grits, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401
    (King & Meeting)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-7591

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Celebrating Lowcountry cuisine for 32 years. 82 Queen continues 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?