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82 Queen

82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
+1 843-723-7591
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Ranked #92 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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Florence, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to this place 3 times. The first time was mediocre. The second time was bad. I would have never gone back but a friend wanted to go there for his birthday. The food was inedible. Crab cakes tasted like a clump of mayonnaise with a ton of salt. I sent it back. 20 minutes later the waiter... 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 write a review. We would like to apologize for the food you received during your recent visits. We greatly appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. More

Alamo Heights, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped in for lunch on a recent Friday based on the recommendation of a local friend. You just can't beat the local knowledge. We were seated outside under a huge magnolia tree which kept the temp comfortable for July. Upon being seated we were immediately offered water and our drink orders were taken. The waitress then... More

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

Thank you for choosing 82 Queen for lunch! It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed everything, including the Chicken & Crab and Fried Fish Sandwich, as well as the service. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More

Hickory, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of our favorite restaurants; it is charming and friendly; we visited between lunch and dinner, so were given a shortened menu with plenty of options, but we chose our usual bbq shrimp and grits and weren't disappointed. Bartender was attentive, informative about beer and bourbon selections. Great as always!

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

Pamela, Thank you for dining with us at 82 Queen! We're happy to hear that you always enjoy our BBQ Shrimp & Grits, and that our bartender took care of you during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon! More

New Jersey
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I are fans of this restauant's shrimp and grits. The grits are cheesy and the shrimp is served with a perfect barbecue sauce. Unfortunately the other luncheon dishes served to the rest of the table, the Crab BLT and the Corned Beef Rueben were disappointing. You used to be able to buy a bottle of the barbecue... 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 your feedback. We are happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your BBQ Shrimp & Grits, but we would like to apologize for the other food items you received during your recent visit. Thank you again for writing a review and we hope to have... More

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