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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place to go for lunch

We sat in the garden and it was away from the hussle and bussle of Charleston. We had a very nice lunch. The She Crab Soup was the nicest I had all week and the pecan pie was also delicious. My husband had the Jambalaya and really enjoyed it. There was a bit of spice but not too strong.The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
gillandjohn4
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Parry Sound, Canada
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Belleville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went with a friend who considers it a favorite spot. The she crab soup was very good and the shrimp and grits were fine. The outdoor dining area was my favorite part. Well worth mentioning was the quality of service.

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Williamsville, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We were taken to the second floor and seated in a room with just one other couple that soon finished their meal and left. If we had wanted to eat alone we could have stayed home. Food was just average except for the crab soup that was wonderful!

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Canton, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has become a favorite of mine when I visit Charleston. They have wonderful and relaxing outdoor dining. The staff is top notch and the menu always makes it hard to choose a new favorite. The She Crab soup is a must on each visit -- creamy and savory and oh so good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I stopped in for a break from our touring of historical Charleston. The garden dining area was very Charleston. We did not have a full lunch; however, the she crab soup is highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Came here based on recommendations. The she crab soup was highly promoted. I would say all food was okay. None was fantastic. Great atmosphere. Would not come again.

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Went there with a group before a play. Ordered their "speciality" she crab soup and then crab cake. Soup was very watery and not up to standards at places such as the Harbour Club and Jasmine Porch--was very disappointed. Tried the crab cake: not sure a crab had been anywhere near--all filler, no crab discernible, but nicely presented. Would be... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a late lunch. They were only serving bar food. She Crab soup was on the menu & we ate in the charming small bar. Fantastic soup ! The best She Crab we have ever had ! Nice friendly service. Menu for lunch & dinner looked good. A lovely outdoor patio was inviting !

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

Thank you for visiting us at 82 Queen for lunch! We're glad you enjoyed the she crab soup at the bar, as well as the service. Please do come back and join us again for lunch or dinner! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were looking for local flair and the best food we could find without reservations (Thursday, 6:00 ish). 82 Queen was recommended ... and it definitely had the historic southern charm, but otherwise nothing exceeded the adequate line. She crab soup, husband got a steak, and I had flounder with greens and rice. Nothing was terrible but with all the... More 

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

Thank you for choosing 82 Queen and for taking the time to write a review. We’re glad you enjoyed the atmosphere but apologize for the food items and will be sure to address your comments. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. More 

Parry Sound, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We sat in the garden and it was away from the hussle and bussle of Charleston. We had a very nice lunch. The She Crab Soup was the nicest I had all week and the pecan pie was also delicious. My husband had the Jambalaya and really enjoyed it. There was a bit of spice but not too strong.The staff... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at 82 Queen for lunch! We're glad you enjoyed the food including the She Crab Soup and Pecan Pie, as well as the service and overall atmosphere. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and hope to see you again soon! More 

Ottawa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

my wife has food allergy to gluten and this restaurant was well aware of what dishes were gluten free and which ones she could have or that they could modify and still have a great taste. atmosphere within the inner court yard was unbelievable and romantic.

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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! We're glad you and your wife enjoyed the atmosphere and food, and we hope to have the chance to serve you both 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?