We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

82 Queen

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401 (King & Meeting)
+1 843-723-7591
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,361 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 660
    Excellent
  • 377
    Very good
  • 190
    Average
  • 92
    Poor
  • 42
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice local dining

We had dinner at 82 Queen and had a very nice meal. A parking garage is directly across the street which was very convenient given the rain on the day of our visit. The food was very good but the menu was a bit limited. The outdoor seating was very nice although any chair movement on the floor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Fred B
,
Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

1,361 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Montreal
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Again my husband and I were searching for local flavors and we wererecommended 82 Queen. Yes it feels touristy in that I doubt many locals eat there but the food was okay. The crab cakes served with beans, tomatoes and okras were spiceless. I wasn't blown away by any means. The portions were huge and I do wish restaurateurs would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went for a special dinner on our last night in Charleston. Hostess extremely friendly and we were able to get a table relatively quickly considering it was Friday night. Waiter could have cared less and was not the least bit attentive or friendly. The guy who delivered our food was much more friendly in those brief moments than our waiter!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Recommended by a friend of ours this restaurant did not disappoint with it's charm, and delicious food! Our waiter was attentive, gracious and knowledgeable - making recommendations for dishes 82 Queen is known for, as well as Low-Country favorites not to be missed. Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at 82 Queen and for taking the time to write a review! We're glad our staff took great care of you and that you enjoyed everything, and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

DuBois, PA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We ate lunch here, and it was our best meal of our entire 9-day vacation. I had the Crab Cake BLT and my spouse had the Shrimp and Grits. Both were excellent choices. The quality was excellent and the quantity more than enough. Terrific outdoor atmosphere. We will definitely return on our next vacation to Charleston.

Was this review helpful? Yes
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your recent experience at 82 Queen! We're delighted to hear your feedback on the Crab Cake BLT and Shrimp & Grits, as well as the atmosphere. We look forward to serving you again next time you're in town! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had dinner at 82 Queen and had a very nice meal. A parking garage is directly across the street which was very convenient given the rain on the day of our visit. The food was very good but the menu was a bit limited. The outdoor seating was very nice although any chair movement on the floor created a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing 82 Queen! We're glad you enjoyed the food and service and greatly appreciate all of your feedback on your entire experience. We hope to have the chance to serve you again! More 

Littleton
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We randomly picked this place and we so pleased. We got to sit out in the courtyard as it was a nice night. The atmosphere was perfect and the food was super tasty. Lots of southern speciality foods which makes it special as we are not from here. Our waiter was great, very knowledgeable about the food and gave great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 and food, as well as the service, and we look forward to serving you again in the future! More 

glorious Midwest
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lovely restaurant. In a city with such ambitious and welcoming dining everywhere, the approach here just comes off as--tired. Our waiter gave the impression of being bored, and we are very polite and interested diners, so that wasn't great. Yes, the she crab soup is fabulous. The barbecue shrimp and grits is eccentric, with the shrimp itself being bland and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing 82 Queen and for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We would like to apologize for the lack of Southern Hospitality you experienced with us and greatly appreciate your feedback on the Shrimp & Grits. We will address your comments and hope to serve you again in the future. More 

Carmichael, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was so happy I stopped in at 82 Queen. I had barbecued shrimp and grits, which was so delicious I ate the whole thing! My waitress was very friendly and the atmosphere was nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at 82 Queen and for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you enjoyed our Barbeque Shrimp & Grits, as well as the service, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Mamaroneck, New York
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

lunch or dinner, indoor or out, always a safe bet for a good meal in nice ambiance and pleasant service. Nice mixture of typical Southern fare, seafood and something for beef eaters and less adventurous.

Was this review helpful? Yes
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about 82 Queen! We're glad you always enjoy your experiences with us and look forward to your next visit! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel concierge, he made the reservation and actually drove us over since my husband could not walk the four blocks. We did not know what to expect, he just said we would love it! We did not know what to expect except it was a well established dining venue for locals and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at 82 Queen, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at 82 Queen! We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed everything, including the atmosphere and food. We hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Travelers who viewed 82 Queen also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to 82 Queen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from 82 Queen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?