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82 Queen

82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
+1 843-723-7591
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Ranked #102 of 716 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Midlothian, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by 2 different people as a place not to miss in Charleston. Went with my wife and 2 daughters for lunch. Maybe I was expecting too much. I'm not sure. The service was great, the restaurant was beautiful. I had the shrimp and grits and I'd self describe as an average man with a normal appetite... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I tried to make reservations for this restaurant but was told they were full. While out walking we decided to try again, and they offered outdoor or bar seating. Not sure why this was never offered when I called, but we were glad to sit outdoors and took a table. The setting was nice. Our waitress, who seemed very nervous... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The patio was beautiful, unfortunetly we got the back of the patio which was under cover. The sandwich was very large and excellent. The fried green tomatoes was very good. Only complaint was the crab and shrimp salad could have been bigger. Overall is was an excellent choice

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

On a beautiful evening this past week, we had the pleasure of a wonderful meal in the small but charming outdoor patio at 82 Queen. Twinkly lights and little bistro tables are not enough to please without excellent service and food … and 82 Queen lacked neither. We had the good fortune to have Tyler as our waiter (ask for... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

82 Queen features a classic upscale Charleston menu. We ate in an outdoor courtyard with an enthusiastic and well-informed server. He pointed us towards the right wine (the menu showed it by-the-glass only, but we got a bottle) and made good recommendations for menu selections. I had an excellent sheepshead, but the beans in the "crawfish succotash" that accompanied it... More

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

Thank you for joining us at 82 Queen. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear about the overall satisfaction of your experience. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. More

Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We dined here at 10 PM on a Saturday night and upon arriving were greeted with an ice-cold stare by the hostess. We were then seated upstairs with one other couple in a dining room that had about 10 empty tables. There was no ambiance at all, nothing that wowed us from the beginning. The she crab soup maybe would... More

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

Thank you for visiting us at 82 Queen. We always strive to give the best in Southern hospitality and we fell short on your visit and we truly are sorry. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We ate and drank our way through Charleston and loved 82 Queen. It was our favorite restaurant and we felt it surpassed (for us) the Plantation Grill. Of course, restaurant preferences are personal. Both places had great service and food, but 82 Queen has a Southern charm that made us feel so welcome. As for the food.... our party thoroughly... More

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

Kathy, Thanks for dining with us at 82 Queen and for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that your party enjoyed the she crab soup, jambalaya, shrimp and grits, sausage plate, and desserts. We look forward to serving you again at your next visit! More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This our favorite place to eat when visiting the city. Its not to be missed! The courtyard is so peaceful and beautiful. The service and food are excellent!

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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 are glad you enjoyed dining in Queen's Courtyard and hope you'll pay us another visit next time you're in town. More

Hanahan, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for restaurant that showcases Charleston's culinary best, this is it. It's a lovely restaurant that has several small rooms for a more intimate dining experience. The service was friendly yet professional and the food was delicious.

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

Thank you for choosing 82 Queen! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are pleased to hear you enjoyed the service and the food. We hope to see you again in the future. More

Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Delicious herb dressing on salad, chicken salad out of this world and the lemon cake is sinfully good. Our waiter was extremely attentive an efficient. To top it off he had a delightful personality.

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

Thank you for choosing 82 Queen! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the salad, chicken salad, and lemon cake. We hope you'll visit us again soon. More

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