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82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
+1 843-723-7591
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Ranked #113 of 759 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
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
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
Cross street: King & Meeting
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.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I had an excellent crab soup and shrimps on grit, which was tasty but also a very full dish. The green fried tomatoes were wonderful. Rich Southern food of great quality. It is highly recommended, also by the locals...

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Salem, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch and were very pleased with the setting, the food and the service. Eating on the patio in the courtyard was very pleasant. We were surprised by the creativity of the food, southern classics with a twist, like the simple kale salad that was so delicious. Nice selection of wines by the glass too.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It was very nice! Food was delicious, big portions, nice atmosphere, very nice staff. We were on the top for a Christmas Party and the bathrooms were downstairs, that was the only bad part in heels.

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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 pleased that you enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The outdoor dining space at 82 Queen is delightful. Menu is terrific, featuring updated Low Country classics. Love the soft shell crab sandwich when it's in season!

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

Thank you for dining at 82 Queen out in Queen's Courtyard! We're delighted to hear your comments on the food, including the soft shell crab sandwich. We hope you'll be back to visit us soon! More 

Salt Lake City UT USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

What a great dinner! All the food was especially well prepared with great flavors. The service was warm, but not bothersome. Professional. I'd go back in a minute.

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

Thank you for dining at 82 Queen and for your kind words! We're pleased that you enjoyed the food, as well as the service, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More 

Groton, CT
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153 reviews 153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We have been to 82 Queen many times for lunch and dinner and the food and service have always been great. This time, we sat in the bar and had she-crab soup and a crab cake. I have tried that soup in many places and this is the best, full flavor and naturally thick as opposed to the cream bases... More 

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

Thank you for dining at 82 Queen and for your kind comments on the She Crab Soup and Crab Cake! We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. More 

Lexington, SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ordered the special of day which was Grilled Chicken on a bed of grits and one Crab Cake. My wife Ordered the Shrimp and Grits which she gets every time we go there. We only get a chance to go to Charleston once or twice a year. She also ordered a "Beet" Salad. Both entrees were good (as usual). The... 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 let us know about your recent experience. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the service as well as the Grilled Chicken special and Crab Cake, but we would like to apologize about the Beet Salad. We greatly value and appreciate your feedback and will be... More 

Hampton, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was a wonderful meal and beautiful restaurant. The service was wonderful and friendly. I had the shecrab soup and crab cakes. How wonderful, the soup was rich and creamy and the crab cakes were all crab meat and no fillers or bread. A grand place and will go back and I hope soon!

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

Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting 82 Queen! We're delighted to hear about how much you enjoyed your experience, including the she crab soup, crab cakes, service, and atmosphere. We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went for an Engagement Celebration with four people total and we decided to order a bunch of apps and two entrees and share everything. It was a great meal. We tried a bunch of speciality drinks and lots of food. We started with the She Crab Soup, the Southern Pickins Plate, and the Beet Salad--all of them were delicious.... More 

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

Thank you for visiting 82 Queen for this special occasion! We're pleased to hear how much you all enjoyed the She Crab Soup, Southern Pickins', Beet Salad, Pulled Duck Egg Roll, and other entrees and cocktails. We're also glad to hear that our staff took great care of you. We appreciate all of your feedback and hope to have the... More 

Hingham, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visiting area and meeting friends who recommended here for lunch. Very nice place. Food was fair. Not what was expected. I had a half squash which had about two tablespoons of rice/cranberry on it. While my squash was cooked my friends was not and barely edible. No bread. I think most of our party of six walked away hungry. Go... 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 let us know about your recent experience. We sincerely apologize for the food items you and your group received, and we will be sure to address your comments with staff. Thanks again for your feedback, and we hope we'll have the chance to serve you... More 

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Additional Information about 82 Queen

Address: 82 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-723-7591
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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