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82 Queen

82 Queen St., Charleston, SC - (843) 723-7591
82 Queen is deluxe and expensive. If you have money to spend and want to eat some of the most inspired versions of coastal Carolina's regional specialties, many of which are hard to find at any restaurant, it is a destination to treasure. Number One on the list of must-eat meals is shrimp and creamy grits.
100% Approval Rating (9 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Jambalaya
Key Lime Pie
Peach Praline Cobbler
French Toast
Barbecued Shrimp & Grits
She Crab Soup
Tabasco Fried Oysters
Crab Cake
Frogmore Stew
Biscuits
Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"82 Queen is deluxe and expensive: soft white tablecloths and suave service; dinner easily can hit $50 per person, plus drinks. So it is not typical Roadfood. Maybe it isn't even Roadfood at all. But if you have money to spend and want to eat some of the most inspired ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

82 Queen St., Charleston, SC
(843) 723-7591

http://www.82queen.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
My nomination for the best plate of shrimp and grits anywhere, at least since the Old Post Office on Edisto Island closed. The shrimp are firm and fresh, glowing with zesty sauce, and the grits are a fabulous conundrum of rugged grain and dairy plushness. The wicked duo is abetted by melted cheddar, apple-smoked bacon, and chopped green onions.
"My nomination for the best plate of shrimp and grits anywhere, at least since the Old Post Office on Edisto Island closed. The shrimp are firm and fresh, glowing with zesty sauce, and the grits are a fabulous conundrum of rugged grain and dairy plushness. The wicked duo is abetted by melted cheddar, apple-smoked bacon, and chopped green onions."
Michael Stern





'Me-oh-my-oh!' as Hank Williams once sang; this is some mighty good jambalaya, made with shrimp, crawfish, tasso ham and rice enriched by hunks of spicy sausage.
"'Me-oh-my-oh!' as Hank Williams once sang; this is some mighty good jambalaya, made with shrimp, crawfish, tasso ham and rice enriched by hunks of spicy sausage."
Michael Stern


The bar is lively and the indoor tables are cozy, but the romantic place to eat is outdoors on the patio, either in the open or in a charming gazebo.
"The bar is lively and the indoor tables are cozy, but the romantic place to eat is outdoors on the patio, either in the open or in a charming gazebo."
Michael Stern


To start the meal: fine, fragile biscuits
"To start the meal: fine, fragile biscuits"
Michael Stern


The single hors d'oeuvre crab cake is accompanied by charred tomato remoulade.
"The single hors d'oeuvre crab cake is accompanied by charred tomato remoulade."
Michael Stern


Sweet and velvet smooth, she crab soup is presented with a cruet of sherry to add at your pleasure.
"Sweet and velvet smooth, she crab soup is presented with a cruet of sherry to add at your pleasure."
Michael Stern


Most cobblers tend to be somewhat cloddish. Not this peach praline wonder, topped with cinnamon ice cream that melts fast atop the luxurious hot dessert.
"Most cobblers tend to be somewhat cloddish. Not this peach praline wonder, topped with cinnamon ice cream that melts fast atop the luxurious hot dessert."
Michael Stern


Here is a dish with which the kitchen takes no liberties: Key lime pie, made according to tradition with sweetened condensed milk and full-flavored little limes from the Conch Republic. The crust? Graham cracker, of course.
"Here is a dish with which the kitchen takes no liberties: Key lime pie, made according to tradition with sweetened condensed milk and full-flavored little limes from the Conch Republic. The crust? Graham cracker, of course."
Michael Stern


Even more mundane breakfast items are a notch above at 82 Queen.  The french toast is tall and eggy, the thick bacon is apple smoked and served with bourbon maple syrup.
"Even more mundane breakfast items are a notch above at 82 Queen. The french toast is tall and eggy, the thick bacon is apple smoked and served with bourbon maple syrup."
Cliff Strutz



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