Nothing compares to the fine dining experience offered by this charming restaurant nestled in Charleston's historic French Quarter. With a focus on gracious Southern hospitality and fresh local cuisine, 82 Queen has been providing her guests with a uniquely "Charleston" dining experience for 30 years.
Authentic Lowcountry cuisine, coupled with an award-winning wine list, makes dining at 82 Queen an incomparable experience. There is no finer outdoor dining in historic downtown Charleston than in the magnificent courtyard at 82 Queen.
We can trace the history of 82 Queen Street back to 1688 when South Carolina was just a newly formed colony. Nestled in the heart of Charleston's historic French Quarter, the three buildings known as 82 Queen Street are located on the site of the former Schenckingh's Square, once part of the original walled city of Charles Towne.
For the next 300 years the history of 82 Queen Street closely parallels that of the Holy City: the Great Fire of 1861, the Civil War, the Great Earthquake of 1886 and numerous hurricanes. The three buildings have had many owners, reincarnations and transformations housing businesses like a furniture store, an upholstery shop, a leather shop, a bookstore and a dry goods store.
Then on April 19, 1982, under the careful management of new owners, Joe Sliker, Harvey Poole and Steve Kish, 82 Queen opened its doors for the first time. With a focus on gracious hospitality and fresh, local cuisine, the owners of 82 Queen set out to provide a uniquely "Charleston" dining experience.
Thirty years have passed and 82 Queen remains one of the Charleston area's top destinations for locals and tourists alike, having earned a national reputation for outstanding Lowcountry cuisine and gracious service. Among their many
accolades, 82 Queen has been voted Best City Restaurant by the readers of Southern Living magazine multiple times and received Wine Spectators' Award of Excellence for five consecutive years.
With Executive Chef Steve Stone earning recognition in the Lowcountry and abroad, 82 Queen is poised to take on the next 30 years with the same regal style that lead her through the last three decades.
Dining in West Ashley? Try Swig & Swine, the great new barbecue restaurant from the folks who brought you 82 Queen and Lowcountry Bistro. Located at 1217 Savannah Highway, Swig & Swine is serious about four things: We are serious about 4 items: naturally smoked BBQ, craft beer, whiskey, and having fun. Only a few months old, Swig & Swine has already been included in Zagat's "Hottest BBQ Joints Across the U.S."