Romantic Dining: If you're lucky enough to enjoy a warmer-than-usual Valentine's Day evening, a dinner reservation at 82 Queen is an outstanding option. You and your date will enjoy all that is savory and scrumptious in Southern cuisine, all in the historical setting of 82 Queen's private outdoor courtyard, complete with cast iron chairs and dining tables, surrounded by greenery and attended by excellent service. 82 Queen's offerings in the way of lowcountry dishes are exemplary, too; try a few Southern favorites like the Barbeque Shrimp and Grits, Carolina Crab Cakes, or the Queen Street Chicken Bog. If there's room left over for dessert, celebrate the occasion with an order of decadent bread pudding.
Lowcountry: Located just outside of Charleston's historic French Quarter neighborhood, 82 Queen is named for its address on quiet Queen Street downtown, where it has served for over 30 years. This old Charleston classic is well known for its food and service to both Charleston locals and visitors alike, and is very dedicated to its elegant decor and atmosphere. The dishes at 82 Queen are equally as elegant, beautifully plated and put together. Dine at 82 Queen for lunch Monday through Friday, Dinner seven days a week and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Menu items such as Fried Green Tomatoes, BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Lowcountry Gumbo and Carolina Crab Cakes highlight 82 Queen's commitment to lowcountry traditions and ingredients.
Brunch: Enjoy Lowcountry cuisine in a historic area. Menu offerings include award-winning she-crab soup laced with sherry, charcoal-grilled spicy oysters with sesame and soy sauce, a traditional Carolina bouillabaisse, New Orleans-style shrimp-and-chicken gumbo with andouille sausage and okra, and crab cakes with sweet pepper and basil rémoulade sauce. Still hungry? Well then the bourbon pecan pie is not to be missed. Outdoor dining is always pleasant here.
Local Expert Clare Sweeney Says:
Romantic Dining: "When the weather's warm (it usually is), snag a table outside. Oh, and trust us: you won't want to skip dessert."
Lowcountry: "Ask for or reserve a window seat if you can, and you'll enjoy a nice view of historic Queen Street and a good deal of people watching."
Best for Romantic Dining Because: 82 Queen is the perfect spot if you're looking for old southern charm with a dose of hospitality.
Best for Lowcountry Because: 82 Queen serves up top-notch lowcountry plates in a classic setting, amongst other centuries-old buildings on quiet Queen Street.
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