82 Queen is not just an address. It’s an experience, a memory and, for many Charleston natives and visitors, a true gem. This restaurant opened in downtown Charleston in 1982, quickly garnering a reputation for excellent cuisine and “must” for those dining in Charleston.
82 Queen is nestled in the heart of the historic French quarter on Queen Street across from the renowned Mills House Hotel and next to Husk Restaurant and Poogan’s Porch. The restaurant itself has a beautiful dining room and picturesque garden courtyard that provides a unique and enjoyable dining experience.
The real star of 82 Queen is the food, and we have Steve Stone to thank for that. The long-time executive chef, Stone worked at the restaurant first from 1991 to 2005 when he left to take over as general manager and executive chef of Boone Hall Farms Market Store and Café. He returned to 82 Queen in 2015, bringing his passion for local, fresh and home-grown food with him. He is the epitome of a true Charlestonian. Born and raised in the Lowcountry, Stone knows the true meaning behind authentic southern cuisine.
Put 82 Queen on your list of restaurants to try or to visit once again. Make sure you order Stone’s fried green tomatoes before diving into either the Carolina crab cakes or the fried oyster and shrimp gumbo for an entrée. It won’t take long for you to taste Stone’s culinary talent.
Call 843-723-7591 for reservations, especially if you want to sit in the garden courtyard.