82 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
About the Restaurant
In 1982, three restaurateurs had a vision to provide a uniquely “Charleston” dining experience with a focus on fresh, local cuisine and gracious hospitality. They had the perfect setting consisting of three buildings and a garden courtyard nestled in the Historic French Quarter, but they could not agree on a name. With the pressure of opening upon them, founding partners Harvey Poole, Joe Sliker and Chef Steve Kish decided to simply use the street address as the name. And so was born one of Charleston’s oldest and most celebrated restaurants…82 Queen.
Feeling that there was a portion of Charleston’s culinary heritage that was being overlooked, 82 Queen’s original menu featured dishes influenced by the African, French, Caribbean and Anglo-Saxon tastes which permeated the area. 82 Queen’s fusion of these culturally diverse flavors led to the rise of a culinary genre that had been previously undefined – and is now referred to as “Lowcountry Cuisine”.
As the years rolled on, 82 Queen adapted and remained a powerhouse in the Charleston culinary community. With a barrage of now-famous chefs cutting their teeth in the kitchen and some infamous “pirates” conspiring in the courtyard, the stories of things that began at 82 Queen are plentiful.
As the Charleston culinary scene takes the world stage and hot young chefs open trendy new restaurants, one would think that a 31 year old majestic original may get lost in the shuffle. But as 82 Queen holds true to the plan of fresh local cuisine, customers seeking an authentic Lowcountry experience continue to fill the 11 dining rooms.
Monday: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM