82 Queen: Fit For A Queen

Living in Charleston we have unlimited restaurants to choose from, John and I always like to try something different each week. Usually he's the food connoisseur and picks the place, but when I found out he's never been to 82 Queen, I knew he had to try it!
Usually when we go out for dinner downtown we always go on a random week night since Charleston is so crazy busy on the weekends. So getting a Thursday night reservation was easy peasy. The whole atmosphere of this place is amazinggggg, they provide indoor seating but John and I decided to brace the August heat and sit outside in their beautiful courtyard to admire the gazebos and the twinkle lights.

With the summer heat I was just going to stick with water but the Berry Mojito sounded so refreshing. . . and it was!!! John ordered his usual Jameson and ginger but caved and got a berry mojito too!
 We started with their complimentary chive biscuits and for apps ordered their famous BBQ Shrimp and Grits and also the Crispy Shrimp Crab Rolls.

For my entrée I ordered the Fish and Grits. Yall I am a massive grits snob. . .most of the time I am let down with bland or runny grits. . . .but not 82 Queen. Best Grits. Hands. Down. The stone ground yellow grits had a thick consistency with a hint of sweetness that wasn't too overpowering. The flounder, crispy fried green tomatoes and bacon were the perfect blend and the sauce was a snazzy addition for a nice spice kick. Also, the fried green tomatoes were so perfectly seasoned that the next day heating up my leftovers, It didn't need a dipping sauce!



Its was so good that John and I went back for brunch and of course I had to order their Crab Cake Grits with a fried green tomato and poached egg. . . yurrrrm!




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