The food was excellent—the risotto was out of this world! However, my server assured me that all distilled liquor is GF, and I know that celiacs have reacted to wheat based liquors, so that was disappointing. Proceed with caution on drinks if you are very sensitive.
Server didn’t seem terribly aware of what was gluten free even with a smaller menu but the Barbecue Bourbon Shrimp and Grits were gluten free and I had her check on the jambalaya since I had read about it on this app. I’m sure there were a few other things that were probably Gf or could be made that way but my Celiac cousin and I both had the shrimp and grits and they were great!
This is an awesome place! I have celiac coupled with a dairy allergy which can make finding restaurants on vacation a chore but 82 Queen was very accommodating! I spoke privately with our waiter and he assured me they have very safe practices for their allergy sensitive food. I had jambalaya and the veggie sucatash and felt wonderful! I would definitely recommend this place!
I took my clients here for dinner last night and had a great experience. I have Celiac and while my waitress Tiffany was unsure of some things she confirmed with the chef on what could be made gluten free. I had the tomato soup (unfortunately their famous she-crab soup isn't GF), BBQ shrimp and grits as an appetizer and a white fish they had as one of the specials of the day. I wish I could of just gotten the BBQ shrimp and grits for my main course as the fish was only meh.
This place is NOT gluten free. They are not knowledgable about gluten at all. I did the standard quiz with the waiter regarding soy sauce, marinating, etc, and he just kept saying they could make anything gluten free, which tells me it's just a joke to them. After ordering a salad because I thought they were idiots, they brought it out with crutons - so I asked for it to go while the rest of my party ate, and I just left the to-go bag on my chair.
There was no gluten-free menu and the young woman who helped us make our to-go order (we had just arrived in Charleston, it was late, and our baby was exhausted) didn't seem to know what gluten was. She finally ascertained that the jambalaya had no wheat in it. Now, the jambalaya was AMAZING - with more seafood than rice. But it was $26 for a moderate (not tiny, but certainly not generous) portion that I ate with trepidation. It had been two days and I don't seem to be suffering any problems. However, we chose this place due to its listing on here and the statement that it had a g.f. menu, which it does NOT. Instead, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE go to Poogan's Porch, two doors down. They have g.f. items marked on the menu (and are willing to modify other items to make them g.f.). I had the most perfect meal in recent memory there. Our experience at Poogan's Porch was what we were HOPING for from 82 Queen, but did not receive. I told the general manager of Poogan's Porch about Find Me Gluten Free and he is going to submit a listing for the app.
I don't recommend this place at all if you are very sensitive. The staff were neither knowledgeable or respectful of my situation. I had no confidence that it would be good and it wasn't. I was told the Jambalaya was safe and it wasn't . No GF menu. And, the bathroom was dirty. Not a great experience at all.