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Husk Restaurant
Husk Restaurant

Husk Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.huskrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@huskrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (843) 577-2500
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant Lunch: 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday Dinner: 5.30-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 5:30-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday Brunch: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday Bar 4 p.m.-close daily Thanksgiving Day: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Christmas Eve Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day; New Years Eve Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Closed New Years Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Chef Sean Brock
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: At this time Husk is not able to accommodate private events.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: There are two public parking garages within 2 blocks of Husk
A word from Husk Restaurant
Occupying adjacent spaces on Queen Street, Husk’s structures date back to the late 1800s. The main dining room, constructed in 1893, evokes the grandeur of Charleston, and speaks to the transformation of the city over time. Victorian details and turned columns were layered over the original Queen Anne-style façade through the years, and the buildings fell into disrepair until discovered by Husk ownership. The Neighborhood Dining Group President David Howard set into a motion an extensive remodeling effort of both. Although both buildings retain their antique charm and stately character, the renovations imbued each with a modern, minimalist theme. Like the reinterpreted food served within, each space has been laid bare, revealing reclaimed floors, original windows, and exposed brick throughout. The main house features an open kitchen with a wood-burning oven and dining room.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We had been told that Husk was one of the best restaurants in Charleston. The food was good but it was not any better than a lot of the two and a half to three star restaurants we eat in usually. The service was fine but not overly warm and inviting. Husk paled in comparison to FIG, Magnolia's and SNOB, all of which we absolutely would return to the next te we are in Charleston."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Innovative drink menu (drinks with Madeira!) and outstanding food and service. One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Every detail was perfect and the server was attentive but not intrusive. Would make a detour to eat there again. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The lunch was good. The place was very crowed and noisy. The ladies at the front desk were very grumpy. Our waiter on the other hand was great! He was helpful informative and very nice. The fish of the day was well prepared and tasty. The wood fired cabbage and spring onion was excellent. The dessert, caramel creme, was wonderful. The flan was perfect in taste and texture. Did not have any of the whiskey opted instead for the historic recipe punch. It was excellent and very fun to try. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was such a highly anticipated dinner but we were a little underwhelmed by the experience. The corn fritters with pimento dip were excellent and my fish entree was fresh and creatively prepared. The other two entrees were not as well received. The service was a little off (wrong wine, had to wait 20 minutes - even with a reservation, and it was very noisy.) I would chalk up the service issues to a very busy evening at the restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Charleston for a short vacation and Husk was recommended to us. We were not disappointed. The steak and vegetables I had were very good and prepared just right. My husband and the pulled pork dish and he loved it. I would recommened it."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We had lunch here to celebrate my birthday and it lived up to its reputation as one of Charleston's top restaurants! Luckily we had a reservation (they are weeks out)! It is located in a an old southern home and has an open, relaxed environment. The menu choices are amazing and I was thrilled to find out much of the menu was GF ...including their famous cornbread that comes in its own small cast iron skillet and with pork infused butter. The portion sizes are generous without being obnoxious. The shrimp and grits is a must have and my husband got the much talked about cheeseburger- a double patty of bacon infused meat. The bourbon menu is extensive and perfect for the bourbon connoisseur! And Housemade Bloody Mary is best I've ever had!! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "After dining at the Nashville Husk swore we'd never go back because though the staff was super nice, the food didn't seem special. We suspected they were having execution problems, and this experience in Charleston confirms that. A pig ear lettuce wrap that is purportedly a favorite was indelible at Nashville due to chewy rubbery texture but here was perfectly crispy and addictive. A catfish dish was stellar. Straightforward but well done. Absolutely would return to Charleston Husk."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner at husk. Food was great and atmosphere terrific. Recommend it! Going to Nashville in a few weeks and will eat at husk there."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Many people recommended this place, and we are so glad we took them up on the recommendation! I love the concept that the food is all local/southern - not even olive oil used here. A chalkboard at the entrance lists the providence of all major foods on the menu. Mostly a meat-based menu, but they were still able to accommodate a vegetarian/dairy-free meal. Drink options are incredible - I personally went crazy on the cider list."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The food's great but it was hard to enjoy the experience after driving around for 45 mins trying to find parking. Out of desperation I Ended up parking illegally and so had $14 ticket. Husk is great but if you have to go thru parking misery I'm not sure "the juice is worth the squeeze.""
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We went to Husk during our first visit to Charleston, and after a truly wonderful experience we will be back. The whiskey selection at the bar is commendable, the service is friendly and efficient while giving you time to relax and enjoy yourself between courses. We had the corn-fried oysters for an appetizer, duck and a pork chop for dinner, all cooked to perfection surrounded by fresh vegetables and tasty sauces. The chess pie was divine."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "In a city with so many great places to eat, it can be hard to choose. Choose Husk if you can...Dinner reservations were full, but we had a wonderful lunch that featured a number of dishes that Husk "makes their own." We loved the Husk puppies that include a hit of trout and the shrimp and grits. Their burger is top-rated and deservedly so. And do try the Dragoon punch. What a great drink for this great and beautiful historical city. Husk will always be my #1 recommendation to anyone traveling down to this lowcountry treasure of a town...And the service was perfect. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Hands down, one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. Food was good. Service was on point. Drinks were fabulous. Everything my table ordered was delicious."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We spent an extra day in Charleston just to experience Husk, and it was well worth it. Our cocktails and desserts were excellent. But our appetizer (House Made Burrata with Preserved Lemon Ricotta, Spring Vegetables, Citrus and Garden Herbs) and entrees (NC Mountain Trout, Grilled Asparagus with English Peas and Young Sweet Vidalia, Citrus Vinaigrette and VA Heritage Pork, Smoky Butterbeans and Sea Island Red Peas, Carolina Gold Rice, Mustard Greens, Pot Likker) we're wildly creative perfectly executed/presented and otherworldly good! Beyond the wonderful food, it's a beautiful venue with world-class service. Highly recommended! "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had a sensational low country dinner that featured perfectly prepared grouper with carrots and a broth, cornbread with smoked bacon and undoubtedly the best vodka tonic we have ever been served. If you've never been to HUSK you must go. If you have been, you should return, just as we will. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This restaurant has tons of hype around it and I am not sure that it lives up to the hype. The good : The fried chicken skin appetizer, the pork dish and the sweet potatoes. The pork dish was super flavorful and quite delicious. I was quite impressed. The not so impressive: The entire red snapper dish. This dish just didn't stand out at all. For a restaurant at this price point and reputation, I was quite disappointed. Overall it seemed to be hit and miss and even the hit (the pork) didn't blow my mind the way that you would expect from a restaurant of the year."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "If you only have time to eat at one place in Charleston, this is the one. Innovative menu with use of local fare, Creatively prepared. Good service with knowledge of what they are serving. Nice deck with overlook to street allows people watching while you eat. Wonderful. Captures the essence of this beautiful city."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We booked our table months ago to be sure of eating here during our trip to Charleston & it was worth the wait. We enjoyed a perfectly executed meal, full of stunning locally sourced ingredients. The service was exemplary & the place itself was tasteful & comfortable (& better lit than its sister restaurant!) Do begin your evening with cocktails in their adjoining bar (across the side alley) - probably the most handsome & atmospheric bar in town!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We had heard a lot about Husk and wanted to try it, so we did. We found the menu different then what we expected in the food and combinations put together for the dinners offered. Everything about the restaurant was wonderful, outside seating, taste of the food and service was good also. Nothing negative here, just not to our taste, I guess."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "they are that good. And Husk is very well known for it's bar menu and drinks. Especially bourbon whiskey. And the food is pretty darn good, too. Piemento cheese, the grits, the low country's shrimp and grits. Reservations an absolute must. The only way we got in was for brunch. Not really impressed with their Reception, and the two young ladies there, but the wait staff was excellent and the espresso very good. Go, it's a Charleston landmark.qw"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Food was delicious but a little too rich for me. I felt like I experienced true southern cooking but needed to apologize to my cardiovascular system!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Loved dining at Husk. The reviews we read prior to visiting lived up to our expectations. Cornbread fried oysters were fabulous, as was the flank steak and mustard greens. I have a new appreciation for simple ingredients. Husk took the ordinary and made it extraordinary! Beautiful dining room and bar too. A great place that we will return to on our next visit to Charleston."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "By far, the best food we had in Charleston. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I was seated within 3 minutes of arriving (I had a reservation). The service was great! The food was delicious. I would definitely visit again."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Over all a nice dinner. Food was just not what I expected. Sharing sides were so small they should have been personal. 2 of 4 plates were very good, others were ok."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We started our meal with local oysters and arugula salad which were both delicious. The entrees included pork chop and sheepshead (white fish) expertly prepared and presented. The vegetables accompanying the fish and pork were fine additions, most notably the carolina rice and beans beneath the pork and fennel, red pepper and greens along side the fish. The pecan tart was subtle in flavor and memorable in texture a fitting finish to a masterful meal."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "$29 for a tiny piece of fish, 3 little rounds of sweet potato and 3-4 brussel sprouts...good grief!!!! Go to SNOB instead, much better quality and quantity for same or less!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was very, very good, our server was friendly, and the atmosphere was very nice. We were here for an earlier lunch, so it wasn't too busy inside, which was nice. This was the most highly recommended restaurant for the area, so obviously they are doing something right. It was wonderful to have fresh and local ingredients, however nothing that we ate was absolutely outstanding. Very, very good, but nothing that I will rave about for the next week. A great Charleston staple to try, though!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Husk lived up to all the praise it received from several friends. It will be at the top of my list next time I visit Charleston!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Were really looking forward to the pig ear wraps but instead the menu had crispy pig ears on 3 large meaty ribs as an appetizer /, though good, redundant & over filling even though we shared it w/2 people. While the food was good, the thing they do best is presentation on awesome custom made ceramic plates, many hand thrown designs. Drinks in the bar in the detached carriage house were delicious & a fun friendly scene."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Everything was incredibly delicious. The best Manhattan cocktail of my life. I had the bnqef pork ribs and pig ears"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Although we have been going to Charleston 3-4 times a year for the past 10 years, this was the first visit to Husk. We will definitely go there again. We ate at 7 different restaurants this time and Husk was one of two that had perfect service. Our waitress was great without hovering over the table. Very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Very creative menu and food was great."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Great quiet place for lunch. Food was wonderful, drinks good and the atmosphere was just perfect."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Husk puts the emphasis on Southern ingredients and treats them right. You won't find as many surprising combinations or new-age techniques, but perfectly-prepared dishes that let the high quality ingredients shine. Appetizers: the fried chicken skins and the crispy pig ear lettuce wraps are must-tries. Definitely try some of the side dishes to share with the table: the green beans were the green-beaniest tasting ones I have had, and the rice with smoked pit beans are comfort in a spoon. Non-alcoholic cocktail: the Smoldering Woods has smoked apple juice, Nehi orange, jalepeno juice, and simple syrup. So if you appreciate great ingredients elevated to show them off without covering them up with technique or odd pairings, Husk is for you."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My lunch was truly memorable -- a fantastic, subtly seasoned shrimp and grits. Still thinking about it days later. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Comfy Homey and wonderful service. Farm to Table and comforting meals. We enjoyed the Caper Blades oysters and Duck Confit was wonderful"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We have eaten at Husk several times and enjoyed it but this time the food was disappointing.The husk puppies were so small and overcooked so that you really didn't get a good taste of what was inside The cheeseburger was good with a nice bun. The catfish poboy was disappointing. It was mostly bread. Only about 6 bites of catfish. The catfish was good just not enough. The rolls were dry. The chocolate chess pie was good. We had a reservation and the front staff was not overly friendly. It seemed like they took delight in turning people away and even with a reservation everyone was seated about 15 minutes late. The server was excellent she explained everything and was very helpful."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We've heard great reports for years about Husk. As we expected, the food was first class. Greg the server was a true professional. It was a great experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "What an amazing dining experience! In a city of extraordinary restaurant choices I am so glad that we were able to enjoy this one too. The setting is beautiful, the dining area is spacious with no feeling of sitting on top of the diners at the next table. It is obvious that the number of reservations is limited for a reason and it works. We made ours months ahead of our visit and I recommend the same to others. Oh, and the food! All locally sourced- checked the huge chalkboard in the entryway to see where everything for that day came from. Delicious, beautifully plated and served. Clearly I can't say enough. Bit of trivia, the dishes are made by a local potter who uses ashes from the restaurant's kitchen. ENJOY!!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Great food. The portions were generous. The service was delighful."
    Dined on 4/7/2014