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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 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
  • "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
  • "We ate at four top restaurants on our resent trip to Charleston. This was the best one of the group. We highly recommend this place. Wonderful food."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Everything that we have tried has been sourced locally and is as fresh as it is possible to be. From oysters on the half shell with a quick broil in garlic-herb butter to pork tenderloin that will melt in your mouth. Everything that we have tried has been outstanding! The wait staff cater to your every need without hovering about your table but do not let your glasses drain dry. They are also very knowledgeable about the menu and will pick great recommendations upon request. We have had several very enjoyable meals here and plan to come back to HUSK during our next visit."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Delicious, with excellent bourbon selection. Only downside was a party of super loud (in a small, echoey room) group of college kids. Frivolity is fine, but these teens were oblivious to surroundings. Still, highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Loved the dining room with the original wall art. Their signature cocktails added just the right spice and sweetness to our lunch. The NC Catfish with Sea Island Red Peas and Fried Cabbage, Spring Onion and Tomato Jus was indeed fresh and flavorful. Our waiter was attentive but not disruptive and the pacing was just right. We can't wait to return for dinner."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "As a chef, I had high expectations based on what I have heard about Husk. The food and overall experience exceeded those expectations. The menu changes daily, and that is a shame because I would LOVE to have the lettuce wrap appetizer I had - fresh leaves stuffed with crispy pigs ear and kimchi of local vegetables. It was amazing, as was the rest of the meal, and the 3 others in my party agreed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Charleston has always been known for their outstanding culinary finds; HUSK stands out. This is a must for anyone who truly enjoys exceptional food and service. Everything we had was outstanding; the potions more than ample and price points very reasonable. I have been to HUSK three times in the past year; I live in Washington DC; I wish we had a HUSK out post here!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food, atmosphere, service was awesome! Delicious .. They even printed special menus for my Husbands 60th Birthday! 4stars"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The lunch menu had unexpected twists like the fried chicken skins (delicious) and typically southern fare shrimp and grits (incredible !) as well as wonderful hamburgers for hungry patrons. The rolls were the best ever. I loved their dishes made by a local artisan. All in all, an excellent experience."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Perfect in every way for a lunch. My only regret was that I was unable to get a dinner reservation! I understand that the dinner menu is even better than the lunch. I do recommend this restaurant to any visitor to Charleston."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "the food, the service and the setting were all fabulous. A great place for a special evening. We loved the local sourced produce and meats."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "food was marginal,most impressive thing was whiskey menu. Greg our server was great. the evening was spoiled by some red-bloused woman who never identified herself. intent on seeing us leave she made mean spirited comments to some in our party. would never go back there again esp. after spending more than $1000.00. for three tables."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch. Great food with a southern twist. We were surprised by the value for money."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "After hearing such wonderful comments about Husk we were excited to be eating there for lunch this past week. While the ambience was wonderful..a beautiful setting on a side street in Charleston, the food was less than.... There was a very limited menu. After recommendation for the waiter all 4 of us ordered the "best cheeseburger ever" ... I rarely eat burgers but was willing to try. The burger was just ok...nothing special at all. Our waiter, while pleasant and friendly, mixed up 2 of the orders ( ie: one member of our party asked for "no special sauce"... There was sauce on the burger..another asked for the burger to be a little more well done...hers was the only one that was pink!!). I was quite disappointed in the food and won't return"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Just really great food. Really good service. Great prices for the quality of food. Especially for Lunch."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Not weird food, just excellent southern cuisine. A bit on the pricey side, but for me it was well worth it. I had two "firsts", my wife had the trout. She raved, I'm happy. Would love to return."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I actually didn't dine at Husk for this review--I have eaten there before and it was fabulous. I booked Husk for my parents' 42nd wedding anniversary. I called ahead and spoke with the manager to have the meal charged to my card; she asked if I would like to add my parents' names and happy anniversary to the menus. I said yes of course and also asked if they could send a glass of prosecco to the table when they arrived. They did all of this and treated my parents with the respect and joy on this special occasion that they deserved. Husk helped make this a very special evening for my retired and still in love parents. Can't say enough. Thank you Husk!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The adjacent bar (separate building) and the restaurant are charming. Expected good service and fine food and we were not disappointed. An excellent dining experience with a covered garage directly across the street. The 'Husk' reputation we are now able to say is certainly deserved."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "4th visit here and it continues to impress. It is just an excellent experience in all regards."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Husk and the Bar at Husk are two must do stops in Charleston. Plan to arrive 45 minutes before your restaurant reservation and go to the Bar at Husk. Innovative drinks, fine local liquors of various kinds and very entertaining bartenders. The restaurant itself has a homey atmosphere that masks its impeccable service. Our waitress was personable but didn't let her "down home" style get in the way of perfect service. The food was excellent. Oysters, snapper and anything else from the sea will be great here. The side dishes were creative and very tasty. Our desserts were very good but overshadowed a bit by the high quality of the appetizers and main course. The wine list is limited but good and affordable."
    Dined on 4/1/2014