76 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.huskrestaurant.com/
- Phone: 8435772500
- 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: At this time Husk is not able to accommodate private events.
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 WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
- Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
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Husk Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
747 reviews since June 22, 2014
- Ambiance4.5Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (608)special occasion (408)neighborhood gem (289)hot spot (261)romantic (253)great for lunch (230)notable wine list (164)great for brunch (121)good for groups (97)vibrant bar scene (88)great for outdoor dining (79)scenic view (26)kid-friendly (21)late-night find (11)Show More
- Incredible DinnerLisaRDined on 10/18/2014My daughter and I ate at Husk our last night in Charleston. We definitely saved the best for last. I never thought much about using fresh ingredients but wow could you taste the freshness. I had the flat iron steak and my daughter had the amberjack. They were incredible. And the pumpkin bread pudding and apple pot pie desserts were to die for. I don't usually write reviews but this meal was worth the effort.Special Features:
- Must ExperienceSevernaDined on 10/18/2014If your travels are taking you to Charleston, SC, book your table at Husk well in advance so you can enjoy a wonderful dining experience. If you have ever watched Mind of a Chef on PBS, you may already know about Chef Sean Brock, who operates Husk and is a well-known spokesperson for traditional Southern cuisine. Husk delivers! Food was excellent, wine list was imaginative, atmosphere was relaxing and service was attentive. Prices are reasonable, and the restaurant is on Queen Street, an easy walk from the Market. Highly recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- PeggyOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/18/2014Beautiful attention to food flavors, beautiful presentation, knowledgeable and friendly staff.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 10/17/2014We had a wonderful time at Husk. The service was outstanding. The food was delicious...the bread is to die for!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food amazing. Wine list subparOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/17/2014The food was spectacular! We had the Rappahannock oysters to start then cornmeal catfish with gumbo and the pork belly. Both couldn't have been any better. We were too full for dessert but if they have the chess pie next time, I will definitely order it. Wine list was lacking -- I will call before next time to see if we can bring our own.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/17/2014This is my favorite dinner place for special occasions. As soon as visitors from out of town say they are coming I make the reservation. I have never been dissapointed!! Just love to enjoy Husks great food and excellent service!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delish!OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 10/16/2014It's no surprise husk was rated the best restaurant in America in 2011. The ingredients are all local and the menu changes twice per day. The food was amazing. I had a piece of chicken that was so smooth and nearly melted in my mouth. The cheddar grits were fabulous and chocolate cake with peanut brittle was to die for.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 10/16/2014A bit overrated especially in light of a long wait for food in a noise environment reminiscent of what one might find at the end of an aircraft runway.Special Features:
- Special lunchako57Dined on 10/16/2014Because it's hard to get evening reservations, we appreciated our opportunity for lunch at Husk. Our server was exceptional and described the menu and also portion sizes to help us order appropriately. The food is perfectly prepared and busting in flavor. Bacon and pork are prominent on the menu, including bacon fat and flavor in the cornbread. We tried a Southern ginger ale and Shrub for beverages. Shrimp and grits were delicious and the kitchen nicely split the entree because we mentioned that we would be sharing. Try Husk for lunch if you haven't planned ahead for evening reservations when in Charleston.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The bestbpreviewsDined on 10/15/2014Our dining experience at Husk was the top dining experience of our week in Charleston. The menu offered many choices, all created using local ingredients. The service was excellent and the ambience very enjoyable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LoudjopaDined on 10/15/2014Maybe we r getting old but it is a very noisy place, hard to talk to one another.
- charlieDined on 10/14/2014Everything we had was delicious! The chicken wings were out of this world as was the shrimp and grits. The drinks were also very tasty, can't wait to return,Special Features:
- AmazingFirstTimeDined on 10/13/2014Once we had a taste of the appetizers, we knew that this was going to be a fantastic meal. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable, the menu was fabulous and I don't think we could have gone wrong with any of the food choices. My out of town guests were over the moon with the taste of the food. This is a very nice place to go to that delivers on quality and friendliness.Special Features:
- Excellent!OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 10/13/2014Wonderful food and service. Pig ear lettuce cups and cornbread skillet were highlights.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Huskdck58Dined on 10/13/2014Shrimp and grits were the best I have ever had. The bar had excellent cocktails and a great bourbon menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- HUSK: Lives up to the HypeLifeofRileyDined on 10/13/2014A true foodie find, Husk lives up to its reputation as a rare gem with artisanal, top-notch food. Unlike some contemporary restaurants, Husk has large portions and indulgent menu items, like the pimento cheese crostini or pork Roullettes. The burger at Husk is the best burger I have ever had in my life. Service is knowledgable, kind, and welcoming. Atmosphere is beautiful and earthy. I would return again and again, one of the better meals of my life.Special Features:
- Decent but not fantasticmalaysiamericanDined on 10/12/20143 starters (brisket, salad, and rice), 2 mains (catfish and duck), 1 dessert (pumpkin cake). Menu and sourcing are top notch, especially for a Virginia native who loved drinking cider from VA apples. Starters were creative and full of flavour - 5 stars there. Catfish was superb. Duck itself was good but the squash served with it was so overpowered by pumpkin it tasted like someone spilled pumpkin scent from Bed Bath & Beyond on the dish. The dessert was similarly disappointing, dry cake that tasted on par with a loaf from SBUX. Maybe that's a compliment to SBUX, but not tasty when that's your final impression at a highly regarded establishment.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It is what it is.OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 10/11/2014Let's not forget this is a chef driven restaurant. For that fact it must be mentioned that the food was suberb. Service, ambiance and overall dining satisfaction were a well below a tolerable level.Special Features:
- Great experiencebellwoodDined on 10/11/2014The flounder was excellent. Duck leg was done to perfection. Barrel aged Manhattan was worth the $16.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Charleston's best restaurantfoodieVIPDined on 10/10/2014Husk is Charleston's best restaurant. They have raised Southern cooking to another level. The corn bread was outstanding. The grits were the best I have ever had, and believe me I have tried them lunch and dinner in every restaurant I have been to in the south. They were made with cheddar cheese and the topping was crunchy like a good macaroni and cheese dish. The ribs were great as was the fish and everything else we tried. To end, the Butter Milk pie was outstanding, much better than the Hominy Grill. It had pieces of lemon peel in it. It is very difficult to get a reservation here, but now I know why.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Interesting MenusherriberriDined on 10/10/2014The food was locally sources and prepared in new and interesting ways to me. The service detracted from the experience . The food was good but not the best I had while in Charleston. Did not really meet my expectations.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- everyone else seems to love itpixkyeaterDined on 10/9/2014I wanted to like it. It's hard to get into, ever one talks about it. But just did not love it, or even really like it. Caveat: I don't eat pork or drink bourbon. Our server told us 95% of every dish contains lard (pork fat). He couldn't have been more accommodating to me. But even the 3 pork eaters with me were less than impressed.Special Features:
- It is an originalOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/9/2014This is Southern Cooking at the highest level...every dish is an original...and all are delicious!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Can't be beattechguyDined on 10/8/2014Singularly outstanding food and drink (the single barrel Manhattan is fabulous). Service was warm and efficient. No downside. Pay more, get better food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Simply amazing!!PerfectionDined on 10/8/2014Probably the best restaurant meal ever! Very knowledgeable server (Tanya), Accessible wine list and Ooooh the food!! Not one to give praise to restaurants easily, I found nothing to quibble with here. Yes a bit pricey, but oh so worth it.Special Features:
- One of the bestMtPgirlDined on 10/8/2014I have dined at Husk several times now (lunch and dinner) and never been disappointed. The food, service, and atmosphere are all top notch!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Don't miss Husk while in CharlestonPolarBearDined on 10/7/2014We started the night with their great bourbon and whiskey list. Barrel aged Manhattan is great. Food was fantastic from an ever changing menu. All about what they can get local and fresh. Nice wine list. And back to bourbon with dessert. Great evening.Special Features:
- Always great.REVIKDined on 10/7/2014The menu is dictated by the availability of locally produced ingredients. Thus the menu changes frequently. After many visits we have never had a bad meal. Most of the choices represent Low Country cooking. You will like it.Special Features:
- Stunning in every wayOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/6/2014Absolutely superb restaurant. Impeccable service, incredible menu, perfect presentation!Special Features:
- Great Southern FoodJmontel99VIPDined on 10/6/2014We heard so much about this place we had to give it a try...It didn't dissappoint. We started off with the pig ear lettuce wraps... I know my wife couldn't get pass the name but they we really good. I had the shrimp and grits and my wife had the pork and apples delicious !!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome experience!DannyDined on 10/5/2014HUSK was a great restaurant to celebrate our 1 year anniversary! The staff was attentive and polite, the food was incredible, and the look and feel of the restaurant was wonderful. Next time we are in Charleston we'll be paying a visit!Special Features:
- Outstanding DinnerSlimDined on 10/5/2014My wife and I celebrated an early 10 year anniversary and had a tremendous experience. Starting with a couple of drinks at the very neat bar that is run by the restaurant and ending with a dinner that was one of the best we have ever had. From the pig ear lettuce wraps and short ribs that we started with to the catfish (my wife's) and duck (my selection), the wwhole experience was tremedous! Thanks to everyone that was involved in this great dinner and experienceSpecial Features:
- First Dinner MarriedParty4twoDined on 10/5/2014It was our first dinner as a married couple. They had great service and the food was delicious. Definitely a rantic atmosphere.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Brunch with FriendsKinnerDined on 10/5/2014Husk was chosen by us as a place to host a young engaged couple from NJ. We chose Husk because it was central AND it was a restaurant in Charleston that we had not been to, but had heard much about. You can't judge a quality restaurant by Sunday Brunch, but this was really good, menu was interesting as expected and it will cause us to go back when in Charleston again. We live in Savannah and go to Charleston 3-5 times per year. Husk stands up to its reputation. Joy was a delight as our server. We had a "Joyfull" experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bourbonalwaysthere1VIPDined on 10/3/2014A must for serious bourbon drinkers because must have at least. 40 different bourbons. Very unusual menuSpecial Features:
- good efforttravelerDined on 10/3/2014went on a busy night so service was a bit slow...food was good for a neighborhood restaurant and vacation destination locale...what you might expect from a good southern home kitchenSpecial Features:
- A Definite Must is Husk!NolaGirlDined on 10/2/2014Had quite a lovely and enjoyable meal at Husk. Food was absolutely delicious and menu had adventurous, interesting eats but weren't scary or unsatisfying. Pig ear lettuce wraps were killer!!! I was very impressive with the depth of flavor and just serious tastiness of everything brought to the table. Incredible meal. Will be remembered with fondness and has set the bar pretty high for future outings.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Ever changing menu is great idea.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 10/2/2014Easy walk from Market. Fine dining at its best. Very casual.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WHAT A TREAT!birthdaytripDined on 10/2/2014If you are in Charleston and want to treat yourself to a memorable meal, head to Husk, I doubt you will regret it. Also, go early and have drinks and the Husk Bar next door to Husk Restaurant.Special Features:
- Disappointing night at HuskAG27Dined on 10/2/2014Husk came highly recommended to us but we were very disappointed with the food and experience. We were seated upstairs, which loses a little of the ambiance, but we were also seated between multiple groups that had very young children which gave the night a totally different feeling. We had traveled a long way and were looking forward to a special night without kids. We have plenty of our own at home! Our server was very pushy and it was clear that he was trying to move us along in a rapid pace. We ordered a bourbon before dinner and it would have been nice to sip on it slowly without the pressure of having to order so quickly. We tried a few of his recommendations for appetizers and we were very disappointed. Entrees were very averageSpecial Features: