Husk Restaurant
Husk Restaurant

Husk Restaurant

  • 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.

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Husk Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
751 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (615)special occasion (410)neighborhood gem (295)hot spot (266)romantic (253)great for lunch (228)notable wine list (163)great for brunch (121)good for groups (99)vibrant bar scene (89)great for outdoor dining (84)scenic view (27)kid-friendly (21)late-night find (12)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Our waitress was outstanding---friendly, attentive, helpful. The food was exceptionally good. My only complaint is that the serving was too small, even for a small man (I weight 135 pounds). The servings of my two companions were larger but they, too, I thought, should have been more generous. I would have happily paid a higher price for more food. I ate at Husk last year. I did not have the same impression regarding the size of the servings. I just remember loving the cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Experience was overall very enjoyable. I would recommend to friends and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guests loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I was able to score reservations on Open Table for out of town friends. They loved it. We met in the cozy bar for drinks; then walked next door when our table was ready. All 3 of us had wonderful and different meals. The cornbread we all shared was to die for! My fiends were very impressed with the restaurant and how it had lived up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This time when we dined we found that the staff was good- but did not perform the small services like filling water glasses correctly- reached accross the table- not behind the person that they wanted to serve- also food great, service slower than normal-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    alanahVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Husk not only had ridiculous food but the bar is amazing! Cozy! Friendly! A step above!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Foodies
    funfood22
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Had a great brunch with my wife and daughter. Food was outstanding, creative and varied. Service was also very good along with the ambiance of the dinning experience. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    So Southern and charming! The food is outstanding and the servers are very theme-oriented yet authentic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Evening did not start well due to a mix up as to who would service our table. After that was straightened out, service was excellent. My husband felt the dorado fish he ordered was exceptional and I enjoyed my wood-fired tofu as well. The sushi appetizer and pumpkin cheesecake desserts were also delicious. And the live music was a nice surprise that made the evening more enjoyable. Great place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Dinner
    LisaR
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must Experience
    Severna
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    If 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peggy
    PJSDayton
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Beautiful attention to food flavors, beautiful presentation, knowledgeable and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Husk. The service was outstanding. The food was delicious...the bread is to die for!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food amazing. Wine list subpar
    Fitfoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outandabout
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Givingtree29
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It'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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    A 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 occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special lunch
    ako57
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Because 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    bpreviews
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Our 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:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    jopa
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Maybe we r getting old but it is a very noisy place, hard to talk to one another.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always an excellent experience!
    chsdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    You can't go wrong with Husk - start next door with a drink and some ham in the charming carriage house bar. Dinner won't disappoint and dessert for the table is a must. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • charlie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Everything 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    FirstTime
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Once 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:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Wonderful food and service. Pig ear lettuce cups and cornbread skillet were highlights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husk
    dck58
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Shrimp and grits were the best I have ever had. The bar had excellent cocktails and a great bourbon menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HUSK: Lives up to the Hype
    LifeofRiley
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    A 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent but not fantastic
    malaysiamerican
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    3 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is what it is.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Let'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:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    bellwood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The flounder was excellent. Duck leg was done to perfection. Barrel aged Manhattan was worth the $16.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleston's best restaurant
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Husk 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Menu
    sherriberri
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everyone else seems to love it
    pixkyeater
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I 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:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is an original
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is Southern Cooking at the highest level...every dish is an original...and all are delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth a visit.
    Caro76dines
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The blackboard in the lobby is a nice touch showing all the different suppliers for the produce on the menu. The restaurant is very lively and busy. The dinner was excellent and we particularly enjoyed the fried oysters and the flat iron steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't be beat
    techguy
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Singularly outstanding food and drink (the single barrel Manhattan is fabulous). Service was warm and efficient. No downside. Pay more, get better food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing!!
    Perfection
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Probably 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best
    MtPgirl
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss Husk while in Charleston
    PolarBear
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great.
    REVIK
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Had great expectations after reading all the reviews about Chef Brock and Husk and was not dissappointed. Wonderful lunch in Charleston and now thinking of having dinner at Husk in Nashville, TN.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stunning in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Absolutely superb restaurant. Impeccable service, incredible menu, perfect presentation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate