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
774 reviews since July 2, 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 (639)special occasion (428)neighborhood gem (312)hot spot (281)romantic (264)great for lunch (243)notable wine list (170)great for brunch (127)good for groups (105)great for outdoor dining (93)vibrant bar scene (93)scenic view (31)kid-friendly (21)late-night find (16)Show More
  • outforfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The fried chicken skins were good, but too rich and there was too much if it. I loved the glaze and peanuts with it. My entree of duck confit was delicious along with the black eyed peas, spicy sweet potato puree. The kale chips were delicious, but again the dish got too rich with the additional grease and richness. Innovative food, but southern rich!s5mccullys
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Three Strikes You Are Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We have dined here three times and although the food is very good they can't seem to honor their reservation times. We feel that making guests with a reservation wait 30 or more minutes for a table is unacceptable. Also unacceptable filling a walk up request ahead of a reservation. There are so many wonderful restaurants in the Charleston area that we will not spend our time and money at this one again. This is a much hyped restaurant and frankly we don't see that it stands out above many of the others. If you would like to try this restaurant stop by put your name on the list and take a stroll around the beautiful city, don't bother with a reservation just know that you will be waiting 30 to 60 minutes for a table regardless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    volmanVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Even better than advertised. Certainly worth the hard effort to get a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Bill
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Husk is awesome! Great ambiance and vibe, excellent service and the food is incredible. It was a perfect evening. Also love the bar in the adjacent building. Make that the first stop. Fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charleston Restaurant
    KingVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Highly recommended and didn't disappoint - the food was fabulous! Would definitely eat here again if I find my way back to Charleston! Try a patio table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tummy says it's Yummy
    JCStarnesVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Perfect cocktails paired with delicious food, suggested and served by a knowledgeable and sweet waitress. Can't ask for more.
    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, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the Drive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Drove from Savannah just for lunch at Husk after referrals from my foodie friends. I was alone so could not sample as many dishes as I would have liked, but the salad, the 'shrub' and signature shrimp and grits were worth the drive. Freshness makes a difference and the flavors were perfectly blended. The main course was rich but portions were right on point so I didn't feel too guilty eating everything! Decor/setting was quaint and welcoming and the service was friendly and attentive. Also liked the background and history behind the drinks and dishes included in the menu. Would definitely return and highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    alicia
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had a great time at Husk for brunch! The food was great, presentation was beatiful, and the service was knowledgable and pleasant. Would definitely go back if we head back to Charleston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dessert menu
    PattiInFloridaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We stopped in for dessert after a play. We had reservations thru open table, but had a bit of a wait at 10pm on a weekend night. The staff were professional but not overly friendly, a bit stuffy for Charleston, the staff will not step aside but run you over if you are in the way, and I am a little person. The desserts were great, but we had to wait even as tables emptied out. Most likely would not go back, too many other places to eat where food is good AND staff are friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chriscwa
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have been to this restaurant on several occasions-it never disappoints. We had a wonderful meal as always- the service was excellent. Can't wait until my next visit-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Husk was simply outstanding
    missvidalia
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    As a former foodie, I thought the hype about Husk might be over-the the-top, but it more than met my expectations. Food was flavorsome and well presented, and the server was knowledgeable about flavors in incorporated in the foods. The bar scene in the next door building was lively with hand crafted cocktails of every persuasion. I would not only recommend Husk but plan to return again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was excellent and different than other restaurants in town. it is rated five star because it is pricy and it is so difficult to get a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    All I can say is total amazed!!! unbelievable and planning on going back! 5 stars across the board! over-exceeded my expectation. a must when you visit Charleston! Charleston is lucky to have such a place in their on city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Husk was a real treat! From the boiled peanut starter to the quail entree to the apple pot pie dessert, everything was smartly created and enjoyed immensely. The service was wonderful and the prices were fair given the superior quality of the foods. Make sure to call in or schedule online your reservation ahead of time in order to get a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very delicious food, just not enough choices for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Charleston must
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The four of us had a night to remember at Husk this weekend. For appetizers, the ribs and pig ear lettuce wraps were a must, while everyone at our table went mad for the duck - so tender! Don't forget to stop at Husk's bar next door for a pre-dinner cocktail, delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed dining at Husk. We would recommend it to anyone traveling to Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Yummy
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Everything on the menu is incredible. Everything is fresh and local. The service was great and the waitress was very familiar with the drinks and food. We were seated on time. Very hard to get reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Ate here while visiting Charleston. This was the best dinner by far. Started with the lettuce wrapped pig ears def recommend and had the duck for the main course. Absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend going if you are in Charleston. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST if visiting Charleston.
    StinkyMHVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Husk is amazing. A MUST is visiting Charleston. The flavors in all of the dishes were so different; so good... it is a real experience for your palate. From the biscuits to the dessert, Husk was outstanding. A reservation is absolutely necessary; make one way in advance. Started with the wood fire clams and literally paused at the first bite because it was so good. For entrees we had the catfish and duck. I strongly recommend the catfish as I have never had anything so delicious. The duck was good, don't get me wrong. For dessert, finished with the pecan cake which was so awesome. Stop at the bar first and try a local beer (suggest Holy City). The bartenders welcome each guest and point to seats or standing available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    From the service, which was impeccable, to the food, which was delicious, as expected, our latest Husk experience was a delight. We'll be back again on our next visit to Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Real Food
    Eatlocal
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Real food for real people. Husk takes ordinary food and makes it into dishes you wish your mother made.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guests loved it
    Love2dine2
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff training
    Birthdaywomenover60
    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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had an awesome meal here. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charleston Highlight
    JMJA
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Dinner at Husk was the highlight of our trip to Charleston, SC. Dinner was beautifully prepared and presented, the service was impeccable and the wine exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ANNIVERSARY TRIP
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were in Charleston celebrating our anniversary and decided to try Husk on a friends recommendation and boy it did not disappoint. We went for Sunday brunch. My husband had the catfish and I did the steak and egg option and both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.