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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Husk Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
753 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (576)special occasion (426)neighborhood gem (262)romantic (252)great for lunch (246)hot spot (227)notable wine list (158)great for brunch (124)great for outdoor dining (93)vibrant bar scene (73)good for groups (70)scenic view (33)kid-friendly (21)late-night find (16)Show More
  • Wonderful
    Joni
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was wonderful, the drinks were wonderful, the service was wonderful, the ambiance was wonderful, the price was wonderful! Cannot wait to visit Charleston to return to this place. I am a foodie and loved the riff on traditional menu items to update and modernize.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great bar
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great bar, some really good food items only available at the bar. Overall great service and great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not as good as the past
    Erinb247
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have eaten at Husk 3 times. The first two times were amazing so it was my "go to" for a friend coming into town. This past visit was enjoyable but I was not floored by the food as the previous two times. It may have just been an off night. Overall, the atmosphere and service was still great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretentious & Cold
    f00die
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were so very disappointed with our evening here. While the food was ok - it did not live up to the hype. We found the presentation of the salad in a "C" on the plate to be silly & pretentious as it did not bring anything to the flavor or taste. The fried chicken strips were really not good. The pork had too much fat... Regarding the service - not once were we asked if we were enjoying ourselves or if everything was fine. We had a minor spill of water at the table and no one came by to help out as we scrambled for extra napkins. My husband had to leave the table to get someone. Proof that no one was overseeing the room or if the guests needed anything. After dining at McCrady's we could not believe this was the same Chef or group.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Lunch !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I were in Charleston and friends had recommend Husk. We were not able to get dinner reservations so opted for lunch. We were charmed by the location of the restaurant in a remodeled home. Tables were placed a very nice distance apart, enabling privacy. Our food was delicious. We started with pigs ear lettuce wraps. The filling was crispy, with pickled vegetables and a sweet sauce. It was such a fabulous dish we almost ordered two more. But wanting to try other items we had shrimp and grits , which was made unique with the addition of roasted corn and tomatoes. We loved it! Our service was swift, friendly, helpful and relaxed. Could not have been better. Add in a great drink and wine list and we say Husk is a must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply…Bold
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Husk was everything it was billed to be. We couldn't get a dinner reservation so we had to settle for Lunch. But it was still worth it and we had an amazing meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    eprajapati
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We ate at Husk for lunch. Service could have been better. Seemed like they treated customers differently based on status. Food was good. One of the best cheeseburgers I've ever had and the wings were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Book early and get the pig ear lettuce wraps if available. Everything was great, but those were epic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Returns
    GAGARDENGIRL
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We always try to secure a reservation at Husk when visiting Charleston. The menu selections with farm to table ingredients offer a fabulous selection for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu and good food
    Neenie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The atmosphere is quite welcoming at Husk. The waiter we had was very friendly. He explained that the menu changes twice a day. There were very interesting and original choices. I have never ordered fried catfish in a restaurant, but the entree sounded so good that I had to try it. I am glad I did. It was pan fried with just a very minimal amount of cornmeal tasting breading. It was served with a delicious gumbo and crispy, buttery pan seared thin okra strips. All very southern and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was our second time to Charleston. Our favorite restaurant. Everything was delicious!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful!!!
    ashevillegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Thank you for a great evening! Service was a little slow towards the end of the meal ,but nothing crazy! We always enjoy coming to Husk and thank you so much for everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loved it!
    wendeloowho
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My boyfriend and I were visiting Charleston recently and went to lunch at Husk. We really enjoyed our experience. The food was wonderful; we love food that is farm fresh, local (and heirloom to boot)! We will definitely be back the next time we're in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, ok service
    meku
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I went to Husk for lunch after a tour guide recommended it to us. Our food was amazing. I had the shrimp and grits and my husband had the cheeseburger. Our server paid little attention to us and we went about 15 minutes without a refill on water. The food made up for it but the service was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Gem
    Felipon
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It is one of the best in CharlIt is one of the best in Charleston, excellent southern food, made from local products, with highest quality elaboration.eston, excelent southern food, make since of local products, with hiesht quality elaboration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inventive southern cuisine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have dined at Husk a few times. Never disappoints! Started with wonderful cast iron skillet cornbread appetizer - bacon grease must be the secret ingredient. Two of us had fish entrees. Halibut and grouper. Both seasoned expertly and remained moist and tender. One had the flat iron steak - cooked exactly as ordered. Melt in your mouth beef perfection. The cheese grit side was in a word - sinful! Worth saving room for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What's all the hype?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    For lunch, my wife had the piminto cheese and I had the shrimp and grits. We had a side of collards and "smoked butter beans." Shrimp and grits had excess amount of bacon. Benas in side dish were mislabled.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Husk for our 3 year anniversary while in Charleston. We had read about the restaurant and booked our reservations two weeks in advance (this is important and I would advise booking even earlier than we did if you want a time later than 6 PM). The restaurant is beautiful and in a perfect location after an evening walking the shops on King Street. The server Travis was friendly, funny and added a great tone to our evening without crowding us. The food was absolutely spectacular. It was the best meal I have had this year and easily one of the best eating experiences we ever had as a couple. We will be stopping here every time we are in Charleston. I strongly recommend stopping here for anyone in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great apps
    shoulanchu
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were a party of 4 - great wine and beer list and the apps were really imaginative. Entrees - the heritage pork was fantastic, but the rest of the pleates felt a little run of the mill, especially if you are a foodie and eat hot spots often. I would go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go sit at the bar!!!
    Barrelagedwisdom
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    While the food here was great it definitely wasn't the best part. The dimly lit bar next door was what this place is all about. The bourbon shelves were incredible and included options like Johnny drum, a hard to find 101 proof true Kentucky bourbon ($9 a glass) all the way up to the lot of pappy van winkle 23 year. What really made the night was the atmosphere inside this small bar. 8 seas downstairs and a serviced lounge upstairs, this is definitely a spot to have a drink (or 7) and make some new foodie friends. The bartenders were not only knowledgable...they were die hard bourbon fans. Just what you want from a place that knows when to shake a drink and when to stir instead!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor greeting
    BobK
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    As always the food was interesting and perfectly prepared. Hostess seemed overwhelmed a little snippy on a Sunday evening. Were eventually seated about 30 minutes after our reservation time. Experienced confusion between the hostess and the bar personnel. We will return, but hope the southern hospitality can match the southern food next time. Server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First timers
    Footloosefoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We really enjoyed our experience at Husk, the cornbread was delicious just like my grandmother used to make it! The pork belly was crisp on the edges and moist and flavorful inside. My husbands burger was fab to. Great job Husk!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Extremely over-priced for food portion and quality of food: I had a very small piece of grouper that was tasteless and under-cooked. The accompaniment was tasty but also a very small portion. The other person in my party had the quail dish which was good, not great, but also a very small portion to include the accompaniment. We visited a new tapas restaurant on Upper King for happy hour before going to Husk, and found that the tapas portion priced at $13 and absolutely delicious, was at least as large as the entrée portions ($30 each) we had at Husk. Over all, our much anticipated visit to Husk was very disappointing and we are not likely to recommend or revisit.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening.
    JoJo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great service, ambiance and food. The bar is top notch and very neat. Will surely reccomend
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • laurapdx
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    excellent food, excellent service. Can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Stellar experience
    SixthSenthCravers
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Highly recommended! After seeing the owner featured on The Mind of a Chef we knew we needed to experience this restraunt, as it is located only a couple of hours from where we live. We could not have been happier!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I will definitely be back. This restaurant exceeded my already high expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    Sabrina
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a must dine restaurant when visiting Charleston. The food is absolutely amazing, and all they only use farm fresh and local products. The staff is warm, and the ambiance is beautiful (I especially loved their bar next door). If I am ever back in Charleston, it will be the first place I dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth A Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very fresh ingredients and good customer service. Selections change every night, and by the luck of the draw, our group chose a night when only one out of four got a meal they really liked.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Nibrocdiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was a wonderful meal. I would recommend it to everyone. Book well in advance. Service and food were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reputation precedes it!
    MOJOM
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food, great bar. Went for Lunch, split a bunch of apps and one entree (shrimp n grits). Returned for a late night dessert and drinks. Great staff as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!!!!
    Exellent62
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food @ Husk is one of a kind!!!! Everything is Cooked FRESH!! No crazy hidden spices but just good down home cooking!! Preparation was OUTSTANDING!! Our number 1 restaurant !!! Looking forward to planning another trip to Charleston just to dine @ Husk!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Llendril
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was delicious. The service was also top-notch. I'm glad we got to experience Husk while we were in town.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One word: Perfect
    mmartellojr
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    From start to finish HUSK exceeded any and all of our expectations. The food was an experience; in taste and in history. The service was impeccable (nick, thank you). The hostesses were gracious with us and everyone (even at times when they certainly didn't have to be). The bar was a dream. It's rustic aesthetic was something I thought I could only dream up in my mind. The bartenders were welcoming, kind, knowledgable, and drinks were executed with precision for overall taste and quality. We walked in curious and hungry and left speechless and full. So, if you're on the fence as to whether or not you'd like to try HUSK, do yourself a favor and stop thinking and make a reservation. Chef Sean Brock and his team are stellar. Thank you all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in charleston
    diningmom
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. Food was inventive . Service was wonderful. Our waiter,kent, gave us great suggestions. He timed the food coming out of the kitchen perfectly. Not too fast, not too slow. He was honest as in what to order volume wise and we appreciated that! We will return in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and Service Spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Adam our server was great! Very knowledgeable about food, cocktails, and beer. We had several items from the first course- pig ear wraps, charred peppers, chicken skins, corn bread. Chicken sandwich was ginormous and the burger was awesome. As well as the potato wedges with house ketchup. Great value for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Diandral
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were there for lunch and it was fantastic. The lunch menu is limited but all of the item's are well prepared and delicious. This is a farm to table restaurant so they use fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Second time, just as good!
    Potomacfoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    What's to say?...this place is really one of the best restaurants, anywhere, period! My husband had the best pork chop of his life at our last visit...the only downer was the longer than usual wait even with our reservation. The service is also very attentive and knowledgeable. This is truly one of those places you want to come over and over again. We also love going to their cozy little bar next door in an outer building.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming in Charleston
    mishaVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. We had an absolutely delicious lunch on our last afternoon in Charleston, and we will definitely be back!! The Crispy Chicken Skin salad with homemade Buttermilk dressing was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb lunch
    socky
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Catfish, and shrimp and grits were absolutely delicious at good value for lunch. Best meal out of 4 different restaurants while in Charleson.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.