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
757 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (573)special occasion (430)neighborhood gem (262)romantic (252)great for lunch (239)hot spot (223)notable wine list (159)great for brunch (124)great for outdoor dining (93)vibrant bar scene (70)good for groups (69)scenic view (35)kid-friendly (23)late-night find (16)Show More
  • Interesting menu and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go sit at the bar!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First timers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great service, ambiance and food. The bar is top notch and very neat. Will surely reccomend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Husk was everything it's talked up to be and more. The deserts are ah-mazing and definitely not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CofC move in
    TheLEOS
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great find - Chef utilizes only locally or regionally sourced food products. The ingredients were fresh, presentation was great and service was outstanding. The ambiance was great for lunch/brunch almost reminiscent to visiting your favorite relatives home for Sunday dinner. We will try to set up a reservation for parents weekend at C of C.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Golden Rule @ Table 51
    TwoFoodies
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While our party was very excited to dine at Husk, our experience was not what we had in mind for an expected four course fine dining evening. Food and beverages were exquisite for the most part, but our experience was rendered disappointing by our dismissive server. Brian tried to rush us through our meal from the moment we were seated. This behavior cont. even after letting him know we prefer to pace our courses, and he said "I appreciate that" when letting him know we were ready to order. The final blow came when a member of our party was served meat that was 50% inedible fat. Mgr. Jennifer came out to clear the table, clearly with intentions of addressing the issue, but failed to even speak to us, much less address the inedible dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for Saturday lunch
    Omahaishome
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Except for the weather (hot, humid, what you expect for Charleston SC in mid-August) the Husk is a great place to grab a meal with a Southern flair. Easy to reach by walking from most downtown hotels, easy enough to find off of Queen street. Great shopping nearby (King street).Had made a reservation a week before and was led to our table at the appointed time. Menu was simple with less than 20 dishes being served. Service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing. Despite the bustle, you felt your table was your sanctuary. As for the food, great use of local produce and products. Southern costal cuisine without the grease and excessive starch. Make sure to get a reservation a week in advance for lunch, at least 2 weeks for dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Experience
    HoneysCocina
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were able to get a last minute reservation and our experience was so much more wonderful than anticipated. We have had the opportunity to experience the best restaurants around the world and we would rate Husk at the top! The food was prepared perfectly, the wine list excellent and service friendly and efficient without hovering. We will definitely return on another trip to Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low country cusine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent low country food. It lived up to its expectation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • justbcuz
    justbcuz
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Really good food that leaves you full and satisfied
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KACE
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One of the best meals we have ever had! Beautiful presentation on hand made plates adds to the overall ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Experience
    K2K2
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I went to Husk for our Anniversary. Dinner was not available so we opted for lunch and are very glad we did. The service was excellent, the food fresh and very nicely done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Husk meets the hype!
    DebandgreggVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meals and when compared to other similar restaurants in this foodie town, this was a great experience. Service was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food selection was interesting
    New2south
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The bar next door was a nice touch pre dinner!! Server was delightful and knowledgeable. The crab appetizer was a great choice. The fried chicken skins appetizer was heavy with parts ladened with grease. I would avoid this option The pork belly fish and salads were delicious. Despite the disappointing chicken skin option, the remainder of the meal enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go for food don't expect service
    Spm39VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    One of many food highlights for our charleston vacation, we absolutely enjoyed the food. Our only disappointment was that our reservation time wasn't honored by almost 30 minutes, and then we felt rushed through the dinner, so the service is not what it should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious !
    Nycfoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Despite the 30 minute wait after our reservation time, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal- the pig ears were fantastic as was everything else- when on charleston ale sure to make it to Husk!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coasting
    Carolinian
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This restaurant is coasting on its reputation. The vegetable base for the appetizer and a main course were identical, and the food was just ok.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "The Best Restaurant"
    LauKVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Husk is the best restaurant we have been to. We live in NY and have been to some amazing places, but Husk is one of the top restaurants!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Husk
    Murello28
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Outstanding meal and service. Highly recommend. A perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate