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Husk Restaurant
Husk Restaurant

Husk Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.huskrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (843) 577-2500
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "love it...cant wait to go back...................................................................."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I was somewhat disappointed..ordered quail, and serving was very small, tasty, but lacked substance...no rice or potatoes....just quail and corn, would not be sufficient for a man's meal, better for lunch....I was expecting something really fine and found it to be an average restaurant, not much ambiance...did like that the food sources were all local..."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal here and the options on the menu. I tried the Shrub drink which was interesting. The Wait staff was ok… but didn't exactly get the most friendly or welcoming feeling from the hostess or our server."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My wife and I were visiting Charleston and wanted something special for her birthday and we got it by going here for dinner. Everything was perfect and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Husk was recommended by many people and rightfully so. We made lunch reservations and were seated shortly after arriving. The decor of the restaurant was southern and cozy. The food was delicious and the service was great. I got the brisket sandwich and my boyfriend got the fried catfish, both were really tasty. We split the peach turnover for dessert and it was fantastic. I would definitely go back to Husk to try their dinner or for lunch again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Made these reservations months before our vacation based on a recommendation from a friend as a "must eat at" restaurant. Staff was friendly and helpful. Service was efficient and food was delivered quickly. Dinner rolls were out of this world! Heirloom tomato appetizer was so delicious & flavorful. Food was excellent with beautiful presentation! Great place to splurge on a meal!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We are veteran foodies, always looking for the next best thing. We read the reviews, heard it was impossible to get in. We sat upstairs, in the back corner. If there was a view, we didnt have one. But our waiter more than made up for the seating arrangement. He was attentive and knowledgable.The bar menu was impressive! I loved the fact that wines were categorized by terroir - very creative! I had flat iron steak, my husband had pork. The steak was great, a little raw for medium, very tasty; the acompanying vegetables were savory and sauced just right. The pork was excellent - seemingly a southern take on cassoulet. The beans could have been pureed into the sauce to thicken it.Overall a very good meal. Lived up to the hype!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We went to Husk for our first time and had a lovely dinner. We were seated promptly and had very good service. It lived up to our expectations with all the wonderful reviews we have heard. A great place to go when in Charleston."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "What a great place! We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in Charleston and this restarant was recommend by a friend who is a chef in South Carolina. The food was amazing! I asked for more bread to clean my plate . From appetizer to dessert it was a wonderful gastronomical experience. If your in Charleston this would be my number one choice!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "One of the best meals I've ever had. Super fresh ingredients and a lot of love put into the broths and sauces. The pig ear lettuce wraps are also a must try. The wait staff was very knowledgable about the menu and attentive. Overall a phenomenal dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "First visit to Husk to celebrate a milestone birthday for my husband. We were immediately seated upon our arrival (with a reservation); food was delivered quickly and was delicious. Loved the presentation and veggies, too! Dessert (chess pie) was to die for. Nice way to experience great Southern food without the pretentiousness of other well-known Charleston establishments."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My husband and I have been waiting to get a reservation for Husk because wd have heard really good things. We finally got one at 9:15 pm so didn't each much during the day to save up for all the delicious food. We were disappointed when we saw that the menu hadn't changed from the previous day. The pimento cheese was fair and the bread was something I could get at the grocery store. Both of our meals were too spicey and didn't have much to go with it. I couldn't even get a beer because all that was offered was local flare. Also, the bar waiting area was so packed that you couldn't even move. I'm glad we went so we could mark off our list but we won't be returning. Way too expensive for mediocre food and service."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food is phenomenal- from the pig ears to the fish and clams. My only gripe is the desert was horrible. Would definitely return... And probably choose something different for dessert. Husk took chances on food and knocked it out of the park (sans dessert)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wonderful meal! Best shrimp and grits we have had in charleston and incredible drinks! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was memorable, from a gin and tonic--with house-made tonic--to cornbread to catfish to arugula/beet salad. Wonderful service, quiet, inviting. We will go back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had the best lunch ever! The corn bread was so delicious! My wife said that the BLT was fantastic and the peppered bacon was the tastiest bacon she has ever eaten! All of our food was perfect and our server was outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My daughter and I had another excellent meal, food outstanding, attention by wait staff perfect. The Kentuckyaki Pig’s Ear Lettuce Wraps were unbelievable!! My daughter had the pork and I had the chicken- great flavor and presentation. Can't wait until our next rip to Charleston to see what is next. The drinks at the bar are outstanding-"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Our waitress, Brittany, was amazing, she had entire menu memorized. We had roasted quail with peaches and honey sauce, wonderful! Desert was Chess pie and an accompanied liquor."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Good food, not as great as expected. High quality ingredients and very fresh - maybe the place has been so hyped, that it was a little anti-climactic, but it was worth checking out. I'd go again knowing what to order and what not to order."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My wife and I had our 1st Wedding Anniversary dinner here, and it could not have been better. Our meal from start to finish exceeded all of our expectations. The service was exceptional and the added touches made for our anniversary were greatly appreciated. If we find ourselves back in Charleston we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had lunch at Husk and enjoyed our meal. We had shrimp and grits and Heritage ham for the entree, Arugula salad for the app, cornbread served in the skillet with pork honey butter and the sinful chocolate cake and milkshake for dessert. The atmosphere is nice, simple updated design,keeping the character of the old building.We liked the dishes the food was served on, heavy ceramic plates and bowls and a shaped wood bowl for the salad."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great local restaurant. Farm to table. Really delicious."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Husk is the quintessential example of refined Southern Cuisine. The use of fresh, Southern ingredients is brilliant. Every course of our Brunch was off-the-charts good. This is a "must-eat" location in Charleston!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Husk is a wonderful environment to eat good food. The wait staff was fantastic, knowledgable and we loved Ron the sommelier. The house is an old Charleston charmer. The food was equivalent to other culinary examples in Charleston. Got to admit the clam appetizer was the best taste in town. Worth every dime and the patience needed to acquire a suitable reservation."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A friend took me here for my Birthday- a great choice!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The oyster appetizer was superb! The crab cake appetizer was amazing! the risotto served under the grouper could be a meal in itself...loved it more than the grouper."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Bev program is awesome. Well balanced menu. Quality ingredients, of course. Food - simple, subtle flavors, nothing explosive. We had a great dinner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Well.....if you are from the south you have had fried pork skins at some time in your life......the pigs ear lettuce wraps reminds me of that distinctive flavor but with a twist.....adding in pickles, peppers etc makes for a very tasty treat. Definitely taste better than it sounds... The friend chicken sandwich was wonderful......definitely not the fastfood variety and a huge portion - enough to share with a friend. Could not get a dinner reservation during our week in town so we opted for lunch.....a good choice all around."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We dined at Husk the first time 2 years ago while staying at Kiawah Island. The first visit was truly enjoyable. The second visit we felt rushed so the restaurant could turn the table. The food was still good but not memorable. The Benton's bacon cornbread had no flavor of bacon. When we asked, the server said each of their cooks makes it differently. A great restaurant needs consistency, which apparently is not a concern here. We had the dining experience we expected at Chef Brock's other restaurant, McCrady's. We would return to McCrady's but think twice before returning to Husk."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding. If you like a great bar before dinner, this place has the best. Food was very tasty and service great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We heard a ton about Husk leading up to our visit, tough not to with the magazine articles and such, but this was our first time. The set up Is great inside and it has a huge selection of whiskey, IPAs and old fashioned drinks (non alcoholic as well). The Food was great, as to be expected, wood fired clams for app, as well as cold sweet corn soup that was amazing. Striper and flat iron steak both very well prepared and seasoned. Dessert was incredible, home made ice cream on a decadent piece of chocolate cake. Again, food was very good, although it was tough to live up to all the hype. With so many great Charleston dining experiences to choose from this is one to partake when you get a chance, although maybe not spectacular."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. The location and decor of the restaurant was casual, yet elegant. All items ordered were great. We got there early for our reservation so we went next door to their bar. Will definitely be our list of places to visit again!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Husk was amazing. The food is not overly complicated, just simple and delicious! Menu changes regularly."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We went for dinner, and everything was great. Both of our entrees were excellent and service was attentive without being pushy. I loved the salad with fried oysters as well as the quail. Excellent restaurant in Charleston!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "you can be sure we will eat at Husk again when we visit Charleston. Great location, service and food!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Excellent food. Outstanding service. And an exceptional bar. 5 stars all the way around."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Was a little apprehensive after reading many of the reviews on Open Table. From start to finish, our dinner was perfect. We booked the restaurant a month in advance from NJ to celebrate our anniversary in Charleston, SC. The menu was laid out differently with an interesting artistic twist. The wine list was also presented in a trendy manner. We both began with the fresh sweet corn soup with shrimp. For the entrees: The chicken was moist, slowly cooked, and had a delicious taste. The vegetables on each plate were perfectly done with interesting additions; such as carrot butter. We would eat here again and again if we lived close by. Well worth a visit."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "everything delicious! Bloody Mary is like drinkin a fresh salad and especially loved the boiled peanuts with pickled jalapeno peppers - sounds crazy but amazingly delicious!!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great food, average table service, small proportions."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Never having been to Charleston this place was recommended as the hottest place to eat. I booked a reservation a month in advance. The decor was nice but it's all wood. Nothing to dampen the noise. We thought we would just tolerate it because we heard how awesome the food was. We ordered the pig ear lettuce wraps for an appetizer which is one of their signature dishes. It was so salty, I could hardly stand to swallow it. At that point we told the waiter we couldn't take it anymore and asked for our bill. Will NOT return."
    Dined on 6/17/2014