76 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- 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.
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 WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
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Husk Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
736 reviews since May 26, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (578)special occasion (407)neighborhood gem (272)romantic (259)great for lunch (241)hot spot (233)notable wine list (156)great for brunch (118)good for groups (78)great for outdoor dining (77)vibrant bar scene (77)scenic view (28)kid-friendly (21)late-night find (14)Show More
- Yummy 1yummy1Dined on 9/19/2014Food was amazing service even better !! It was our 6th wedding Anniversary and they printed a nice message for us on our menu. The smallest of touches means so much.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/19/2014I went to this restaurant for lunch with my friends on Friday, three ladies including me. Two of us ordered same dish, shrimp and grits. When they came to our table they were not hot enogh, they seems like waiting for 5 minites on the serving table for waiting one more order to be ready for our table. It was tasty but I was kind of disappointed for my dish.Special Features:
- Everyone was perfectly satisfiedOhioVIPDined on 9/18/2014Took dear friends to Husk. Everything was perfect. Food was delicious, we could select a known but unusual wine, service was attentive and friendly, yet professional, and we could hear each other. We will continue to return.Special Features:
- GO !!potbellyVIPDined on 9/18/2014WOW! Husk elevates wonderful low coutry "Southern" cuisine to an art form. Just fabulous!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dream FulfilledOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/18/2014First visit to Husk fulfilled a long-standing wish to visit a great restaurant while in Charleston for the day. We were seated immediately (we had a reservation), greeted by friendly faces and treated with warmth and professionalism. From the amazing menu to the food presented, this is a meal I won't ever forget.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- UN. REAL.OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/18/2014We booked a table ahead of time and ran behind due to traffic. They held our table for us without question. When we got there, we had a beautiful table next to window and within sight of the kitchen (big plus for me to watch chefs work their magic). Our server Heath was on top of everything. Knowledgable, courteous, funny, and very attentive. The rest of the staff also were helpful in refilling glasses and checking on us (great management style).They had given us complimentary sparkling cider for our honeymoon lunch (and even printed Congrats on the menus which we got to keep). Can't say enough about the food. It was the best we've had. Just trust me when I say to try everything you can, and you will not leave disappointed!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Limited selectionscus2121VIPDined on 9/17/2014The menu selections were limited and too different for average to above average patrons especially in Charleston however fit for foodies for a one-time experienceSpecial Features:
- Simply deliciousluv2dineDined on 9/17/2014The ambiance is spare, clean wood and glass without color or pretense to distract from the food. Attention to the food then, must be made. The pork was delicious. Two companions had chicken with a lovely cabbage and apple accompaniment. The pork ribs starter made a sufficient and comforting meal for the third, charred just perfectly to retain the juices! Nice evening, prompt attention and will be recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/17/2014The pork dish and the roasted chicken both had way too much salt for our tasteSpecial Features:
- The food is fantastic!clynncDined on 9/16/2014I live in Tx and heard a local radio host talking about Husk...praising the food. Knowing i would be visiting Charleston in a couple of months i made reservations. Our party of four enjoyed everything from wine and appetizers to dessert. Each course was so flavorful, creative with local fresh ingredients. Even my husband who prefers burgers and pizza loved his steak! The grouper and pork were other choices we all loved. Expect to spend a bit, but well worth it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Husk to HuskMarkDined on 9/16/2014We had twice dined at Husk Nashville and planned two days in Charleston so we could try the original Husk and McCrady's. We were not disappointed. We shared fried chicken skins and the chilled sweet corn soup for starters. Local chicken with spiced pecans and pan fried cabbage was excellent. The show-stopper was the Slow Cooked Heritage Pork, Black Eye Peas with Country Ham and Smoky Tomato Jus, Spicy Mustard Greens. Carolina IPA was the perfect beverage pairing with the latter.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/16/2014The marinated peaches appetizer was outstanding! Could have eaten that for dinner too. The heritage pork was highly recommended and more than lived up to expectations. The chess pie was terrific, although blackberry sauce was listed on the menu and we wound up with blueberry instead. Good but where were the blackberries?Special Features:
- Local favoriteAndieVIPDined on 9/16/2014I love lunching at Husk. The shrimp and grits are a favorite, as well as any salad with the buttermilk dressing.Special Features:
- Best of Many Very Good in CharlstonLogoDined on 9/16/2014Just spent couple days/nights in CHS, hit numerous restos, two-four dishes at each. All good food but Husk (lunch) really hit a home run. Daily menu, southern sourced, modern southern. Typically charming Charleston décor, hard surfaces mean lots of noise which might bother some on a busy night. Lunch pricing very reasonable, nice glass wine list. Highly recommend for lunch (don't know dinner), would go back without hesitation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Blown awayAtlantaEaterDined on 9/15/2014We are originally from Nashville, so was familiar with Husk, but did not get to enjoy the location there. We transplanted to Atlanta, so made it priority to visit on our trip to Charleston. Husk did not disappoint! Everything was stellar, food was incredible. Drinks next door in the carriage house were great. Bourbon selection was good. We loved it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- YankeenptDined on 9/15/2014Excellent food courteous waiter nice ambiance did not disappoint us treated us goodSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- best lunch in CharlestonLilyDined on 9/15/2014Lunch for 4. Tried lots of items. Everything was so tasty. Easy to have a conversation and great service. But most importantly - really good food!Special Features:
- A little disappointedfoodbeeDined on 9/14/2014I am not sure if it is because I went into it with such high expectations but we were a little disappointed at the food. I am attributing this to restaurant week because it was extremely busy etc. I was expecting to leave there saying "wow that was delicious!' However, I left feeling like I could have eaten the same thing somewhere else in Charleston for much cheaper. I love the whole concept of local farms and fresh food that Husk provides. It was most notable in my marinated peaches salad which was actually delicious as well as my husband's pimento cheese appetizer. Our entrees were the disappointing part. My atlantic lumberjack entree lacked a lot of flavor and his catfish was "okay."Special Features:
- Restaurant week.FlyingcranesDined on 9/14/2014This place did not disappoint. We went for our 1yr anniversary and they even printed it on our menus for us. The pigs ear lettuce wraps are were the best.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Husk HappyOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/14/2014The overall most enjoyable dining experience we've ever had. 40th anniversary and our menu stated that plus we were given a glass of sparkling cider at end of meal. Excellent in every way.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 30th Anniversary DinnervsAlbertDined on 9/14/2014The staff was attentive and friendly, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Managed to visit at the very end of Restaurant Week in Charleston and greatly enjoyed the experience. The personal touch on the menu was much appreciated.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The best!2sexygirlsdiningDined on 9/14/2014We could only get a lunch reservation and I was not that hungry, but the food was so good I had to make room. I enjoyed all the places we went while in Charleston, but this place was the best. Our food had layers of flavors with none of them too dominant or lacking. Husk was a perfect. BTW: Nick was a great waiter.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointed!NancyDined on 9/14/2014Ugh. We were really looking forward to Husk. I have to say the burger was inedible. Not sure what type of meat it was. Two thin patties. I took two bites and had enough. The roasted potatoes on the side were good. My coworker had shrimp and grits and thought it was decent. So much for the "best burger" reviews. Even the locals commented that Husk was getting way too much positive publicity.
- What a fantastic experience!ThisplacerocksDined on 9/13/2014The experience my girlfriend and I had at Husk was incomparable to most other dining experiences we've ever had. The service at all levels was impeccable, and the wait staff was immeasurably attentive and certainly made us feel comfortable. The menu was exciting and fun to examine - they have a fantastic array of cocktails and wines available. We had a glass of Malbec that was to die for, and we are currently trying to find a bottle of it for our home. The dinner was nothing short of brilliant, and all I can really say beyond that is to make a reservation immediately because you are going to have one helluva great experience at Husk.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/13/2014HUSK is by far the BEST restaurant I have visited in Charleston. Twice, I have enjoyed a fabulous lunch there. Next time, my husband I will make sure to get dinner. The atmosphere is chill and inviting, and the food is sublime! Can't wait to come back to visit!Special Features:
- Yum!MDSTEELERSFANDined on 9/13/2014We had a great time a Husk. I got the shrimp and grits and my husband the fried cat fish - both were fabulous. Cocktails were inventive and delicious, and the service was outstanding. I would go back in a heart beat.Special Features:
- Wonderful experience for our palateRomanticBirthdayDined on 9/12/2014I was nervous about it being a Chef's menu with a few options but my boyfriend and I just ordered two different menus and shared the variety. Both options we chose was excellence. Thank you so much for making our romantic birthday dinner special. My boyfriend was not expecting the birthday candle on his dessert or us singing off key very loudly to him. (Sorry about the noise ordinance violation) 😜Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ExceptionalsfdoverDined on 9/12/2014Daily menu with local being a key ingredient. Chalk board in entryway locating all of the elements in the kitchen. Zagat rated, beautiful dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- best restaurant week deal so far!teresahsVIPDined on 9/10/2014I had made reservations at Husk about 2 months ago for my husband's birthday. Luckily it ended up coinciding with Charleston Restaurant Week. Unlike most restaurants, Husk serves a regular menu with regular portions. And the freshness and flavor is as delicious as the non restaurant week full price menu.Special Features:
- perfect lunchRicardo123Dined on 9/10/2014Wife read about Hush and made it a lunch destination. Was not disappointed. Food quality, price and service were very good.Special Features:
- Yum!CC302Dined on 9/9/2014My husband and I dined here on our honeymoon - we had made the reservation weeks in advance and it turned out to be restaurant week when we were there. We stopped first at the bar which is a separate building to the right of the restaurant, the bartenders were great and the ambiance there was amazing. The bartender also offered to call over to the restaurant to check-in for our table and we were then called when we were ready. We were seated at and inside table, far from the windows, which was kind of a bummer because it was such a special occasion but it was also nice to be secluded. The food was AMAZING and lived up to our expectations. Appetizers & Dinner phenomenal, dessert was ok (moon pie with root beer float). Overall amazing though!Special Features:
- AMAZING.KristenDined on 9/8/2014To say our dinner was amazing was an understatement. Make sure to get to HUSK early so you can enjoy a drink at the HUSK bar next door. It's cool and trendy with an awesome drink list. I recommend trying the ciders! When we sat down for dinner they greeted us with a menu that said "Happy Anniversary" and came over with two champagne flutes filled with cider. It's the little things that make us happy :) We had dinner during restaurant week and everything we tried was absolutely amazing. Pig ear lettuce wraps, pimento cheese baguette appetizers, cornmeal dusted catfish and deep fired duck confit. OMG. Seriously the best meal my husband and I have ever eaten, and what better time to go then for our anniversary!Special Features:
- LOVED it!hipechic55Dined on 9/7/2014We loved HUSK and will deifnitely be back again. We had a great experience, and even out 3 year old mini-foodie enjoyed it. The ambiance is gorgeous, service impeccable and food is just out of this world! Get the chicken skins, you won't be disappointed :)Special Features:
- HuskMuffinDined on 9/7/2014Husk is simply a great spot. The bar was fantastic, the service was terrific, and the atmosphere was wonderful. The food was good although I do think some menu items had a little too much going on - keep it simple and great. The chess pie was to die for!!!Special Features:
- Sunday brunchLike2dineDined on 9/7/2014Great farmers egg omelette with tasty greens and sausages. Service was timely and we felt catered to and not smothered. Also, amazing Bloody Mary.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- CharmingMadameDined on 9/6/2014One of the great places to sit and eat. The food was excellent and service was superb. Food came at a timely manner. The noise level was up a bit.Special Features:
- Mom's first visitTKlarlDined on 9/6/2014Took my mother here for the first time and she loved it. Great service. Comfortable seating; not too crowded or loud. Fantastic food!Special Features:
- Good, but not as amazing as toldOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/5/2014Everyone I've talked to has said that Husk is THE restaurant in Charleston and I've been dying to eat there for years. The bar at husk is an awesome place. The restaurant itself was very nice inside; however, the experience and food were average to above average. The food was interesting, but the meal wasn't anything over the top for the ratings that most folks give it. I also felt very rushed through the meal, even though it was a 9:30pm dining time, and there was no one waiting for our table. For a restaurant rated so highly I expect that the restaurant time out appetizers to entrees a little better. Also, drinks were empty a few times without the server coming by, and the restaurant was not packed throughout the meal.
- What's all the Fuss about Husk?JoyousVIPDined on 9/5/2014We dined at Husk on a Weeknight during Restaurant Week. The decor was attractive, but unremarkable; although it is kind of unusual to have to walk outside between buildings to go from the bar to the restaurant. Service was quite good, other than the fact that our appetizers arrived before the wine. My husband had the duck confit; a modest portion, but delicious. I ate the fried catfish, lightly breaded and crisply fried, it was good but not exciting. I had been looking forward to the pigs ears wrapped in lettuce and I was very disappointed. The bits of pork were so overcooked and dried out that each bite was tooth-threateningly hard and flavorless. I would go back to Husk and sample from some of the other dishes on the regular menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Anniversary DinnerSilentFoodieDined on 9/5/2014We celebrated our anniversary here. Had very high expectations coming in an all were met! Some highlights: Fried oysters were fantastic; they were so delicately breaded yet bounding in flavor. Pork main dish was spectacular. Even the mustard greens (nb: I'm not a fan) were delicious! We were less impressed with the desserts - maybe because there was no where to go but down. Mind you, there were still good, but not particularly memorable. Personalized menus and champagne toasts were above and beyond. Wonderful evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.