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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Husk Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
744 reviews since June 4, 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 (590)special occasion (403)neighborhood gem (279)romantic (251)great for lunch (239)hot spot (237)notable wine list (158)great for brunch (123)good for groups (91)vibrant bar scene (77)great for outdoor dining (76)scenic view (30)kid-friendly (22)late-night find (13)Show More
  • Flavorful Food Punch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    All the dishes packed flavors beyond imagination. The cold corn and crab soup was tops. The staff was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tammy
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Terrific!A unique dining experience. Each dish had something distinctive and memorable about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent lunch at Husk
    HoundduetVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Introduced out-of-town friends to Husk for their first lunch in Charleston and it was great. Food was wonderful and the friendly, unpretentious service was just perfect. Could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This was my first time to Husk and it came highly recommended. We had an amazing lunch there the service was great and the food was even better. Best shrimp and grits I have had in My life. The Pimento Cheese Appetizer was awesome even down to the ginger ale. I do not have a single bad thing to say about this place. It was GREAT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, fresh food
    Angieo
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Husk has great food and great service. Everything was very fresh and presented very appealingly. Eating there was the highlight of my trip to Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch with Family
    luvCharlestonVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Best cheese grits in Charleston.Wonderful omelet and great biscuits and gravy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love2Travel
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had two bad wines. Service was way below expectations given that it is so highly recommended we hardly saw our server. I think this experience is overrated and I had too high of thoughts coming in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Spot All-Around
    CARW
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My hubby and I visited Husk while on vacation, and we had the best Charleston restaurant experience at Husk, hands down. We arrived early to our reservations and although our table was not ready quite yet, we walked next door to Husk's bar to have a drink beforehand. The staff there is excellent at communicating with one another, so that we knew immediately when our table was ready. We sat on the upper-level outside deck for dinner. Our waitress was friendly and welcoming, but not over the top-- it was genuine; she was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, even with the daily menu changes. We were so impressed with our food, service and loved the atmosphere. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Only average
    aaammgbVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We recently visited Husk and had heard all kinds of great recommendations on it. Maybe it was just us or the given night, but we felt it was just average and didn't understand all the great reviews. To be fair they change the menu every night and maybe we just hit a night where we didn't like much of anything that was on the menu. We felt our pork was way, way too salty and just wasn't that tasty. Given the number of good places to eat in Charleston, we don't plan on returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    travelingkatVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The menu is rather small -- assuring you that everything is excellent, and it absolutely is! We encountered a little snootiness with two hostesses when requesting an outside table (there were 7 open, and they stuck us in the wall corner of a large room with NO ONE in it ... and yet we waited 15 minutes for our reservation 11:45 am.) But all of that was quickly forgotten when we had probably our favorite meal in Charleston. Our waiter was darling, helpful, and provided spot-on choices for us. This restaurant DOES live up to its reputation for outstanding cuisine -- and I would imagine for service too, overall. To Husk: Hostesses are your FIRST impression, and it does matter in maintaining your well-deserved high marks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Husk
    OPGuest
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My best friend and I had a FANTASTIC time! The food was incredible!!! Our waiter was friendly and attentive. No complaints at all! I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal in Charleston !
    Dotsy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food was great, decor and ambiance was the right mix of hip and refined and the bar was the most fun scene we experienced in Charleston. cant wait for our next trip back ( from NY) and to tell all our friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Husk rocks
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Friendly informative service and amazingly flavorful local food. A gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner at the Husk
    Mary
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I ordered the grouper which was excellent. My husband however ordered the chicken which had such a strange concoction of flavors, we both thought it unappealing and could not finish it. The ambiance was great as well as the service. We will return there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Husk review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a great experience at Husk. The young staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. The food was served hot and as described. The side of veggies were overcooked. The chess pie was unusual and worth the calories!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tough menu
    DVaeth
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were here end of September on a brisk evening and options of chilled soup on the menu and fish with a side of summer squash seemed out season. Good wine list and great seating outside on the upper porch
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleston Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This restaurant was recommended highly to us. The restaurant utilizes an old home and it has kept a lot of its character with rooms on multiple levels and porches. The food and service is amazing. Their bar is located next door in a brick service/carriage house. The exposed beams provide an interesting decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Husk
    bgmatthews
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Rated tops for me! Lunch was exceptional. Wait staff was friendly and helpful with questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great southern food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by some locals. Four of us were visiting from Utah for our 60th birthdays. We went for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our food and the service. The pimento cheese was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food and service were wonderful. Nice atmosphere, not pretentious and the food was amazing. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing...
    TES424
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    One of the best meals I have had in a while, and service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Catfish
    Brunch
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Enjoyed Sunday brunch at Husk. Catfish was superbly cooked monist in the cornmeal, which was a perfect amount, not thick. The vegetables were fresh and perfectly cooked as well. Use of local products is certainly a plus, but a chef who knows what to do with them is probably the key to the successful dish. Waiter was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about what the restaurant offered and genuinely pleased that we were pleased. I had a virgin Bloody Mary, wonderfully spicy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What A Brunch!
    kleitch79VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I had been wanting to visit Husk for quite some time. We typically drop into town when at the beach and it was long overdue. My bride had Shrimp and Grits while I enjoyed their famous Cheeseburger. Fresh and delicious! Everything about Husk from their targeted use of local foods, amazing and innovative bar menu, and phenomenal customer service... they are certainly a favorite for the heart of Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy 1
    yummy1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I 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:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone was perfectly satisfied
    OhioVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Took 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GO !!
    potbellyVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    WOW! Husk elevates wonderful low coutry "Southern" cuisine to an art form. Just fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dream Fulfilled
    Ontheroad
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    First 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UN. REAL.
    MBandMB
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited selections
    cus2121VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The menu selections were limited and too different for average to above average patrons especially in Charleston however fit for foodies for a one-time experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply delicious
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The pork dish and the roasted chicken both had way too much salt for our taste
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is fantastic!
    clynnc
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husk to Husk
    Mark
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was excellent.
    Solodiner
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This place is fantastic. Every employee I encountered was wonderful and very helpful. I cannot wait to come back here again. Do not miss Husk!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BSinLB
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local favorite
    AndieVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I love lunching at Husk. The shrimp and grits are a favorite, as well as any salad with the buttermilk dressing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best of Many Very Good in Charlston
    Logo
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Just 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blown away
    AtlantaEater
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sean Brock at his best
    starmc
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Had dinner here recently and we were not disappointed. Started with cocktails in the Carriage House bar next door. Our server, Greg, was a great help in selecting our dinner choices. Never had fried chicken skins before (an appetizer) and they were light and crispy. Entrees were on the mark!! Recommend an evening here without hesitation. (Reservations a must.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic