Husk - Charleston

4.7
9697 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Centrally located in historic downtown Charleston, Husk transforms the essence of Southern food.Led by Executive Chef Travis Grimes the kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Charleston. At Husk, there are some rules about what can go on the plate – if it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door. The restaurant is as casual as it is chic, evoking a way of life centered on seasonality and the grand traditions of Charleston life. It is a neighborhood gathering place for friends, and a destination dining spot for travelers, with a little bite of the South for everyone’s palates.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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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
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Phone number
(843) 577-2500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Travis Grimes
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Parking details
There are two public parking garages within 2 blocks of Husk
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Special events & promotions
At this time Husk - Charleston is not able to accommodate private events.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 9697 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is wonderful!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I have to say I was so extremely underwhelmed. The fact that most of the food we’ve had in Charleston has been phenomenal, this was by far the worst place we ate at during our stay. The food was bland, the vegetarian option was boiled vegetables. When I called to ask if they do accommodate, they said absolutely, and plate of sides is not a meal for a vegetarian. And at that, it was boiled unsalted unflavored. This is 2018, you can make great vegetarian food. The southern fried catfish was beyond average. I’m upset we wasted our money there.

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2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were lucky enough to score a last-minute reservation at Husk from Open Table during a visit to Charleston. We were seated promptly and ably assisted by our server in selecting menu items and wine. Our starter was an excellent salad (shared), followed by two seafood dishes that were sublime. We finished with an eggnog creme brûlée (also shared) that was a fit ending to a top 10 dining experience. If you are having a dish that can handle it, the Bloody Mary is an excellent choice no matter the mealtime. Husk is seriously superb but vegetarians beware. Even the Bloody Mary comes with a chunk of meat. :)

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SD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pimento cheese appetizer was excellent. Shrimp and grits first rate. Fried chicken was a bad choice on my part; it was prepared well. Quiet, lovely atmosphere at lunch.

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DH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were only in Charleston for about 48 hours, so our time was precious. Our dinner at “Husk” was our first experience in the city, and it did not disappoint. Great food, service and ambience. An easy 5-star rating. If and when we ever visit Charleston again, we will definitely return to this wonderful restaurant.

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G
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hardly an unbiased review as I have eaten at 3 of the 4 Husks as well as several other of Chef Brocks restaurants, and am a huge fan. That said the meal was outstanding. the Heritage pork was a beautiful plate with wonderful flavor in every bite. The General Tso Octopus was unbelievable. Just fun. Husk Charleston is a hard ticket to get, but well worth it.

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JP
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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D
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful time enjoying our cocktails, dinner, wine and a sip of bourbon for desert! Our server was very helpful and a delight to talk with about what was on offer that evening.

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SD
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Well known restaurant with unique southern menu for brunch. Some of the food is very rich and heavy, but hey...that's southern cuisine! Server was very attentive and efficient. The historic home is beautiful and adds greatly to the historic, cozy ambience.

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2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Myself and two friends were in Charleston for a Girl's weekend. I am a foodie but my two friends are not so I was a little worried about whether or not they would find something on the menu. They were both skeptical but did find something that they were willing to try and they both loved what they got. I absolutely loved the shrimp and grits dish that I had. Also, we ended up not being terribly hungry when we got to Husk for dinner but we were more than satisfied with the First Courses that we ordered.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Not the old Husk. $33.00 for a chicken dish that was small and not seasoned was disappointing. Most certainly not up to old standards.

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c
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a late lunch and the menu was perfect! Not too heavy and we were able to try some new things like Kentuckyaki Glazed Pig’s Ear Lettuce Wraps, Marinated Cucumber and Red Onion, Togarashi. They have great whiskey cocktails.

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1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way! The shrimp sand grits, wings and bloody Mary’s were incredible!!

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NL
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Atmosphere, food, etc. Will visit again!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. Menu changes frequently so trust the chef and you will not be let down.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Weekend trip to Charleston

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LD
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service was on point and knowledgeable, food well prepared with southern invention.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great. Our server Parker was terrific

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W
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, they never disappoint!!
Have eaten there and always a great selection!

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TS
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Chris was amazing all his suggestions were spot on. Fabulous experience. Thank you Husk for helping us enjoy our anniversary weekend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, and the service very attentive and friendly. Loved our dinner here.

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1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere.

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H
21 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was outstanding but service and atmosphere made for an average dining experience.

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MA
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

There was an out of control table near us that was never called on behavior. Management should have intervened to help the servers contend and make environment better. Food was good, but not exceptional and served lukewarm. Certainly not a good value or particularly fun.

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B
35 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

As it was next to impossible to get a dinner reservation, my wife and I went to Husk for lunch. We found the food to be very inventive and tasty. We also felt that even though the portions were on the small side we received decent value for our dollar. The only drawback at the restaurant was that our server did not appear to particularly value us as a customer. It took almost 20 minutes before he had knowledged that we were at the table and only then after I asked the person who filled our water glasses to find out who our server was. The kitchen was also very slow. We ordered fried chicken and while there was a large basket full on the counter of the kitchen waiting to be plated it took almost 30 minutes before our dishes were brought to the table, and then not before we flagged down our server and asked about the status of our lunch. Then when we were finished with lunch and ask for the check, while we got that in a timely manner it took almost 15 minutes before I had to ask someone else to take care of charging my credit card. I must add, that the restaurant was not particularly busy for most of our lunch. Given the reputation of Husk, I had expected much better service.

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AE
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We travelled from New York for my husbands birthday We visited Husk in Nashville and loved it there so was looking forward to the Charleston experience.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in Charleston and glad that we were able to check this place out! Everything was so good. From the ambience to the food, it was worth it. Will defined be back.

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and the food was impeccable! We immensely enjoyed our meal. The food was unique yet delicious and the server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, drinks and appropriate recommendations. Except for a loud table that was nearby, thank goodness they left shortly after we arrived, everything was perfect. We will definitely come again and would recommend to a friend. Thank you!!

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JC
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stayed in Charleston for a few days & as usual expected extraordinary dining ... & Husk did not disappoint.

Food notes:

Wines -- Excellent wine list with especially notable California selections.

Appetizer -- Oysters flash broiled at very high heat with a special butter. Wonderful flavor plus beautiful presentation.

Entree #1 -- Duck. Beautifully prepared. This dish pleased a very demanding "duck fanatic" who seldom has anything good to say about duck prepared by a restaurant.

Entree #2 -- Snapper. Presentation was lovely, with a very thin browned surface that can only be had from perfect timing at very high temperature. The vegetables had complex flavors & ideal texture, perfectly complementing the fish.

Dessert -- Apple Crisp. Not the usual. It conjured up rustic, back-to-fundamentals with excellent slightly chunky texture & a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Just right for those who vastly prefer quality over quantity.

Restaurant Service & Ambiance -- Outstanding. Low-key, courteous with overall good vibs. The mostly young staff is super attentive (but no annoying hovering) & totally professional. Decor is tasteful, muted & complements the food experience.

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must try restaurant! You will not be disappointed!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Charleston for the first time in 2012 and fell in love with this place. Fast forward to 2018 and the food is still excellent. Husk makes moving from San Francisco to Charleston a welcoming culinary experience. Thank you for not being pretentious and not making me wear a monkey suit to dine there.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining there and was very pleased. Cocktails, appetizers, and entrees were all very well prepared

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CE
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had at Husk was fantastic. Our waiter was enthusiastic and readily made suggestions when we couldn’t decide which starters or bottle of wine we wanted. This was our 6th visit and every time has been exceptional. Don’t miss the bar!

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N
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was served a delicious VEGAN meal without a lot of fuss - so we appreciated that.

The restaurant seemed a bit smoky - very slight - but I heard someone else complain about their eyes. It didn't really bother us.

Delicious food.

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MH
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

My wife and I enjoyed a evening meal at Husk on Friday. As in past visits, the interior of the building which has a more modern vibe seemed slightly out of character for the area and might even be considered stark. The staff was reserved but polite and very efficient. The real star of course the food itself...always unique, always very tasty, and (sigh) always expensive. We put up with the cost because the meals are interesting and generally worth it, although I am not sure everyone would agree. Fortunately for HUSK, it has such a "foodie following" that it's continued success is assured and it will remain for the rest of us a nice option for something different and unexpected downtown on select occassions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Music at 2-3pm did not add to atmosphere and seemed to be a distraction. Would have preferred no music at all.

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W
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had lunch - tried the pig’s ear wrap- very good. Shrimp and grits excellent. We also had fried chicken- excellent. Corn bread - tasteless....glass of 4 grain bourbon was amazing. Recommend going as it is a gastronomical experience!

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SL
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I thought the food was very creative and has a super interesting flavor palette. They change their menu weekly and use fresh ingredients. We wanted to try so many different things so we shared a bunch of appetizers and skipped the main course. Delicious!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration for son visiting from out of town

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