Husk - Charleston

4.6
9818 reviews
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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.
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Orlando
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A wonderful experience! Phenomenal service with delicious and creative food reflecting Carolina/Southern charm.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had heard so many good things about Husk, but it didn’t live up. The appetizers were superb, but both our entrees required more seasoning and the corn bread was so dry we couldn’t eat it. The waiter told us the corn bread was meant to be dry and we should smoother it in butter, but even this didn’t help. The waiter didn’t end up charging us for the corn bread which was appreciated. With so many fantastic options in Charleston hopefully we were just unlucky and it’s not a sign of a decline now the executive chef has moved on.

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

We arrived 20 minutes late due to traffic and were quickly accommodated. Our experience exceeded our expectations. The surroundings were very comfortable and we felt no rush through our lunch. The waiter was informative friendly and efficient. We enjoyed our meal and were pleasantly surprised by the value for money. The attention to quality and taste in our food was appreciated. Excellent Bloody Mary. We would recommend this venue and we hope to visit it again.

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BD
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server, helpful in making our lunch choices. I had the chicken fried steak and hubby had the fried chicken. Both delicious! Hope we can return again soon!

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b
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Very disappointed. The best portion of the meal was the gem lettuce salad. Dry chicken, disturbing mouth feel. The duck was also dry......could you spare an extra tablespoon of sauce. Waiter ignored our concern re the chicken as he did with the customer next to us.

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and our waitress was so helpful!

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TS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My steak, while great in color (red in the middle) was tough. At first just thought the knife was dull, but my jaw agreed. Too bad. The other entrees looked good.

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WN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The only reason I came here was for an item that has been on the menu for years. Upon a visit to the website the homepage shows the item in the first picture and when I didn't see it on the menu the waitress was very rude and said it no longer exists and recommended I find a new favorite. Horrible way to start a dinner I'd been looking forward to for months. Will not return!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

General Tso’s octopus starter was fabulous. Tilefish -amazing. Delicious cocktails.

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MT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fried Cauliflower and the smoked ribs were fantastic.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a fabulous meal! The service was excellent, and the food and drink even better! I’ve wanted to visit Husk for years, and it exceeded my expectations. My steak and my husband’s pork chop were perfection, as was our cheese board and coffee creme brûlée. But the arrangement of the wine list pushed it over the edge for me. By suggesting wines by soil type, we could really get a sense of finding a wine that was exactly what we wanted. So good all around! I cannot wait to have a chance to go again!

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

Amazing food and great ambiance!

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SJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were really excited to try Husk because we had heard so many positive reviews. The food we had was good but it was not as amazing as we had expected. Maybe we had built our expectations up because of everything we had heard. The shrimp and grits were good but we liked the ones at Hominy Grill better. I had the General Tsos Octopus. This was very good. Our three year old daughter was with us and they did not have many options for her, and did not seem very accommodating. We ordered foods that she could pick some stuff out of. She mainly ate bread. I would definitely go back to taste some other options but we have enjoyed Magnolias, and Hominy Grill better.

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JM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

phenomenal dining experience. amazing food,
service and ambience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for everyday dining too

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Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch at Husk. Delicious meal ended with an unexpected glass of wine with a lit candle at the base for the birthday girl.

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BM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great scenery's great service. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The bar in the adjoining building is a must.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic birthday dinner at Husk. Definitely recommend the shrimp and grits!

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another awesome experience and dinner at Husk! A must try in Charleston.

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GC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite meal during our trip to Charleston—don’t miss!

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service . I love the historical area , home and recipes.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend, every bite was delicious and service was impeccable.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 5

Two entrees tasted off and no one checked them. Server just defended the dish and the chef. A third entree was very prickly. Really felt like chef was off this night. Either entrees should have come off the bill Or something should have been done to address the fact that half of our party was very unsatisfied with their meals. We were just shrugged off. They did ask if we wanted replacement entrées but by then it was too late and they were just frustrated. Not sure why they didn’t just give us credit for the meals. We won’t be back.

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Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Pork Chop was raw. Server asked if my husband would like them to “throw it back on the grill”, or if he would like a new one. We chose the “new one”. So we had a romantic dinner out for two, but ate separately. Nothing was taken off the bill. We asked the waitress about the bill, and she responded it was out of her control and would we like to see a Manager. The Manager literally stood at our table and asked us “What we would like him to do”. 20 times. Suddenly their error was made even worse, as he made an embarrassing scene.

Heard nothing but great things about Husk. Hoping this is an anomaly.

Please train your staff and Manager on how to handle a problem graciously.

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Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely place

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CS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husk exceeded my already high expectations. Our food was delicious, interesting without being weird, and beautifully presented. The wine selection is a bit unusual but the sommelier's suggestion based on our description of our likes was spot on. The price was very reasonable for food and service at this high level. Look forward to going back.

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l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just absolutely phenomenal. It was a quick business trip and so beyond thrilled I came here. The menu changes daily and I can only wish I lived close to be able to see the seasonal changes in cuisine. Bravo

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1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My aunt was visiting from New York and I wanted to take her somewhere special for lunch. Husk was the perfect place! The service is always excellent, the food is amazing and the atmosphere is quite pleasant. We had a wonderful experience.

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R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a special birthday dinner and I was impressed with the service, quality and presentation of the food. My husband and I ordered a kale and golden beet salad, which was delicious . The salad was artfully presented. I had the shrimp and grits. The grits were creamy, shrimp cooked perfectly and sauce was flavorful. My husband ordered the tilefish, which he liked very much. We ordered a bottle of wine and asked our waiter for some help in choosing one that would go with what we ordered for dinner. It was very nice. We also had dessert. Both the gingerbread cheesecake and chocolate bread pudding were delicious and some of the best desserts we’ve had.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was better than expected

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LM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection in all courses. Pimento cheese crostini was to die for. Shrimp and grits is a fave of mine. Spouse had the pork belly sandwich and more than enough for 2 meals and so yummy. The wait staff is just right with the amount of attention to us and knowledgeable about all the items on the menu. Was a great BDay experience for me.

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MB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful service. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As part of a holiday vacation. our dinner at HUSK was a highlight. The service was excellent, the food was superb and locally sourced. We especially enjoyed the pigs' ear lettuce wrap appetizer and also liked our entrees, deep fried catfish and duck confit. Be aware, however, that the menu changes frequently depending on availability of fresh ingredients. We were a little less happy with our desserts as the chocolate bread pudding was a little sticky, but the suggested drink pairings were excellent. We were also a little disappointed that there is no draft beer,

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AV
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner! Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and on top of our every need. Marvelous dinning experience.

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RK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and an amazing experience! The staff was friendly and very thorough. I would recommend Husk.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great. Our server Ryan was very well educated in his menu knowledge. The food was outstanding.

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MC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Particularly loved the unique version of shrimp and grits.

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TV
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Began the evening with having water dumped all over my place setting and menu with no greeting, apology or mention from the staff member who did it. Our server did notice when she came by several minutes later to greet us, and offered to replace the setting. Honestly it started our experience out on a bad note and we absolutely love Husk. Appetizers were better than the mains by far. My drink tasted watered down (maybe it had sat for awhile?). Definitely not the usual seamless experience with slower, less attentive service than we are used to at Husk. Disappointing, and there are so many other choices in Charleston!

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D
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way

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K
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! A must when in Charleston!

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