Husk - Charleston

4.6
10094 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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New England
8 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

The very front of the house is a disgrace. The hosts were incompetent and indifferent and management was no where to be found. Food was good but apart from an excellent salad not great. There are lots of other much better restaurants in Charleston. We will not be back.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food took a little longer than expected to come out but everything was delicious! Nice touch with wishing me happy birthday verbally and written on the menu. Hot towels were great. Appreciated coming back to refolded napkin every time we came back to our seats.

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

We read so many great reviews and were so excited to eat here. Unfortunately, the moment we walked in the door we were disappointed. Apparently their ventilation wasn’t working because it was hazy through the whole restaurant from all of the cooking fumes and smelled badddd. Like when we left all I wanted to do was get out of my clothes that now smelled terrible. I had looked at the menu online before booking and was shocked when we got there and the style of the plates wasn’t even the same. Online it appeared to be very southern, with an upscale twist. When we got there neither of us could choose anything because beyond the corn bread and pimento cheese, nothing was southern. It was all the overly complicated trying to be too fancy plates. My husband got the catfish, and I got the skirt steak. The catfish was nothing special except it wasn’t even a full filet and it desperately needed a sauce and the collard greens were barely cooked all all, and they hadn’t bothered removing the large stalks which is required if not stewing them all day. Southern cooking 101. My steak had a good sauce on it, but I had to really put some power into cutting it, not good for a $30 steak. The Brussels sprouts were good, but good Brussels sprouts are a dime a dozen these days. We had the Crème brûlée, and it was good, but not special. All around a completely disappointing experience. There are too many great restaurants in Charleston to waste your time here. The service was fine, but that was about the only good thing.

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AB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husk was delightful. It is the restaurant everyone recommended when we said we’d be visiting Charleston and it did not disappoint.
The ambiance is lovely and you are transported to another time when you walk up to the beautiful old house. Take a bounce on the Joggling board on the front porch before you enter.
The pimento cheese and crackers may sound simple but were amazing. The catfish was so gently breaded that it seemed like a light dish and the duck cassoulet was tender and succulent!
It isn’t cheap but everything comes together to make it all feel worth it.

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JL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has taken many tries, but we finally got a reservation to Husk! It was worth the wait. The food was some of the freshest I have ever been served; you could taste all the flavors in every bite. The service was over the top. Our new favorite restaurant in Charleston for sure!!!!

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GE
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Lunch at Husk because I had heard of the chef and was in Charleston. I live in a food town and found that the food at Husk was, while good, nothing out of the ordinary and The portions were small. The service was desultory. I noticed the same lack of concern with other tables minimally served by our server. The most interesting part of the meal was the wine list and I had an excellent glass of wine.

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

Was disappointed. Felt service was lacking ( had to ask to have our bottle of white wine put in chiller or on ice just one example ), seated upstairs where ambiance was lacking ...... could go on but won’t.

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As local to Charleston for the last 3 years and a visitor to the city for many years. Husk never disappoints from the moment you book the reservation. A friend visiting the city for the second time and Vegetarian Husk is a must for the best in Vegetarian and the wow presentation.
the menu continues to change for the season and what's new and innovative.

Great job.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve dined here a few times and am always very pleased with the whole experience. Outstanding food, service, and ambiance.
I make sure to book a reservation at Husk whenever I’m in Charleston.

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

Wonderful inventive food. Great service. Enjoyable vibe.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a “must go to restaurant” tucked away from it all down a quiet street - Husk is amazing and we were lucky enough to get a reservation on such short notice - mere words cannot describe the service, food and overall experience - don’t think twice - Go!!

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MC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I' m a big fan of cooking shows and thought this would be a great place after watching Chef's Table. The food was good but not great, especially for the price. The octopus appetizer was delicious as was the smoky, ham hock lima beans side dish. My wife and I were a bit disappointed in our meals as she ordered the pork and I had the catfish. I haven't had catfish in years and remembered after my first bite why I don't eat it. I was hoping for something a bit more flavorful.

The restaurant was good, but our waiter was not attentive and we didn't see him after he dropped off our meal. We were completely out of water and would have appreciated a bit more attention to detail. When spending over $100 for a meal, it needs to be more exceptional. I don't mind bad service at a lower end restaurant but this should be far and above that.

The tavern next door I thought had far better waitstaff and the pea hummus they served over there was probably the best hummus I've ever had. Far better value.

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O
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

(Lunch) Country fried steak- the cut of meat could have been better, disappointing actually as I expected a melt in your mouth smooth to cut piece. Mushroom cabbage dish along with though, was a delicious unique spin on Eastern European haluski, flavorful and hearty. Fried chicken was just that, fried chicken and veges with it, was also ho hum. Grits the best in Charleston as was the Shrimp n peppers to go with, spiced up perfect to stay wow on the tongue and lips, just hit it right. Cornbread not sweeten up but ok nothing unique. Would have liked to seen more variety choices for those wanting one glass of wine only.

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

The service and the food are outstanding! We went for lunch. I had the fried steak and my husband had the fried chicken. Very tasty and well cooked. Also the cornbread is delicious!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was very fresh and delicious!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must go in Charleston. Food is fresh and declicious. Staff is friendly and helpful. Portions are the right size.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was very good except the whole restaurant was filled with smoke and food smells from the kitchen. We had to air out our clothing to get rid of smells. Too bad the kitchen ventilation wasn’t better.

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JF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful plantation-looking building with a wraparound porch that we ate dinner on. The interior decoration seems a bit dated, but the patio was lovely. Definitely have to have a reservation, we made ours at least a month in advance. I have a dairy sensitivity and our server was very kind and accommodating. I had a delicious pork and my husband had a delicious steak.

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TE
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal, service and atmosphere. Perhaps best burger I've ever had.

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CT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our anniversary and they were sweet enough to print a note for us on our menus!

The wings were so yummy and the portions were “healthy” for sure. So dang good!

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MZ
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I’ve gone to husk for years. Something has changed.... not good

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DD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was all perfectly cooked and came out very quickly. The waitress was very friendly and informative about the menu.

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Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service were excellent. A loud party of eight women was seated nearby, and made conversation at out table difficult. With high ceiling and hard floors, shrill voices and loud conversation bounced all around the room.

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C
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not quite what I expected. Hostess not friendly or helpful.
Lovely interior. Portions small.

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L
Central Texas
47 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burgers are too good to miss. Great home fries and homemade catsup. We had the cheddar biscuit drops. So decadent and so good. A great meal again.

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C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The food and service were amazing. Definitely recommend getting reservations early.

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DN
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at Husk was absolutely wonderful. The staff was very attentive. We had appetizers, salads, entrees and shared a dessert. Every bite was amazingly delicious and prepared perfectly.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with great service but food is extremely overrated, the ribs were good but the rest was just ok.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent and had a six year old with us an they was able to accommodate something for him.

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Husk, and will definitely be back!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Overrated. The pimento crackers were good as an appetizer but our entrees were just okay. I would not recommend the strip steak.

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. This was our first visit and we thought everything was fantastic.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, just as everyone said it would be. The service was above and beyond. Everything he recommended was perfect, and there were things that I never would've thought to try. Thankfully, we did! I'm going to dream about that whipped pimento cheese for the rest of my life.

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TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great, his recommendations were right on. Food was delicious, served at right temp, ect. I will definitely have this place on my list when I visit Charleston again.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was super friendly and great at explaining the menu. But the best part...THE FOOD. Everything was so yummy. Def going to be back.

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DS
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is simply awesome.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Pretty disappointed in the food as I was really looking forward to something special. Fried chicken was average, spices on it were excessive. Cornbread was barely lukewarm and was nothing special, especially for $8.00. Atmosphere and service were great.

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CK
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Husk when they first opened and on numerous trips to Charleston. Had always been excellent, but not so this time. Food was good but not great. Seemed like there were a number of terrines the night we were there. They sounded better than they tasted. Not sure why, maybe since Shaun has left or maybe some other reason. Service is still excellent. Will try again when in town.

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

My pork was very dry. My wife's duck confit was also dried out and would have been helped out by the "pot likker sauce" that was supposed to be part of the dish but was not there at all. A server unnecessarily wore an oven mit to deliver a skillet of cornbread to the table since the "hot" skillet & cornbread were at room temperature. My wife's lemon meringue
pie was a thin wafer with small dobs of
lemon filling interspersed with drops of meringue; even our server commented on how thin the 3/8" thick "pie" was, but still charged us the $9.00 for it. Poor quality food at pretty high prices. Since founder/chef Sean Brock left last year this place is obviously cruising on their old reputation and does not live up to it by any means.

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SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The upstairs dining room with veranda is lovely. Centrally located.

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