Husk - Charleston

4.7
9436 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Centrally located in historic downtown Charleston, Husk transforms the essence of Southern food.Led by Chef/Partner Sean Brock and 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
Chef/Partner Sean Brock and 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 9436 People Are Saying
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Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Nice, comfortable atmosphere. Incredible service. And the food was amazing. So glad we came here during our stay in Charleston.

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

My husband and I had high expectations for Husk, having heard great reviews from friends. The menu the evening we went for dinner wasn’t overly exciting and a steak was a bit tough. The service and atmosphere were great, but the food didn’t wow us.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were seated at a window with a filthy window sill, it looked as if it hadn’t been cleaned for years. Bread was offered to us after we had already received our entrees. The beets in the beet salad were very undercooked, but the ravioli was wonderful. The shrimp and grits entree was very good, but the fried chicken was flavorless and disappointing. Overall, very underwhelming experience.

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c
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here came well recommended to me. Upon our arrival we were taken upstairs to nice table with a view and the fantastic service continued. Our waiter was attentive without hanging over us and offered up suggestions for dinner. He was extremely well versed on the ever-changing menu. I let him choose the pork dinner and shrimp and grits. My friend had the duck confit. The food was timely and prepared magnificently on every course. I can't say enough how wonderful this place is. If you are in Charleston....plan ahead and go. You will not be disappointed!

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

My wife and I first visit here since moving to Charleston. We started with the chilled corn soup and trigger fish and both were very good. Soup was refreshing. Trigger fish light and balanced well with local ingredients. Main dishes were Carolina pork and duck confit. Both tender, full of flavor, and wonderful. Best cornbread I have had and I’ve had a lot of good cornbread in my day. Nice crust on top and soft in center. Great bourbon selection. Shout out to Talmage, our waiter, who was super knowledgeable and personable. Bar was set high.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was blown away by how good my pork / farro entre was. As a food from Chicago, my expectations are very high. Husk was simply outstanding.

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F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good but not the wow factor I was expecting from all of the reviews. I found my appetizer shrimp and grits overly seasoned. My main dish the fish was beautifully prepared, however, the potatoes undercooked. Perhaps some folks like them that way but not me. The service however was outstanding and lovely ambiance.

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JJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delish, drinks fab, service great. Only issue was it was too warm inside.

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

Chris our server was one of the coolest guys. He was informative, funny and nice.

The food was incredible and perfectly portioned. It amazes me that they rotate their menus so frequently and deliver consistent quality. I highly recommend anyone check this out.

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KG
Charleston
108 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at Husk! I loved the oysters for the first course! The chilled red wine was excellent! Great job by Nick our waiter. The steak was great with the main course. The coffee at the end was tasty!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch. My dad had the catfish over rice and he said it was his favorite meal since we’ve been on vacation. My mom had the pork lettuce wraps. I am a vegan and there was nothing on the menu for me but the salad without cheese and the side carrots (I knew coming to the South would be difficult for me to find places to eat so it is to be expected). They were both fantastic. Even the corn bread was made with animal fat and the shishito peppers had prosciutto on it and sat in a bowl of mayonnaise. My parents really liked it and I enjoyed my beautiful and delicious salad.

Great restaurant and I would recommend

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HJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice selection of food
Great service
Great room and dishes food is served on

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GP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service food and cocktails. The fried chicken is a must.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husk did not disappoint!! It was outstanding! Loved every bite. I just wish I could eat there again today. Yum!

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JD
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husk lived up to its reputation on every level. The food was delicious, the server (Talmadge) was excellent & the house/setting delightful - highly recommend it!!

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C
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

Our food was servered cold, and it should have been hot. I was served a diet Coke that had so much selzter water you could see through it.

All in all very disappointing, and would not recommend it to anyone.

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DC
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation for Sunday brunch. We were seated promptly and our waiter was very nice. The food was wonderful. Our first course arrived quickly, but we waited a very long time for our second course. Maybe the kitchen staff was having a bad day.

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DR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Gtreat lunch/ brunch on a long weekend stay in Charlestown. Delicious meals for our party of 3, with good and pleasant service. Highly recommend (and will)!

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JT
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Husk for brunch and ordered the BURGER. Omg it was EVERYTHING. scrumptious indeed!

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h
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They need to put the fried chicken back on the Brunch menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! The burger and omelette were amazing. Our son enjoyed the berry salad. Great brunch experience.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good but not great and this place was highly recommended. I had a steak and although it was very flavorful, it was a tough cut of meat. Not sure if air was not working but it was very warm and humid in the restaurant and that pulled from our comfort.

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RM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, but not up to its hype. Great place and ambiance, but saloon was too hot. Service was good, but not great.
Expectations might have been too high on my part, but still very good restaurant!!!

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CJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fantastic experience from the drinks, to appetizer to entree. A must visit in Charleston.

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Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had heard great things about this place. It is very popular so could not get a good time for dinner reservation, so ate lunch instead. Service was excellent! They gave us homemade dinner rolls with pork infused butter when we sat down....the butter was fabulous! I ordered fried chicken and my husband ordered pork belly. I was VERY happy with my chicken it had a slighly spicy and crispy crust. LOVED it! My husband did not care for his pork belly that much, as it was very soggy and fatty with not much meat. We also ordered cheese grits that were really good as well. Would like to go back for dinner. (Wine by the glass was a bit pricey...16 per glass for a small pour).

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Miami
38 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food not much of an atmosphere. We had a horrible table in the back corner

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c
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu was creative and delicious. Went 2x for lunch. Try the boiled peanuts for sure. The cocktails are amazing.

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KK
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband chose both the octopus salad and the pork chop. Both were delicious. We also enjoyed the chicken skins. However we were less impressed with the cornbread and my steak. Should have gone with the grouper recommendation.

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DB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just not that impressed with the food after a recommendation from a friend. We’re not foodies and it just wasn’t our style.

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SE
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

After hearing much hype from the media and friends, we were very excited to get a reservation at Husk. I'm not sure if it was because we were among the last few tables in the restaurant (late reservation) or if it was an off night...but the experience was very lackluster. Our server wasn't very enthusiastic and not at all attentive. The chicken skins and pig ear lettuce wraps were just okay. The octopus small plate was good. Their signature pork dish was amazing and I would go back just for that. The cobbler dessert was also just okay (in our opinion). We ate at a few other restaurants during our stay in Charleston that blew Husk out of the water. We probably won't go back to the main restaurant but do plan on going back to their bar next door to try the burger. We also stopped in there before our reservation and had a wonderful experience. Great bartender and amazing cocktails.

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SG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant. The appetizers were delicious and we ate so many we were a little full for dinner or supper as they call it sets the chocolate dessert was not my favorite but the berry cobbler was delicious and I would request a table downstairs if possible. If you don’t eat pork this restaurant is not for you

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AR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Husk definitely did not live up to the hype. Everything we ordered was dry and bland -- the steak, the pork the fish and the cornbread. The appetizers were better than the entrees but even they were disappointing. The service was very slow.

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N
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Husk was very good overall. Crab rice was a standout. Heirloom tomato on sourdough was also quite excellent. The chicken skins were delicious, but only order if you have multiple people sharing as the portion was huge and it is a heavy starter. Wasn't blown away by the steak, but since we don't eat pork, options for mains were limited (though the staff was exceptionally accommodating and put the pork in the crab rice to the side).

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

Waiter didn’t explain the food choices on the menu. When we asked for info he simply said, I don’t know your tastes or what you’re interested in.

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RT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding & waiters were helpful & knowledgeable.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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SM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waited 5 months and I would have waited for 7 more for this experience. I didn't just eat, I reconnected with food, and learned more about how things should taste than I have in the last 20+ years. You literally owe it to yourself to experience this restaurant.

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great variety of food, drink, in a magical city!

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KB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're heading to Charleston, make reservations to HUSK! It's amazing, hands down some of the best food I've ever eaten!

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the burger, ketchup, and dinner rolls. Yes, the ketchup. Burger was best I’ve ever had.

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