Husk - Charleston

4.7
9250 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
Reviews from verified diners
9,250 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
77%
Very Good
15%
Good
6%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
4.0Dined 2 days ago

Appetizers are fantastic. Entrees are good.

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OT
4.0Dined 2 days ago

So it says casual dress code but it more of a smart casual. I was turned away for a tank top. I went and changed and the food was worth it!

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JM
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great southern food! Service was friendly and attentive.

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GF
5.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I were on vacation. Husk was highly recommended by friends. The cheeseburger was delicious. I found the cheese to be a little too salty for my taste. My husband thought it was the best cheese burger of his life. His entree was the shrimp and grits. He raved about the savory flavors. We also enjoyed the rolls with honey, cornbread and fries. The service was excellent. We were fortunate to have a reservation because there was a long wait for a table. Overall, a pleasant lunch experience.

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L
5.0Dined 4 days ago

What a great treat! We started off with a salad to split and I had fried chicken and finished with the peach cake! Everything was delicious. Service was excellent. Cocktails were yummy! Would definitely recommend!

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KC
5.0Dined 4 days ago

My second visit. This time with my 6 year old. Very patient waitstaff. Not a bad place to take kids (I was nervous about that). The pimento cheese was even more delicious than I remember ❤️

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MR
5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a lovely experience at Husk! Our server Chris made the evening absolutely perfect. We had exceptional seasonal food and the price felt reasonable- $150 for three cocktails and SO many appetizers and entrees. I’d highly recommend!

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B
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Quite good. Interesting elements that went into the food. Some seemed just a little overly complicated. Great service. Highly recommend.

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MF
2.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was great but food was just a little too unusual for our tastes and not very flavorful with the exception of the strip steak. We expected interesting flavors and southern influences but dishes all had odd Ingredients that are a bit out of the norm. Our family enjoys a variety of foods but these seemed to be unusual just for the sake of being unusual. Combinations were not particularly tasty. Catfish needed some spice, figs were mushy and skin on chicken was not properly cooked so we couldn’t eat it. Without it, chicken was very bland. We even found the cornbread which we were told was a must try to be bland. Butter didn’t improve the flavor. French press coffee was good and we enjoyed peach cake. Unfortunately, we were looking forward to trying this iconic restaurant but left feeling very underwhelmed and disappointed.

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l
4.0Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I went to Husk for lunch on the last day of our Charleston vacation. The restaurant is beautiful. The food was good, but not as great as I was hoping from a James Beard chef. We had the pimento cheese, shrimp and grits, and chicken fried steak. The pimento cheese was excellent, but the entrees both lacked flavor, and the texture of the steak seemed off. The meat was a little tough and the breading was a little soggy. Overall, if it didn’t have such a great reputation and an award winning chef, it would have been a pretty good meal; we were just expecting more.

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E
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service. Food was beautifully presented and delicious ! Beautiful setting with parking facility directly across from the front steps.

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J
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Heard about this place a couple of times. We were able to get a late lunch reservation and it was a marvelous experience.

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AP
5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was so fresh and delicious...you gotta try the pig’s ears! I love how they have a huge board that says where they get their different ingredients from. I had the pork belly and my friend had the duck and both were amazing. Our server was good, but he could have come around more often. Our busboy was more attentive than he was.

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ST
3.0Dined 7 days ago

Our meal at Husk was very tasty and the service was great.

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OT
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Love this place! Charming location food is "off the charts crazy good"! We enjoyed every bite... Must try the burger which was one of the best I have ever had... Try the raspberry shake for dessert- I wanted to try everything menu changes daily but burger remains...Beautiful setting and service was excellent. The drinks are good too try one we will back and bring friends and family- hands down one of the best!!!!

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JW
2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Girlfriend and I were looking forward to eating at this award wining restaurant as we were coming from out of town. We showed up early and had drinks outside on the patio while we waited for our table (our reservation was late). This is where we should have ended the night. The customer service on the patio was excellent compared to the service we received inside. From the start (inside) at the restaurant, we were greeted hastily, which continued throughout the meal. Our server, who was apparently ready to go home, argued and awakardly took our order. Plates were hastily dropped off with little explanation and obvious annoyance. Point being we should have eaten st Fig. There are far better options in Charleston for the high price.

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JB
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We went there with a great deal of expectation and we were very impressed by everything. The service was impecable, friendly and knowledgeable, guides ya well through a menu that every dish looked fantastic.
The wine selection was reasonable, in price and size, and complimented the meal perfectly.
We decided to focus on the starter plates since the variety and complexity was more appealing than some of the main courses and we were not disappointed.
Overall a fantastic meal

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OT
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Perfect meal.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food was incredible

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MK
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Very much enjoyed our dinner at Husk during our trip to Charleston. Started with a drink next door at the bar at Husk, it was a wonderful start to the evening. Once moving to Husk we were seated in a cozy room upstairs. Our waiter did a wonderful job walking us through the menu and making sure we understood everything. The food was awesome. Just wonderful. All four people at our table ordered a different entree and they were all very very good. There is a pigs ear starter, do yourself a favor and start there. Can't go wrong.

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m
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Absolutely love dining at Husk, service is wonderful and food is outstanding! Third time here and I will certainly be back.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Loved every aspect of our meal! We are looking forward to coming back for dinner on our next visit! Note to self, make reservations way in advance of visiting this lovely Resturant.

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S
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The service was impeccable, catering to our needs before we even spoke the words aloud. The food was absolutely delicious and left us completely satisfied. Great place for lunch, dinner, business meeting, anniversary, you name it!

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a
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Loved Husk for lunch! Sat on the upper porch and had AMAZING service. Perfect break from shopping King Street.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Cute restaurant! Food was super yummy and service was great!!

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OT
3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Appetizers were excellent especially the chicken wings. Best I have ever had. However the main courses were not that special. The portion extremely small. The quail was tiny and looked like a tiny bird. My fried steak was tasty but the portion is extremely small. Might have been 4 ounces.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

I feel bad for the chefs because the quality of food is outstanding and they have to make such good food day after day. The duck was the best I’ve ever had.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Incredible experience! We didn’t feel rushed and the food was amazing. Everything about attention to detail succeeded expectations...from happy birthday on the dinner menu to each flavor in each bite. Amazing!!!

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AF
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Our server, Will, was fantastic! We were seated promptly, service was at just the right pace and our food was sensational. the flavor and seasoning was exceptional. the Husk signature manhattan is a must!

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AS
2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Sadly, our meal failed to live up to our high expectations for Husk due to service. By contrast, we had truly extraordinary dining experiences elsewhere in Charleston.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Our favorite Charleston restaurant. The pig ear lettuce wraps were amazing and the texture and smokiness of the pig ears was a great surprise. The fried chicken was perfectly seasoned, juicy, and crispy. Can't wait until our next visit!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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EE
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

This was the best meal my mother and I had during our visit to Charleston. Outstanding.

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RF
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Took our CA visitors for lunch. We all liked our meals very much, took home some leftovers since we were trying to save room for the peach cake with sorbet. It was delicious! (Can’t wait to try a milkshake sometime.) I had never had a Shrug, so tried one of the mango ones. Surprised by the vinegar taste,even though I knew it was coming on first sip, but then loved it. Extremely refreshing. Our fried chicken was voted best ever, and our waiter was wonderful and very helpful. Such a pretty building too.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Awesome service and spectacular food! Fantastic all around

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CN
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

With much anticipation, I made my reservation in April for my July visit. It was for my daughter's birthday during our trip to Charleston. I am a foodie, and have had gourmet meals all over the world. We were greeted warmly and given a special "VIP" table across from the kitchen door so that we could watch the chef. Nice! Being 17 minutes early for our reservation, we were told to wait in the bar, or in the front outside garden which is lovely. The bar inside the building next door, with no covered walkway, included a few outdoor 4-tops with no overhead cover, and 4 stools with a wall ledge in addition to the bar seating itself. As it was over 100 degrees and 80 % humidity, we went inside. The bar location was confusing to all of the people coming for the first time. More prominent signage for wayfinding is needed. My Aperol Spritz was perfect!
Neither of the two main chefs were there that night. The server was nice, but distracted by an adjoining table with high-maintenance children. It was difficult to get his attention. I noticed that the couple across from us had the same challenge. I ordered the duck, my daughter the wreck fish. Both were very very good. The sauces were our favorites. The veggies crisp and flavorful. My daughter loved the heirloom tomatoes and ground pea salad. We wanted a bit of salt, but there is no salt and pepper on the tables. Afraid to insult the famous chefs, we went without. The rolls were supposed to be special, but honestly tasted just like yeast rolls with honey butter we have had at a lot of other restaurants. The bread server said something about sesame seeds when he brought them but we couldn't hear what he said and he never looked up. The manager brought my dessert, praline cake with Champagne sorbet and a lighted candle for my daughter's birthday! Very kind and thoughful. It was sinfully delicious and worth every calorie. We enjoyed our visit. Note: This is not a restaurant for children.

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RA
3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Very average not worth the hype, hostess and server acted as if they were doing you a favor by allowing you to eat there, won't go back.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Just amazing! Beautiful atmosphere and not too over the top but just “fancy” enough to make the evening special and unforgettable.

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M
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

I had been here several times and always think it's a good spot. Was disappointed they had run out of their pork lunch offering almost immediately. Hamburger and beef sandwich were good.

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JM
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Beautiful, historic home setting with wonderful comfort food. Great outdoor seating enjoyed with my family for lunch. Definitely worth the visit!

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