Husk - Charleston

4.6
10567 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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Savannah
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite possibly the best meal we have had in Charleston this week. Restaurant is nice with great service and awesome AC by comparison. I somehow failed to take a photo of our actual entrées, but the Shrimp & Grits on the lunch menu was amazing and even my (picky) child ate all of her burger... Desserts were delicious as well.

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Charleston
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We finally got a reservation during our beach week. The food was excellent, service top notch. Love the Southern food with different spins of flavor or texture (whipped pimento cheese). My cocktail was amazing, Fistful of Berries. Lovely house, a beautiful backdrop.

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PB
Key West
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 6 small plates, each beautifully composed and absolutely delicious.

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

We are in Charleston for an annual work conference. We dined at Husk last year and were in agreement that Husk would be our first place to eat once we returned. The wait-staff were super and the food absolutely delicious!

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M
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Was disappointed in service, but the food was very good. Would go back.

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

Completely lived up to expectations. One of the best places we’ve eaten here.

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

WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE!!! Food excellent , service excellent, ambiance was GREAT

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Poor service and overpriced. Much better restaurants in Charleston by far. Save your money and time and skip the Husk.

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

Loved every second here. Everyone was super friendly, service was perfect, we ordered the pimento cheese crackers, country ham with biscuits, ribs, duck, and lettuce roots salad, plus the rice pudding. Everything was so fun to eat as it had different flavors and textures not typically seen in most restaurants. Definitely a must!!

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

Husk is a very special place that everybody who wants to eat real southern cuisine should visit.

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JP
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Their punch was a great starter to the fabulous meal that came. Everything was so fresh

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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Varied menu rotates and descriptions can be misleading without great detail requiring questions. Service we received was from very experienced and knowledgeable waiter. This place is well priced for quality meal received on smaller portion size. Husk did not have a children's menu available and found difficult to have many choices for a younger child to select from. We did not notice any other children on site as we visited for the first time and would not recommend bringing, however, on travel without other option we are still very pleased we made this decision to dine at Husk even with our young one.

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

Delicious food, excellent service, and beautiful atmosphere. Loved the Southern hospitality!

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New York Area
138 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Beautiful old house which could use improvement to its air conditioning. Creative food. Small portions.

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T
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Honestly, I think there are better restaurants in Charleston. The food was ok, but our waiter was terrible which was unfortunate.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food I’ve eaten all weekend.

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

We didn’t get to have dinner at Husk but we did get to go to brunch. It was excellent. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The restaurant was beautiful. We will definitely plan better next time and get dinner reservations. I would highly recommend the brunch.

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

We really enjoyed our visit to Husk. The food was all fantastic and reasonably priced for an upscale restaurant. Our server was fairly attentive, but not the warmest. Overall, it is a place we'd recommend and hope to visit again in the future.

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CC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great. The palmetto toasts are a must have. The cornbread is great-request honey on the side! We were prepped by others about slow service so we were comfortable with speed.

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

Great Food, great service & terrific ambience emulating the charm of Charleston.

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BL
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the food, especially the pork lettuce wraps as an appetizer. The duck confit was absolutely amazing!! Would 100% get this again and recommend to others-the side dish they served it with was addicting. The grouper was also really great. Had just the right amount of spice in the chorizo broth and cooked perfectly. Flaky and meaty at the same time. The only complaint we had is for an amazing restaurant that prides itself on flavors and food, the wine to accompany the meal was not served correctly. The wine was literally served at about 80/85 degrees as if the bottle had been sitting in the kitchen next to the oven. It actually cooled down while at the table. Wine needs to be properly chilled and served to guests, especially when by the glass. Made it very unpleasant to drink & the restaurant needs to take that into consideration.

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

We ate in the restaurant a year ago it was excellent! Unfortunately this time it did not live up to our expectations. Both of our dishes were overcooked, a step down since the chef left

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply amazing food. AC was out so it was warm - but we didn’t care because the service was excellent and the food was just THAT good. Like I’ve been telling friends - you wouldn’t think it would be good - but they put blueberries with corn and it rocked my world... Go and enjoy!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food but terrible service- which is shocking with this restaurant’s reputation. When I asked the waiter for some
Guidance in wines since they have a very unique wine list- he said what do you like? I said usually a Cabernet. He said, oh the cabs are listed right here. And that was it!
He never really checked on us- gave no guidance for food.
Sad to say I wouldn’t recommend this place bc of the bad service. Everywhere else I ate in Charleston for the weekend had excellent service.

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ES
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Some of the menu food descriptions can be misleading so make sure to ask the server for clarification. The quality and taste was amazing and quantity was perfect for me. However, my husband was still hungry when we left.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

My husband and I stopped here for dinner for our last night in Charleston after all the recommendations and hype we heard about it. Despite the hype, we walked out so disappointed. It was the least satisfying meal we’ve had in our 10 day stay. I ordered the chicken entree and my husband got the Grouper. Both portions were SO small, the chicken especially. We took the server’s recommendation and got the cornbread starter along with a bean/veggie dish, but even that was pretty basic. Honestly, we both left pretty confused given all the amazing reviews. There’s nothing worse than paying $100+ for dinner (without drinks) and leaving hungry. Bummer.

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KN
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customized our mention of anniversary...our menu had Happy Anniversary as a heading. Each of the staff mentioned this to us and we were also treated to a complimentary champagne toast. Perfect last night in Charleston. Thank you to all!! ♥️

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MC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!

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SB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Such good food and hospitality.

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Overall, great! We arrived a little before our reservation and were still seated immediately. Our server (whose name I forget) was excellent- attentive without being pushy and great recommendations. Our reservation was at 9:30 and the restaurant was about half empty which seemed weird because we requested to come earlier around 8 and they said they couldn’t accommodate us when we called. The food was all great- country ham and ribs were excellent. Pimento cheese was good, but nothing too exciting. We had a side of figs, Brie and potatoes which I couldn’t stand. The potatoes were hard and there weren’t enough figs or Brie to go around. The combination sounded interesting and I hoped it would’ve made sense when it arrived, but it really wasn’t anything different than me making potatoes at home and tossing in figs and cheese.... would not order again. The desserts were pretty bad, so disappointing. We had the rice pudding which was good, but nothing outstanding by any means and the lemon lavender cake was pretty awful. One of the worst desserts I’ve ever had. The cakes were super dry and the “ice cream” was icy with chunks of lavender- surprised they weren’t strained out. The cake didn’t taste of lemon at all, but instead tasted like we were eating lavender soap. We actually didn’t even finish the lemon cakes which is not like us at all. I could tell they were trying too hard with this one, but they would’ve been better off just making a good cake instead. My sister is a pastry chef so we were most looking forward to dessert. Would definitely skip next time or go for the blueberry buckle as recommended by the server. All in all, the service was excellent and the food was great (not sure it truly lived up to all the surrounding hype) and was a great experience for sure.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful!!! Artistic local food with interesting choices.

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EJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent. Ambiance seemed dated...as compared to
Some of the other restaurants in town. Bar next door in the kitchen house looked fun.

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SL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in the South. Don’t miss out on the fried chicken, tomato cucumber salad, chicken wings, burger, or fried steak. Cornbread was just ok.

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LD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Every single person who heard we were visiting Charleston said we had to go to Husk. However, every other meal we ate in our four days there was better. The dishes we had were fine, just nothing hit the mark as far as flavors or presentation. Ambiance was lackluster. Wouldn't recommend and definitely would not return considering the rest of our dining experiences were far superior.

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LM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is our third Restaurant by Sean Brock. Only Minero lives up to the hype. The food was good but no where near as good as was praised. The “wonderful” whisky selection was nothing special. The service and ambiance were great. But like McCradys the food was just ok. In my opinion much better places to eat in Charleston

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AC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I dined with two other girl friends and had a great experience after hearing so much about Husk. The food was fantastic with unique twists on every dish we ordered (catfish, steak, oysters and grouper). The wine list is different so don't be afraid to ask your server for recommendations. Ours was great and pinpointed exactly what we wanted.

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

Hands down the best meal I’ve had. Trust the wait staff on their recommendations!

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, local and fresh. Highly recommended to anyone visit the town.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Hostess was in staff/kitchen area (viewable from waiting area), licked one or two fingers (guess after eating something), then came out and told us our table was ready. Next, I dropped a fork soon after sitting down and a server was nearby and said she’d bring another, but never did. I asked the main waiter and he brought one. OpenTable had asked if there was a special occasion when making the reservation. There was, and the waiter mentioned it, but that was all. Our drinks were amazing. Heirloom tomatoes appetizer was amazing. Bacon crumble cornbread with pork-infused melted butter on side didn’t have hardly any noticeable bacon in it or pork-infusion (in the butter) and the amount of butter was scant considering the amount of cornbread. Cornbread was good as far as cornbread goes, just missed the amount of bacon expected and more butter (with pork-infusion). Entrees...open faced melts were good. One seemed to have more meat than the other. Potato wedges that came with them were huge...which was fun. Good amount of good tasting ketchup. Ice water brought to table early on was good, but when server refilled, it was just room temp / no ice. Waiter didn’t ask if we wanted to look at the dessert menu (maybe because it was close to the end of the lunch period), so had to ask for it. The warm coffee cake type dish with ice cream and blueberry compote was amazing. Next time we come, we might try Husk again, but just at dinner time, when it’s a busier crowd and not near closing time. (We actually had a dinner reservation for Husk originally, but unfortunately mistakenly reserved at the Savannah location, and the best the Charleston location could do when we called them was recommend we come around 5:30 and wait for hopefully an outdoor table if the weather held. So we just reserved a late lunchtime instead.)

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious and beautiful surroundings! We quite enjoyed the hush puppies, but the cheese burger (choice beef ground with bacon) and the smoked wings were something so good that all burgers and wings from now on will pale in comparison. We also had the shrimp and grits - lovely!

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