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Husk - Charleston

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$30 and under
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Centrally located in historic downtown Charleston, Husk transforms the essence of Southern cuisine. 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 the Lowcountry. 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. Much like the décor that inhabits this historic Victorian-era home, the food is modern in style and interpretation. 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 seeking an award-winning taste of the South.

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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipLuv2dine
Memphis/West TN
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Fantastic lunch in a beautiful atmosphere

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dotto
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the lunch at Husk was great. Always an interesting menu with very good service. We continue to eat here on a regular basis on our frequent trips to Charleston.

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salisburycatholic
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2014
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch at Husk. First time visiting and went on recommendation from friends. We had one of the best Cheeseburgers ever- 3 different types of ground beef, bacon, shaved onions on a homemade bun with homemade pickles- YUM! We also had a delicious catfish entree over a fresh veggie broth that was delicious! Great service and atmosphere. Will definitely go back for more!

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Leel
Birmingham
36 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Maybe our expectations were so high because of the stellar reviews and Bon Appetit applause. And maybe because we are from the south, we perhaps expected something really new and different. There were lettuce wraps made with pork skins and pickled onions. This was fabulous! For dinner, I had catfish over corn. It was okay. My husband had grouper. We had too sweet cornbread. Butter beans with no seasoning. We skipped dessert. Because the place offers seasonal items and the menu changes often, I would probably recommend that you try it. We might, if we visit at another time of the year. There were many other places, during our week in Charleston, that we enjoyed much more.

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vipRTShady
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whatever you think you know about Husk - whatever you've read about Husk - whatever you sense you might be about to experience at Husk - don't even try to prepare because Husk is beyond any expectation. Husk is going to blow you away. Everything is fresh and flavorful and beautifully presented. Don't forget to get a pan of cornbread for the table.

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Kate
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went to three high end restaurants while in Charleston for three nights. This of course being the Charleston "must". However for us it was a Charleston bust. It was the most expensive of the three and most disappointing. The wine list was lacking. Being known for it's southern influence, we were quite surprised after ordering 2 apps and 2 entrees, that only one of them actually tasted southern. The others all screamed Asian. No big, I'm fine with Asian food, and it was all well prepared, just lacking pizazz. Nothing we had was memorable or made me want to run home and recreate it. We left wishing we had gone back to one of the other two significantly more memorable restaurants.

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brhc2
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveled from out of town because we had heard really great things about the place... and it did not disappoint! will be back ASAP! Enjoyed the restaurant and the bar! lots of bourbons1 best selection i've seen yet!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great menu. Friendly atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyable experience

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LoveRavPig
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fabulous. You must try to Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps if they are on the menu... surprisingly delicious.

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Chrlstnfoodie
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been to Husk twice now and were very impressed both times. There are obviously a ton of great places to eat in Charleston, but this is one of our favorites. The drinks, food, and service were all phenomenal. We will definitely be going back.

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swandogs
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the pouring rain we ran from the parking garage across the street to have our Sunday Brunch at Husk. It was worth the trip - very attractive inside, with a unique locally-focused menu. All four in our party enjoyed our selections immensely.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fell in love with the restaurant. I Will come back again. Next time i Will try the restaurant in Nashville.

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jk10066
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2014
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Chicken wing appetizer was under cooked, pink inside, could not eat only nibbled on the outer portion

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MDvisitors
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our meal and entire dining experience was wonderful! Our waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and recommended the catfish. My boyfriend had steak. Both dishes were outstanding! When we visit Charleston again, Husk will definitely be one of our stops.

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Frog
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about it! The food, our server, her suggestions....excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was as amazing as it has always been at Husk. Husk had a laid back feel with heavenly apps, entrees and desserts. Definitely one of our favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hyped quite a bit to me before I went for dinner, but it absolutely lived up to or exceeded the hype in every way. Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates interesting, expertly-prepared food.

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vipEd46
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience1

From the pigs ears to the catfish to the cornbread Husk lived up to and exceeded expectations. A well-served reputation and a very congenial atmosphere, with friendly, knowledgeable servers and a good variety of wines. We brought friends from New Orleans here and they were impressed.

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vipAnne
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2014
Overall2food2service4ambience4

After the many wonderful reviews I have read about Husk over the years, I was expecting an amazing experience. I would like to note that the restaurant is beautiful and the service was wonderful. Unfortunately, the food was disappointing. All four of us agreed that our appetizers were the best part of the meal. We also agreed that our entrees were underwhelming.

For the price of the meal, we will not be returning.

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Kerri
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had high expectations after Food Network reviews AND word on the street in Charleston, and we were not disappointed. Exciting flavors, fabulous seasonal menu, beautiful food presentation, first rate staff, gorgeous setting- win! win! win! We'll definitely be back!

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Bobg
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised that Husk lived up to its reputation. Great flavor and ample servings! We really enjoyed the cornbread!

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rec1
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2014
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Room, service staff were both as billed. Food was not up to the hype. Had a number of meals in Charleston that were much better.

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vipFood4Life
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husk came highly recommended by a good friend and fellow foodie and I couldn't be more thankful. This place is in high demand, fortunately we were able to get a reservation for lunch. I'm glad we came for lunch because the crowd picked up later. While we were there, it felt like we received especially special service. Everyone was attentive and super-friendly. The food was also pretty darn amazing. Be sure to try the shrubs (vinegar and soda water drinks), it's a local Charleston great. Next time you visit Charleston, make Husk a top item on your "to do" list.

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vipOpenTableDiner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. From how packed it was, you know it's very popular. The food was very fresh and tasty. Chef changes menu everyday. Service is excellent. Very friendly. Definitely worth a try when visiting Charleston

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mustangame2
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Unique but not "weird" food. Everything was delicious and very fresh.

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michellek526
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Husk while touring Charleston. The use of local foods was inventive as well as delicious. The shrimp and grits were the best I have ever had and the wine list was excellent. I would certainly recommend Husk to anyone visiting the Charleston area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it...cant wait to go back....................................................................

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ItBetterBeYummy
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the Sweet Corn Soup for an appetizer and it was one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life. And that was just the first course!! We were sooooooo happy with the service, the ambiance and the quality of the food that we will definitely eat there again in the future. I couldn't be happier with the experience.

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smith60
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2014
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was somewhat disappointed..ordered quail, and serving was very small, tasty, but lacked substance...no rice or potatoes....just quail and corn, would not be sufficient for a man's meal, better for lunch....I was expecting something really fine and found it to be an average restaurant, not much ambiance...did like that the food sources were all local...

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Gamm3
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed our meal here and the options on the menu. I tried the Shrub drink which was interesting. The Wait staff was ok… but didn't exactly get the most friendly or welcoming feeling from the hostess or our server.

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lmebby
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made these reservations months before our vacation based on a recommendation from a friend as a "must eat at" restaurant. Staff was friendly and helpful. Service was efficient and food was delivered quickly. Dinner rolls were out of this world! Heirloom tomato appetizer was so delicious & flavorful. Food was excellent with beautiful presentation! Great place to splurge on a meal!

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vipGatorMom
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was great, simple, but wonderful. The appetizers were better then the entrees we ordered. My husband ordered the chicken and I had quail. The chicken was a little bland, the quail was very good. The chocolate cake was wonderful. The wine list was just ok.

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vvdisappointed
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My husband and I have been waiting to get a reservation for Husk because wd have heard really good things. We finally got one at 9:15 pm so didn't each much during the day to save up for all the delicious food. We were disappointed when we saw that the menu hadn't changed from the previous day. The pimento cheese was fair and the bread was something I could get at the grocery store. Both of our meals were too spicey and didn't have much to go with it. I couldn't even get a beer because all that was offered was local flare. Also, the bar waiting area was so packed that you couldn't even move. I'm glad we went so we could mark off our list but we won't be returning. Way too expensive for mediocre food and service.

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ThirdEye2020
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've ever had. Super fresh ingredients and a lot of love put into the broths and sauces. The pig ear lettuce wraps are also a must try. The wait staff was very knowledgable about the menu and attentive. Overall a phenomenal dining experience.

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vipAlison
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is phenomenal- from the pig ears to the fish and clams. My only gripe is the desert was horrible. Would definitely return... And probably choose something different for dessert. Husk took chances on food and knocked it out of the park (sans dessert)

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vipSherryM
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for my daughter's 21st birthday. All of us were treated to a glass of complimentary, celebratory champagne and my daughter received the daily printed menu with a special message. Everything was delicious the shrimp and grits, hamburger, and daily preparation of fish. The restaurant is beautiful and they don't crowd tables together like some restaurants. We loved our dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husk was recommended by many people and rightfully so. We made lunch reservations and were seated shortly after arriving. The decor of the restaurant was southern and cozy. The food was delicious and the service was great. I got the brisket sandwich and my boyfriend got the fried catfish, both were really tasty. We split the peach turnover for dessert and it was fantastic. I would definitely go back to Husk to try their dinner or for lunch again.

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Mpnu
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Best shrimp and grits we have had in charleston and incredible drinks! Can't wait to go back!

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LexingtonGirl
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First visit to Husk to celebrate a milestone birthday for my husband. We were immediately seated upon our arrival (with a reservation); food was delivered quickly and was delicious. Loved the presentation and veggies, too! Dessert (chess pie) was to die for. Nice way to experience great Southern food without the pretentiousness of other well-known Charleston establishments.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was memorable, from a gin and tonic--with house-made tonic--to cornbread to catfish to arugula/beet salad.
Wonderful service, quiet, inviting. We will go back.

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Husk - Charleston does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Husk - Charleston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 577-2500.

Husk - Charleston is rated 4.7 stars by 11611 OpenTable diners.

Husk - Charleston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/husk-76-queen-street/giftcards.

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