Husk - Charleston

4.7
12526 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCourtneyL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute lights out dinner!! Visited Charleston on our honeymoon. An awesome way to celebrate. Our server was top notch. Very well versed on the menu and selections. Great drinks. The best duck and chicken I have ever tasted. 10/10 highly recommend.

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lauren
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had! Perfect place to celebrate milestone birthdays.

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vipStantonunsocial
New England
29 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was excited to try husk after snagging a last minute reservation. It was underwhelming. Food came out very fast and it now makes the restaurant seem like a tourist trap rather than a respected institution. Dining room needs a face lift. Staring at rip chairs wasn’t appetizing. Drink menu could also use some work. Restaurant has lost its charm and has become a turn and burn machine

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CassieM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Loved every single bite from skillet cornbread and heirloom tomatoes to best grouper ever to the amazing peach pecan cheesecake. Chris was an awesome server, too.

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StephenC
Savannah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server Jeremy was outstanding. Would be an easy five stars if portions were a bit bigger. Also, the host/hostess are super weird about not letting you get a drink from the bar while you wait. We arrived early but was told that the bar was at capacity for the night and could not get a drink while we sat out front. We then watched multiple people get chased down as they tried to walk to the outside bar. Very entertaining but weird nonetheless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my girlfriends birthday, by far one of our favorite places to eat all time. Thanks to our server Randy for being so great. Highly recommend if you’re visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious, the service left a lot to be desired. The server acted like we were more of a bother than paying customers. I would have expected better service from Husk. Our food was delicious and everyone loved what they ordered (portions are very small so order a starter or to share plate as well as an entree).

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ChristinaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The cornbread is a must. And we loved the fried chicken, confit duck and catfish

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husk lived up to every expectation and then some. We will be back very soon!

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vipSeafoodFanatic
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Husk is almost a taxidermied version of its former self. A theme park of dining — very high guest volume and turnover. Kids running around, several guests making no effort to celebrate the occasion or dress up in the slightest. Flip flops and t-shirts. Tourist hats. Cameras.

Husk’s cooking continues to be excellent and indicative of innovative southern cuisine. The service is, for the most part, warm, friendly and welcoming (except I overheard the staff criticizing our blue collar beverage order compared to how nicely we dressed). It’s both polished and worn in. Southern charm at its finest.

But there’s not a lot of depth here, except for the love coming out of the kitchen, which continues to serve as the heart and soul of the restaurant. Husk almost feels at odds with itself: creative soulful food competing with its own investors’ growth ambitions. I am sure the latter contributed to the original chef’s departure.

My advise to Husk: scale down and stop trying to please the world. My advise to diners: there are better restaurants in Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and the food was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations a month in advance and the anticipation was completely worth it! Amazing dining experience with some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. True southern fresh AF plates. Can’t wait to go back.

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MaryK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Final meal during our trip to Charleston food was very good ambiance and noise level a bit high. Didn’t see our server much. Experience not as special as we had hoped for.

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betht
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husk never disappoints. This was our first time here for dinner (other times have been lunch) & it was so, so delicious. Service was the best we’ve had in Charleston & our dinner was unreal.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our Anniversary dinner! The food was excellent & the atmosphere was perfect for a romantic evening. Personally, the Husk was my favorite meal of our trip!

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vipMomof3
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations months ahead for outside table. Came for our anniversary. Atmosphere was perfect, food was so delicious- everything we ordered was very good. The dessert- peach cheesecake and sorbet was so very good and great way to end our special meal! Our server was very professional and a pleasure to have. Would definitely come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plate lickin' good food! Excellent service. Peaceful southern charm ambiance. Love every visit here!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend came to Charleston for our anniversary this week and we decided to try and get into husk because I saw such good reviews!They were booked for weeks but there was a cancellation last minute and we got alerted of it, so we were so excited! Our waiter was very personable, had amazing service during our visit. The restaurant is also beautiful inside and out, such great details to the scenery. They change the menu every day so it will be rare that you get the same thing twice. Tried two appetizers, our entrees which were catfish and chicken, and blueberry tart for desert and it was all superb. Honestly it was the best restaurant I have ever been to. If your making a trip to Charleston, make sure you make husk a priority visit!

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vipBleuIs
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and ambiance! Wonderful evening out.

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vipPML1
Cincinnati
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Interesting that this was THE restaurant. The table service was very good, but the girl at the front was at best lacking in pleasantries which did not start things off great. You must wait standing outside until they call your name, which was not made clear. The food was good, but again, seemed to be just good, not the best or even close to we have ever had. The furniture was in very bad shape--seats were ripped and "leather" was torn. Guess we just didn't see what all of the hype was for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service and ambience were wonderful. We were not impressed with the food. Don't understand the hype.

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vipluv2eat
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We received superb personal service and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Husk several times and it never disappoints! From the hand crafted drinks to the appetizers and entrees, you can’t go wrong! The wait staff always has honest and great recommendations on both the food and wine to pair! We will continue to return as we have a stellar experience each time.

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DianaG
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food was delicious and service was incredible. We go to Husk every year on our anniversary and are never disappointed!

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CHRISTINES
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The service was warm and friendly and the food was outstanding.

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vipJulieB
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great, the setting is beautiful, but the decor lacked the same charm. Chairs and curtains would benefit from a refresh.

The staff were friendly and accommodating and our food was delicious.

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Megan
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husk was great! The staff was amazing at accomodating the people in our party trickling in and still somehow managed to have everyone eating at the same time. Everyone loved their food and drinks! Everything felt fresh and the menu felt more imaginative than a normal brunch!

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vipScarlet
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough good things. Was excited to try this place since we missed it in Savannah. We secured a Sunday brunch reservation and it was outstanding. We had the deviled eggs, the smoked trout bagel, the fried chicken and the coffee cake. They were all wonderful especially the smoked trout bagel and the deviled eggs. So fresh and artfully plated. Would love to go back again next time we visit Charleston or Savannah for dinner. I also recommend the rum tea punch. Tasted like peach iced tea and not too strong tasting. Service and ambiance also amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations and those expectations were high!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and staff were lovely. The food was 10/10, delicious! The hostess needs to work on her manners.

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JonathanG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Although the menu looks great on paper, the presentation and flavor is bland and leaves much to be desired. I was very excited to try the restaurant as it always gets amazing reviews. Server was nice and pleasant and ambience was good, however the food doesn't add up. I live in Charleston and frequently visit many of the restaurants and this was probably the most disappointing meal I have had in some time. I am not a judge on Top Chef or Chopped, but both my wife and myself consider ourselves to be knowledgeable about food and restaurants. We were even joking throughout the meal that we were being "punked" and the staff was going to come and say "got you" and provide us with their real dishes. We ordered 4 apps and 2 entrees so I feel we got a sense of their dishes. However, I appear to be in the minority in my feelings and am confused on how everyone else loves this restaurant. Maybe it was a very off night.

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LindaG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent service was great and we ran into several people that we had great conversation s with. All snd all a wonderful experience!!

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DeniseD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal porkrib appitizer was the best ribs I have ever had! My husband had the fried oyster app which was also delicious. I had the catfish for my main course. It was perfectly cooked. My husband had the duck which he loved. Don’t miss the peanut butter pie with sour cream ice cream for desert! Server was excellent. Everything was delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Servings were small and had to pay for bread
Snob and Magnolias were better

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our service was great. We are on the balcony and it was a perfect setting for our anniversary dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tal and the entire Husk staff made our first visit a phenomenal experience. Excellent ambience and exceptional food. Highly recommend.

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vipCaronH
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming into Charleston for a visit, I was told Husk was a must for dinner, and they did not disappoint. The cocktail selection was inventive and delicious. The starters (we went for both the vertical roots and and fried chicken thighs) were gobbled up with delight. We finished with the grouper and pork plates — divine!! Definitely recommended; we’ll gladly return.

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NELSONM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonya was a great host , food left us speechless and the pairings were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and equally as good service, couldn’t believe how great it was. Every single thing my wife and I had was outstanding and memorable. So good!

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TheresaG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was not up to the hype we had heard so much about. Disappointing experience.

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