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Husk Restaurant
Husk Restaurant

Husk Restaurant

9.239 reviews
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American, Southern / Soul
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76 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-2500
http://www.huskrestaurant.com/
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Southern ingredients are the star at this James Beard nominee for Best New Restaurant in 2010.

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Arlington

My friends and I went for brunch on a Sunday. The food is amazing. I absolutely loved the cheese grits. Everything was very good.

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Minneapolis

The burger is not as good as the reviews rate it. I'm always looking for the best burger in town. Their Manhattan was good but pricey for Charleston.

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Cypress

This restaurant lives up to the hype. They have a locally sourced food board inside that is so cool to see. The food is amazing and the southern charm is just as great. Stop by for brunch if you can, it was just as amazing as dinner.

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Local from Charleston

James Beard award winning chef within several blocks of Jacobson Building at 19 Broad!

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Hollywood

This review is for the Bar at Husk. We went on a Friday night at 5pm and the place was packed! Great service at the bar. It's a limited food menu. The burger is amazing! The bar is a separate building right next to Husk the restaurant. Completely different menu. We also went to Husk the Restaurant for dinner and were not impressed. I know it gets great reviews but I thought it was average, at best.

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Washington, D.C.

I'm a huge proponent of coming to HUSK solely for the bar and it's menu of strong classic cocktails. One of the best Old Fashioneds of my life came from HUSK. The bar is quite small (it's in a 1700's carriage house) so it's not a great spot for groups, but it is perfect for a memorable date night as it's got a dark, intimate vibe.

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Pittsburgh

I love this restaurant! The food is amazing from the appetizers to the entrees to dessert. Everything is local to the south. One of my favorite places in Charleston. Menu changes daily.

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Los Angeles

This restaurant has been on my travel bucket list radar for some time, and it was...underwhelming.

We got incredibly lucky getting a seat near the end of lunch service walking up. (FYI, DON'T do that). We had to wait thirty minutes, but people were getting turned away after we put our name down.

Unlike some of the other reviewers, I found service very friendly throughout, from the hostess staff to the wait staff.

I skipped most of the entrees and ordered appetizers and side dishes.

I ordered the shrimp and grits. Husk does elevate this simple low country dish with this amazing broth in the grits, that spicy, buttery, and delicious. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and very sweet.

The arugala salad was okay. While the flavors mixed well together, using tomatoes, radishes, and red onions, I think they went heavy with the buttermilk dressing. I regret not asking it on the side.

The rice and beans with spinach was one of my favorite dishes. It was more sweet than spicy, and quite filling on its own.

This fried cabbage with sweet onion dish was good, but I wanted something more in the dish. It felt like something seemed to be missing.

The brussels sprouts with smoked tomatoes was very tasty. While the smokiness came out throughout the dish, it was too subtle and I'm not sure how it was supposed to blend in with the other components of the dish.

The local sourcing mantra is very evident in everything, even the hooch. I ordered a glass of aged moonshine, distilled in Greenville, located in the northwest South Carolina. Amber with lots of spice and citrus notes, and not too harsh on the palette. They have a closet on the second floor where they store their pickled goods!

Overall, it was a good experience. Was it all it was hyped up to be? I can't say it was, but it does leave me wanting to try a lot more of the menu.

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Mount Pleasant

better call ahead for these reservations. Husk just received Esquire magazine's prestigious . . ..

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Mooresville

Urbanspoon $$$ James Beard award-winning chef. Local, seasonal sourcing creates an ever-changing menu celebrating the low country bounty and cuisine.

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Brooklyn

For all the hype it gets, Husk did not come close to living up to it. The restaurant is set in a nice old house. Spent 4 nights in Charleston and Husk was by far the least favorite of our dinners between FIG, Cypress, and Peninsula Grill. All 4 in our party agreed. Grouper was overcooked. Pork Shoulder was a mess of a dish

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Los Angeles

Husk follows the same kind of style that is popular for a lot of Charleston restaurants: it looks like a house, feels like a home, and serves food that you feel has been passed down for generations. Definitely get their catfish if you see it on the menu - tender on the inside, perfectly browned on the outside and served with a beautiful succotash. I also really loved their pulled pork sandwich and the bread rolls that came with PORK BUTTER. Seriously: pork. butter. How could you go wrong with that?

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Austin

Centrally located in historic downtown, Husk is Charleston's newest offering from James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock and was even named "Best New Restaurant in America" by Bon Appétit Magazine. Every dish here is sourced locally and "if it doesn't come from the South, it's not coming through the door." A large blackboard at the front of the restaurant lists all of their seasonal dishes and where exactly they were grown or cultivated. Everything is fresh, innovative and sure to change your entire perspective of what it's like to eat in Charleston, South Carolina. Don't miss the fried chicken skins as an appetizer! Warm, crispy and served with a honey barbeque dipping sauce. Now that's some good ol fashioned Southern cooking!

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Johns Island

If you want to really treat yourself to a wonderful dining experience in Charleston, Husk would be one of my top picks. They are definitely one of the leaders in making Charleston one of finest food Meccas in the United States.

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A new decadent restaurant in Charleston by James Beard Award-winning Sean Brock. Southern food taken to a new level. Locally sourced ingredients Not for those who are on a diet. The atmosphere is fantastic. Definitely book in advance.

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Taylors

Great burgers and cocktails !

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One of the finer restaurants in Charleston, reservations recommended

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North Charleston

Great Lowcountry Food.

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Local from Charleston

Sean Brock James Beard Award winning chef

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Mount Pleasant

A Celebration of Southern Ingredients!

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