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“Living on its hype”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Husk Restaurant

Husk Restaurant
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Ranked #56 of 898 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Occupying adjacent spaces on Queen Street, Husk’s structures date back to the late 1800s. The main dining room, constructed in 1893, evokes the grandeur of Charleston, and speaks to the transformation of the city over time. Victorian details and turned columns were layered over the original Queen Anne-style façade through the years, and the buildings fell into disrepair until discovered by Husk ownership. The Neighborhood Dining Group President David Howard set into a motion an extensive remodeling effort of both. Although both buildings retain their antique charm and stately character, the renovations imbued each with a modern, minimalist theme. Like the reinterpreted food served within, each space has been laid bare, revealing reclaimed floors, original windows, and exposed brick throughout. The main house features an open kitchen with a wood-burning oven and dining room.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Living on its hype”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Couldn't agree more with the other reviewer who commented that there is too much hype about this restaurant. Atmosphere is warm and wonderful, service is impeccable, but food is overrated, though their chicken wings are off the charts. For the money, I still think Magnolia's is better. This is not a place you should wait in line for.

  • Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great locally sourced food”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Went for dinner while visiting Charleston at the recommendation of a "foodie" friend. The food did not disappoint. I had wreckfish which was cooked perfectly, and their beet and pear salad was also quite tasty. Although the desserts looked yummy, we had no room for dessert (sadly this happened a lot while dining out in Charleston). Staff was very knowledgeable about the food, and the service was great.

Not sure they serve this everyday, but we tried their bacon cornbread, which was yummy, although I suspect it was not low-calorie!

  • Visited November 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quaint & Southern Charm”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Went for lunch reservation which was smart. Best chosen item was the Fried chicken BLT! Succotash mix of lima beans, corn, plus tomato was a definite great side. Cornbread was a disappointment. Had been told from other shops in the area that place was suffering from opening other Husks in other states which did seem to affect service here. Prices a little much for the offerings.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank JerriB
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Göteborg, Sweden
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“A wonderful day”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Was really pleased that I, wthout a reservation, got a table at the veranda. Great service, wonderful sirlion steak with the best brussels ever tasted. Very, very nice atmosphere.

After a sunny day, seeing dolphins and beautiful downtown Charleston, dining at Husk was a perfect ending. Thanks!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Mandelmassa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delicious Meal”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We did not have reservation and this place is very popular. As a walk in we were able to be seated on the porch. The menu changes nightly. We enjoyed the salad and Tasting of the South’s Finest Hams with HUSK Mustard and Pickles which was huge and delicious followed by the Pork, Chicken and Flounder all cooked to perfection.

Visited October 2012
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