Southern / Soul, American
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76 Queen St (btwn Meeting & King St)
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-2500
11:00am - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 10:00pm
11:00am - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 10:00pm
11:00am - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 10:00pm
11:00am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
11:00am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
10:00am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
10:00am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm

The Daily Meal’s 2014 American Chef of the Year, Sean Brock, very well might be the ruling king of Southern cuisine, which makes his Charleston restaurant Husk his throne. Named 2011’s Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appétit, Husk, located right in the heart of the Charleston’s beautiful historic downtown (where Brock also runs McCrady’ssee No. 81), celebrates heirloom indigenous Southern products like no other restaurant can: if it’s not Southern, they won’t cook with it, even olive oil. But that strict rule doesn’t hinder the restaurant at all; in fact, it’s the best thing about it. Just try the slow-smoked sweet-and-sour Tennessee pork ribs; Cheddar pimento with house-made benne (sesame) crackers and crispy country ham; Southern-fried chicken skins with hot sauce, honey, and scallions; and Kentuckyaki pig’s ear lettuce wraps, and you’ll agree. And if it’s more convenient, a second Husk outpost opened in Nashville in 2013.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015


  • Brock isn't reinventing Southern food. As a result, he (and Husk) has become a torchbearer for an honest style of home cooking that many of us never tasted until now.
  • Chef Sean Brock knows that the only thing better than a cheeseburger is a bacon cheeseburger. What sets this $10 version apart is the infused Benton's bacon into the locally sourced grass-fed beef.
  • It's impossible to ignore the place where Sean Brock cooks with his heart. It's all Southern, all the time. [Eater 18 Member]
  • Chef Sean Brock, who was named best chef in the Southeast in the 2010 James Beard Awards, raises, butchers and smokes his own hogs.
  • Infamously blended with bacon (see a full rundown on what this entails), the burger at Sean Brock's Husk in Charleston is a pilgrimage to be made by any burger fanatic.
  • From #TLSponChat: @RosanneVogel: I had a great meal at Husk in August. Best pork chop ever.
  • Came here for Dinner at 6pm on a sunday and was told there was a 25 minute wait. After waiting ten minutes and noticing there were only two tables in the dining room that had people at them, we left.
  • go here first and most often
  • Try the Buffyaki wings! They are amazing!
  • The manhattan is a solid drink choice at husk bar
  • Bloody Mary is insane!! Be's like a meal! Prosciutto and chunks of green tomatoes are just some of the ingredients!
  • The shrimp and grits! The shrimp and grits!
  • the most delicious meal I've ever had. incredibly cooked seafood. pig tail lettuce wraps: amazing. stuffed clams: delicious.
  • Fried chicken skins with pimento cheese worth every calorie
  • Try the Kentuckyaki Glazed Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps With Sweet Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers And Red Onion - Surprisingly awesome!
  • order the Corn Bread it's a must have if availabe.
  • Great restaurant helmed by Sean Brock. Whatever you do, get the fried pig ear appetizer - one of the best things I've ever eaten!
  • Chef Sean Brock will be celebrating great Southern food and traditions at this year's Festival! May 30-June 2, 2013!
  • Try the dreamcatcher. It's a caprese salad in a glass! Very unique cocktail.
  • The Bar at Husk (brick building next door to the restaurant) has an amazing cocktail menu

Nearby places

76 Queen St
188 Meeting St (at Market St)
19 Vendue Range (at E Bay St)