Husk Restaurant in Charleston – The RCS Review

Mrs. Red Clay Soul and were able to get reservations at Husk during our recent trip to the Low Country – based on countless recommendations.  I had done a little research before going, and liked what I saw.  Now – I’m not a foodie, but this place really stood out – everything about the experience was outstanding: from the welcoming front porches, to the the service, the food, and the atmosphere.


The view from Queen Street

Upstairs dining room – it filled up pretty quickly

The floors – a great part of the atmosphere

The staff was very friendly and accommodating during our visit.  Everyone seemed to share the same passion about Husk, touting all of the good parts – locally supplied food, unique menu items, and the cornbread (I can attest – it was great).  I started with a pufferfish appetizer (based on the recommendation of our server), and Mrs. Red Clay Soul had TN cheddar pimento spread and crackers.  For dinner, I had pork chop from Fudge Farm, with Surry sausage, field peas, and butter beans, and Mrs. RCS had a spring lettuce salad with pickled shrimp (which she gave to me), marinated tomatoes and cucumbers and a black pepper buttermilk dressing.  We got cornbread (in addition to the biscuits) for the table.

In all honesty – it was the best meal (start to finish) that I’ve ever had.  Mrs. Red Clay Soul said the same thing.  We ordered a lot of food, but the portions were respectable.  We were both full when we left, but not stuffed.  I’d go back in a heartbeat.

The pork chop from Fudge Farm (cornbread served in an iron skillet)

Mrs. Red Clay Soul’s salad

A good story – a couple days after we had dinner at Husk, Mrs. Red Clay Soul and I were eating a late lunch on the porch at Poogan’s Porch (next door).  During our lunch, we saw two deliveries at Husk – both by local farmers.  Both looked like they were some sort of vegetables (I’m 99% sure that one delivery was okra).  That stuck with me for a couple reasons – it’s nice to see support for local farmers, and it says something about the freshness and quality of the food.

Do yourself a favor and save the Husk website to your bookmarks – they post their lunch and dinner menus every day.  Well worth the read…

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9 Comments

  1. Glenn
    06/08/2011 / 10:42 AM

    Looks great! One of my favorites in Charleston is “Slightly North of Broad” excellent atmosphere and food, they offer a SNOB T-shirt for sale.

    In Hilton Head dining, I recommend: “Steamers” & “Red Fish”-(Great wine selections) wonderful!

  2. 24/7 Restless
    06/08/2011 / 11:43 AM

    I’ve been thinking about dinning there when i make a trip home at the end of this month. Any idea what their dress-code is?

  3. Scott W.
    06/08/2011 / 12:53 PM

    That’s how my Mama makes cornbread. I’m going to Husk for my birthday this year.

  4. KTM
    06/08/2011 / 7:35 PM

    My wife and I ate there last night and agree it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. The drinks in the bar next door were perfect as was the Beef Tenderloin. Dress code was much more casual than I expected, and we ate at 7:45.

  5. 06/08/2011 / 8:41 PM

    @Glenn – great info.

    @24 – Absolutely get reservations. I don’t think there is a dress code, but I didn’t see any tank tops.

    @Scott – Nice…sounds like we’re cut from the same cloth. Nothing like homemade cornbread.

    @KTM – I liked the bar as well – very friendly.

  6. Josh
    06/10/2011 / 12:54 AM

    Poogan’s Porch is also a great place to eat brunch.

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