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123 Laurens Street Northwest # B, Aiken, SC 29801
803 649-1068
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pick it Out, Query, Eat--in or at home

What's Cookin' Downtown is a delightful experience. From looking at the cooler displays to ordering your food and consuming it, one is right into "What is this dish called?" "Well, how about this one?" "Does that fruit salad have mayonnaise in it or a substitute?" Then sitting down and enjoying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Diane R S
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Williston, SC, USA
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Williston, SC, USA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What's Cookin' Downtown is a delightful experience. From looking at the cooler displays to ordering your food and consuming it, one is right into "What is this dish called?" "Well, how about this one?" "Does that fruit salad have mayonnaise in it or a substitute?" Then sitting down and enjoying a meal such as shepherd's pie and a dab of... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If your in a hurry, this is a great place to pick up a meal. Many choices are in the cooler, including fabulous desserts. David does an excellent job catering meals as well. One of my favs!

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Aiken, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There is very limited seating, but the food is very good and reasonably priced. The breakfast is quite good, usually served with a fresh fruit, and I highly recommend the gourmet grits! They also sell a nice selection of "take and bake" foods and salads that are very fresh and good.

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Aiken,S.c.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I go to What's cooking to get casseroles often . Some are for us , others for a sick person .Always keep one in the freezer . My favorites are Johnny Brazilian and Shepherds pie . They come in small for 2 people and large for 4 .Make a salad and you have a comfort food meal . Voila !

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Aiken, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It was awesome to be able to get What's Cooking's excellent food, whether on a whim or a planned occasion. Very disappointing the last couple of times we recently bought our two favorite items: Chicken Enchiladas and Coconut Cream Pie. WC's chicken enchiladas used to be the best we've ever eaten; now it's not even on our list anymore, I'll... More 

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West Lothian
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

It was cold and raining and after encountering a negative response in the New Moon Cafe, we stumbled into What's cookin' downtown. We had the tastiest beef chilli ever! And at a great price - simple surroundings (two tables) and great service. Takeaway business was extremely busy. Recommend highly.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I have tried almost everything on their menu and have never been disappointed. Small area to eat in, but carry out is their forte. Salads are delish, too. And pick up a pint of their pimento cheese or chicken salad,too.......

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Charleston, South Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

If you are strolling the quaint downtown streets of Aiken, "What's Cookin" is a decent choice for a lunch date. Enjoy dining at one of the outdoor tables or take out. The desserts are huge and decadent! The chocolate cake was a house favorite! The curry chicken salad sandwich was serviceable. The Club sandwich was a winner! The bread was... More 

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The quality,portions & price were on the money ! i didnt mind getting my own coffee and utinsils once I tasted my food(theres no wait staff) (small 5 tables (2 outside)) , these were the best grits I have ever had ! Omlet was great .

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I have tried several things on the menu from their salads to their casseroles to sandwichs to their decadent deserts. The Chicken Enchiladas is the best on the planet!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Laurens Street Northwest # B, Aiken, SC 29801
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: 803 649-1068
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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