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What's Cookin' Downtown

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

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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Will soon be expanding the seating space available

You can get Excellent Home-Style Southern Cooked meals in Aiken and "What's Cookin'" as it is known by is one place to visit for sure. I found out that they will be expanding the internal seating area in September 2015 as they have limited space presently, so this will surely help them to create... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Caren M
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Augusta, Georgia
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Stopped in for Breakfast and was confused apparently this is primarily a take-out place, lots of coolers with prepared food. Had to search for a menu. However the food was well cooked and very good quality thick bacon, creamy grits and moist scrambled eggs. Overall it is not really a dine in restaurant but the food may well be all... More 

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Grace P, Manager at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this review

Hi there! I'm glad you enjoyed your breakfast with us, even through we have limited seating for the time being. We understand that our size gives us limited dine-in options, but we will be expanding our building to up our capacity. So if you stop in again after mid-September, there will definitely be seats available, and we would love to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You can get Excellent Home-Style Southern Cooked meals in Aiken and "What's Cookin'" as it is known by is one place to visit for sure. I found out that they will be expanding the internal seating area in September 2015 as they have limited space presently, so this will surely help them to create a better atmosphere especially at lunchtimes... More 

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Grace P, Manager at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoy our food and service! We're pretty excited about the expansion ourselves. And we're not only expanding the seating, but the menu as well! So come around to check it out to try it for yourself! More 

South Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you are looking for some good, home cooking while you are on the road- or you are an Aiken local who doesn't want to make dinner tonight... What's Cookin' is awesome. They have lots of different meals put together that all you have to do is heat up and bake. You can get them in a variety of sizes,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I love love love their club sandwich and chocolate cake is to die for! Love being able to pick something up to take home and heat up for the entire family!

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Augusta Ga
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Love the ease of stopping by and getting casseroles to go. They always have a good selection ready but to ensure they have what you want I recommend calling a day or two beforehand. I stopped in frequently to take meals down to my folks after they left Aiken and moved to Summerville. It was really convenient for them to... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Generous portions of properly cooked breakfast staples. Moonbeans coffee, fresh lemonade, teas. Cheerful, attentive staff greet customers by name and bus tables thoroughly. Wide selection of fresh, preservative-free takeout foods at reasonable prices.

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Williston, SC, USA
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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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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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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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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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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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