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The King's Kitchen

129 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 (Third Ward)
704 375 1990
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Ranked #7 of 1,943 restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Third Ward
Cross street: Church
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English first
Huntersville, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

It's pretty good food still but the portions are smaller now and the prices are more expensive. It used to be a great place to go to lunch for $8-10 but now it's more like $15-20. Don't get me wrong, I pay for good food, this place however does not give me a good feeling when I leave. I honestly... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ate at this restaurant this evening.They are noted for good down home cooking.My wife had the pork chop with black eyed peas and greens, I had the fried flounder with cabbage and delicious fried corn.The food was good and tasty but wasn't as good as say M&M in vegas. The restaurant is non profit and the proceeds are used... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had dinner at this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. Stick with the down home meat and potatoes and not the specials. I had Grilled Black Grouper and it came like two chicken mcnuggets for $30.00. The taste was great, both bites. It was less than 1 Oz of fish total. Stick to the southern soul food items. My... More

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Schenectady, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came here because we were intrigued by the not-for-profit idea, but went away impressed by the great food and service. We were looking for a good "taste of the South" since we were visiting from out of town, and everything we ordered was excellent! Between us we had salmon, flounder, salads, a few appetizers, and sorbet for dessert. Everything... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ate there with a buddy yesterday, which was probably the fourth time I have eaten there in the last nine months or so. The food is great. I had barbecue chicken, green beans, black eye peas, and sweet potato mash. My pal had the fried chicken sandwich. Best of all, it's a great ministry. I will be back.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Wow! I had the fried chicken, green beans, corn, and mac-n-cheese. My husband had the shrimp and grits. Everything was delicious! It was refreshing to eat somewhere where the motto is "where the hungry, feed the hungry." Their goal is to "employ, train, and minister the gospel of Jesus Christ to troubled youth, rehab graduates, and other members of our... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I were in town on business and intrigued with the not-for-profit concept (profits from the restaurant go back to the community to feed the hungry and homeless). Trip advisor reviews were very good on this restaurant so we gave it a try. We both ordered the fried chicken, it was fabulous, I had the mashed potatoes, collards... More

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Alexandria VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a casual business dinner at Kings Kitchen, which I chose from Trip Advisor reviews. It was a fantastic meal! Great southern/soul comfort food with friendly and attentive staff. I had the fried chicken (choice of white or dark meat, awesome!). My husband who joined us had the shrimp and grits. Our server mentioned before started working there she... More

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Boynton Beach, FL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to Kings Kitchen last summer with my daughter and granddaughters who were visiting from Denver, CO. My daughter wanted to have a meal there because she heard it was run by formerly homeless people. It was such a pleasant surprise to have an excellent meal served by professional staff. I didn't know what to expect but it was... More

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North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

When we want comfort food (great fried chicken, pot roast, piquante meatloaf), we head to King's Kitchen. Service is adequate and the food always soothing.

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