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Mert's Heart & Soul

214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (First Ward)
(704) 342-4222
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Ranked #37 of 1,957 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
Neighborhood: First Ward
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

This used to be the place for soul food. Here are a few reasons why it is not anymore: -fried catfish was greasy and not crispy -macncheese was eh and a skimpy portion -buffalo chicken tenders had no sauce and were burnt -the red velvet cake was mealy

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Florence, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

I purchased a Groupon to try out this restaurant. My friend and I visited one afternoon for lunch. The restaurant is not that big and the lighting is kind of dark...but the food is good! My friend ordered chicken wings, Mac n cheese, and seasoned rice. I had the blackened pork chops, yams, and Mac n cheese. There was cornbread... More

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marietta GA
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340 reviews 340 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

incredible veggies affordably priced friendly service everything was tasty beyond expectations - nothing bland at all but yet not over spiced/flaovered either. fresh cornbread was the best

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

From the sumptuous collard greens to the melt-in-your-mouth corn bread, Mert's offers food that satisfies! It's been a staple on College Street in Charlotte for at least 20 years. The salmon fish cakes are made with real salmon, the iced tea is not too sweet, the chicken is great, and the portions are big! Save room for home made dessert.... More

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Medina, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 NEW

While traveling through Charlotte for the first time, we decided to go to Mert's for dinner. If you like down home southern cooking, this is the place for you! The small, down home atmosphere perfectly matches the great food. The corn bread, fried green tomatoes and collard greens were great sides for our meal of shrimp and grits. The price... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I went here with my parents and boyfriend. I live in the UK but from the US and wanted some good soul food...we def found this with Merts! It was amazing and love the fact I got the Living Social voucher to try it out because when I'm back at Christmas, this will be the first place I visit! My... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Visited Merts on our first night in Charlotte based on the feedback given on Tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. Fishcakes were excellent, cabbage was lovely, mash was perfect, atmosphere was buzzing and the corn bread was to die for! The staff were all really friendly (as were all the people we met in Charlotte) and the buzz in the restaurant... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great farm to fork restaurant. Southern style cooking, amazing corn bread. I've had the pork and the chicken and would recommend both. Soul culture decor. The service was excellent and well priced. Nice change of pace.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This restaurant is in great location in uptown Charlotte especially if you are going to any of the performing arts centers.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I do like the restaurant but... to be honest it is always hit or miss. Service is sort of slow... with the wait staff not exactly friendly and always seeming to be tired. The floors always seem to be dirty appearing which is really a big deal to me. I don't want the floors to be dirty or greasy appearing... More

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Additional Information about Mert's Heart & Soul

Address: 214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 342-4222
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Californian

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