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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 #60 of 1,956 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
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: First Ward
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Stopped in here while in Charlotte for a conference. Ordered salmon cakes and chopped BBQ sandwich, which arrived super-quick, very hot and with great service. This is not smothered, slathered salty BBQ, it's decent meat steeped in sauce; only the grease soaks out into the bread. The salmon cakes are delicious, again, not salty or over seasoned, just hot fresh... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Chicken wings!! No flavor... Blackened pork chops no flavor!!! Mac and cheese no flavor!! I mean really people how is this place rated so good! Trust me its not that good!!!! Service is decent but the food is not good at all.. We took ours home and just trashed it...Please don't waste your time!!! Not what you think...Well,if you have... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've never had a bad meal or bad experience at Mert's. This is the real deal delicious soul food you have to have in the south. I've tried many items on their menu and have never been disappointed.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I don't have much to say about this restaurant. It is just simply the best. Great catfish, great, beans and rice. Awesome cake. Wonderful cornbread. They do it all and they do it well. My 2 year old is a picky eater, and tried everything they put on the table with a smile. Wonderful place to visit, and is a... More

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Mountain City, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our group of twelve came away full and happy! I had the veggies and cornbread, which I loved - Sweeter than I usually enjoy but still yummy. Others in group tried the salmon, a salad, or other entree. Didn't hear any complaints at all. Our waiter really hustled!

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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103 reviews 103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Six days in Charlotte so we have time to check a few places out. Today was Sunday which means a lot of places are closed up. We did find Mert's and it was open. The place was packed and we waited a bit. I settled for barbecued beef, some mac & cheese, and cole slaw. The meal good. If you... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We've been on a search to find great southern soul food in Charlotte and this place is definitely at the top of the list so far. The location uptown on College next to the theatre was perfect. The service was excellent. The Perch was perfectly prepared. The Collard Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Cabbage and Oh Oh Oh that Corn Bread.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved the fried chicken, macaroni and cornbread. The wait was long to get in but they were very fast in serving us.

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philadelphia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The atmosphere and service was top-notch. The food was delicious but be ready to consume some calories for this meal :)

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GASTONIA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

i love everything here... the sweet potato cake is easily one of the best things i have ever had for a dessert.. i love the veggies and meets.. great service.. people are super nice

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