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Mert's Heart & Soul

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First Ward
American, Californian
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214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 342-4222
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night

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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Soul Food

I had catfish, yams, and mac & cheese. The catfish was hot from the minute it arrived until the last bite. The cornbread was delicious (just like Grandma's). However, they could use a little more seasoning on their food. It was still nice to get soul food in the south!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
HauteChocoLot
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Huntersville, North Carolina
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great southern cooking. The cornbread is sweet and warm, the fried chicken crispy and the green beans delish! ANY of the homemade cakes are so very good.

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Nun Ya
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant for the first time and the food was absolutely delicious and the cornbread they serve is Out Of This World DELICIOUS !!!!

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Blythewood
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place was so good I am craving for it right now!!!!The hot cornbread with the sweet butter OMG its to die for the Mac and cheese was so good everything I had was amazing this place is a must!!!!!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend when asked where we should eat. The food was excellent. We has the infamous cornbread, fried chicken wings, BBQ chicken sandwich and iced tea. We went as a family and everyone was pleased. The decor was comfortable and quite fitting to complement the heart and soul theme. Would definitely return

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is like home for me. Whenever I come back to Charlotte I try to get to Mert's in Uptown Charlotte. Everything that I've had there is great tasting, hot, the portions are plentiful, and I never have a problem with my food. This is real soul food cooked by people who love what they do and it shows. The... More 

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I had catfish, yams, and mac & cheese. The catfish was hot from the minute it arrived until the last bite. The cornbread was delicious (just like Grandma's). However, they could use a little more seasoning on their food. It was still nice to get soul food in the south!

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Enjoyed our last breakfast in Charlotte at Mert's. Choose it from the magazine in the hotel. Did not disappoint. It was very crowded and there were many awards and signed celebrity photos on the wall. They will be on Diners, Drive-ins and Drives in July. We all enjoyed our meals, but the stand out was the Carolina omelette. It had... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great place to hang on a Sunday morning....LaTesha took care of me and tried to "fatten" me up...in the end i went with sweet tea, sweet potato pancakes (YUMMY) and an egg ...no salmon cakes much to LaTeshas dismay :)

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a pretty good meal here over the weekend. The fried whitefish was excellent but the ribs and pork chop were a bit over-cooked. The okra and collards were excellent. Overall it was well-priced and the service was very good but the food was a little mixed.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I came here on a Sunday with my girlfriend while visiting Charlotte for the weekend. We were trying to find a restaurant that was opened and we literally just followed our nose to this place. We were able to smell the sweet sweet aroma of deliciousness from a block and a half away. Our server was Chandris who was very... 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 20
Cuisine: American, Californian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighborhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: (704) 342-4222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?