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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 #61 of 1,948 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
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I liked the homey feel of the restaurant and the food was ok. I will probably eat there again but it wouldn't be my first choice. The portions were substantial and the service good. The place could use an upgrade and didn't appear clean enough to me. The price was ok for a downtown restaurant.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Went here on a Saturday night @ 930 based on TripAdvisor recommendation...WOW! Our server Malika was most helpful and super friendly knowing me and my buddy were Mert's virgins. The place was fun and very inviting. THE FOOD- Oh my do not skip this place...For $12 and change I got the best blackened pork chops (2) I've ever had...along with... More

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Kept passing this place while in Charlotte and finally went in on the last night. Really glad I did - the food was tasty, the place was cool and good divey, the staff were friendly while working really hard, and the prices were great (take a tip West Coast foodies). Even had the sweet potato cake twice - first in... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Mert's is an unassuming dive-type place in the heart of downtown Charlotte. They are serving up some seriously authentic southern food. The servers are friendly and attentive and the food is killer. I would come back just for the collard greens alone!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The food and service is great. The wait staff treat you like they've known you forever. Welcoming, laughing, cutting up. The food is nothing but delicious. I always go with the shrimp and grits because so few restaurants serve it but this week I had the pork chops. Equally delicious and when they brought it out it look like a... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ate here which is a dive-type place in downtown Charlotte. I had fried chicken which was good but a little on the dry side. My wife had the whitefish which she thought was great. Black eyed peas were so so, cole slaw was good and other sides okay. Neat place to go for 'atmosphere' but food average to slightly above.... More

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Charlotte
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Embarrassed to admit I have lived here 20 years and just now made it to Mert's. Perfect mix of Charlotte locals eating lunch with Charlotte memorabilia for décor. My son loved it and wanted to give it "excellent". I thought it was more average since my mac and cheese had un-melted clumps of cheese and the white cake was good,... More

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United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

While attending a conference in Charlotte, we went with a group of friends to Mert's for dinner. The staff was very attentive and fun. Our drinks were never empty and the food was served promptly. This was a group of men who were not familiar with southern cooking and the waiter was very patient answering all the questions. I was... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Located in uptown Charlotte. Mert's serves up a good, southern, homecooked meal. The cornbread and macaroni and cheese are wonderful. The staff were warm and accommodating. Today, I visited Mert's for the first time. It will not be my last!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is one of the very best places in Charlotte to get a real home cooked meal, I was here about 2 weeks ago , you have to try the collard greens....very good place to eat. my only thing was I didn't really like having to park down the street and walk to the restaurant, but if you don't mind... More

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