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Mert's Heart & Soul

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First Ward
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214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 342-4222
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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 266
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  • 188
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 34
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you love old-school southern food...

This is about as deep south as it gets for Charlotte food wise. The food is ComfortFood, plus its fun to be downtown and check out the galleries while you are there. I recommend the friend chicken, the green beans and the macaroni and cheese. A heavenly combo. Make sure you try the biscuits too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
mary p
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is about as deep south as it gets for Charlotte food wise. The food is ComfortFood, plus its fun to be downtown and check out the galleries while you are there. I recommend the friend chicken, the green beans and the macaroni and cheese. A heavenly combo. Make sure you try the biscuits too. Oh, and the peach or... More 

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Thank mary p
Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read a lot of great reviews for Mert's Heart & Soul and even got a recommendation to go there from my dad. For me, the dining experience was fine but not anything to write home about. They were out of cornbread when I first got there, so I had to wait 20-minutes for that. I am not exactly sure... More 

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Thank uncwgirl77
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was originally told not to go. ..but oh so glad I didn't listen! The food was delicious! The cornbread should have a patent! I can say the were out of some of the menu items in the early evening, but what we could choose from was wonderful! Was not even upset. Just makes me want to go back.

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Thank Jannie F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge portions! I had the pork chops and ate more than half. My plate looked like I had not touched them! They were delicious. We were in a bigger party and it did take a bit to get our food.

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Thank Carrie G
Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for breakfast before a football game. They have great soul food and their breakfast potatoes are some of the best I've ever had. Loved the sweet potato pancake also. Great service, fun place.

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Thank tkalberg
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the Queen City and Mert's. Our first was in 2011. Mert's is bomb and it starts with that mini loaf of cornbread! The fried chicken is out of this world! Go! No seriously...go right now!

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1 Thank Molly B
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though this delicious restaurant is more than an hour away from me, I always stop by when I'm in town. The food is so good and very filling. I was there was a Mert's in every city! Keep doing what you guys/gals are doing!!

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1 Thank Candace F
Lithonia, Georgia
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Several people encouraged us to visit! We are so happy that we did! Firstly, they serve the best cornbread I have ever tasted! We enjoyed the good food and great service by Ms. Mozelle!

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Thank LesliesLane
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mert's is one of our favorites in uptown. Always great food and always packed! Their cornbread is outstanding. Vegetables are always incredible.

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Thank clemsonguy02
Charlotte, NC
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff is friendly and attentive.... Great Soul Food Restaurant with a "twist" I would recommend this place to anyone

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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