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“Delicious southern food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mert's Heart & Soul

Mert's Heart & Soul
214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (First Ward)
(704) 342-4222
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Ranked #51 of 1,848 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: First Ward
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141 reviews 141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Delicious southern food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We dined here after checking into the Dunhill Hotel. It was recommended by the staff, and boy are we glad we did! The service was great, despite how busy the restaurant was. The fried chicken and catfish were excellent. You have to try the banana pudding its delicious. Make this a stop while visiting Charlotte!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Home Cooking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I was in Charlotte for several months on business, and Mert's became a staple for flavorful Southern food. The fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, yams, and greens are all filling and tasty for a very fair price. Also try the crab cakes and pie for dessert!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I will go back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Really enjoyed my meal here! Food was excellent! They have some yummy contribution to culinary genre. The salmon cakes buttermilk cornbread are wonderful examples. The staff at Mert's is excellent. They know their food and are very willing to guide you through the menu. Atmosphere is that of a diner. Fine by me - I went there for the food not the atmosphere. The food is hearty and served hot. Prices are reasonable. No complaints.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“The Real Thing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Genuine food and great atmosphere. We always enjoy something new when we go there and will be heading there again next week.

Visited November 2012
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Home cooking at it's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My, my, my, the food was great!!!The greens and green beans were well seasoned, The fish was cooked as we requested, and came to us hot,just out of the frying pan. The pork chops were hugh and delicious. The deserts were prominantly displayed on the counter where all of the customers could easliy see them. I would highly recommend the Lemon pound cake and the German Choclote cake. A serving of desert is a hunk of cake while other restaurants are serving its customers a slither of cake as a serving. Yea, it's small restaurant but it makes up for that by providing great food , friendly wait staff and the price is right. What a great way to end your very long day.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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