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What's Cookin' Downtown

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123 Laurens Street Northwest # B, Aiken, SC 29801
803 649-1068
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What's Cookin' Downtown always has fresh and an amazing selection of food. They have nice selection of already prepared meals just take and bake for the busy moms and dads. The chicken salad sandwich is delicious. A must visit if you are in Aiken.

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Thank DogCBR5
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Whats Cookin has custom-made sandwich made to order. You are welcome to either be seated inside or outside. I recommend the chicken salad sandwich. I also love the chicken enchiladas. Don't forget they have amazing desserts . You can also get gluten-free. We've eaten here several times and had several different items on the menu.

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Thank DogCBR5
Aiken, South Carolina
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This is my go-to option when someone is ill or has a new baby at home. They have a great variety of casserole dishes (shrimp, chicken, beef) as well as pasta salad, marinated vegetable salad (my fav), chicken salad (grapes and nuts, or curry) rolls, desserts, pimento cheese, and even shrimp salad. If you want something for yourself besides the... More 

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Thank Carolinesc7
Aiken, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Nice for lunch. They need to put the specials on the board before they open for lunch and show the price.

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Thank Wade J
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful local restaurant and bar. We sit out back in a wonderful porch area with large tv's for sports events. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very busy locals hangout. Fast service. Very attractive inside.

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Thank boxshop
Grace P, Manager at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this review

As much as we love good reviews, I think you've got the wrong place! We don't have a lo1uor license, much less a bar. More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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179 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Upon recommendation, we visited for lunch. What a pleasant surprise. Limited lunch menu that covers "all" the bases. Very large, clean, and comfortable indoor seating area; with a few tables on the sidewalk outside. Due to the outstanding weather that particular day, we opted to sit outside. Wether it was the food, the weather, or a combination of both, this... More 

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Thank Pat K
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Short wait but as food made to order you would expect that. We sat outside on a lovely sunny day. We both had the plated salad with a side of extra fresh fruit ( it comes with some fresh fruit) but there was a choice with tomatoes or potatoes instead. I had the tuna which they were able to offer... More 

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Thank Gill R
Aiken, South Carolina
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197 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The food is always fresh and the is an up scale flavor to every dish. The is a place to take a meal home or the a park to enjoy. There are only a few chairs and no atmosphere to eat in.

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Thank 599RobertB
Aiken, South Carolina
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189 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

One of the best places to go to satisfy your sweet tooth. The cakes and pies are absolutely delicious; the prices are very reasonable as well. A place we will continue to visit on a regular basis.

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Thank redrooster89
Grace P, Manager at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this review

We look forward to your future business! More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Aiken is a great small city with a delightful downtown (even though it was a rain day). We hit a nasty downpour just as we were outside of this cafe so we ducked in for lunch. What a great find. Excellent sandwiches and salads. The Reuben was excellent and I had a sliced tomato salad as a side. Great service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Laurens Street Northwest # B, Aiken, SC 29801
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: 803 649-1068

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