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Mert's Heart & Soul

Certificate of Excellence
First Ward
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214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
(704) 342-4222
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was always good, with lots of delicious veggies, but the last time we were there the place was dirty.

Thank Janet C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Charlotte uptown and you're craving southern food, Mert's heart & soul is the go-to place! They make the best corn breads I've ever had and my husband and I go here just to pick those! Their salmon cakes are awesome and shrimp&grits is a must try.

Thank Durga Priya A
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok hands down this place serves some of the best soul food in Charlotte! Customer service can be iffy sometimes but overall we pretty much have a great experience. The food portions are a nice size and the corn bread is AMAZING! It's not a huge restaurant so often times there is a wait especially during lunch time on weekdays... More 

Thank JustUs1999
Charlotte, North Carolina
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mert's is a marvelous restaurant, and showcases soul and Southern cuisine at its best. This restaurant proved me to be a liar when I was asked said I did not like or eat collard greens. I had them at Mert's and they were about as delicious as any thing I have ever eaten. I had the soul roll, also, which... More 

Thank JanesMom13
Stokesdale, NC
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so we inquired at the front desk at the Aloft Hotel as to where we could get a great omelet. They sent us to Mert's Heart and Soul. Mert's has sort of a quirky decor, but the food was awesome. Whoever heard of a meatloaf omelet!?! It was amazing as were the... More 

Thank tch469
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This makes a change from the over priced restaurants. Good food, fantastic corn bread, relaxed, authentic and yummy.

Thank Linda N
Berkeley, California
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My two kids and I ate here last night, and everything about the experience was wonderful. The cornbread loaves they brought out first were fresh out of the oven and amazing. We had salmon cakes, pulled pork, and chicken tenders, all of which came with two side dishes (we had red beans, rice, collared greens, mac and cheese, yams, and... More 

Thank psychcal
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service here are amazing. Everything on the menu is wonderful. The price is also really good. I always bring out-of-town guests here.

Thank Bealela D
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The brunch specials are always very good. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes anyone? I like the Turkey sausage omelette. French toast looked good too. The cakes looked amazing, unfortunately we didn't have the foresight to get a few pieces to go.

Thank Jason C
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have traveled to Charlotte many times and many people have raved about this down home cooking restaurant. I decided to try it for lunch on a Tuesday. I order my food to go, and they were very nice about asking me to take a table while I waited. However, my order must have gotten lost. I ordered a salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighborhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: (704) 342-4222

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