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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
Open now
All 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
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mert's was the last stop on a bachelorette weekend in Charlotte. One of my friends said that every time she goes to Charlotte, she stops at Mert's. We were seated right away and ordered. The corn bread was great. I ordered the blackened salmon, seasoned rice and macaroni and cheese. The salmon was amazing along with the macaroni. The rice... More 

Thank Tiffany R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were not disappointed in this gem. The best thing is the corn bread! The most most flavorful! Seriously the best ice ever tasted. I ordered chicken fingers and my husband had the white fish. Both were excellent . The collard greens and Mac n cheese ate to die for. I would give this place 50 stars if I could!

Thank Sara B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've gone here for several occasions and the food was great every time. Located on College Street so close parking may be a bit of a challenge. I basically had the same entrée/sides each time: catfish, cornbread and yams...yummy!

Thank CltGirl129
Roanoke, Virginia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard a lot about this place and will say kinda disappointed. First nowhere to park and the overpriced food was a joke. Mac and cheese needs work, beans were a little overcooked and fish was just a tad greasy. Everything had an OK taste. Nothing special to me. Hey I just tell it like it is!

Thank Jusbig
Malibu, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered an appetizer and entree and both came out before the cornbread. Super fast. No steam table but the menu works. High price for good quality food

Thank Bob S
Hazelwood, MO (St. Louis)
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended by friends. It was easy to find downtown, but parking is difficult if you don't wish to pay $10. The time we went evening parking on all the streets was prohibited for rush hour traffic. The food made up for the parking fee. I had the catfish which is probably the second best I've ever had. All the... More 

Thank Gerasim M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dining area is quaint. Reminds me of a family Sunday! The Food was alright, all the hosts were very nice! The sides could be a little larger portioned, regardless they're very tasty! The "Jumbo Wings" are Large to say the least. Most meals served with personal cornbread! Very welcoming atmosphere.

Thank Touche' L
Saltash, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came here on our first night in Charlotte (2nd September) after seeing this place on Diners, Drive in's & Dives I personally have to say it was good, but not as great as the reviews would have you think. I have eaten in the south before and have to say the collards were nice but not... More 

Thank Geoff C
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very excited to try their food as the ratings were very good. After ordering soda and sitting for five minutes without receiving the soda or getting the chance to place an order, I decided to leave. They were not that busy at the time, there were approximately eight other customers in the restaurant.

Thank Deidre S
Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to start out with noting my server, Charles, went above and beyond and was amazing. I ordered the pork chops mashed potatoes and mac n cheese. The sides were impressive, the pork chops were average. The hostess left a lot to be desired. I was a bit perplexed to watch customers walk out of the location given no... 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?