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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
+1 704-342-4222
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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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Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Typically a local place. Funny old fashioned interior, makes you feel at home. The food simple, but great. Fresh baked cornbread ! Good crust on the outside. Fluffy, soft on the inside. Coleslaw had pretty much mayo, for me it can be a little more fresh. Tomatoes and okra side was delicious. And the Carolina Chopped BBQ...... wonderful ! Smoky,... More 

Thank Martijn M
charlotte, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very quaint and simple , jamaican atmosphere, jerk chicken is delightful, good old fashioned selections of cooked greens and other vegetables. corn bread is to kill for. very affordable and memorable

Thank John B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here and it certainly won't be our last. We tried the soul rolls and fried green tomatoes, followed by an order of salmon cakes and barbecue each with collards and mac n cheese. Of course we couldn't finish it all..the servings are perfectly proportioned assuming you don't start with 2 appetizers. The food was simply amazing and the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Meal was really good. Everything was fresh. Staff was very friendly. Prices were about average for the meal.

Thank 74rtaylor
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best places to enjoy southern food in Charlotte! If you are traveling and staying uptown Charlotte then this is the place to dine and enjoy some delicious southern favorites! Give it a try!

Thank jodyataylor
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to wind down. Food was really good! Service was great. The location is a little hard to get into, but its worth the wait.

Thank Jerwon A
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of my favorite places to meet friends for lunch. There is something for everyone and who can pass up a home cooked meal, right?!

Thank newmom08
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We got the side dish platter and if you appreciate Southern home-cooked flavors, this was it! Get anything made of sweet potatoes, and definitely the Mac & Cheese and collard greens!

Thank DCsuburbanSAHM
Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is so amazing at Mert's you end up eating off your friend's plates, and ordering more so you can all 'taste' another dish. It's a deliciously painful experience that everyone should enjoy.

Thank JBaileyDesigns
Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I first moved to Charlotte over 10 years ago, this place was phenomenal! Through the years, I've always stopped in for lunch or dinner. Whenever I had friends or family in town, I would always make sure I brought them here. This place has definitely changed through the years. Either the recipes or the ingredients have changed. There has... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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: +1 704-342-4222

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