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Mert's Heart & Soul

Certificate of Excellence
First Ward
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214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 342-4222
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed 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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Fort Mill
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good It's almost like home cooked food, the price was good i really enjoyed my dinner and waiter was friendly and helpful with ordering your food....

Thank Loria M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Soul wraps a must have... fried chicken unbelievable... the people very nice great place to dine out with family or friends... several choices of food to choose from. prices are affordable...

Thank uknowfavoraintfair
orangeburg, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While in charlotte I found this place on a Google search. I took a chance and I was so glad I did. My daughter had the salmon cakes which were out of this world. I had the beef ribs which were so tender and delicious. Everything on our plate was wonderful and they give you so much food that you... More 

Thank Lechan W
Dublin, Georgia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't miss out on Mert's If it's good enough for Guy Fieri then it's good enough for me! The fried chicken was outstanding but the Soul Rolls stole the show! Great atmosphere, super sweet tea, and food that will make your taste buds dance. Just close your eyes and point to something on the menu. I guarantee it will be... More 

Thank ric146
Columbus, Ohio
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179 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a recent trip through Charlotte and was amazed. There were 3 of us and we each ordered something different so we could taste around. Everything was great! We had collard greens, corn bread, yams, whiting fish, ribs, coleslaw, pulled pork, Mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and green beans. Wish I lived in the area!

Thank Craig H
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This fried chicken was better than three generations of my families. The collard greens were beyond belief. If I lived in Charlotte I would eat here every day! I will be back every trip to Charlotte. SO GOOD!!!!

Thank Lakegirl28
Stratford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. Great restaurant with a good deal of atmosphere. Food was excellent. Try the soul wraps-awesome.

Thank realpete
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95 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Southern cooking with a great atmosphere. I liked everything I got, salmon cakes, corn bread, mac and cheese and the BBQ beef rib with the chicken leg. My wife had the whiting fish which she enjoyed. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank SpiderSD
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need I say more? Great atmosphere, spectacular fried chicken, and cornbread so good it makes you want to slap somebody. Really. Best cornbread I've had in my entire life. This place was so good that I would brave the traffic on my next trek through the area just to eat here.

Thank SleeplessInVirginia
Midlothian, Va
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fried chicken, beef short ribs, meat loaf, corn bread and yummo coconut pie will have you loosening a notch on your belt because you won't be able to stop eating. Smack in the middle of downtown Charlotte a great place to dine before or after many of the theater productions and only 2 blocks away. Plenty of parking in the... More 

Thank Gregg-Midlo

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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?