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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price was extremely reasonable and only wish we were locals to know all that Bertha's Kitchen had to serve. We kept seeing the woman with the Blessed shirt go to the back and had something but we did not know what. But what we...are sure of is that it was probably very good for eating.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 7, 2021

Everything from Bertha's was delicious. There was nothing that tasted bad. The Okra soup was perfect. the turkey wing and fried chicken were delicious. honestly just order everything.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

Take a trip out to Bertha's. You will NOT be disappointed! Fried chicken was straight out of the oil and cooked to perfection. Sides were excellent as well. Definitely a must

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. Great service and phenomenal food. Everything is absolutely delicious. Authentic soul food and some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. Must try.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 22, 2021

This place, OMG!!! Delicious home-cooked soul food that some of us were blessed to have as a kid, made by grandma, mama or big mama! Do not let the area or exterior turn you off, you will not be disappointed. We could immediately smell the...food once we stepped out of our car! Everyone was nice, helpful and service was on point. This is a must-have place while in Charleston, family history here as well. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 21, 2021

This place is a tiny "hole in the wall" spot that came up in my research before our visit. Well on the very last day of the trip we stopped in before heading home. If we had found this the 1st day, we would have...eaten here everyday. The $5 lunch special was really 2 meals worth. That Lima Bean plate was nothing but the truth. The cornbread and tea/lemonade mix....OOOMMMMGGG! This place, yes has a James Beard Award and rightly so. If I ever go back to Charleston, it will surely be on my list of places to eat. Good low country cookingMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 13, 2021

When you get tired of the East Bay upscale, touristy restaurants, head to Bertha's for real low country cooking --- fried chicken and fish, corn bread, mac & cheese, corn, greens, sweet tea. Bertha's gets one of my few "Excellent" ratings, because they are authentic...- nothing fancy, rather "honest" ingredients. The ambience deserves a visit from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 29, 2021

We ordered the pork chop, fried whiting, yams, Mac and cheese, cornbread, and red rice with sweet tea. EVERYTHING was delicious! The staff was super friendly and the restaurant was very clean. We highly recommend this restaurant! A must if you come to Charleston!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 7, 2021

Okra soup delicious. Fried Pork Chop and yams taste like Grandmas. A must on your visit to Charleston.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 18, 2021

If you come here expecting a fine dining traditional James Beard restaurant, you will be disappointed. If you come here wanting to eat soul food with a shipyard worker on a lunch break and truly see what the local culture is like while meeting the...most friendly of residents, this is your spot. The food was good (not life changing) and the location is an absolute hole in the wall. It's the people and the experience that make this amazing and worth the trip. This is not your glamorous bachelorette party Charleston, this is real life with true soul food. Have the right expectations, talk to the person in front of you, and I'd recommend everyone try here at least once! PS: There will probably be a bit of a line here so plan accordingly.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Bertha`s Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5