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Jestine's Kitchen

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251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
+1 843-722-7224
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (270 reviews)
“fried okra” (274 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A terrific taste of Charleston in a quaint restaurant. The staff was warm and friendly and there was a nice selection on the menu. They are known for their fried chicken which was excellent but the blackened catfish was also an excellent choice. We liked...More

Thank time156
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I walked past this restaurant numerous times last week. We decided to go in for dessert on the last day. We had an excellent piece of coconut cream pie. Unfortunately we already had lunch. I think we missed out eating a full...More

Thank Sherri B
Reviewed 1 week ago

At a fast ffod place where they serve southern dishes like grits, and biscuits with sawmill gravy, I mentioned how much I missed collard greens. The waitress corrected me.: | That's soul food, not just southern cooking. Go to Jestine's." So I did. Jestine was...More

Thank fhaight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read previous views before trying this restaurant. Folks are correct in saying portions are very large, so we shared the 2 piece white chicken plate. The chicken had been fried to a very dark brown, still tasty though. One of the current sides was...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us shared the fried green tomatoes, tomato relish sauce instead of mayonnaisey remoulade, crunchy and fresh. Chicken fried boneless , bone in, crispy good. Fried okra a vinegary slaw, can you tell I don’t like mayo. All around great spot and easy on...More

Thank evieleigh0617
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed delicious Sweet tea, meatloaf , fried chicken of salad, corn bread , pickles and a relaxing local atmosphere!

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a regular stop for me on my trips to Charleston. Great fried chicken, pork chops, mac and cheese and collard greens are my favorites. I'll be back!

Thank Kenneth V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at this establishment is very good however the service is very slow. I ordered the 2 piece white meat fried chicken entrée and received 2 large chicken breasts which is unheard of but it was the best fried chicken ever. If you are...More

Thank Rhonda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great, MAC and Cheese, cornbread excellent, and fried chicken, amazing. Vegetables are an acquired taste but an overall wonderful experience. Also, fried chicken liver with gravy and banana pudding are incredible.

Thank Nomad779930
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been eyeing Jestine's Kitchen as it is not far from our home and we always see a long line at lunch and through the afternoon. We went around 8:00 on a Thursday evening so there was no wait at all. When we looked...More

Thank Globetrotting420247
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August 29, 2018|
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Response from Fishfanz | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure they could accommodate a regular size wheelchair, but some of the motorized chairs may be a more difficult fit. They would need to move tables around as well as it’s fairly tight configuration of tables...but there... More
May 20, 2018|
Response from Regina W | Reviewed this property |
I used a Visa card. You can call the restaurant to be sure. Their phone number is listed here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-7224
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