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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“meatloaf” (241 reviews)
“fried okra” (240 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (176 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband, parents and I visited Jestine's tonight Husband had the fried catfish, green beans and red rice, Dad had chargrilled chicken as did my mother. They had green beans, okra, collards and a side salad. I had the salad with grilled chicken. My husband...More

Thank Shery L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Jestine's Kitchen was EXCELLENT! Going on a recommendation from someone who lives in Charleston, we made our way in for lunch. We were seated right away and everyone was very warm and friendly. The meals we got were so delicious that we are still raving...More

Thank Courtney H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely vegetables,. gracious service, great beverages and a line. So be prepared to be early or to wait. But either way it's worth it to go. Spicing is always spot on. AND BANANA PUDDIN'!

Thank CBG327
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate at Jestine's on recommendation of a friend and trip advisor ratings. My husband and I both had the fried chicken basket. The chicken was overcooked which = very dry. The okra was good and so were the coconut cream pie and banana pudding...More

Thank Mrs-LWH-2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped by Jestine's after an afternoon of exploring. It hit the spot. The sweet tea was on point. We had the pecan-fried chicken and the BLFGT. Can't go wrong with any option!

Thank lovetovacation904
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having researched the best fried chicken in Charlston we were happy to find this "gem" as described by the 2000+ reviews. We waited for about 20 mins to get in and try their famous southern fried chicken. Bland, dry, underwhealming... the sides were pretty...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My dinner companion and I visited Jestine's Kitchen. The hype is overrated. I've heard about this restaurant ever since I moved to Charleston, it is mediocre at best. Service was lackluster. Started with underprepared fried green tomatoes. They were barely cooked and most unsatisfactory. My...More

Thank charlesk487
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked almost everything about my visit to Jestine's. The prices were reasonable, the food was great, and the servers were friendly and helpful. However, the manager (I assume, since he was in a green shirt) walked around mincingly and you could tell a lot...More

Thank Clifton M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pecan crusted chicken breast is to die for. Crab cakes are delicious. Fried okra super tasty. Go early for lunch. Can have long lines. Worth the wait!

Thank Kelli L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jestine's is what you're looking for if you're in the mood for authentic low country cooking in a pleasant setting. The food tastes like home cooking and the dining room feels about as homey as a restaurant can feel. The biggest challenge for us was...More

Thank DanandAnn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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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