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“Funky place to grab lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bluegrass Kitchen

Bluegrass Kitchen
Ranked #10 of 275 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Charleston's authentic farm-to-table made-from-scratch modern comfort food restaurant. With a legion of chefs who caringly practice the art of food, BgK offers delicious brunch, dinner, and desserts for hungry vegetarians, meat connoisseurs, and everyone in-between. In the circa 1920 building with pressed tin ceilings and exposed architecture, Bluegrass also serves as a gallery for local artists. In the Tap room there's live original acoustic music most nights, with finely crafted cocktails, a curated wine list & a bounty of beers. Close to West Virginia's beautiful capitol grounds the family-owned and operated Bluegrass Kitchen has been featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well as Bon Appetit, Garden & Gun, Taste of the South magazines and many more.
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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“Funky place to grab lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2009

Found this place on Tripadvisor and had lunch on a Tues in March. Place is a little small and was packed so we had to wait about 10 mins. There is a small waiting area in the front with windows that open to the street. Menu was diverse and finding a vegetarian option would be easy. I had the egg salad which was OK. Bread was fresh but the egg salad could have used a little more flavor to it. My brother had a blackbean burrito and stated it was pretty good. All ingredients seemed to be high quality. Dinner menu looked pretty good but limited. They do have a small bar for mixed drinks. Restaurant is a little further from downtown area but there are a few other restaurants near here and a nice dog park next door. Local hangout for people from the captial and friends getting together for lunch.

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“The menu is accomidating...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2009

The menu is accomidating to those who lend themselves to be picky. Plus the staff are very friendly...

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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“Organic and Natural, in More Ways Than One!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2009

The Bluegrass Kitchen defies most expectations of a casual eating establishment in West Virginia. It would fit in perfectly in larger, liberal metropolises such as New York or Vancouver, but yet it's in Charleston, West Virginia! The food and staff could both be described as organic and natural.

You will likely feel somewhat out of place if you've ever voted Republican, but yet the black bean burrito and any of their sandwiches will find the most conservative of state employees (the State Capitol Complex is about 2 blocks away) powering through the atmosphere to get to some of the best casual dining in the city.

Though I suggest you avoid this establishment at lunch time on weekdays because of it's popularity with state employees. Quality food takes a little bit of time to prepare!

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“The perfect chicken sammich is just that.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2008

The perfect chicken sammich is just that.

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West Virginia
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“Best in Organic dining!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2008

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Charleston. They have an amazing selection of organic and free range eats, a full bar, and some of the best desserts you can find in the city. It's a small restaurant on Charleston's East End, one of the more cosmopolitan areas of the city. You can go for lunch, dinner, or brunch on the weekends. Daily specials, so the menu is consistent, but there's always something different.

I recommend this to anyone visiting Charleston who wants a unique and personal dining experience. It's great for the health-conscious, and they have many vegetarian choices. The brunch is to die for--make sure you get a Bloody Mary or Mimosa with your meal. And if you can catch it when they have it, the blueberry buttermilk pie is big, rich and delicious, just make sure you have a friend to share with!

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