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Mert's Heart & Soul

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214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
+1 704-342-4222
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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New York
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were welcomed and made to feel at home. We chose the cat fish and beef ribs and oh boy what a meal. The black eyed peas were excellent, the ribs had an almost "corned beef" taste that melted on your mouth. The fish was light and tasty. (The biltmore chardonnay was a bonus) and the piping hot cornbread was... More 

Thank simi1
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stopped by the Levine Museum. We wanted a bite to eat after so we checked what restaurants were near by. It was a 3 minute walk to the restaurant. We were seated quickly. I had the sampler with the salmon cake and the chicken wings. My side dish was the steamed cabbage - very tasty and... More 

Thank Swimnurseteacher
Holly Hill, Florida
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried Mert's last night for the first time. Loved the mac-n-cheese and the cornbread. My boyfriend had the soul sampler and the whiting sandwich with collard greens and loved everything. service was absolutely fantastic.

Thank WigginsFamily
new jersey
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140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss this establishment for a taste of soul food that will touch your soul! A welcoming atmosphere, great service, and fantastic southern comfort and soul food. The restaurant is full of memorabilia of African Americans and their legacy. Sly and the Family Stone music accompanied a superb dinner at a price that was superb at a reasonable price.... More 

Thank ontheroadagain27
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i had the pork chops, mashed potatoes and green beans; the pork chops were super skinny (blackened) and I just didn't care for my meal....people were nice; good atmosphere; just not my idea of a good meal

Thank tylerdurden99
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while in charlotte for the drag race my wife and i along with our close friends wanted some good food i picked up a creative lofing (free news paper) from our hotel and found a good review about a local soul food restaurant called Mert's Heart and Soul this place is located in downtown charlotte which is different most soul... More 

Thank mbla644
Singapore, Singapore
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547 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went twice for dinner during my 3 days in Charlotte uptown. Love their corn bread and yam. Blackened pork chop was great Shrimps and grits was delicious Had great service on day one, but poor service on day two. Interesting to look at what they display in the restaurant.

Thank bennyvectra
Southport, North Carolina, United States
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212 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had fun from the moment we came into their wacky and artsy cool atmosphere. The food was so good, salmon cakes, beans, yams, Cole slaw, Mac & cheese, fried chicken, bbq chopped pork, wow, so delicious was it all. Huge portions, no room for homemade cakes, cobblers still mouthwatering! We're coming back soon!

Thank Peter B
Cumberland, Ri, USA
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175 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've walked by the place for a number of years and thought to give it a try. 6:30pm no wait, fast service. Tried Shrimp Creole, collard greens. They were a bit lightvon thecshrimp (only 5 and theyvare not that expensive) and the creole was not especially savory. Corn bread was terrific. But not memorable. Might be awhile for me to... More 

Thank JHaakRI
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mert's is an experience. From the pictures, to the staff, to the amazing food that is generously portioned. The cornbread "cake" is better than your grandma's. I said "cake" because of the size. I had wings, mac and cheese and cabbage. Everything that touched our table was annointed! LOL It was truly a great experience.

Thank Simone B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighbourhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-342-4222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?