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Jestine's Kitchen

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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“fried okra” (246 reviews)
“meatloaf” (217 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (257 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were told by friends that the food has good southern food. A bit disappointed that it meant fried chicken. But in all honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect when it comes to southern food. We ordered corn fritter, a plate of fried chicken,...More

Thank Lazypigr
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend told me to make sure I stopped here ahd he was right on. We're cautious about small cafes but this was a really nice college campus location. The only problem may be finding a parking spot. The waiter was great and gave us...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This unassuming diner type restaurant served up an outstanding lunch on the last day of our beach and seafood vacation in Charleston. The fried chicken was the best I had ever tasted! The fried oysters could stand up to anyone of Charleston's top five seafood...More

Thank mptraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still a very popular restaurant, but to me the quality is just not there anymore. It had been several years since I ate here, and I was so disappointed this time. Most of my meal of fried shrimp and oysters were left on my plate....More

1  Thank OnTheGoSunnyvale_CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jestine's is a pretty casual place, but their food is fabulous. I happened to walk by and decided to stop for lunch and I'm SO glad I did. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was excellent. I tried two dishes I've always been...More

Thank Dorcas K
Reviewed 1 week ago

After years of saying I was going to eat here I finally got to. No lines today as it is just a few days after a hurricane/storm. Had to wait a minute for someone to acknowledge and seat us. There were people at 2 tables....More

1  Thank luvgoing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go to Jestins every time I visit Charleston. Not fancy, but good is soooo good and southern! Love it. And waitress was so helpful on this last visit, explains all the different food dishes to the new folks that were with me.

Thank Vivian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of pricey options available, but this was very good southern cooking with all the options. Definitely recommend the Pimento Cheese w/house benne crackers; we split an order of the pecan fried chicken breast so we could sample more sides. Hands down...More

Thank Royce K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried a little bit of alot of things. Cold shrimp, fried shrimp, crab cake, fried green tomatoes, cornbread and Mac and cheese. It was all delicious!

Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I were in town for the eclipse and stayed at the King Charles Hotel on Meeting Street. After a long day we didn't want to walk all over the downtown Historic area looking for a meal--asked the hotel front desk and they said...More

Thank Chuck B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-7224
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