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Martha Lou's Kitchen

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1068 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403-3820
+1 843-577-9583
11:00 - 17:00
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the atmosphere and fried chicken. Alway made to order and fresh. Don't let the outside scare you. Worth the visit !

Thank jeffhoel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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176 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the outside it doesn't look like much but WOW everything is so good. The fried chicken is hands down the best. Collard greens, mac and cheese, to the sweet tea is phenomenal. Must stop! The women working there are also very animated and behind friendly. They are worth stopping to see alone.

Thank Alis0n401
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I called in the order, but upon arrival it wasn't ready due to a mix-up. The sweet lady was so apologetic and made my order right away. The food is made so fresh. She even threw in some peach cobbler at no extra charge. Then, she put everything in a cute reusable bag, placed a magazine in there and some... More 

Thank Browneyedgirl25
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place with wonderful people. The food is amazing! If you want the experience of Charleston and a taste of the Southern Soulful cooks you've got to stop by for some lunch. You won't regret it!

Thank Maryjo N
Conway, South Carolina
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small, soul food restaurant with a lot of color and more flavor. The food was just great. Especially the fried chicken. Martha Lou's has limited seating. Real down home friendly, Good service. However the okra soup I had was really salty. Otherwise good food. I will definately go back when I am in the area.

Thank KaroleK J
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this place was phenomenal, from the fried chicken (best i've had in years) to the collard greens and cole slaw. The service was fantastic, kind and attentive and upbeat, and the decor was inspiring. I am thankful that destiny brought me here, it altered my world view in a very positive way.

Thank Toby B
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My granddaughter looked for unigue things/restaurants to go to while in Charleston, SC and came across this name. We decided to try it and when pulling up said no way, but went inside and it is a small quaint Southern Restaurant. Martha Lou does all of the cooking and it is a little pricey and each day has 3 items... More 

1 Thank Judi S
Sacramento, California, United States
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a real southern hole in the wall run by 3 charming ladies. Not fancy, but real. The best southern fried chicken, fish, chops etc with great side dishes: red rice, Cholard greens, potato salad, corn bread and coleslaw. If your looking for authentic, then this is the place. If your looking for down home cooking, then this is... More 

1 Thank BillStainbrook
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164 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no pretension here. Even with the accolades and modest amount of fame, this is as it started out to be; Southern Home Cooking. The plasticwear and foam plates suite this place. The ridiculously small, open kitchen ... and the welcome you receive from the people here ... as much as the food ... will win you over. We... More 

1 Thank Steve V
Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to experience Gullah cuisine and this was recommended by someone who lives in Charleston. The four of us had a fabulous lunch. My husband is still talking about the Lima beans! Short Uber from historic district.

Thank travel2learn2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1068 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403-3820
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-9583

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?