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“Best fried chicken”
Review of Jestine's Kitchen

Jestine's Kitchen
Ranked #59 of 940 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 Jestines was about a block away. Glad we checked as we had the best fried chicken dinners ever! It was packed, and they actually have a long bench on the side of the building for folks waiting for a table. The wait was about 15 minutes and was so well worth it! This is down home soul food at its best and I would attempt to eat there every day if we lived in Charleston!

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Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Love this true Southern restaurant! I had the fried chicken on bone & boneless! So delicious & fresh! Brought back so many childhood memories. So many desserts to choose from.

Thank Media4you
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

In my opinion Jestines has the best Fried chicken in charleston. Food is plentiful and they offer quite a few options for meals. Great atmosphere and service, very cozy place

Thank Joseph L
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Having heard that Jestine's Kitchen frequently had 'long lines' at both lunch and dinner time - we opted to eat at 3:30 p.m. for a late lunch - early dinner. Worked out perfectly - seated immediately, the restaurant was definitely not empty by any means. I enjoyed the Fried Oysters with sides of Collard Greens and Homemade Mashed Potatoes...very good and generous portions on the platter.

Others enjoyed the Chicken Livers, Fried Chicken and the Blackened shrimp served over mixed greens salad. Each dish got 'very good' reviews and we all enjoyed a shared few pieces of their famous Coca Cola Cake and a bread pudding dish.

Do stop by Justine's Kitchen for some good 'comfort food' served in the fun City of Charleston.

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Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Dined here with several girlfriends while we were in Charleston for a bachelorette party. They accommodated our group of 8 very well! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals and reminisced about our childhood meals since the food there reminded us of how grandma cooks! I had the pecan fried chicken, fried okra, and greens. Everything was DELICIOUS! Will definitely be back when visiting the area again.

Thank msc0005
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