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What's Cookin' Downtown

123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
+1 803-649-1068
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (21 reviews)
“casserole” (8 reviews)
“fruit salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got up early looking for coffee and ran into this place. Excellent coffee. Friendly owner. Great price. We’ll be back for breakfast.

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sent out for a sandwich while working nearby. I went to my old standby, Chicken Salad on Wheat. Wow! Best chicken salad I have ever had. Great tasting sandwich accompanied by excellent coleslaw as well. Was not expecting it from a small sandwich/breakfast spot. I...More

Thank Thomas K
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thomas, Thanks for the review, this is exactly what we were shooting for when we expanded two years ago after twenty two years in business. Happy customers who get great food quickly. Evan though we still have a few hick-ups every now and then we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always one of my favorites! Best omelets and hash browns around, and my mouth waters just thinking about the curried chicken salad. A friend recently brought me their veggie lasagna, which was to die for! Also love it when they have the shrimp rolls!!More

Thank Judy P
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Judy, Thanks for the review, this is what we strive for here happy customers. We hope to see you again soon, and if you ever have any problems or suggestions please let one of our managers know so we can provide a wonderful experience every...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great family lunch that included our new Grandson all of 3 weeks old with all of our children. The staff is very nice and the food was great. We particularly likes the chili covered tatie tots!More

Thank Tim M
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words in your review Tim! We being a family-operated business try to make the restaurant welcoming to all families no matter how big, small, old, or young! We are glad to hear everything was up to par. We certainly hope you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we think of What's Cookin' we automatically think of food to take home; however there is space for eating in as well. We picked up chicken salad and toss salad to take home. We thought the chicken salad with grapes was wonderful but didn't...More

Thank ASH814
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! I am glad to hear that the chicken salad was satisfying for you. I am also sorry to hear that the tossed salad was not up to your expectations. We will always have our food to-go, making sure the quality...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

I've visited What Cookin' about 4 times for breakfast. I've had the eggs in a basket, a cheese omelet, biscuits and gravy, and scrambled eggs and bacon. All of them were delicious. And they have the best grits around! Today I went to What's Cookin'...More

Thank merrie118
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words! This is what we strive for here at What's Cookin'. Look forward to seeing you here again soon!

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Staff is super friendly and food is just like a great family cook made it for you. We came from out of town and went here twice during our overnight stay.

Thank Mona B
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Mona, I am glad you enjoyed your visit to What's Cookin' Downtown. Thank you for the kind words, that's what we strive to always provide our customers because we feel that's what you pay for. Please come by next time your in town.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We came here for a quick bite on our way outta town. You stand to put your order in and then they bring it to your table. Nothing fancy but it was fast and the food was good. I gotta couple of Hot Dogs and...More

Thank Marycakes33467
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for the review I'm happy you had a positive experience, we hope to see you again when your in town.

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Based on the recommendation/suggestion of a good friend, I tried this restaurant for breakfast. The menu is unique as is the whole process. You enter and are greeted by the cashier who takes your order and payment and gives you a number. You select any...More

Thank Anthony L
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Please come back and join us soon.

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Very much enjoyed breakfast! Omelet was fantastic. Wait staff was fantastic and cashier was fantastic! Just fantastic!!!

Thank Robbie S
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Wow! Robbie S we are so glad you enjoyed your breakfast. I love the title of your review, some of my competitors make that claim, but I prefer to let my grits and customers do the bragging. Thanks for the review.

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We allow dogs at our outdoor seating area in the front of the store. They are only allowed inside under the condition that they are service dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: +1 803-649-1068
Description
Family owned and operated. Dine-in, takeout, casseroles, and catering to-go. Breakfast and lunch served everyday; Dinner is served on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
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