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Mert's Heart & Soul

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214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
+1 704-342-4222
09:00 - 23:30
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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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love Merts, it's my go to restaurant when I am in Charlotte. Had the chicken and fish combo cause I can never choose. Perfectly breaded chicken, light so you can taste the chicken and spices not bread. Real cooked greens not from a can. Tender not mushy. Nice portions,you will leave satisfied.

Thank Nick T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a downtown charlotte unique dining experience...great atmosphere..great service and delicious food..a must visit for locals

Thank sandy827bell
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mert's is located uptown which is perfect if you are doing any activities in the area. The food is very good. Staff is friendly. Usually groupons are usually available.

Thank Jrswife
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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 133 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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?