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Mert's Heart & Soul

214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
+1 704-342-4222
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cornbread” (327 reviews)
“salmon cakes” (83 reviews)
“collard greens” (96 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere, super nice and friendly staff. Food was delicious soul food. Great corn bread, fried green tomatoes and rigs, collards and candied yams.

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited Charlotte N C like I always do at the last minute.lol.I always like to walk around the downtown area to see what might be new from the last visit.I spotted a restaurant called Merts Heart & Soul restaurant that had a" special...More

Thank melody f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I were desperate for some really good tasting soul food. Being new to Charlotte we were unsure where to go and had heard about Mert’s and how good the food was so we decided to give them a try. That was the...More

Thank Tameka M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I often stop in for lunch and dinner. Really great Southern Cooking served by very nice people. One of my favorite spots in Charlotte at an unbeatable value.

Thank bobthetravellr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A Sunday dinner during March Madness was perfect at Mert’s. If you want the best Southern food in Charlotte, eat at Mert’s . Guests from Oregon and California loved the fried chicken and sweet tea.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 20 March 2018

While in Charlotte we wanted to go to Merts because we saw it on Triple D. Even though they were busy we got in right away and were served drinks and cornbread right away. The cornbread was excellent but they must have been running low...More

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

True Southern atmosphere from decor starting with the individual fresh hot cornbread loaves. Just slather in frezh butter. The fried green tomatoes were juicy and in a crispy crust, nicely sauced. The red beans, rice and turkey kielbasa was truly of southern roots. Finished with...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here between meetings on a short work trip. Heard good things about this place but hadn't gotten to try it for myself until now. Fresh and HOT cornbread on the house was delicious. I got the shrimp & grits which were awesome. The...More

Thank Bobby980
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Mertz is that place that everyone who knows it knows it. The outside is so subtle on the quiet side near Fitzgeralds. Now, if you go in, you need to understand a few things. This is good soul food cooking. I mean GOOD. If you...More

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

New to Charlotte, local told us to go here. Fried chicken was awesome! Corn bread very good. $16 Endless Mimosas 👍🏻! Waitress was very nice and pleasant.. the hostess was a tad aggressive in her demure, maybe she was having a bad day ...either way...More

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Bob C
14 July 2016|
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Response from NathanAmaral | Reviewed this property |
Did you bring it up to the staff? Was it an error? This sounds like a question with a complaint... What happened?
5 November 2015|
Response from AEN524 | Reviewed this property |
I have not had any burned food.., but the chicken was a bit dry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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