We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Charles Southern Style Kitchen

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2841 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10039-2161
+1 212-926-4313
09:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

8 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 6: English reviews
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Level Contributor
938 reviews
671 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I stopped at Charles Fried Chicken to what was surprisingly his last day in this location. He will be closing the end of today and moving to a new location on 137th Street which means he will be closer to the CUNY campus. Good for the students. The food was wonderful. For $12.50, I got two pieces of the fresh... More 

Thank Justin W
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

the Fried chicken, Mac and Cheese, candied yams and red velvet cake are to die for. And at a really cheap price, you can't lose!

Thank Michael Y
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Start with the pan-fried chicken - the crust is perfectly crisp without a hint of grease, cuddling moist and tender meat. Collard greens, mac and cheese, every side is soulful and comforting. Go for the buffet and taste the ribs and beans. There were six of us, including three 9-year-olds, and we got out of there for less than $50.... More 

Thank Joe D
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Everything in Charles is great. The chicken is the best I have had in any soul food restaurant. The mac&cheese is my favorite.

1 Thank San266
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2011

I've been to most of the ones that make the "lists" -- Hill Country, Redhead, Momofuku -- and this is by far the best fried chicken in NYC. The place is not much to look at, and there are very few tables, so it's really much more of a takeout place than an eat-in (though they do have an all-you-can-eat... More 

Thank maisany
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 23 April 2008

Best fried chicken in NYC... love the pulled pork too. Plus Charles himself is a great guy.. once when we got takeout they forgot to give us our okra. Charles himself delivered it to our apartment in Harlem!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook

Travellers who viewed Charles Southern Style Kitchen also viewed


Been to Charles Southern Style Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Barbecue
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2841 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York City, NY 10039-2161
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-926-4313

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Charles Southern Style Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Harlem

Neighbourhood Profile
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
Explore this neighbourhood