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What's Cookin' Downtown

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123 Laurens St NW Ste B, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
+1 803-649-1068
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Chapin, South Carolina
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in for breakfast. This is a great place to grab something to go or sit and eat. If you are in a hurry they have premade meals you can grab and take home.

Thank Steffan B
Aiken, South Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to give this place a try. We had not heard of it or read any reviews. Loved the "Shealy" Gotta give it a try. Delicious! Liked the snowboarding decor, since my wife and I are avid snowboarders.

1 Thank Jim S
Augusta, Georgia, United States
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Love downtown Aiken! My husband, me and several other friends met there for breakfast on Saturday around 9. They were not too busy, but busy enough. We placed our order at the register and joined the group in the back. Get your number and coffee before sitting!! Coffee is up front across from the register. Food did not take long... More 

Thank Rita G
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A good sandwich-salad place, somewhat between a real restaurant and a take-out/fast food spot. Slow service. Great potato chips!

Thank JIWM
Beaufort, South Carolina
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were evacuated due to Matthew and had our dog so indoor dining oportunities were rare...so we sat outside each day for breakfast...good food, reasonably priced...brought to your table ...we'll be back as long as we can't go home

Thank dataw29920
Boston, Massachusetts
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191 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I'll tell you what's cooking - good food, good price and good service. Not good service but really honest, friendly staff who what you to have an enjoyable meal. People were just so friendly. Especially with all the hurricane evacuees. Anyway the shrimp Po Boy was wonderful. Lightly fried shrimp in a roll. The hot dog with chili and cheese... More 

Thank Dennis J
Aiken, South Carolina
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My friend had a turkey sandwich and cole claw I had a rueben and fries. Everything was great. I would have like the coffee to be hotter.

Thank MCJ54
Aiken, South Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nice variety of "down home" cooking with great service by the staff. Quaint restaurant able to accommodate anywhere from couples to large groups. Reasonably priced.

Thank sckanaka
Columbia, Sc
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a nice place to stop in and get a bite to eat. When you enter the restaurant you place your order and they give you a number and bring the food your table. Excellent menu choices makes it difficult to settle on a dish. I went for the the Blue Plate Special (not sure if they offer this... More 

Thank Rob T
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

What's Cookin' Downtown always has fresh and an amazing selection of food. They have nice selection of already prepared meals just take and bake for the busy moms and dads. The chicken salad sandwich is delicious. A must visit if you are in Aiken.

Thank DogCBR5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Laurens St NW Ste B, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: +1 803-649-1068

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?