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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
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (23 reviews)
“casserole” (9 reviews)
“fruit salad” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good fresh well prepared food. I love the grits for breakfast and getting them with bacon and cheese is fabulous. My only complaint is that they stop serving grits at 10:30.

Thank Renee S
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the review. The grits are one of our staples and we always intend to make them the best in town. Only the early bird gets the worm! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was dreaming of their great fries all day, left work and headed for the restaurant where I added the special Roast Beef Sandwich and coffee. The little bit of self help coffee was luke warm. I started eating after waitress brought ketchup for my fries....More

Thank MCJ54
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the detailed review it will be a wonderful tool to emphasis the importance of customer service in our industry. These are all things I have continually instructed my staff to be vigilant about, but as you know, as you said you have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for lunch, the food and service is excellent. A great menu selection, you cannot go wrong with your food selection.

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

Thanks you for the kind words. Happy customers are what we always strive for! Come back soon and bring a friend.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great family restaurant with good honest food and wonderful, caring service. We love having breakfast and the sausage omelet is the greatest!

Thank Mike L
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mike, Thanks for the review, that is what we strive for, happy customers! Have a safe and Happy New Year, we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good option for breakfast downtown, when there are not too many of them. It is somewhat confusing to order, if you haven’t been there before. Come early, it gets busy

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be just a take out shop that makes delicious casseroles to go, and pastries, plus side dishes. We often purchase take home dinners here. Recently they expanded into the shop next door and now offer sit down breakfast and lunch. I like...More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.More

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

Jay, Thanks for the review, I'm pretty sure that's my manager Mike Rogers you met. I will pass on your kind words and tell him to keep up the good work. Please come back and try our breakfast or lunch, we post daily specials on...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

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 6 December 2017

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 27 November 2017 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 30 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 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 27 November 2017

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

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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
US$5 - US$12
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:00 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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