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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (20 reviews)
“fruit salad” (5 reviews)
“casserole” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed breakfast! Omelet was fantastic. Wait staff was fantastic and cashier was fantastic! Just fantastic!!!

Thank Robbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, relaxed, and great food. If the macaroni salad is available the day your there, you must try it. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Teedle_toot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my mother in law to lunch and shopping downtown Aiken while she was visiting for the week. I had never been to this restaurant and I am so happy that we stopped in for lunch! It was delicious. I had a special turkey, bacon...More

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

Glad you decided to stop in. Hopefully we will see you again soon and maybe you could try out the breakfast! Thank you for the kind words in your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I love to meet up at What's cooking for breakfast when we can. The place is always cleans, the food is always good and plentiful and staff are always friendly. There are not a ton of choices but certainly more than many...More

Thank errn94
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is really a kitten where you can buy great meals to go. Want to try it first? Enjoy lunch. I believe the sting is outside along the sidewalk. But they do have tables inside. Try anything it is all good!More

Thank 599RobertB
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you for the good review. Just to let you know we recently renovated two years ago. We took over the other side of our building and now seat over 100 people. Of course we also still make all the great casseroles in the cooler...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This place is fabulous there are all kinds of sandwiches, soup, burgers And it has a deli On one where you can take home your dinner after having a fabulous lunch or brunch The Southern style burger with piMento cheese is to die for The...More

Thank PeggyCSterling
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you so much for the good review and kind words. We will make sure the recipe is being prepared properly for the coleslaw, and if so we will tweak the recipe. We always appreciate when people present us with a useful critique. Much appreciated!

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of eating here twice in the same day. Don't be fooled by the ordering method the food is superb. We had a scrumptious breakfast and loved it so much we went back to have an equally tasty lunch. We would have...More

Thank joet_daniels
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

We are so glad to hear that everything was great! It is nice when people from other parts of the country visit and appreciate what we are doing. We strive for people to have a great meal when they come in. Come see us next...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in today for a quick grab and go. I was curious about their baked goods from a previous visit. With today being a parade, I need something portable. They had a multiberry muffin, cranberry lemon cream muffin and a variety of cookies and scones....More

Thank Ahzeman
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Our go to place for the best tuna salad sandwiches. You won't go home hunger when your order the sandwich plate which includes chips and a side. Great service, good food, clean and a wide variety of offerings

Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Outstanding breakfast grits,over the top service and owner is ALWAYS on site. Support it once a month

Thank DENNY1928
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15 January 2017|
Response from Grace P | Property representative |
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 17:00
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
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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