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Mert's Heart & Soul

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214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
+1 704-342-4222
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Xenia, Ohio
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Could not stay and eat; there was not a gluten-free menu and our server didn't know what gluten free options meant.

Thank Angie R
Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

...mouthwatering deliciousness!! Down home ambience and a friendly waitstaff. I experienced the catfish, fried green tomatoes, black eyed peas (2 die 4), yams, blackened pork chops, greens w/tomatoes and onions. The only negative: too full to experience any of the cakes which lined the counter. Next time I'm in Charlotte-I will be returning to Mert's Heart and Soul.💋

Thank Treeb2
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i have had lunch and dinner here many times and loved it. the vegetables are incredible and the blackened pork chops are the best in town. unfortunately sunday morning brunch with out-of-town guests was horrible. not only was the service inattentive, but at 10:00am with only a half full dining room, our server told us they did not have any... More 

Thank Michael F
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful dining experience! Had the salmon cakes which they are known for and was not disappointed. Cornbread and mac and cheese was delicious. Good service as well.

Thank DelGreco73
Grafton, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been to Charlotte 3 times , twice 2 Merts. All I can say is the 5 years I thought about returning there to eat. Then to be rewarded with exactly what I remembered , simply some of the best food I will ever eat. Merts turned an extended lay over in to a night out.I could go on... More 

Thank zipter
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Variety of foods between soul and low country. Owners from Charleston, SC area so you can see where the low country comes from.

Thank 745beverlyp
Charlotte, North Carolina
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have visited several times and are never disappointed. The food is excellent. Great experience with the décor making you feel at home. Highly recommend if you want some great southern food and you are in the area. Not as flashy as the other restaurants in the area, but the food is on par and the service... More 

Thank AZmijewski1972
Granite Falls, North Carolina
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Merts had an extensive menu. Everything I had was delicious and so were the dishes my friends chose. I would definitely return there to try out even more of their dishes. I didn't order a dessert but they were homemade and looked and sounded delicious. I might next time.

Thank RMSW54
Charlotte, North Carolina
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed eating at Mert's. The people that work there are friendly and helpful. This restaurant is in the heart of uptown Charlotte and well worth a visit. It can get very busy. The food is delicious and if you're from the South you will remember the flavors and textures.

Thank 2l82w8
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the meal! Great veggies with my chicken. My lunch friends enjoyed bbq. Fireman at the next table had ribs that looked scrumptious. Quick walk through line where you pick what you want.

Thank TheCapitol127

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?