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Mert's Heart & Soul

214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
+1 704-342-4222
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A Sunday dinner during March Madness was perfect at Mert’s. If you want the best Southern food in Charlotte, eat at Mert’s . Guests from Oregon and California loved the fried chicken and sweet tea.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 5 days ago

While in Charlotte we wanted to go to Merts because we saw it on Triple D. Even though they were busy we got in right away and were served drinks and cornbread right away. The cornbread was excellent but they must have been running low...More

Thank Shelley J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

True Southern atmosphere from decor starting with the individual fresh hot cornbread loaves. Just slather in frezh butter. The fried green tomatoes were juicy and in a crispy crust, nicely sauced. The red beans, rice and turkey kielbasa was truly of southern roots. Finished with...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here between meetings on a short work trip. Heard good things about this place but hadn't gotten to try it for myself until now. Fresh and HOT cornbread on the house was delicious. I got the shrimp & grits which were awesome. The...More

Thank Bobby980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mertz is that place that everyone who knows it knows it. The outside is so subtle on the quiet side near Fitzgeralds. Now, if you go in, you need to understand a few things. This is good soul food cooking. I mean GOOD. If you...More

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New to Charlotte, local told us to go here. Fried chicken was awesome! Corn bread very good. $16 Endless Mimosas 👍🏻! Waitress was very nice and pleasant.. the hostess was a tad aggressive in her demure, maybe she was having a bad day ...either way...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here for dinner and loved it. The service was great. Our server Megan was very sweet. I wish that some of their lunch items were available at dinner but overall it was a great casual dining experience.

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was awesome but they were out of several things on menu. Service was good but they don’t allow substitions and my coworker asked for extra chicken on his salad that he would gladly pay extra for and was told no.

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was just okay. My pulled pork had more fat in it then meat and the serving sizes were small to be souls food. The peach cobbler wasn't sweet. It was just okay. I don't think I would go back

Thank EBXplore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of good veggies cooked without meat for those who prefer meatless seasoning. Generous portions. Ordered on a busy night - they have late hours so expect a crowd - Family owned and operated - Loved the homemade salmon cakes (trinity veggies) very filling and...More

Thank ZeemyCee
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Bob C
14 July 2016|
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Response from NathanAmaral | Reviewed this property |
Did you bring it up to the staff? Was it an error? This sounds like a question with a complaint... What happened?
4 November 2015|
Response from AEN524 | Reviewed this property |
I have not had any burned food.., but the chicken was a bit dry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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