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Since opening, Mert’s has emerged as one of Charlotte’s top restaurants and is frequently acclaimed by restaurant reviewers, Charlotteans, and visitors to the Queen City. Mert’s distinguishes itself from traditional soul food restaurants by offering Low Country and Gullah-inspired dishes such as shrimp and grits, Charleston red rice, and award-winning macaroni and cheese.

Soul food at its best is how we can describe Mert’s. Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, this Uptown staple features dishes like fried chicken and soft shell crab in a colorful space.

Cuisine Type: Southern

Ambience: Casual Dining

Price: $$

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Antonette A

9 months ago

Caught them about an hour before closing- was seated immediately and happily. The staff members are excellent. The cornbread is amazing. My fried whiting was very salty so I didn't eat but 1 bite (wasted $15). My husbands Tbone steak was seasoned and cool perfectly, according to him. The sides were great. I had yams, green beans (cooked with pork), and potato salad(mustard based). My husband states the soul roll was OK....just not his thing.


Juan Johnson

10 months ago

I came here over 12 years ago with my lady (now my missus) for Valentine's day and have loved this place ever since. They treat us well and don't mind helping each other out to maintain great service. You can order anything on the menu and it's going to be delicious. My favorites are the cornbread loaves and collards.You might get an unexpected surprise of one of the theater stars coming in for a late meal because everybody knows of the incredible food and service. Enjoy and you're welcome


Pablo Reyna

7 months ago

AMAZING! By far one of THE BEST restaurants Ive tried throughout my travels. AND I TRAVEL ALL THE TIME. Close walking distance to the area hotels. Near the Hornets Arena. Located in the area of the Liberty Walk and Historical markers. Red Beans and Rice is great! A good serving (more like a HUGE Serving) and value for the money. Their Carolina Chopped BBQ Sandwich is just the right amount of sweet and sour flavor that makes you happy just smelling it. At least TRY this place. The service is great - Friendly, helpful, and very attentive.


Eric Luthard

a month ago

Great ambiance, with cool pictures.of Broadway shows and old photos covering the walls. Great service. It's a casual diner-type restaurant, so don't be expecting fancy. Corn bread is great, good fried chicken. Got the appetizer sampler plate, which was a good choice. Red beans, rice and sausage was great. Pretty.much everything is fried,.so it's pretty heavy. Enjoy


Danielle Johnson

9 months ago

Best soul food Ive had in a long time. The SHORT RIBS hit different. The Tiger Woods is nice and sweet like I expected. I have yams and collard greens as sides and have no complaints. The chicken was best with a little hot sauce. Guy ate there and so did I!

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