The King's Kitchen
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The King’s Kitchen was the first of its kind in Charlotte. This nonprofit restaurant and bakery has the motto of “where the hungry feed the hungry.” Serving Southern-inspired cuisine, the staff is made up of folks deserving second chances in life. Dine in and know you’re doing good for others in the community.
Cuisine Type: Southern
Ambience: Casual Dining
Kings Kitchen was our first meal while visiting Charlotte so the expectation was high for some good comfort food. While the ambiance and service was good, the food was really lacking flavour. We ordered a pulled BBQ chicken sandwich and it was just boiled chicken in between bread (visible in the picture) with no seasoning or sauce. The fried chicken sandwich and sides were also just okay. The fried green tomatoes were the best item ordered. Lastly, the server noticed my husbands glass of coke was empty and said hed be grabbing another. We thought this was a nice touch as a bottomless drink - it wasnt. Instead it was $7 for two fountain cokes.
I was skeptical when I walked it. I saw a cross and Christian faith related descriptions and symbols. My first questions were: Are you faith based? and Are you a restaurant?. It turns out that the restaurant is a not for profit that gives back to the community I believe to people that dont have enough food. Their motto is A southern kitchen on a local mission. I looked at the menu and decided to give it a shot. The food is southern. I almost went with the fried chicken, but opted for boneless pork chop with collard greens and green beans. I did finish it all off with the banana pudding and a latte. The food was phenomenal. I suppose I was a little surprise. The decor of the restaurant was nice and my waitress was really good. The restaurant also has a full bar. Yes alcohol is served at this restaurant with a faith based mission. I suppose you couldnt really exist as a restaurant in uptown Charlotte if you dont serve alcohol.
It is decent could improve in some areas. Atmosphere is calming & service is alright 8/10. Food was very salty like cornbread and devil eggs and Mac n cheese. Shrimp n grits very very spicy However fried chicken was great along with biscuit!! Love the give back non profit mission they are apart of helping others. Thank you wishing more success to this place
Pimento cheese appetizer was great! Boiled peanuts were ok as far boiled peanuts go. For the main course we got the shrimp and grits and the fried chicken sandwich. Shrimp and grits were for sure the better of the two entrees. Great savory flavor in the gravy. Fried chicken sandwich was as you'd expect. Certainly delicious but nothing surprising about it. Collards were excellent! You're able to leave a donation at the end of the meal!
If you visit uptown Charlotte you need to go to Kings Kitchen. Their mission is beautiful and their food is fantastic. Definitelyyy get the fried chicken and Mac & Cheese. Our kids enjoyed the peanut butter jelly. Shrimp and grits and boiled peanuts were also excellent. Will definitely be back next time were in Charlotte!