The King's Kitchen
- 11AM-2:30PM, 5PM-10PM
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
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!
Love the purpose of this place. The food is good, the service is acceptable (not exceptional) but the atmosphere is Great! I was greeted by a very professional staff. My meal came out hot and in a timely manner. I lived the wine and I live the mission of this establishment.
Mrs. Monique Harris, Soul Remodeling (Relief Artist & Gifts)
Im grateful to have savored the shrimp and grits which had a sensational Cajun flair! The sauce that enveloped my grits was very flavorful- adorned with spicy andouille sausage and other deliciousness. The atmosphere was welcoming in this clean restaurant. We had just made it in time before lunch is over. We were greeted kindly, served promptly, and never felt rushed even though they were about to close to prepare for Bible study and dinner. *Pictured: Because my order was carry out- they packaged the grits and sauce separately. I poured the sauce over my grits at home.