Nellie's Southern Kitchen

4.5
485 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Comfort Food
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
New restaurant now open in downtown Belmont. Nellie’s Southern Kitchen features a Southern Style Cuisine. Owned and operated by the Jonas Family.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Contemporary Southern
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Hours of operation
Daily: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Daily: Friday - Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 396-7169
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ben Sholiton
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Additional parking is available behind the restaurant on Glenway Street
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Entertainment
Live house band provides entertainment beginning at 5:30pm Monday-Saturday.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Nellie's Southern Kitchen can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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Reviews from verified diners
485 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
68%
Very Good
18%
Good
8%
Fair
6%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was great. Food was great. Prices very reasonable for the quality. My first time there and will be back.

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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love the ambiance. Such a cute and quaint restaurant. The Mac and cheese was delicious! I will definitely be going back!

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ER
4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was good. A little over priced. Enjoyed atmosphere

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V
2.0Dined 7 days ago

We had reservations for a party of 6 on a Saturday night. The table was sticky and not set. The service person was very slow and inattentive though the restaurant was not particularly busy. The food was hit or miss. The fried green tomatoes were hot and tasty but the chicken and dumplings was bland and barely warm. The salmon had an odd metallic after-taste. Drinks were slow arriving to the table then not refilled until we chased the waiter down.

Nellie's was recommended to us so we had hoped for a better experience. Perhaps we caught them on a bad night.

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CW
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent place for an "all girls" or "all guys" time out!! Fun music, good singers, awesome biscuits. My girlfriends and I are making it a staple place to visit when we get together. The rooftop dining is so cool with it's own bar. Overall, fantastic experience - we will be back!! :D

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m
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

So cute and so good! Chicken and waffles never tasted better:)

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WM
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant with great food and service! I had the okra as well as the chicken and dumplings. We are planning our next special occasion with this restaurant in mind!

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M
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Wonderful food, service, ambience, and band!

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T
2.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. Friendly and attentive wait staff but the kitchen needs help. Ordered chicken and waffles, came out cold with cild syrup 1st time. 2nd time warm. Butter did not melt. Nothing special about the chicken and waffles. Friend ordered shrimp and grits. Again this dish was barely warm. Nothing worse than cool grits.
Cast iron skillet was also warm. The presentation was better than the taste. Food was not prepared to order. Was not worth the price.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Staff was genuinely friendly and showed personal interest in the table enjoying our time and dinner. Bar staff same. Pleasant conversation and interaction. A+

Food was very good and prices were favorable. Will return again.

Nice atmosphere and eclectic vibe accommodating dress up or down attire; nice gathering place for couples, friends, families, dinner parties, business dinners etc. several tables including ours had children ranging from 1 yr to 10 yrs (all well behaved) and the restaurant blended perfectly.

Also CLEAN establishment!!

Bravo - see you again Nellies Kitchen !!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We had a great time and the food was great. My daughter loves the Jonas Brothers and we had to come here from Connecticut on our way to Hilton Head Island. S.C. Glad we stopped and we may stop on the way home!!!

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TM
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food tasted very good, but the portions were small and not worth the money. I had a chicken sandwich. The bun was twice the size of the chicken breast. My husband ordered a salad with chicken. It cost $14! It was served on a plate, not even in a bowl. A rip-off. Also, I had a side salad that was served on a plate as well. It’s difficult to toss the dressing or cut the lettuce without pieces falling off the plate. It should def be in a bowl. The biggest scam was charging $1 extra to bring out my salad before the sandwich!!! Never experienced that anywhere. Are you kidding me?!

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OT
3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Service has been inconsistent lately. It’s a fun place with decent food but service could improve.

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AG
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants . The food, service and music is excellent!!!!

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MP
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I have been very pleased with my last few visits to Nellie's. The restaurant had some hiccups in its first year, but now it seems to have worked all that out. Food is very good, service is also. Hostesses and wait staff are very friendly and efficient. I especially appreciate the addition of a gluten free menu. For folks like me who have food sensitivities, it can be difficult to find safe options in Belmont. It can be difficult to find safe options in Belmont. Thank you, Kevin Jonas, for bringing another great alternative for dining to downtown Belmont. Next time, I want to try the rooftop bar!

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j
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Love this place. Great food and music once again!!

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TJ
3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

It was okay, nothing I couldn’t get at almost any other restaurant except you pay a little more.

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T
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Menu is the draw if you like southern delights. It is Not about fried food however.
Live music was great but somewhat loud for early dining.
Have been for lunch and dinner....will definitely return.

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MP
4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

All was good except butter for biscuits needed heating. It was clumpy. Water fixed it.
Too home dinner for husband. He liked all except biscuit. Said they were not done...

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SK
3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The meatloaf was burnt and crunchy and the Mac & Cheese was undercooked and runny. The biscuit recipe must have changed, as they were not even close to being the yummy biscuits I remember when they first opened. The server was exceptional & the sweetest thing ever, but unfortunately the food was not decent enough to make a trip back. Im extremely bummed because I want to love this restaurant so badly.

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GR
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great small town find for this Charlotte couple. Worth the 20-25 minute drive - very easy to get to. Food & wine selection outstanding. Great variety and ingenuity on the dishes we had. Highly recommend Nellies! I know I'm going back very soon with neighbors.

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E
4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We loved our meal at Nellie's it was great.... there was a problem with some of the food but the server was awesome and took care of it just a little disappointed that I did not get OpenTable Rewards or points that goes into play when we booked our reservations

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LW
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We love this restaurant! The food and service are always excellent! It has become our favorite!

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LL
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great ambiance- very comforting, good music, mediocre service, fantastic food. We wish we could have tried their fresh, homemade biscuits, but the ones we got were crispy and burnt so they weren’t good/edible. We asked for some fresh biscuits, but our server said it would be at least 15 minutes and by that time, we were just finishing up our meals.- Maybe next time. Other than that, it was a really good experience. I’ll certainly be back!

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J
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Nice waiter, who also sang. Food was good and a fun night with our friends. They had never been to Nellie's and really enjoyed the entire uniqueness of the restaurant.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food was delicious! My chicken was perfectly cooked and the pimento cheese fries and spinach and collards dip were excellent starters. Our waitress was less than attentive and no one I asked could bring me a biscuit! Lots of excuses about those biscuits...they are cooling, they are in the oven, they will be about 10 more minutes. I had the cookie skillet for dessert and it was piping hot but the vanilla ice cream had been pre-scooped and frozen solid so it was difficult to eat. The live music was good but a little too loud- I had a hard time talking to the person next to me!

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SW
3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The price of the food compared to the taste it was not worth it.

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NC
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We always enjoy the house band, great Southern food and service.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Always good food, good service and a Great atmosphere. Can’t beat it for a local spot.

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OT
2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was nothing special and somewhat over priced. The waiter was not very attentive, but polite when he was at the table.

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l
4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food and service was very good. Everything was tasty but portions were a bit small...just not what you'd expect from "southern" food. The kitchen does need to improve on the temperature of food, however. We sent back two items because one was cold and the other room temp. which was shame because the favor was really good...just not up to temperature.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Wonderful pimento cheese! Pulled pork outstanding too! Great family ownership...so warm & inviting:)

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TG
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great dog friendly rooftop! They are super nice and the food is really good.

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B
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Comfort food, sweet music, and fun enjoyable evening !!

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t
2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

My wife’s grits were dry to the point of being paste, my cocktail was watered down, and the barbecue, while tasty, could have been chopped better so I did not have super big chunks of the burnt ends in one bite and no burnt ends for the next 5 or 7 bites.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The house band is always amazing! The food is always good. The service is hit or miss.

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KW
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

From our appetizers to dessert, our meal was delicious! It was authentic, southern comfort food. The room itself was absolutely gorgeous! The staff was very friendly and occassionallu broke into song!❤️ We will definitely be back every time we are in the area!!

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NJ
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We brought NJ visitors to dinner Saturday nite & had a great time , as we always do at Nellies! The food is consistently good comfort food & the wait staff are all attentive & very personable.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Love everything about Nellies!!

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F
2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We were excited to tryout this restaurant, but left disappointed. The restaurant and service were all good but the food was off that day. I ordered the chicken and dumplings and found the dumplings to be undercooked on the inside, and I thought the dish itself lacked flavor. My husband ordered the ribeye medium and it was served rare, and also lacked flavor. I did think the collards were good. In the end we left the majority of food on the plates. It was not what was anticipated.

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