The King's Kitchen

4.6
1471 reviews
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Southern
Locally-sourced, southern-inspired, mission-driven cuisine in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.

Whether you sit down to a heaping plate of Aunt Beaut’s pan fried chicken or opt for our Chef’s pick of fresh fish daily, know that here, our cuisine extends well beyond delicious: it is truly good for the soul.

Located in the heart of uptown Charlotte with a mission of bringing hope to those most in need, King’s Kitchen is a non-profit, southern-inspired restaurant that doubles as a ministry to give hope, dignity and a warm meal to those most in need. Dine well knowing that each meal purchased directly contributes to a free meal to our homeless neighbors as well as job training to give others a new lease on life.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was awful.

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JM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff and servers. Food was great. Nice ambiance. Will be back.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go and eat the fried chicken- go now

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Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love that the restaurant gives it’s profit to those in need. While the food was good I felt rushed by my server. He brought the desert menu before I finished my main course and the slid the check under the desert menu before I decided if I was ordering any. I was a party of one. Ate at a sister restaurant and the experience was great.

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MF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful staff. We moved to Charlotte recently and Kings Kitchen has become one of our favorites.

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London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In town for family wedding; referred to King’s Kitchen by cousin who loved it. We loved it, too. Our waitress, Angela, was exceptional and personable. We loved the philosophy of the restaurant. Enjoyed the fried chicken (even better than my Mom’s), fried catfish, and Mac and Cheese. Too full to get dessert. Will have to get dessert first next time. Thanks to the host, too, who made room for family members who kept arriving when they discovered where we chose to have dinner!

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just love this restaurant and the good work it does! Food is so delicious, the service wonderful and our out of town guests always enjoy it as well! A bit loud at times but easy to overlook.

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EF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The first time we ate here it was outstanding in every way. This time, the food was not good with a couple of exceptions and the overall experience was not nearly as enjoyable. It was a disappointment for sure.

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AH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and Angela our server was fantastic! Definitely will be back soon!

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DT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was very good. Portions were just right, but prices were a tad high for an al la carte evening special.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Well, you really can’t put a value on the food without considering the mission. While the food would not likely be considered a “value” elsewhere, it is passable and the mission IS a value. (BTW, chef, check to be sure the vinegar from the pickled onions or elsewhere does not make its way into the shrimp and grits.)

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently high quality food and service. Get a table as fast as you can!

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LO
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food/ not much for cocktails. Friendly environment, would eat there again

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

High prices for southern food that was nothing special. My fried chicken was not warm and was not any better than super market chicken. Sides were good but crab dip appetizer was over priced and not worth it.

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Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Vegetables were outstanding. Disappointed in the Fried Chicken. It was not freshly prepared, luke warm at best. Why can't you cook to order, rather than batch fry and try to keep warm.

Prices were very fair. and was very surprised to hear the story of how the profits go to feed those less fortunate. Will go back and give them another chance.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent value. We opted for the pan fried chicken because it’s their “specialty”. $17 with 3 of the best sides I’ve had (Mac and cheese, green beans, potatoes and gravy). Simple but delicious. This place can’t be beat.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Great southern food spot. Must go!

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HK
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and menu choices. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, really enjoyed talking with them. Great value for an excellent meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Birthday date night out. Food was ok, not great. The atmosphere was fun and the server was attentive and nice. Probably not worth going back though.

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JM
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great menu and outstanding service. Fish entree was a bit over cooked, overall quite good.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service, great shrimp & grits. Excellent banana pudding. Mac & cheese was just ok. Cornbread was WAY too salty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, from presentation to taste. Highly recommend.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Shrimp and grits was excellent, Mac and cheese, pimento cheese appetizer were all. Great! Service was outstanding! Highly recommend!

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious healthy food and beer and wine for a reasonable price. Atmosphere was quiet and family friendly. I will go back

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything is good, including it's innovative missing.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with a great mission. I always take my clients and important guests there and they have never let me down. Best southern cuisine I have had. Momma J's in Richmond, VA is close but not quite as good. Hattie's in Upstate NY is also good but not quite up to King's and Momma's.

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Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time in Charlotte. Attended Pink concert. Received timely service and generous portions. Very noisy.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I made reservations for a party of 6 for my father's birthday dinner and out of town guest. Three people ordered the waitress recommended fried chicken. The chicken and side items came out cold. Additionally the chicken was dry and looked like it had been sitting out all day.The manager said that the chicken Looks that way because it is pan fried at the beginning of the shift (5pm). We received our food at 9pm. The fact that this restaurant thinks that It's acceptable to charge a couple of hundred dollars for their food and serve chicken that has been sitting out for hours is distributing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was pleasant and our waiter was very welcoming. They were out of the dishes we originally wanted but was still good food.

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G
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! We were seated right away and we got our food very quickly! The food was fantastic! We got the salmon and the pot roast! Both amazing dishes!

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RC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the King's Kitchen. I had the pot roast which was Terrific! The service was very good and the four of us had a very nice experience. The menu is special and we enjoyed becing able not be rushed as we considered the many wonderful sounding "Southern" options. We used a gift certificate from our son in Boston . . . he had called the Kitchen and they put the certificate with our name on it in the King's safe. . . and it was magically there when we arrived to use it. . . likely not a recommended process, but it worked and demonstrated how customer service oriented the King's staff is. Highly Recommended!

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food quality were outstanding! We made same day reservations for a large group and were graciously accommodated with immediate seating and excellent service. Food quality and taste is the best in Charlotte. Great mission for our community and always the best food!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the mission of this restaurant and the food and wait staff were amazing!!

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything we had from appetizers to desert was delicious. They are kid friendly options and it is a good place for a nice family dinner uptown. The European heavy wine list hast interesting and affordable options. Service was wonderful and friendly!

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FP
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went prior to a show nearby. A very nice place and excellent service. The lighting could have been better and the seating was not designed for quiet conversation. All in all we would recommend it.

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast, friendly, great service and food!!

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Scallops and Shrimp & Grits. Both were tasty and will have again when we come back. Coconut cake was a great finish. Wonderful service, nice wine list, great food, and an inspiring story of ministry made for a truly enjoyable time at Kings Kitchen.

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JM
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!

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GC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, exceptional and friendly service, comfortable atmosphere

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