The King's Kitchen

4.6
1663 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Support The King's Kitchen during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1663 people are saying
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vipTodd
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and experience were excellent.

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vipPaulS
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic place to eat and it supports a great cause. The food was fantastic and the service was impeccable.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fried oysters! All the sides we had were great especially the mashed taters and gravy. The fried chicken was good but not great. Our server was excellent.

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Rainmam
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet eatery with great food. Would recommend for a nice date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great experience. Really glad KK is open.

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DeborahB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You are going to love this place. Read up on their mission statement and their community outreach vision. The food is excellent , the staff is perfectly attentive without being interruptive. Multiple visits have proven this to be true with every visit. You MUST dine here then tell your friends.

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BrandyC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the restaurant has a really good atmosphere and service we just didn’t like how we were sat near a group they were pretty loud we were there on a date and had to yell to hear in another but overall I enjoyed my experience here. And they guy at the front entrance was super nice as was our waitress

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always. Thank you ,Jim Noble

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n8song
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad one of my favorite places has reopened from pandemic closure! All items are a la carte now; no more meat-and three. This time the pot roast and fried chicken were superb, and collards were perfectly seasoned. Sharing 2 veggies with my spouse allowed us to have room for dessert; coconut cake was sort of a cross between coconut and dulce de leche, and the in-house peach gelato was smooth and creamy. You'll enjoy the friendly faces and great service as well!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and will be back again!

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vipRob101
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were disappointed that they ran out of fried chicken. I had the pot roast which was excellent!

We loved their desserts too. Will return the next time we're in Charlotte!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Poor service. The acoustics was terrible. I could not hear the person next to me everyone had to shout which made it worse

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vipJill
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristin was our waitress, and was very attentive and helpful.
Two of us had the shrimp and grits and the other had scallops. Everything was excellent.

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PeggyD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Angela, took good care of us. All the staff were friendly and professional. Food was tasty.

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welovetovisitDC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very kind. Tomato bisque was outstanding with the right touch of goat cheese. Spinach for the salad was fresh. Shrimp & grits nice and spicy and abundant portion.

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JodyR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend. Was a little disappointed in the small servings, especially my salmon. Very small cut. Would also recommend to turn music down. It was hard to even talk with the folks across the table.

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GeorgeJr
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and hospitality was excellent. The outside construction changed the entrance, but the taste was worth coming in the side door. On a personal note, I asked for a medium burger and to my surprise it was actually prepared picture perfect medium. Would definitely recommend and revisit.

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TonyA
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Our waiter Drew was very attentive, helpful and friendly. Our entire party were happy with all aspects of the visit. Check out the pot roast....just amazing! Will definitely visit again.

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JohnR
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Wonderful attentive staff. Great location. Definitely a MUST when downtown.

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DeliciousnessCompassion
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What we didn't know when we chose The King's Kitchen is that they have a mission of helping the homeless. That made our delicious meal even more enjoyable. Their food is classic southern with a twist, and their heart is for those less fortunate. It's worth a visit on both accounts!

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NshGlover913
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dating spot. Highly recommended! Will definately be coming back soon!

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TimO
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is so professional and friendly and the food is delicious! We love supporting the special place!

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vipMikeO
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food, friendly staff, we enjoyed our meal. They are also known as a place that gives people who have been homeless a chance to earn a living and right their lives. Definitely a good cause!

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EugeneH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and meal

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MariaD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. I enjoyed everything about the environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! We’ll definitely return!

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LisaS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Took my out of town colleagues for dinner this week. They are “foodies” and all had great things to say. Food is always great, wait staff knowledgeable and attentive.

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vipJasonC
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting and very much enjoyed it. Food was plentiful and flavorful, and our service from Patrick was excellent!

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vipKacyK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, especially their history and mission statement. It’s also an amazing value for the gourmet element. There are tons of choices downtown, but we choose to come back over and over...

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4Lambskin
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was taking my Mother out for dinner, and we ordered our food. Just as soon as the waitress walked away, it came. I was disappointed that nothing was cooked to order. I had the fried chicken and it just didn’t seem hot and crispy as it should have been. It was heat lamp warm, as were the sides. The biscuit appeared to be something out of the frozen food section of the grocery store. The service was very good though, people were very nice.

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JLic
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was amazing and I love their mission! The food was good, but a little salty. I ordered the chicken and it was mediocre for fried chicken. I will definitely go back because other things I had were delicious

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vipLadyDi
Miami
203 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fried mussels are the best!! Had the fried chicken, slaw, mac and cheese and salad. All were excellent. I wish I would have saved room for dessert as they looked excellent!!!

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StevenJ
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was ok. Nothing super great though. I probably won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible comfort food. The staff were attentive and kind. It was the meal I needed.

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MadisonD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The food was not what we would have expected. It was also being remodeled inside so it didn't look great. We also were unaware they only served beer and wine while we were out for a friend's birthday. Service was just okay. Probably won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great. I love their mission and will definitely return. Highly recommend!

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FranW
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was too good! My husband and I both ate way more than we needed to or should have. The veggies were amazing as were the oysters and pimento cheese. Definitely worth a visit!

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vipRickT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again King’s Kitchen did not disappoint. If you like great home cooking, this is the best place. The staff is so helpful and knowledgeable about the menu.

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WandaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing dinner. The food was some of the best I have ever eaten!

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VictoriaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The King's Kitchen was a last minute find when the intended restaurant me and friends were headed to was packed on a Saturday night. But it was the best place we could've picked! It was southern cuisine with an upscale flare. And with a picky eater in our group, it was nice to impress them with the options. We had the salmon dish with collard greens, the scallops with mac and cheese, and the fried chicken plate with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and mac and cheese. Everything was absolutely amazing! The service was also impeccable. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu, and made a lot of recommendations, and the food arrived fairly quickly considering what we ordered. And if you like an adult bevie, the wine selection was pretty expansive. It was just an overall great dining experience!!! Would highly suggest for anyone living or visiting the city!

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The King's Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1663 OpenTable diners.

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