The King's Kitchen

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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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The ambience of the restaurant was nice, and the service was decent. However, the food wasn’t the greatest, particularly because it wasn’t fresh (made to order) but instead precooked prior to the restaurant opening.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Good atmosphere.

M
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, and ambiance. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

KS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and it was a hit with our party of 6. Will be back soon!

HT
Charlotte
70 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second time visiting this restaurant. We were very satisfied with the experience. The service and servers were pleasant and the food wonderful. It's close to the Belk Theater and other Uptown activities, or just a good place to stop in after work. The management pays a visit to each table, which is appreciated.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was excellent, the waiter was outstanding and the fact that 100% of the profits go to feed the hungry locally made it even better!

SY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great cause. I recommend the restaurant to anyone wanting good food and a relaxed atmosphere.

MK
Charlotte
89 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great selection of vegetables and southern inspired dishes. Hearty salads. Great service - very friendly and knowledgeable. Food came out very quickly, but we never felt rushed.

RA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were first time diners. We weren't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The NY Strip was prepared perfectly and was better than any steak restaurant including Ruth Chris. My wife ordered the pork roast and it was also excellent. The entire meal was great including the coconut cake we had for desert. We would recommend the Kings Kitchen to anyone looking for a great meal.

VC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the atmosphere, the food was delicious, everyone in my dinner party raved about how good their selection was. I will definitely make The Kings Kitchen a favorite stop when I am in the area.

EM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

This is a wonderful place! The food and service was fabulous. The interior is lovely and tastefully decorated. Through no fault of the restaurant, there is a lot of construction going on outside the restaurant, in every direction. The place has terrific windows, but any great views are obscured with with scaffolding and other construction equipment. I hope to visit again, when construction is complete.

T
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was very good and accommodating with pleasant personality. Helped start our evening off nicely. The food was very good and savory. I will be back

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely incredible! From the appetizer (crab dip) to the entrees (scallops and pot roast)... everything was delicious. Throw the sides in and you have southern comfort food at its finest. Good drink choices too! Service was exceptional as well... very friendly and helpful. We’ll definitely be dining at King’s Kitchen again!

RG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My coworker is new the area and we walked down to Kings Kitchen as she wanted some southern food. Not only was the food great but the service was on point. And the mission behind the Kings Kitchen just made it that much better. Thanks for a great experience!

DM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The King's Kitchen combines good food and a good purpose in uptown Charlotte. My wife had the seared scallops which were prepared perfectly and served with a refreshing Waldorf-style salad. I had the pan fried chicken with three sides and again, it was well prepared and the creamed potatoes were excellent. I would definitely recommend The King's Kitchen to a friend.

f
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good not great food for a great cause.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good!

JD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, we loved the experience and the commitment the restaurant has to the community! Amazing!

KO
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was told after I left this place provides a second chance to those who may have had troubled past. If this is true I believe this place is more marvelous than it already is.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the kings kitchen! It’s a go to anytime we’re in the Charlotte area!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service was amazing!! I highly recommend this restaurant

HC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I came to town for the football game. We started walking around and came across this restaurant. We love it. The food was delicious and such a good variety. The prices were good and the customer service was excellent. We had to take food home, we had so much. I love that they give back to the community and have Bible Studies. Just a great experience and I will highly recommend it to anyone.

TT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! I’ve already recommended to friend visiting Charlotte today.

SH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, the service, the mission statement and atmosphere!!!!

H
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Kings Kitchen has the best food and service in Charlotte! You need to experience this nicely casual atmosphere with the best service and mission in Charlotte!

JR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food by a wonderful organization. Absolutely recommend

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service for a great cause.

DG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. It did get quite loud toward the noon time frame for lunch, and it became hard to have good conversation.

WW
Charlotte
65 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Much better service at King's Kitchen than their brother restaurant, Rooster's in Uptown.

j
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Pretty ordinary food. Nice waiter. Good cause however.

BD
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and, by far the fastest service I’ve ever had. The roast beef was a little bit dry in parts, but the flavor was excellent. Good chance we’ll return in the future.

QA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! The mac and cheese was delicious!

SI
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Menu was pricey. I ordered salmon for 20.00 and
i had to add sides for additional 4.00 each. Two kids had shrimp and grits for 22.00 each. They complained because the dish was bland and the portion was small. I had to order more food for them. My partner had tomato bisque soup which was delicious and a salad which was horrible (bland). I paid over 100.00 for mediocre food for four. Next time we will go to our favorite spot....Mimosa Grilll.

MP
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared a salad, the pot roast and coconut cake. It was delicious!

M
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was well-prepared and served. Since we were celebrating an anniversary, we treated ourselves to dessert -- an incredibly delicious piece of coconut cake. The business model of buying local and giving back to the community is very appealing. Wish you much success.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had fried clams, shrimp and grits and the catfish. It was all great. They have really good coffee also.

S
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food. My server was excellent. My first restaurant stop in Charlotte. From now on when I'm headed to Charlotte, King's Kitchen will be my number 1 place to eat. I had a side of Collard Greens ❤ I even drank the juice it was so good. 🤗

E
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was great. The server was nice but she had a large area to cover with a number of large tables so she wasn't able to get to us in a timely manner for refills, desert, the check etc. I don't believe this was her fault, she was doing the best she could. The food was awesome and tasty as usual. It was very loud - really too loud to have a meaningful conversation with others at our table.

FL
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent. Tasty. Great customer service. Great mission. One of my favorite places to eat.❤️

P
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu expertly cooked, prepared, and plated. Great protein selections, fresh vegetables, and mouth-watering breads!

Customer Service by trained and meticulous staff. Our party of 6 picky-people left totally satisfied.

Great $$ value

Our Server, Will, was on top of his game. Nothing left to chance, yet not obtrusive! #mindreader

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