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The King's Kitchen

4.6
1240 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Soul food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 5:00 pm- 10:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 375-1990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Phil Barnes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Church and Trade
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Parking details
Street parking is available in metered spaces on Church St (North of Trade St) and on Trade St (West of Church St).

There is a paid garage half a block on the left hand side of Church St.
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Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1240 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great service - best fried chicken and Mac ‘N Cheese!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We were pretty late for our reservation, but they were able to get us a seat without a problem. The beer list was pretty good (something for everyone), and the daily specials looked delicious. However, by 7:00 on Saturday, they had run out of spinach and artichoke dip and white meat fried chicken. The service was a little slow, which wasn't a problem as we weren't in a huge hurry. However, the food was a little disappointing. My husband had the shrimp and grits, and the portion was pretty tiny for $19. I had the pot roast, which was pretty dry and wasn't served with any ju or gravy on it. The jalapeno hushpuppies were REALLY good (the butter served with them was divine!) and the pimento cheese was great for an appetizer.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing food!
Great atmosphere!
Will definitely go back

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

It was my first time here and I was impressed. My friend and I sat outside and loved it. I had the fried chichen sandwich with butter beans. The service could have been better but I've had worse. Well be back!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

What a great restaurant with a worthy cause! The food was excellent and the fact that all profits go to help people who are homeless or living in poverty was an extra bonus. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in Charlotte.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent food. Very noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and a great concept. I have to recommend the shrimp and grits, it was amazing. Next time I go back I want to try the pimento cheese.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food, service and the mission cause are all wonderful! You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Lunch with family

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Visiting Charlotte. Dinner early with Kids at 6:30. Seemed quiet but more people entered as we ate.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Awesome food! I love the mission of the restaurant. Food quality and service was better than expected. Best meal during my stay in Charlotte!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Special lunch with elderly Mom. Kings Kitchen is ideally located one block from the center of Uptown and has great outdoor patio area. The mission is unparalleled and the food equals this high standard! You feel good and eat good - great combination! Fabulous comfort food, but also great healthy options - super fresh spinach and asparagus salad, awesome soups. Great, friendly service. And... all to serve the great mission of helping homeless return to successful employment. Awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Tried out King's Kitchen for the first time after living in Charlotte for more than a year. Tomato soup was delish! The scallops were a bit spicy/peppered for my tastes but a good value at $22. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A 5-star restaurant with affordable, delicious meals in a comfortable atmosphere! The service was fantastic and we highly recommend our waiter, Paul. The portions were precise and all was delicious. We will come back for sure. We love that this place is not-for-profit and helps their local community 100%.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food. Staff was attentive!! Love it here!!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I have always been a fan of King's Kitchen and its mission--feed people and they eat for a day...teach them to fish and they eat for their entire lives! So, I resonate with the mission almost as much as I relate to Aunt Beaute's fried chicken. Great as always and a classic, Southern Meat-and-Three. With creamed corn, creamed potatoes and gravy, butter beans and collard greens, this is a fantastic lunch!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great cause and great food!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very intimate dining experience and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic. We told all of our Co-workers at our conference this past weekend. It is a wonderful place with a beautiful community focus.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This is an awesome Restaurant! The food is authentic and very good! 5 stars. This is a nonprofit that is doing great things for their city, employees and patrons! I would recommend reading about their story of why they started the restaurant. Every person attending the restaurant purchasing a meal, feeds 4-5 needy people. It was a great

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I was at King's Kitchen a few days ago for a small business meal and the service was great! We moved our reservation a couple times and the host was very accommodating. Our waiter was very personable, friendly, and accommodating as well. If we asked questions that he didn't know the answer to he made the effort to find out (not every server does that!). I am on a low carb diet, so I ordered the seared scallops with brussel sprouts. I specified the vegetables needed to be sautéed in olive oil (not vegetable oil) and to not use too much oil. The kitchen made the meal to order and it was delicious! Those brussel sprouts were the best I've ever had! A little bacon in there too definitely helped. Highly recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I love the mission, the ambiance and the food! I had dinner my first night at a 2 day conference and recommended it to many people at the conference some of whom chose to eat there and enjoyed their meal as well. I wish I had gone back the second night - so much to choose from!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

EXCELLENT!! Food was so good. I was visiting Charlotte and looked on line and found The Kings Kitchen

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food and the service are outstanding. There is a moderate noise level which can be attributed to happy, satisfied people enjoying themselves. I have recommended this restaurant to so many friends and they all have said how much they appreciated my sharing. It’s a mission and so much more. Do not miss this special dining opportunity.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Was recommended by someone. Had to thank them for the great recommendation

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was excellent. Only exception was average banana pudding desert. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I was extremely blessed by my experience at the King's kitchen and even was able to experience their daily Bible Study for the homeless. The food, staff, and ambience were all outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Whenever I’m in Charlotte, a meal at King’s Kitchen is a must. Southern cuisine done very well for a very good cause. And they hire amazing staff. You eat well and are treated well all in a good cause. What can be better than that?

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

My Italian clients loved the shrimp and grits!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I went to Kings Kitchen with my 18 year old daughter, her friend and her friends mom. Between the 4 of us, we had the pot roast, shrimp and grits, and scallops. We ALL enjoyed our meals. We would HIGHLY recommend and will be returning.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I've been for lunch and loved it. I also have been with a large group with a customized menu and it was good. However, Friday night I was not impressed. The cornbread was extremely dry, the fish was mediocre at best, and the Duck was tough. It was not worth $80 but love the mission of the restaurant. It was our anniversary. We didn't eat most of the food and ended up going to Mortons to share a meal and dessert after. Very disappointed. I would only go back with a group or lunch. Service was good though.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Delicious food in a casual setting. Varied menu with something for just about everyone. Dessert was good too.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

I went to The King’s Kitchen with my boyfriend. It was AMAZING. We had the smoked wings for an appetizer. He had a burger while I enjoyed the shrimp and grits. Our waitress was very nice as well. Well done!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Do good and eat well. Southern Food kitchen that strives to feed the hungry. Loved the mission and menu looked great.

Had Pimento cheese, hush puppies and fried oysters for apps. Oysters stole the show (think New Orleans good) but the other two were solid .

Shrimp and grits featured cheesy, creamy grits and nicely done shrimp with asparagus chunks. Perfect dinner size. Others at the table had variations of meat and three. Everyone enjoyed the meals.

Bar and restaurant are trendy casual. Good beer and wine selection - no hard liquor.

Great spot for a business meal.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food and service were great. I highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The best!! Came for the CIAA Tournament and checked this place out. Everything was delicious and the customer service was phenomenal!! I will definitely be going back the next time I visit Charlotte!!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great food, great service. Easy and not too loud. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We visited here for my 30th birthday. Our sever Kiara was amazing. She was knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun. Our food was fabulous and we were able to enjoy an appetizer, drinks, meals, and dessert for under $100. Will definitely go again!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

A delightful evening and a delicious meal. You need to go! They are fabulous!

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