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The King's Kitchen

4.6
1183 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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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 1183 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Great food. Down to earth place. We will certainly return!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We had a team lunch for 6 and were pleased with good southern food and attentive service. Loved collard greens and fried chicken (go for dark meat!)

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MelW 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Had a nice time at the King's Kitchen made reservations for Valentine's Day so we were quickly seated the only reason I didn't give 5 stars because I feel like the service needs a little work. We were seated but no one came to take our order for about 20 to 25 minutes. The food was definitely delicious the biscuit I had was good but kind of hard in some places, my boyfriend enjoyed his shrimp and grits and also some of my pan fried chicken that I let him try. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and will come back again.

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Lshn629 (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great service by Howard our server. Food was excellent as well.

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vipWilliam (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food but the menu is difficult if you are not a chef. I was on a low carb diet (which I told my waitress in advance) and couldn't eat a third of my meal because I didn't know that farro was a carb. The Salmon was a little dry but still good. The brussel sprouts were just ok. My wife was very happy with her meal and said it was the best collard greens she ever had.

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Jonathan 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I visited The King's Kitchen for Valentine's Day, it was a wonderful experience. The food was great and the service was excellent. Harold was a great server. All of his recommendations were spot on. We will definitely return.

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GailE 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I invited (3) people who had never eaten at Kings Kitchen - they loved it. Consistently great food & service. Daniello (not sure how to spell his name?) was attentive but not overbearing...wondering, pleasant service; delicious food. We enjoyed every moment of our time together at Kings Kitchen.

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LoriJ (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

From the moment we were greeted to the time the bill was paid, it was a wonderful experience.
We weren’t rushed to decide on appetizers. Pimento cheese and hush puppies were spot on. Then made the decision for dinner. My scallops over purée of celery root and carrots were delectable. The other 3 at the table loved their meals, too.
I look forward to going back soon!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Family had a wonderful meal. Restaurant has a lot of variety.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Andrea Bocelli concert

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and service all while providing work for folks who needed a second chance.
Very convenient to a number of uptown Charlotte entertainment/sports venues.

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Jess 
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The whole month message behind the restaurant was what made it so appealing to me and my boyfriend. We were traveling, and happened to stay a night in downtown Charlotte. The menu was really small, which was the only thing I was disappointed about. We don’t drink but the wine menu seemed 3x as long. Besides that, the atmosphere and the message behind the restaurant was great.

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LisaB 
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

My husband and I read about The King's Kitchen in a magazine a while back, and were excited when we realized we could try it out while in Charlotte on business. The food was terrific. I had the fried catfish (best I've had in a long time!) and he had the shrimp 'n grits. We enjoyed the ambiance and the service was perfect. And we appreciate The King's Kitchen's mission/ministry. Give it a try!

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Mar257 (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was amazing , and the food was divine! I will definitely be back soon! I also love that the restaurant is not-for-profit. It’s wonderful to know that you’re able to help someone just by dining there.

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Sbgjh (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was amazing and the food was some of the best I've ever had. Would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Meal is always good at King’s Kitchen with a fair, not over abundant portion. Always enjoy the pot roast and chicken plates with their delicious variety of sides. Brownie sundae dessert was disappointing as it was a small brownie with a scoop of ice cream- description versus what was received was different. Other than that, I believe in King’s Kitchen’s mission and appreciative for a nice dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Our server was personable, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was tasty and since we were headed to the theater afterwards the smaller plate options were much appreciated as leftovers were not acceptable.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Ditch the diet and go for absolutely amazing southern food. Took a British co-worker for lunch and she raved about the cream corn and biscuits, as this was the first time she had them. I loved the Christian atmosphere.

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corgi (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It was a great night out with my girlfriend, it was our anniversary and we decided to celebrate at King's Kitchen, we loved the mission and truly enjoyed our food. Felt like for the price point we had a great value. She loved the pot roast and how much food came with it for $18 was great, definitely will be coming back!

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CalvinM (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We are new to Charlotte and wanted to go based on their charity work. Unfortunately, the price compared to the food was just not worth it.

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