The King's Kitchen

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$30 and under
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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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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
7 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
24 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
5 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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MikeO
Charlotte
3 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
19 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
Jacksonville
200 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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esmommy
Charlotte
5 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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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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vipJINX
Charleston
220 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice hidden gem. First time eating there. Nice service. Very personable and friendly. Food is excellent. One of the best burgers ever. Scallops were very tasty and tender. Danninelo was very nice. Price is right.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Dining experience was not great at all. Restaurant was under renovation with plastic screens. We were not notified about this during booking. The tables were sticky and dirty when we were seated. Not a great experience at all, would not recommend.

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AshtonT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Let me start with the fact that our server was both very kind and understanding. That's the only positive thing I have to say about my time here. They were out of quite a few things and our biscuits were over cooked. The pot roast was chewy and the black eye peas were flavorless. I still don't understand how a grilled salmon came with no sides but fried catfish does. The prices were just not comparable to the portion sizes and our fries were undercooked. We had a reservation so it's not like we came last minute. This was a pretty bad first impression I'll be honest. Im sorry but it was unacceptable. The only reason I left the tip I did was because it was not our waitress' fault. Oh and it was extremely loud, couldn't hear what someone directly in front of you even said.

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KimberlyM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and great service. I enjoyed the crab dip and shrimp and grits. I will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love supporting The King’s Kitchen because of all they do for others, and the FOOD is sooo good! We had pot roast and fried chicken along with some delicious southern sides.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality southern food. The deviled eggs were the best we’ve ever had. Look around the construction outside to find the entrance.

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DavidJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent mission. Todd beer and drink list as well. A little difficult to spot and get to due to current street construction but plenty of close parking. Will return.

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StacyH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok. Our server was on top of everything but not very friendly. Food was ok. My husband did like the gumbo though.

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YShem
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. Our server was super sweet and gracious but could have used another shift of two in training. We were a bit shocked by the depth of the construction all around the restaurant and even from the inside. Management should alert diners when making a reservation for full transparency

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so quick and nice and the food was incredible!!!

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vipNicolaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a special place with a beautiful mission. The best traditional Southern food I’ve ever had- it’s not my favorite cuisine but The King’s Kitchen is an exception to the rule!! Service is always outstanding and really caring. A must try in Charlotte!

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The King's Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 375-1990.

The King's Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1651 OpenTable diners.

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