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What's Cookin' Downtown

123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
+1 803-649-1068
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (27 reviews)
“casserole” (10 reviews)
“fruit salad” (5 reviews)
Closed
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Reasonably priced and well made. I don't think I've tried anything that I haven't enjoyed. Not memorable food, but it is pleasant and it fills you up.

Thank mechanicaljen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic French toast with orange marmalade and cream cheese. Excellent breakfast. Even the fresh strawberries were delicious. The cashier recommended it and she was right! Been here many times and always have enjoyed it! Still, Best Grits in Town!!!

Thank Robbie S
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Robbie! Always great to hear from you. Look forward to seeing you in here again some time sooner rather than later.

Reviewed 8 March 2018

Very delicious salads - Greek, spinach and chefs salad- generous portions and well priced- very fresh ingredients- will definitely be back

Thank Kathi H
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you for the nice review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your food. Please come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Our first time visit and not our last. I had the broccoli soup and Pastrami Reuben, it was a cold rainy day outside and it was very warm and cozy inside the restaurant and the food was very delicious...the staff very pleasant and helpful and...More

Thank lisakJ1922CU
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for the great review! So pleased that the food and were up to par. It was a nasty day out and you chose the right place to warm up with. Hopefully we see you again sooner rather than later. Maybe try a dessert...More

Reviewed 8 February 2018

Last night was my first time there, and will not be the last! I was with a large group (25) and had the lasagna buffet which came with a side salad, drink, and brownie. They also were offering a Chicken Poppyseed buffet with the same...More

Thank Chipperdad
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Whats Cookin' experience. It was great to have your party that night. Thank you for the kind words. We always strive to satisfy.

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Conveniently located on the main street in Aiken, this deceivingly large restaurant has really great food, service and prices. They also have another side where you can purchase food to warm up at home. We ate there two days in a row and will be...More

Thank boogieboybaxter
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you for the review. We always try to have people come back as repeat customers. 2 days in a row is awesome. Should have just made it three. All joking aside we look forward to seeing you again and make sure to bring a...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018

Nice place to get a good sandwich, soup, or chili. They also have specials every day. One side of the store is take out mainly (casseroles, desserts), the other side is sit down. Order when you arrive and they bring your food to your table....More

Thank 580maureenb
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you for the kind review! This is what we strive for everyday, and it is always nice to hear we are achieving our goal. One happy customer at a time!

Reviewed 13 January 2018

Very good fresh well prepared food. I love the grits for breakfast and getting them with bacon and cheese is fabulous. My only complaint is that they stop serving grits at 10:30.

Thank Renee S
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for the review. The grits are one of our staples and we always intend to make them the best in town. Only the early bird gets the worm! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Was dreaming of their great fries all day, left work and headed for the restaurant where I added the special Roast Beef Sandwich and coffee. The little bit of self help coffee was luke warm. I started eating after waitress brought ketchup for my fries....More

Thank MCJ54
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you for the detailed review it will be a wonderful tool to emphasis the importance of customer service in our industry. These are all things I have continually instructed my staff to be vigilant about, but as you know, as you said you have...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for lunch, the food and service is excellent. A great menu selection, you cannot go wrong with your food selection.

Thank Ron B
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks you for the kind words. Happy customers are what we always strive for! Come back soon and bring a friend.

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tortsprof
16 January 2017|
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Response from Grace P | Property representative |
We allow dogs at our outdoor seating area in the front of the store. They are only allowed inside under the condition that they are service dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: +1 803-649-1068
Description
Family owned and operated. Dine-in, takeout, casseroles, and catering to-go. Breakfast and lunch served everyday; Dinner is served on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
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