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What's Cookin' Downtown

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$$ - $$$
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123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
+1 803-649-1068
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 07:00 - 19:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Aiken, South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is amazing. The food is excellent and the Pimento cheese is the best I've ever had. If you like desserts, this is the place for you.

Thank Paulsgirl2
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sandwiches are wonderful! Casseroles, chicken salad, and fruit salad are the best! It's convenient for picking up a casserole for dinner.

Thank judyo274
Aiken, South Carolina
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What's Cookin' Downtown has excellent food and wonderful people working there. This is a great place to get food for someone that is sick or a party.

Thank Linda H
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Aiken for a visit with friends. Ordered cheese omelet with side of grits. Omelet had nothing on the inside and a slice of American cheese laid on the outside. Not my idea of a cheese Omelet. Grits were ok, nothing special. Clean, efficient place. Better food at Waffle house, not as trendy though.

Thank Darrell M
Grace P, Manager at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this review

Darrell, we always appreciate feedback, and we also agree that's not our idea of a cheese omelet. As a matter of fact, we don't serve american cheese on our omelets, we use quality cheddar cheese that is shredded in house unless otherwise specified. If you're ever back in Aiken and would like to give ours a try, we'd be happy... More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Stopped in for a quick sandwich before leaving Aiken.. Surprised by how good it was... I had grilled cheese. My husband had a hamburger.. Great..

Thank saylorcats
Chapin, South Carolina
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stopped in for breakfast. This is a great place to grab something to go or sit and eat. If you are in a hurry they have premade meals you can grab and take home.

Thank Steffan B
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to give this place a try. We had not heard of it or read any reviews. Loved the "Shealy" Gotta give it a try. Delicious! Liked the snowboarding decor, since my wife and I are avid snowboarders.

1 Thank Jim S
Augusta, Georgia, United States
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Love downtown Aiken! My husband, me and several other friends met there for breakfast on Saturday around 9. They were not too busy, but busy enough. We placed our order at the register and joined the group in the back. Get your number and coffee before sitting!! Coffee is up front across from the register. Food did not take long... More 

Thank Rita G
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A good sandwich-salad place, somewhat between a real restaurant and a take-out/fast food spot. Slow service. Great potato chips!

Thank JIWM
Beaufort, South Carolina
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were evacuated due to Matthew and had our dog so indoor dining oportunities were rare...so we sat outside each day for breakfast...good food, reasonably priced...brought to your table ...we'll be back as long as we can't go home

Thank dataw29920

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Cafe
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?