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Mert's Heart & Soul

214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
+1 704-342-4222
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cornbread” (227 reviews)
“salmon cakes” (72 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Met up with friends at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Mert’s was less than a half mile walk. Food was fantastic. I had the Soul Food Sampler and friends had Red Beans & Rice, Fried Chicken, Fried Whiting, Chicken Fingers. Everyone loved their meals and...More

Thank 250saffy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A colorful delight when you first walk in. Funky and fun! Close to the theater 🎭 as many show posters decorate the walls. Our hotel recommend Merts & I am so glad that they did! Food is delicious! Many options for vegetarians as well as...More

Thank Kristin G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been to Charlotte several times but had never noticed this restaurant. The food was, as the name implies, soul food which was delicious. Highly recommend the collard greens, salmon cakes and potato salad. If you’re a connoisseur of southern cooking you will love...More

Thank Ahokiefan
Reviewed 1 week ago

EVERYTHING about my visit here was 100%!! The service, friendliness of the staff, HUGE portion sizes, location, price, and the taste of the food was beyond delicious!! This was my first time to Charlotte, as well as this restaurant, Believe me--if ever in Charlotte again--...More

Thank mckee4843
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here after a show at blumenthal and were very pleased. The service was good the food was great and the price was right. Like most good soul food Resturaunt's I've been to the prize is the sides. Greens, okra, yams, mac n cheese,...More

Thank paulpno2ner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered red beans thought the rice was a automatic it was not, the bread was ice cold and not tasty, however the Mac and chess was very good. Presentation says what

Thank odres
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always take our visitors there. The cornbread is the best I've ever eaten and is consistently good. We love their friend chicken and catfish, and I had the okra and tomatoes this visit (very tasty!) Even though there's no room for dessert, we always...More

Thank revjcs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This food is outstanding! We had blackened catfish with a mustard sauce, collard greens, black eyed peas-all delicious! Best food I've had in some time! The service is quick too! Don't forget the cornbread

Thank chigirl3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and was happily munching on a plate of shrimp and grits within minutes of arrival. The wait staff were sweet and helpful. BUT the coconut cake was the star of the meal.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Black beans and collard greens. Candied yams and lima beans. This place has great soul food. Corn bread is off the chain. Get down.

Thank Logan C
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Bob C
14 July 2016|
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Response from NathanAmaral | Reviewed this property |
Did you bring it up to the staff? Was it an error? This sounds like a question with a complaint... What happened?
5 November 2015|
Response from AEN524 | Reviewed this property |
I have not had any burned food.., but the chicken was a bit dry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighbourhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-342-4222
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