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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
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (29 reviews)
“casserole” (11 reviews)
“fruit salad” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Been there a number of times. Both for breakfast and lunch. Food is always good. Right downtown Aiken.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 4briteboy
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review and patronage, it's always nice to know our customers are pleased. If you ever have a problem or suggestion please alert me or one of our managers and we will always strive to make sure you are happy with your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After eating a burger here, I went back and read some reviews and noticed one about the burgers being too dense and didn’t seem like they were handmade. I just had one and agree completely. They are either poor quality meat or have some sort...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Skinny0
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear you felt this way. Our burgers are made of fresh, never-frozen ground beef lightly seasoned. We PROMISE that all burgers are just that... burgers. No fillers. Please message our Facebook page and we will take another crack at your perfect burger on...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

I could probably eat here every day and never be disappointed. The food is always fresh, generous and served in a very timely manner. There is also a separate section where you can purchase already prepared meals to take home and the ones I've tried...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beverly A
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Often eat at What's Cookin' Downtown. It is a great location for a breakfast business meeting. Convenient location and easy parking.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SC_Vol_Fan
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thanks for the review, glad you were pleased. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

The food here is delicious and served fast but is not fast food by any means. Our wait staff was friendly and the atmosphere was fun with artwork and clean. I recommend this eatery.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sandy P
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for the review, you are correct we are quick service not fast food. There is a difference, we cook everything to order so the food will take a little time, but we do are best to get the food out at a reasonable pace....More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Best Breakfast in Aiken. You must try the Kickersnoodle coffee! I usually get the gourmet grits. They have many items available for adding to your bowl of grits, like cheese, sausage, bacon, ham, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, peppers etc...The breakfast sandwiches are great too! My son's...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jennifer M
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for the kind words. All the thanks for the Kickersnoodle coffee is our friends across the street at New Moon Cafe. Hope to see you back in here again soon!

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Went for lunch. Had sandwiches that were tasty & generous- actually too much food for lunch! Place was busy, and we understand why! We’ll be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SouthernNYer
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thanks for the review. This is what we strive for every day, happy customers. Please say hi next time your in for lunch or breakfast.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Whether it is eating there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner or it is getting casseroles, soups, or salads to go, you can’t go wrong here. The casseroles are especially nice to take to those recuperating (small and larger sizes are available). They are also great...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KathyinAiken
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thanks for the kind words. Glad to hear everything was up to our expectations. Make sure to come back in soon and say hey!

Reviewed 11 May 2018

No frills, but good spot for a stick-to-your ribs breakfast. Offers most of the typical breakfast options. You order on entry from the displayed menu; then find a table, and a waiter/waitress brings your food.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JAC P
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat with a great price! Had the club sandwich with fries... best club sandwich in Aiken SC!!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank abnrgr1487
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! Hope to see you soon.

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:30 - 17:00
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
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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