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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (19 reviews)
“casserole” (7 reviews)
“fruit salad” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a kitten where you can buy great meals to go. Want to try it first? Enjoy lunch. I believe the sting is outside along the sidewalk. But they do have tables inside. Try anything it is all good!More

Thank 599RobertB
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the good review. Just to let you know we recently renovated two years ago. We took over the other side of our building and now seat over 100 people. Of course we also still make all the great casseroles in the cooler...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fabulous there are all kinds of sandwiches, soup, burgers And it has a deli On one where you can take home your dinner after having a fabulous lunch or brunch The Southern style burger with piMento cheese is to die for The...More

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

Thank you so much for the good review and kind words. We will make sure the recipe is being prepared properly for the coleslaw, and if so we will tweak the recipe. We always appreciate when people present us with a useful critique. Much appreciated!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of eating here twice in the same day. Don't be fooled by the ordering method the food is superb. We had a scrumptious breakfast and loved it so much we went back to have an equally tasty lunch. We would have...More

Thank joet_daniels
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear that everything was great! It is nice when people from other parts of the country visit and appreciate what we are doing. We strive for people to have a great meal when they come in. Come see us next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in today for a quick grab and go. I was curious about their baked goods from a previous visit. With today being a parade, I need something portable. They had a multiberry muffin, cranberry lemon cream muffin and a variety of cookies and scones....More

Thank Ahzeman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our go to place for the best tuna salad sandwiches. You won't go home hunger when your order the sandwich plate which includes chips and a side. Great service, good food, clean and a wide variety of offerings

Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding breakfast grits,over the top service and owner is ALWAYS on site. Support it once a month

Thank DENNY1928
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is nothing bad on the menu! Whether you get the specials or a regular menu item you just can't go wrong. The Greek Salad platter is so good! The turkey wrap is amazing and that fruit salad is addictive!

Thank Clemsonmom2017
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I love the chicken salad. They also have great desserts. I've ate here several times and love it. I would recommend it because the food is great.

Thank pamela123sp
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The entrance has 2 doors, one for carry out and the other for dine in. Upon entering the dine in you see 2 counters, one to order and the other for drinks (fountain, sweet and unsweet tea, lemonade, water, coffee and hot tea). Step up...More

Thank Ahzeman
Grace P, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We all really appreciate you describing the food intricately. Have you ever thought about being a food critic, because that may be your calling? Awesome review and we all are so...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were looking for another place to eat breakfast and it was closed. Someone walking on the street recommend What's Cookin' and were glad they did. We had the gourmet grits, and stuffed french toast! Awesome. Wish we lived nearby, this would be a regular...More

Thank Don_K_12_12
Grace P, Manager at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Glad someone gave you some good advice and you decided to stop by. I am thrilled to hear that your breakfast was good, and I would like to thank you for the kind words!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs anywhere? owen@sc.edu
15 January 2017|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • E-mail
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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