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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 good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (21 reviews)
“fruit salad” (5 reviews)
“casserole” (7 reviews)
Closed
07:30 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we think of What's Cookin' we automatically think of food to take home; however there is space for eating in as well. We picked up chicken salad and toss salad to take home. We thought the chicken salad with grapes was wonderful but didn't...More

Thank ASH814
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! I am glad to hear that the chicken salad was satisfying for you. I am also sorry to hear that the tossed salad was not up to your expectations. We will always have our food to-go, making sure the quality...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited What Cookin' about 4 times for breakfast. I've had the eggs in a basket, a cheese omelet, biscuits and gravy, and scrambled eggs and bacon. All of them were delicious. And they have the best grits around! Today I went to What's Cookin'...More

Thank merrie118
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! This is what we strive for here at What's Cookin'. Look forward to seeing you here again soon!

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Staff is super friendly and food is just like a great family cook made it for you. We came from out of town and went here twice during our overnight stay.

Thank Mona B
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Mona, I am glad you enjoyed your visit to What's Cookin' Downtown. Thank you for the kind words, that's what we strive to always provide our customers because we feel that's what you pay for. Please come by next time your in town.

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We came here for a quick bite on our way outta town. You stand to put your order in and then they bring it to your table. Nothing fancy but it was fast and the food was good. I gotta couple of Hot Dogs and...More

Thank Marycakes33467
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for the review I'm happy you had a positive experience, we hope to see you again when your in town.

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Based on the recommendation/suggestion of a good friend, I tried this restaurant for breakfast. The menu is unique as is the whole process. You enter and are greeted by the cashier who takes your order and payment and gives you a number. You select any...More

Thank Anthony L
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Please come back and join us soon.

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Very much enjoyed breakfast! Omelet was fantastic. Wait staff was fantastic and cashier was fantastic! Just fantastic!!!

Thank Robbie S
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Wow! Robbie S we are so glad you enjoyed your breakfast. I love the title of your review, some of my competitors make that claim, but I prefer to let my grits and customers do the bragging. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Friendly, relaxed, and great food. If the macaroni salad is available the day your there, you must try it. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Teedle_toot
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for the awesome review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Come visit us again the next time you're in town!

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Took my mother in law to lunch and shopping downtown Aiken while she was visiting for the week. I had never been to this restaurant and I am so happy that we stopped in for lunch! It was delicious. I had a special turkey, bacon...More

Thank Shery L
955DavidP, Owner at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Glad you decided to stop in. Hopefully we will see you again soon and maybe you could try out the breakfast! Thank you for the kind words in your review.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My friends and I love to meet up at What's cooking for breakfast when we can. The place is always cleans, the food is always good and plentiful and staff are always friendly. There are not a ton of choices but certainly more than many...More

Thank errn94
Reviewed 14 June 2017

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 15 June 2017

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

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tortsprof
15 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:30 - 20:00
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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