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Mert's Heart & Soul

214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
+1 704-342-4222
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“salmon cakes” (81 reviews)
“cornbread” (317 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food here is AMAZING! However, the service wasn't that great, and the restaurant is very small. There were also big rats outside of the restaurant near the sewers. You have to pay to park as well.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love to come here before attending events at the Blumenthal. Great “soul” food and a kitschy theater vibe.

Thank Robin M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoy soul food but I did not enjoy the food ordered. Food came quickly and service was adequate but food was greasy and salty. Other people in group seemed to enjoy their food more so than me. I’ll try going again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Why haven’t you tried this place already? Mert’s has a great menu that leaves you filled up every time! For me the must have off the menu is the Soul Roll as an appetizer, this little treat is so tasty. Have yet to order anything...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I needed some comfort food and they didn't disappoint. I had the Salmon, okra and tomatoes and collard greens. My daughter had the fried whiting. Their fried green tomatoes and Soul Rolls are a must. Food was very tasty and not over seasoned. Just wish...More

Thank Ieda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very professional and kind waitresses/waiters and food is delicious ! This place is just down the street from the epicenter!

Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited at the recommendation of a friend while in town for a football game. The food was delicious a the prices were very reasonable. The portions were very generous so go there hungry. Friendly staff and nice convenient location. I highly recommend and plan on...More

Thank Kenneth E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the salmon cakes, sweet tea, collard greens, and corn bread. We are from the midwest and we were looking for good Southern food. They said Mert's is the place for Soul Food and they did not disappoint. The cornbread was fresh and so tasty!...More

Thank Grant J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very pleased with my meal! When visiting Charlotte again i would dedinately go back. I had the soul roll, pork chops, collards, and yams. Everything was yummy. By the way I think its spelled MERTZ (with a z).

Thank ZaraMcBrooks
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Questions & Answers
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
09:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
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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