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Jestine's Kitchen

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251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
+1 843-722-7224
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best soul food restaurant in Charleston. The meatloaf is to die for and my husband loves the shrimp and grits. It is great for lunch or dinner. Highly recommended!! It's a must every time we come to Charleston! Love it.

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Thank Wendy G
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have seen many reviews about Justine's. What we didn't realize was that it was just down the street from our hotel. From our other visits to Charleston, we have seen quite a crowd waiting to get in. We walked down the street and noticed it wasn't too crowded. The hostess that sat us was also our waitress. She was... More 

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Thank Raxel7851
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to have Sunday lunch after church. The tea is great and the southern food is mouth watering. Like the little pickle slices too!

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Thank Sue B
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place does not disappoint! If you're looking for delicious, southern cooking this is the place to go!

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Thank Carol S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Jestine's on the last day of our trip to Charleston. In search of fried green tomatoes and weren't disappointed. That was our first course followed by friend chicken, fried okra and mashed potatoes gravy for my husband I had the shrimp po boy with fries. All were excellent. I finished off with coconut cream pie, the best I've... More 

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Thank Wanda P
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the restaurants that we were told we must go to. So we did, they were not having a good night. And our dinner and service reflected that. So many choices in Charleston I would pass.....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was plentiful and good. Service was good and friendly. I definitely go back, great for breakfast or lunch.

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Thank Charles O
Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...if you're looking for a great lowcountry meal. On our last day in the Holy City, we visited Drayton Hall and participated in retiring the flag at Fort Sumter, so we wanted something that would tie our Charleston sojourn with a bow. Jestine's Kitchen is styled as just that, someone's downhome kitchen. Our hostess sat us at a window table... More 

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Thank mikecarp
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little place is such a great find!! It reminds me of being back at grandma's house. The food as well as the service was top notch! I definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

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Thank MrBeach18
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jestine's Kitchen brings alive local cuisine at reasonable prices. It was recommended to us and we loved the history behind the rationale for this establishment. It was lovely meeting the owner too, the hardworking Dana Berlin and served both nights by the terrific waiter Todd. My husband said the fried chicken was fabulous and only surpassed by the fried pork... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-7224

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?