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Martha Lou's Kitchen

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1068 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403-3820
+1 843-577-9583
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
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Austin, Texas
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

BACKGROUND: Ok, let me say that I do pride myself on soul food consumption. You can keep your overpriced tapas (by the way, commonly served free with drinks at bars historically in certain areas - hipster suckers!) and hoity-toity food with a bunch of ingredients no one has ever heard of. Being originally from Houston and having some very diverse... More 

Thank daviddf3
Charleston, South Carolina
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place doesn't look like much but dang, its good. On the advice of a local, we went here for the chicken! Worth the trip!

Thank ShelbyJeanG
Clarkston, Georgia
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First of all, for those expecting this to be a boogie touristy stop, this ain't it. Now with that being said, one of the best soul food spots around all the way to the chitterlings, if they are available. You will have to wait for your food because they actually cook to order and it takes a while for perfection.... More 

Thank robert p
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there today with family and waited 45 minutes for a PC of chicken and 3 sides that weren't fit to eat then over charged me and refused to make it right $16.47 really don't waste your money or time!!!! Beware you will be sorry!!!!!

1 Thank G8818QLbrianm
Rising Sun, MD.
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151 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here today for lunch and were highly disappointed. We waited quite sometime for our food to come out, although I'm not sure why since most of the food wasn't even hot! The food is nothing to write home about, and for what you get somewhat in the expensive side. Just so everyone knows if you order the special... More 

Thank gmm1974
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter took us to Martha Lou's kitchen and the fried chicken and all the fixings were the best I had. There is such a variety of sides that it is very hard to choose. We had collard greens, mac and cheese, potato salad, okra soup, red rice, cabbage and they had many more sides. The place is small and... More 

Thank 894waynew
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason I give this 3 stars was because the food had some redeeming qualities after the disappointment on all other aspects. After waiting almost 45 mins for our order( there were only 2 customers ahead of us), we came home only to find our order was messed up. I absolutely wanted Lima beans and got 2 servings of... More 

1 Thank Boo D
Dover, Delaware
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a shack. The food is amazing. Fried chicken, pork chops, collards were all excellent. Real down home cooking. Limited menu, no indoor bathrooms. If you like soul food, this is the place. Only a few tables and you may wait. The food comes to the table in Styrofoam boxes but the food is amazing

Thank cds0310
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great great customer service! Food was awesome! Even brought out samples for indecisive customers like myself! Best fried chicken I've ever ever had! Okra soup and cornbread speaks to the soul! It honestly felt like I was having dinner with my aunts! Martha's daughters are definitely keeping a warm welcoming atmosphere Ann I will return! Thank you ladies so much... More 

Thank Della L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I see why this place has won Charleston's Best Soul-Food Award so many times! The fish and chicken with a side of hop&john, and greens hit the spot for me. I'll be back on my next trip to the low country👍🏾

Thank Terrence C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1068 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403-3820
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-9583

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?