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“The Track Kitchen is an experience, not Waffle House!”
Review of track kitchen

track kitchen
Ranked #58 of 200 Restaurants in Aiken
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

The Track Kitchen is an Aiken icon. Located off Mead Avenue in the horse district it is known for a long leisurely breakfast, serve yourself coffee, and lots of local characters. It is not Waffle House. It's a place to sit, chat with your friends and family, meet Aiken residents and get away from your cell phone. The service may be slow and will get even slower if you hassle Carol. Regulars will get served first, so don't get excited if you're sitting for awhile. Ponder the track history on the walls, sit down and enjoy non-Starbucks coffee, and commune with the slow, quiet pace that makes the Track Kitchen so special. It's not new and shiny. It's wonderful and irreplaceable.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank Betsy L
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

While visiting my family this week, we went to Track Kitchen 2 mornings in a row and wish we had gone there the 3rd morning (we sadly went to a "fancier" place that 3rd morning). This is an old building with no frills dining areas...it is what it is amongst the horse farms and dirt roads. Family owned and run for decades, Mrs. Carter cooks the best low and slow eggs! I usually have the 2 eggs scrambled with grits and a meat. My father usually has the western omelette. Other family members get other things. None of us have EVER been disappointed and we are picky. The ONLY time we are disappointed is when we realize we are visiting when the Track Kitchen is closed for summer season. We enjoy the atmosphere, the food is really good and the family is lovable! (Note: the phone has been disconnected.)

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank A J
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

It's not beaten, it's dirt. Located in the horse district of Aiken, it is not unusual to see a horse or two walking by to go exercise (hence the dirt road). You place your order at the counter and then take a seat. While waiting, please observe all the horse related photos adorning the walls. Food is basic but very good.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Pat K
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We went here the Saturday morning before the spring steeplechase.
Expecting a homey, no frills good breakfast.
We did not have to wait in line, and it was not crowded.
It is clearly a one woman show, ie: the lady who took our order, was the only person cooking everyones food.
There was thick layer of grease like fog in the air, the attempt to have old interested horse memorbelia on the walls was appreciated, but it was all just run down and filthy.
We waited an hour for our order (we were a party of 4) 4 sunny side up eggs, an omelet, 2 orderes of bacon, and 2 orders of french toast. I could have gone to the grocery store, bought all those ingredients myself and cooked them quicker, and with more flavor.
We were very dissapointed.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank BonnieAletha
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Get there early enough and you might eat with the horse trainers near the Aiken Training Track. The food is basic fare but very good if you can get service promptly...otherwise cooling is an issue. What makes it, of course, is the environment and the pictures on the wall of famous horses, horse people, and other public luminaries. Here's a tip: DO NOT try to do something unusual, such as pay for your friends' meals in advance. They have a way of doing things, and that ain't it. Our cousin tried it, in spite of many previous visits, and the ticket got spiked and the food took forever...with a lot of grousing from the staff meanwhile. But for a homespun Aiken experience, this is the place to start your day at least once during your visit (it's closed in the hot months).

Date of visit: March 2017
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Thank Bruce C
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