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What's Cookin' Downtown

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123 B Laurens Street North West, Aiken, SC 29801-2444
+1 803-649-1068
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07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Wed 07:00 - 19:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stop by for lunch - go to store next door and pick up some great deserts or decide what food you would enjoy for dinner for the next few days. It is the place to go for "What's for Dinner?"

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Thank kdm00dy
Aiken
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat breakfast at least once a week with my wife. We have tried most of the selections on the menu and have never been disappointed. The weekend evenings specials we had were very good.

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Thank Derrick L
Grace P, Manager at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. It is always good to hear that we are keeping people happy. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Yorktown, VA
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377 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us came here for lunch when visiting the area. Nice concept - order at the counter, fresh food, homey atmosphere. Our friends' lunches came out quickly. Ours took about 10 minutes longer to finally be served, no explanation of why. It wasn't a complicated order. My chicken salad sandwich was very good, and my husband's Rueben contained lots... More 

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Thank CBW47
Grace P, Manager at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear about the service problems. We are glad that you enjoyed the food. The way that we have our service set up, table numbers are assigned at the register. If you and your friends had paid separate it is possible that they didn't assign your table numbers correctly. If in fact you did have the... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we've had breakfast there multiple times - always good food and good service. My favorite is the Tom Farmer but you can order eggs anyway with meat side and another side. The grits are delicious! We haven't tried it for lunch or dinner yet.

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Thank scak_11
Oberlin, Ohio
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice selection of hearty sandwiches in a casual friendly setting. A variety of burgers, among other choices. Clean and wholesome food and environment.

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Thank Shimke
North Charleston, United States
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had another work outing in Aiken today. As usual, I always look for something out of the norm when traveling. Ordered a basic grilled cheese sandwich with fries. Finger licking good!!!

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Thank Stephen B
Grace P, Manager at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback Stephen! We try to do all of the little things right, and we are glad to have another satisfied customer. More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is amazing. The food is excellent and the Pimento cheese is the best I've ever had. If you like desserts, this is the place for you.

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Thank Paulsgirl2
Aiken, South Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The sandwiches are wonderful! Casseroles, chicken salad, and fruit salad are the best! It's convenient for picking up a casserole for dinner.

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Thank judyo274
Aiken, South Carolina
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

What's Cookin' Downtown has excellent food and wonderful people working there. This is a great place to get food for someone that is sick or a party.

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Thank Linda H
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

In Aiken for a visit with friends. Ordered cheese omelet with side of grits. Omelet had nothing on the inside and a slice of American cheese laid on the outside. Not my idea of a cheese Omelet. Grits were ok, nothing special. Clean, efficient place. Better food at Waffle house, not as trendy though.

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Thank Darrell M
Grace P, Manager at What's Cookin' Downtown, responded to this review

Darrell, we always appreciate feedback, and we also agree that's not our idea of a cheese omelet. As a matter of fact, we don't serve american cheese on our omelets, we use quality cheddar cheese that is shredded in house unless otherwise specified. If you're ever back in Aiken and would like to give ours a try, we'd be happy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?