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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 - 21:30
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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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Augusta, Georgia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Little hole in the wall restaurant with the best home style cooking. Collards were amazing also pickled greens awesome.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our taxi driver recommended Jestine's as having the best fried chicken in Charleston. So, I had the fried chicken basket and my wife had the fried shrimp basket. Our food arrived quite quickly and was almost too hot. While the fried chicken was not the best I have ever eaten, it was delicious, hot and juicy. The server brought out... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gave place a try, as it was on "the list" a friend provided of recommended Charleston restaurants. Had lunch there last week - first impression not particularly good: Sign in front said, "please wait to be seated"...so wait we did: place was not unusually busy - yet we waited for several moments for someone even acknowledged we were there. (interesting... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just happened to pop in and wanted to try this place because the food choices sounded delicious! I had the Meatloaf plate and my daughter had the pecan-fried chicken dish. We also had the fried okra, it was all so delicious. The server and owners give you "welcome to my house" feeling and treat you like guests. My meal... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With my daughter on a college visit, so we tried "southern food". It was great. We had Fried Chicken, with a number of sides. It's very good value for money, and the portions are enormous. We shared a Fried Chicken and still didn't eat it all. But we did have the Pimiento Cheese to start, which is a spicy Cheese... More 

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Lassen National Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Southern comfort service and food. The dishes are delicious and the prices fair. You can't go wrong here.

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment we walked in we were welcomed and made to feel like family. The chicken was AMAZING and the sides were generous and incredible. The Coca-cola cake is not to be missed for dessert.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A friend had been here several years ago and recommended it for great southern food. The fried chicken was extremely hard and some parts of skin could not be eaten. The mac and cheese seemed to be re-heated from lunch. The fried okra was very good. My daughter had her water re-filled while eating, but my tea was not until... More 

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our concierge when asking for something authentically southern. We were looking for something a little fancier but this quaint place served us well. They don't have a bar but had an ok selection of beer and wine. There is a busy fire station right across the street but it didn't detract from our experience. The... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had dinner at Jestine's on a weeknight, and once again it was absolutely fabulous! Jestine's has its own particular personality, and is one of those special places that are part of the fabric of Charleston and have deep roots in the community. As a local, I love the fact that Jestine's is reliably excellent and that the food... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?