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Jestine's Kitchen

251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
+1 843-722-7224
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried okra” (263 reviews)
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251 Meeting St, 52 1 2 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401-1602
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Reviewed yesterday

This felt like a REAL restaurant with amazing food in a super touristy area. We had fried chicken and fried chicken livers then homemade coconut cream pie to top it off. Everything was amazing.

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and so many options. Famous for fried chicken and it was great. Meatloaf was also very good. Lots of veggie options. True southern cooking. Fast service. We didn’t have to wait for lunch but we got there fairly early. People did have to...More

Thank PSimms
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There have been so many great things written about this unassuming restaurant and it’s easy to understand why after sampling their food. I highly recommend a visit to Jestine’s if you’re a fan of truly flavorful southern food. The portions are generous and you will...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We found this place on a whim walking around the block. Looked at the menu and were sold! Tried everything from the corn fritters, pecan crusted boneless chicken and ended with two desserts! The cola cake and coconut cream AMAZING!! Love the story behind this...More

Thank TravelingRNandChef
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice meal. Being from the south I love southern cooking. There was a wait around 30 minutes. Service was good and we enjoyed several different selections between us and all were good.

Thank ninaof9
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were passing through and saw that Jestine's was highly reviewed, so we decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed! There was a slight line, so we waited outside until a server escorted us in. We both ordered...More

Thank anmitchell86
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Grits are only served on Sunday's:(. Aprox 20 min on a Tuesday lunch. Fried chicken excellent, large fresh pieces. Coconut cream piece the brst. Sides were so-so. Service was ok. Busy place.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly service. Really good food. Corner restaurant that looks like a homey local joint because it is. All baked goods done on site and the local seafood and sides sourced locally. Definite place for a hardy lunch

Thank George W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In on 3/07 for a night out with business associates and it didn’t disappoint! Variety of “Southern” food served from fried chicken to fried catfish. Chose the daily Blueplate special, which was a nice Shrimp Creole (not to spicy) and a side of fried okra...More

Thank CB1113
Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered Jestine's 15 years ago and eat there on every visit. Best authentic Southern food in the city. Excellent service. Reasonable prices. Warm, easy-going atmosphere. We will return.

Thank dan B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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