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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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Ghent, Kentucky
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Wife and I visit this restaurant every time we are in Charleston. This has become one of our favorite places. It's small and family owned and they are all so loving and kind when you come in. The food is out of this world I've eaten everything on the menu at this pt and so has my wife. We... More 

Thank RJory
Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this promoted on Food Network as the No 1 place in the country for Fried Chicken on Top 5 Places. Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Z. It lived up to our expectations. Friendly staff. Good sides as well. Lunch will run you $15 per plate which may seem a little high for lunch but was the best meal of... More 

Thank Shannos55
Alachua, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You don't go here for fancy food or great service. This is true southern food and some of the best porkchops I've ever had. Avoid the tea. Everything else is like eating at your grandma's table. Would definitely go back.

Thank lhmalphurs
Fairport, New York
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this restaurant on the travel channel and had to try it. Glad we did. Ambiance great, but as Yogi Berra said , "nobody goes there anymore it's too crowded ". Fame has probably led to mass quantities and mass produced food. Good - but not hot.

Thank Sally A
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just read ALL the other 1 and 2 star reviews, they had almost the same experience- only 3 tables filled but still had to wait 20 mins for food that was bland and canned, while other tables before us never even got their food by the time we left. Plus they didnt even get the drinks out to us until... More 

1 Thank mike p
Portland, Maine
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164 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The ladies who welcomed us and served us were just as charming as could be!!!! The fried chicken and sides.....potato salad, cabbage and bread pudding.... were "to die for" delicious. As advertised and seen on t.v., this is no-frills dining but when the food and friendliness is this good, who cares?!?!?! I do wonder what the Tuesday special "mystery meat"... More 

Thank EdofMaineSoCarolina
Austin, Texas
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 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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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 8 December 2016 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 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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!!!!!

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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
US$ 8
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?