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Mert's Heart & Soul

214 N College St Charlotte NC 28202
(704) 342-4222
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Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, Mert’s Heart and Soul is one of the most visited restaurants in the Queen City.

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From the award-winning macaroni and cheese, to the sweet, buttery cornbread and shrimp and grits, Mert’s Heart and Soul's so...uthern, Low Country, and Gullah-inspired dishes leave guests with an unforgettable “home cooked” experience. Stop by Mert’s Heart and Soul today, located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, to find out what Charlotteans and tourists already know: That Mert’s is the heart...

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You only live once, so why not smother the heart in Southern hospitality? Selection of Low Country/Coastal Carolina Gullah cuisines provides all the buttery, fried delight you'll ever need. Mainstays are shrimp and grits, fried chicken, barbecue, po' boys, and pork chops. But a mound of fixins (mac 'n' cheese, fried green tomatoes, yams, collard greens, home fries, red beans, black eyed peas,...

This Charlotte restaurant takes meat-and-three to a higher level.

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Owner/Chef James Bazzelle out-decorated his competition. He hired Shook Design Group, responsible for some of the hipper establishments in town, to create a jazzy,...

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Jus ok

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The food was very average. Nothing really stood out. I did complain about the food the chicken seemed a little dry. The cakes wasn't good to me .

Homey Cafe with southern cooking

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Mert's has quite an interesting menu. Most of it is of the southern variety. Collard Greens and black eyed peas are among the sides and they give you delicious corn bread with your meal. The food was tasty if you like that sort of thing. They offer a lot of fried foods and sides cooked with animal fat, so vegetarians...

Great but not excellent

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Someone recommended us this place so we thought it was worth trying. The place is itself is nice, original decoration and cozy, but the service wasn't great as it was very busy and we felt as if we didn't have any waitress. The food was really good although we expected more. I did love the cornbread!

Good Soul

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I don't normally like corn bread, but theirs is wonderful; served warm with butter, so good. A lot of chicken and fish, but the vegetables are excellent and plentiful. The seating is limited so can be crowded and noisy. Many wait in line to get into restaurant.

Food that penetrates the Soul

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This is an excellent soul food restaurant right in the heart of downtown Charlotte. This place was jam packed when i went here. Great spot to eat prior to any game. We will be back.

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Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, Mert’s Heart and Soul is one of the most visited restaurants in the Queen City. Award-winning Southern/Low Country restaurant located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte! Our southern, Low Country, and Gullah-inspired dishes leave guests with an unforgettable “home cooked” experience. Come on in and see what delicious specials we have today!

Mert's Heart and Soul is led by James and Renee Bazzelle and a dedicated staff who are committed to providing customers with an unforgettable experience each and every visit.

Mert's Heart & Soul can be found at N College St 214. The following is offered: Restaurants: Southern. The entry is present with us since Sep 7, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 12, 2013. In Charlotte there are 42 other Restaurants: Southern. An overview can be found here.

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Mert s Heart and Soul is one of the most popular dining destinations in the Queen City. The restaurant features an award-winning macaroni and cheese, as well as cornbread, shrimp and grits. Its menu includes a variety of salads, such as large house, grilled chicken, low country shrimp and poached salmon salads. Mert s Heart and Soul s lunch menu includes southern fried chicken, salmon cakes,...

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