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Jestine's Kitchen

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Downtown
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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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Rockledge, Florida
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really good food, good service and a cute place. The coca cola cake for dessert was the highlight! We got there before the dinner rush but people were lined up around the building waiting for a table. A neat, historic place to have a meal!

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Thank 321Shopper
United States
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186 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It took ten years to make it back to this glorious hole in the wall but I made it. It was the same light flaky ice box cold crust pie filled with rich creamy pudding with just the right amount of coconut folded in that delighted me years ago. Worth the stop but very crowded try mid afternoon!

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Thank AliceMA007
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Short wait....nothing fancy...but GREAT FOOD! Service was excellent. I ordered fried oyster basket, fried okra, coleslaw and sweet tea with lemon. Coca-Cola cake for dessert was AWESOME!!

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Thank nodnod g
Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jestine's is on Meeting Street, a major thoroughfare that's a few blocks west of East Bay Street in Charleston. We'd heard a lot about this place from locals, and we took a bike taxi there from Liberty Square after our trip to Fort Sumter. The bike taxi cost us $11 for 10 minutes. At Jestine's, Lee Ann had the fried... More 

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small place. Food is good. It is not expensive. Good Food Good Value Service is good. Jestine's is historic. The staff is very nice and helpful. They serve the best pickles as appetizers. We hadto buy a big jar and bring them home. We ate and ate. Oh my the food is good especially the fried chicken.

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Thank ldj49
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Jestine's many times and am always amazed how constant they are. Today we had meatloaf with collards and mac and cheese. Desert was not a question...coca cola cake is the only desert we have ever had.There are no surprises at New to he's.Always good food and service.

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Thank John O
Raytown, Missouri
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing dining experience at Jestine's Kitchen. I had the fried chicken and the wife had the pecan breaded chicken sandwich. The chicken was juicy and soooo good and her sandwich was cooked perfectly. Most restaurants overcook their chicken to the point of being dry...not Jestine's. Also had the collards and the black eyed peas. Both were perfectly seasoned.... More 

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Thank Tom M
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yeah its in the tourist area, and it is a tourist favorite, but with good reason. The chicken is the best! Not much on ambiance but this is definitely a good eats spot with old fashion family charm! The staff is awesome.

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Thank alcazar36
The ATL
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Add me to the list of happy campers who've enjoyed Jestine's fried chicken. Get the Cola chocolate cake for dessert. Best mean in Charleston!

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Thank Sharon W
Williamsburg, VA
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable spot with friendly staff. My husband loved the fried chicken dinner. I had the Fried Green Tomato salad and a side of fried okra - excellent! Nice wines by the glass. We were so impressed we returned for lunch on another day and were not disappointed. Same great food and service!

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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, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?