Fodor's Expert Review Mert's Heart and Soul

$$ Uptown Charlotte American Fodor's Choice

Business executives and bohemians alike make their way to Mert's, an old-school gem that hides out under one of the city's many nondescript office buildings. Owners James and Reneé Bezzelle serve large portions of soul food and Lowcountry and Gullah staples, like fried chicken with greens, mac and cheese, and red beans and rice. Buckwheat and sweet-potato pancakes draw a weekend brunch crowd.

American Casual Lunch Dinner Brunch Southern Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

214 N. College St.
Charlotte, North Carolina  28202, USA

704-342–4222

www.mertscharlotte.com

Known For:
  • Classic soul food
  • Pancakes for brunch
  • Famous slow rolls, egg roll wraps filled with black-eyed peas, rice, chicken, and collard greens
  • Famous Soul Rolls: egg roll wraps filled with black-eyed peas, rice, chicken, and collard greens

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