2332 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston, SC 29405, USA
Photo by @shortgrain
Mon - Fri 11am - 6pm
Sat 12pm - 5pm
Bertha's KitchenAlbertha Grant never set out to win a James Beard Foundation award and win the adoration of international magazines and patrons—she simply cooked good food and served it to people in her North Charleston neighborhood. But amidst the last decade’s gold rush around Charleston cuisine, Bertha’s shines in both its authenticity and flavor. It’s a classic soul food joint, with daily meat-and-three specials like fall-off-the-bone fried chicken, sumptuous pork chops, and collard greens that perfectly balance savory and sweet (there’s plenty sweet in the ice tea for everyone). The neighborhood is predominately African-American, and locals still line up here for lunch along with out-of-towners and Peninsula-based workers seeking Southern food done right. The late namesake’s daughters and granddaughters run the counter-service place now, efficiently taking orders to keep the line moving on busy weekdays.
about 5 years ago
Bertha’s simple decor and classic Southern home cooking are what make this restaurant a Charleston staple. Choose your meat—from fried chicken to pork chops—then add three sides, cornbread, and a sweet tea for a full meal.