Southern Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Mert’s Heart and Soul (Up to 45% Off)


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In a Nutshell

Famous, fluffy cornbread accompanies entrees such as fried catfish, salmon cakes with remoulade sauce, and red beans and rice

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 150 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $11 for $20 worth of southern food for two or more, valid for dine-in only
  • $15 for $20 worth of southern food, valid for takeout only
  • See the menu.

Mert’s Heart and Soul

A single word glows neon outside of Mert’s Heart and Soul: eat. The suggestion is hardly necessary. James Bazzelle and his wife Renee opened Mert's more than a decade ago, and in the years since, they've solidified their reputation as the neighborhood's spot for Southern, Low Country, and Gullah-inspired cuisine.

Fried chicken, collard greens, and shrimp and grits all make appearances in the restaurant's warm dining room, where old photos hang on caramel-colored walls. James, Renee, and their team also cook up brunch on the weekends—but the undisputed star of Mert's is the cornbread. Served hot, the bread's cake-like texture has earned it countless fans, television appearances, and potentially, its own late-night talk show.

Watch James demonstrate his recipe on the local news.

The magic behind this bread—and the rest of the menu—comes from James' and Renee's willingness to experiment with classic recipes. Their cornbread turns extra fluffy because they add mayonnaise, for example, and their signature salmon cakes get their zest from homemade remoulade sauce.

Customer Reviews

Best soulfood in Charlotte
Chris H. · July 22, 2016
I love their Soul Rolls, salmon cakes and the cornbread is delicious.
Glenda W. · June 27, 2016
Cornbread is out of this world! Collards have a nice tang, and pork chops were tender. Overall a great meal!!
CLEO A. · June 26, 2016

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