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Charles' Southern Style Kitchen - 15 Reviews - 2841 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10039, New York, NY - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (212) 926-4313

Charles' Southern Style Kitchen

2841 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10039
New York, NY 10039
(212) 926-4313
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Charles was closed due to a car accident. A car drove through the restaurant!!!! But he is back. Pros: Excellent fried chicken, good mac and cheese, and price Cons: Neig...


I must admit that the customer service at Charles' was quite friendly. Unfortunately the two sides I ordered from the take-out section were not at all impressive. The collards w...

Cheap Eats 3/1/2010

Agiles Provided by Partner
Charles was closed due to a car accident. A car drove through the restaurant!!!! But he is back. Pros: Excellent fried chicken, good mac and cheese, and price Cons: Neighborhood, you might want to show up during daylight hour more

BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 212-281-1800 1/18/2010

Chico282928 Provided by Partner
Back in business under Charles Country Pan Fried Chicken; Chicken BETTER THEN EVER!!!!! Same location..... Telephone- 212-281-1800 Pros: best chicken in Harlem-get more under $15 Cons: My stomach doesn't hold all this good southern style food more

Charles' Southern Style Kitchen--NOT CLOSED!!! 11/3/2009

Nissim Provided by Partner
Went there today, got my fried chicken fix, reports of this restaurant's demise are greatly exaggerated. (It's possible someone wanted all that chicken to themselves.) Worth a visit from anywhere. Pros: The Chicken is Kickin', the sides are divine. Cons: None unless you're a whiner. more


ida bibbs Provided by Partner
You feel the southern air. You feel like you are in the south it also looks southern . The staff also gives you that southern service(like in the country) I love their food my family also THEY are not short on the servings you will get full. Pros: Very tasty smother chicken and porks!!!!! my favorite Cons: Tight space if more than 5 people more

Another one bites the dust 11/12/2008

jazzskater Provided by Partner
Unfortunately, Charles' Southern Style Kitchen has closed. I passed there a couple of weeks ago and couldn't believe my eyes. The gates were down. It is a sad day. Good food at reasonable prices. I am hoping that it will open again. more

Stick to your ribs ribs and more... 10/21/2007

susiecue4930 Provided by Partner
Went to Charles' on a total lark (it looked good) and what a joyful surprise. The ribs were out-of-this-world, the chicken was great, the greens were beyond compare and even the corn bread was moist and tasty. Plus, we sampled four different kinds of great desserts - including banana pudding that was swimming with sweet chunks of fruit. In fact,t he food was so good we all went back fro seconds -- and were unable to eat again until the following day. Service was friendly, food was, of course, ready in an instant, and the whole experience was great - and will be repeated soon. My only reluctance is in sharing this review - for selfish reasons. I don't want the place to get so crowded that I won't be able to go back!!! Pros: the food, the abundance, the variety Cons: very small, no atmosphere more

Finally someone who understands what soul food really is! 9/2/2007

milahj Provided by Partner
I love this restaurant so much. I met the owner and he is so genuine and friendly, which makes writing this review a pleasure. This is hand down the best soul food restaurant in harlem or new york for that matter hands down. I am so sick and tired of people writing great reviews for Slyvias, or amy ruth. Tourists venture up north to see what harlem really has to offer in terms of food. The fried chicken is perfection, so is the yams, macaroni and cheese (very cheesy and seasoned well), beef ribs (very tender) etc. Everything is seasoned just right, nothing is bland. The service is friendly too. I feel like I am at home everytime I come here. Pros: food, service Cons: small space, but hey this is new york real estate more

Way up in Harlem and hard to find, but worth it. And if ... 6/12/2007

susan Provided by Partner
Way up in Harlem and hard to find, but worth it. And if you just came from the Abyssinian Baptist Church, as we did, you might run into one of you... more

Glutton Heaven 8/5/2006

b00pi3flak3s Provided by Partner
Combine virtually any chicken fast food joint with home style cooking and in unlimited quantities (yummy) you get Charles' Southern Style Kitchen. The place is ridiculously small and so is the buffet really, but with items such as fried chicken, potato salad, fried okra, mac and cheese, oxtail, sweet candid yams, etc. it is hard to lose. They actually accept credit card, which is a really nice. They have opened up a new east side location that is closer to the upper east side instead of all the way in Harlem. Hopefully it will be just as good as this one. Pros: Food, Service, Buffet Cons: Location, Small Space more

Take Out 4/15/2006

blackberry2u Provided by Partner
I must admit that the customer service at Charles' was quite friendly. Unfortunately the two sides I ordered from the take-out section were not at all impressive. The collards were not well seasoned and the macaroni had a brothy taste to them with no traces of seasoning to be found. It was so unforgettable that I doubt I will be giving them a second chance. Pros: friendly staff, decent selection, casual dining Cons: bland food, poor ambiance, over priced more

Smack my MOMMA GOOD!!!!!!!!!!! 4/5/2006

dablakness Provided by Partner
I went to Charles country style just to get a quick meal nothing spectacular, i had never been there before that night about a month ago but now I am a regular whenever I am in the area. the ribs sing to you the collard greens always taste just like Charles just picked them. The staff is friendly sometimes I don't want to leave, i would just go there for the hospitality of the staff if i had to ( but I would grab some oxtails on my way out LMAO).This is wonderfull place that you would surely make a regular spot. Pros: STaff, food, price Cons: Strange Hours more

THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1/5/2006

lonniew212 Provided by Partner
This place is great. This is true "Down Home Cookin" no frills. This is one of Harlems Best kept Secrets and I hope it stays that way. And the ambience fits the food no frills - Everyone is a member of the family when they come here. Go and Enjoy all that is right in Soul Food!!!!!!! Pros: The Food , Charles , Staff Cons: Needs to Expand more

I eat like a total pig here! 5/14/2003

yippee1999 Provided by Partner
I am not one to normally "wolf down" my food, but that's exactly what I do here! Everything is SOOOO good, from the fried chicken, to the candied yams, to the collard greens. Someone mentioned that the "ambiance" at the buffet restaurant isn't that great... I'm not sure what they were looking for. Sure, it's not "upscale" by any means, but the warmth of the staff, and the laid-back attitude of all the patrons makes the ambiance terrific IMHO! Pros: food, staff more

Gotta love it! 3/6/2003

Chandy Provided by Partner
You have to appeciate this soul food haven. I recommend take out(the ambiance isn't much). The food is delicious, the service friendly, and I'll come here over and over again for a tasty, filling, low cost meal. Pros: delicious food, quick service, cheap price Cons: ambiance more

simply the best 8/10/2002

dollargirl Provided by Partner
I was born and raised in the south. I have prepared and eaten southern meals every Sunday for the well over 40 years and it's a great feeling and a pleasure to find a restuarant to seve home cooked meals that taste as if you went into the kitchen yourself and prepared them yourself. Charles Southern Style Kitchen in a gem and a "real deal" in service, price, portions. more
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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 8am-12am Fri-Sat 2pm-12am Sun 9am-12am
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Uptown, Harlem