Martha Lou's Kitchen

Southern / Soul
1068 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-9583



  • Andrew Zimmern joined Sean Brock for a meal at his favorite place, this soul food restaurant. Andrew ate chitterlings and lima beans cooked with neck bones, pig tails, onions and sugar.
  • Home to some of the best fried chicken in the south. Macaroni and cheese, collard greens, catfishyou name a true southern comfort food and Martha Lous will probably have it. [Eater 18 Member]
  • A Holy City institution
  • Get fried chicken w/ a side of mac n cheese.
  • Get the lima beans!
  • Martha Lou's is the best soul food in Charleston..its like going to your grandmothers house..comfort food at its best!!!...
  • Try the Sweet Iced Tea - Tooth aching good.
  • The food was good. The ladies cooking and serving were really hustling.
  • I had the fried chicken, mac n cheese, candied yams, and cornbread and I loved it! I've missed soul food and I definitely want to make a stop next time I'm in the area !
  • The fried chicken! I would type more but nothing more needs to be read
  • Food Network Top 5 Fried Chicken - #1 Fried Chicken
  • Charming, but largely uneventful flavors. Fried chicken was pretty good. The rest tasted meh. Bad day?
  • Best fried chicken! The cooks are so friendly; it is like going to someone's home for dinner.
  • The cornbread is the best in Charleston, which is why its on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Charleston.
  • Unbelievably good soul food. Killer fried catfish. Must try in Charleston
  • It is great. Ms.Martha came to greet me and talk about the food and store history.
  • Giblet rice was authentic! I had the pork-less platters. It was good to eat southern cooking minus the pork. The pork options were not lacking for all the piggy fans! Proteins are cooked to order!
  • If it sounds good, it is. Cash only (or checks). Tiny, friendly, familiar, no fuss.
  • The people who work here are very nice but I wouldn't go out of my way to get here, you can get fried chicken as good as this at a dozen other Charleston places.
  • Food was good; especially the cabbage. They do not take cash so be sure to have some on hand or be prepared to walk/drive to the Exxon station.

Nearby places

188 Meeting St (at Market St)
1137 Morrison Dr