Don't judge a restaurant by its exterior design. I came to Charleston with 7 other family members from Maryland. We met 4 other family members from myrtle beach at the memorial park. We went on the boat trip together and after 2 1/2 hours on a boat and an island EVERYBODY was starving !! We pulled up google maps and found this magnificent restaurant tucked away in this strange neighborhood with great reviews. We walked in and were immediately were greeted by Chef Frisco. We looked at the menu and were easily impressed. The workers and the chef were so kind and humble and didn't mind making small talk. THE FOOD WITH NO DOUBT WAS DELICIOUS!! (Especially the sweet potato fries!) I can't remember what my family of 12 ordered and I definitely can't remember what I ordered because everybody tried other peoples food because of how impressed they were. He even through in a couple of free plates( for who knows why) We walked in and saw there dessert menu. It had bread pudding, red velvet cake, peach cobbler, and possibly a couple of other things. Everybody wanted to try each and every one of the desserts but we were told they sold out at lunch time- it gets busy around lunch. We made it a point to come back and try the dessert later on in our a vacation and we were not at all disappointed. EASILY THE BEST SERVICE AND FOOD IN CHARLESTON AND THAT IVE HAD IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS !! IF YOUR IN CHARLESTON GO TO THE CAJUN KOUNTRY KITCHEN CAFE!! YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU WENT! (We even got a picture with the chef !!! )
Carly W. - Marriottsville, Maryland :)
Now open until 8pm!! Thanks for the comments!
My husband and I tried this place this weekend. Food was good, but service was lacking. Took twenty minutes to get our initial drinks even though only 6 people in the place. Did not offer any drink refills throughout our entire meal until we were paying our bill! Had to ask to have my dirty dishes removed even after the waitress visited our table at least 3 times. Said they offered outdoor seating, but didn't see where that was possible since it is located in a narrow strip mall area in a not so nice part of town, with a very narrow sidewalk in front. Maybe in the back? Also, specials were quoted, but not the prices of the specials. Definitely a better deal with the platters for the price.
This is the best place since I left Louisiana..... love it! Thank you!
Fantastic.!!..the staff is very friendly and courteous and the food is awesome
I have been to New Orleans on numerous occasions and always enjoyed its cuisine. I just finished a plate of jambalaya from this place and it was excellent! The Chef even came out to explain the ingredients and thanked me for coming in. I hope Charleston continues to support this place with its somewhat unique offering. I look forward to returning and spreading the word!
Lunch menu is excellent! If you like it spicy, this is the place. I've had the Jumbalaya, Shrimp Etouffee, and BBQ sandwich. All were great. My only suggestion for Cheri's is to stay open later! Hard to stop by and pick up something for dinner when they close at 6. Extend your hours to 7 and you will probably see more business.
The food was amazing! My family and I were on vacation in Charleston and had read about this place over the internet. We couldn't have asked for more friendlier service. The chef even came out and introduced himself and answered our questions about the different types of dishes they offered. We tried the aligator, crocodile, and boudin balls. They were cooked to perfection!!!
I gotta agree with everyone else...this place is money! i swear i would never have wandered in but i was brought by a couple of coworkers. Food definitely took a minute to get out but not painfully long. The boiled peanuts they bring to the table held me over till my entree came out. the tuna sandwich looked out of control good! Had a bite of the shrimp and sausage jumbalaya which was also great. I had the lamb gyro meat on a hot dog bun with a red chile relish, great special. I would definetly go back.
great food,great people,can't wait to go back!!!!
Best kept secret. Unbelievably cheap. You got to try the Boudin Balls. Incredible.
This place is great. Food is outstanding, Chef Frisco a breath of fresh air. Yeah, you'll wait a while, but it's worth the wait. This certainly is better than the stand-in-line franchises with the boring range of cuisine. Try it, you'll love it!
Food was awesome! A little slow, but well worth the wait. A large group of my friends and I went and sampled several items on the menu and everything was delicious! I had the lemon pepper tilapia (perfectly seasoned and cooked), as well as the gator and etouffee! I will definitely go back for the overstuffed po-boys! Please try this place!
This was my first time eating here! We will go back!! WOW wonderful food!! The best since we ate at a small place in the bayou of Lousianna! Well worth trying!
My wife and I went there a few times and always had a great experience. Its not a cookie cutter same old chain type restaurant. Most restaurant's daily specials are merely whatever they have too much of that is about to go bad. At Cajun Kountry the specials are more of an off-beat change from the normal menu. We tried to expand our horizons and order something different every time. There are plenty of things to have there that you will not find on anyone else's menu.
to add injury to what is already not a great experience, the shrimp in this jambalaya is like tough dried gator ....
Paid $8.50 or so for a "bowl" of jambalaya and a 2 inch square of cornbread, no drink, to go ... nothing to write home about and for what is basically working the "leftovers", this was over priced .... I'll pass on a return trip. I can make the same thing at home to take to lunch and beat this hands down.
Went there for lunch and tried the Gator Cheesesteak. I enjoyed the cajun twist on a Philly tradition.
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