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Kale's Kitchen


2504 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 973-8263

Google Reviews


Photo of Jymmi Taylor Jymmi Taylor
Sep 16, 2023 5

Ok now this food was definitely worth the 30 minutes wait. But let’s not even get caught up on wait time cause the line was long as… well it was long lol. Anywho, I got the bbq wings, Mac and cheese and green beans. Bruh! All the way fire! I was driving and eating cause I couldn’t wait to get home. Sauce all on my wheel lol My friend came with me and she got the stuff chicken, turkey collards and Mac and cheese, also the stuff salmon collards and something else I forgot . She didn’t come to play. This spot don’t open everyday you have to follow on fb and be in the move when they say they opening cause I’m telling you… this spot is the SPOT! Hope y’all enjoy as much as I did!!!

Photo of Carol Payton Carol Payton
Sep 10, 2023 5

Oh my GOD the food at Kales is so delicious. They give such generous portions,I was eating on my plate of food (pot roast over rice)for two days..I want to try everything on their menu.,it all look so good..Maybe one day they will do combination plates such as salmon and steak half portions of each..omg!!..Again,the food was excellent 😋. You will not be disappointed.

Photo of Ajada Williams Ajada Williams
Jul 7, 2023 3

I'm giving 3 stars because it just opened. The food is good BUT we went two people and it came up to 84.00. I had steak and shrimp, the shrimp still had the tail on it and the steak was batch cooked , it reminded me of roast beef . The sides are a nice size and this is a female owned restaurant so I would try it again but get something different , I think everyone should give it a try but I would like to say for 84 dollars i might want to have the option to sit down

Photo of D Nickelson D Nickelson
Jul 4, 2023 4

Is the food great? ABSOLUTELY! Do they make it easy to get? Not at all. We ordered salmon, pot roast, mac and cheese, yams, and greens. As the home of the heavy plate, they did not disappoint. Everything was hot and full of flavor expect the greens. They were lacking. Mac and pot roast were top notch! Definitely getting those if I get the chance again. The process to ordering and pick up is not user friendly but hoping that will improve as the business grows. They were over 20 minutes late on the pick up time and didn't give any updates that they would be late. Didn't reply back to calls or texts. You find out about ordering and pick on Instagram.

Photo of Sheena E Sheena E
Jun 7, 2023 4

I took a chance on Kale’s due to a post of their heavy plates on IG. We tried to drop in a few times but the hours are pop up times and oftentimes late in the evening. However, I turned on IG notifications and was able to catch a pre-order. The pre-order process could use some fine tuning especially for those from out of town or those who don’t have 3-4 hrs to wait on a text. When you text for pre-order, you’re given 15 mins to submit your payment and order. They provide a timeframe, which was 4-8pm in this case. I received a text at 5:22 advising I could pick up my order at 6:30. It was my first time so I wasn’t familiar with the process so I just followed others to the door. There was someone taking names at the door and you’d then get your order. Do not show up before your pre-order time. Do not show up if you don’t have a pre-order. They have different days for walk-ins. Follow them on IG and turn on notifications. I went into this not knowing anything about the restaurant except the food looked good. Now the pricing on the food caught me off guard. It is definitely much higher than other southern food spots. I assumed the large portion sizes and taste would make up for the price. The taste did not disappoint but the portions weren’t what I’d consider heavy. Food wasn’t heaped, it wasn’t coming out the sides, the plates closed easily. This was my only true disappointment. But that was my fault assuming the plate would look like the ones pictured on IG.. So if you want great tasting food with a bit of a higher price point, it’s worth it. Make sure to arrive early or pre- preorder and definitely grab that macaroni and the wings made me want to eat the bones.

Photo of Havi Havi
Jun 4, 2023 5

My friend and I went to this spot at about 10pm and the line was out the door and around the corner. Even though my feet hurt from standing in that long line, the food was worth the hour and a half wait. Everything was cooked fresh, hot and the portions they give you are more than enough. They pack the trays with so much food you can eat for two days. The owner came out and talked with us and thanked everyone for coming out and supporting her business. She talked about starting it, her personal life, and was just the sweetest. Her whole staff was kind and smiling in that busy hectic atmosphere. But again the food was 100/10 and seasoned just right. Get there on time, because they serve until they run out. At one point standing in line, someone came out and told us they were out of barbeque chicken but other options were still available. So first come first serve! But so worth it.

Photo of Danielle Chapman Danielle Chapman
Mar 11, 2023 5

The food was absolutely amazing!! The steak was so tender you didn’t even need a knife to cut it. Yams were delicious and the salmon was mouth watering!! My entire experience was love and I plan on having this experience again!!

Photo of Sha'Kym Nicholson Sha'Kym Nicholson
Mar 11, 2023 5

Everything was amazing. She catered my friend game night. It took her less than 5 minutes to set up. She fixed our plates and the food was still hot. Everything was a 10/10! The chicken, Mac and cheese and yams was my favorite.

Photo of Sharee Wilson Sharee Wilson
Mar 6, 2023 5

I've never had a bad experience with Kale's Kitchen! Everything thing I've had was seasoned well, hot, and large enough portions to have leftovers. It is worth every single penny! On top of that, the owners are so sweet and friendly and it makes you want to support them even more. You have a customer for life!

Photo of Terrence Canady Terrence Canady
Mar 3, 2023 5

FIVE STARS IS NOT ENOUGH! On one hand you have soul food…on the other hand you have food for the soul. Then Kales Kitchen came along and now we have food for the heart, soul, and spirit! I came into the knowledge of this business last year, and my experience has been nothing but sheer excellence! This food is worth talking about! I literally drive 40 minutes for this cuisine almost every Friday! It is worth every penny spent! From the succulent shrimp, to the seasoned salmon, to the mouth watering greens, and the make you fall in love baked mac and cheese, this place is sure to be a staple in the community! We need Kales! Kales Kitchen is good for the people! I’m a forever supporter! Don’t believe my review? TRY IT FOR YOURSELF & THANK ME LATER!

Photo of Alex Watkins Alex Watkins
Mar 1, 2023 5

I was thrilled when I heard Kales Kitchen was getting a store front. Food is always top notch in both quality and quantity. You won’t be disappointed!

Photo of Victoria Fenner Victoria Fenner
Feb 27, 2023 5

I tried this restaurant for the first time this weekend and I was not disappointed. You could smell the sweet aroma of the food before walking into the restaurant door. There was a short line but everything moved quickly and efficiently. The “heavy plates” are definitely heavy and worth every penny. We purchased the salmon, shrimp, and chicken plates with a combination of all available sides. There was enough food for 2 possibly 3 meals. The flavors were top notch! Kales kitchen is by far the best soul food I’ve ever had.

Photo of Dee Corbett Dee Corbett
Feb 27, 2023 5

I had the pleasure of trying this food many times. The food was always hot and on time. I was able to eat off my plate the next day. Definitely worth the money and customer service is awesome.

Photo of Jenae Cox Jenae Cox
Feb 27, 2023 5

THE. BEST. EVER!!!! My husband and I LOVE this food! I have never been disappointed with the amount of food/cost, flavor, just EVERYTHING! Been eating with Kales since the car trunk days, meeting at the malls. Nothing has changed. Still same great food, HEAVY heavy plates of the best food you will ever try. Keep up the great work!

Photo of Tyneshia Smith Tyneshia Smith
Jan 25, 2023 5

Kales Kitchen is AMAZING! The food is so good and it’s always consistent— they never have an off day. I don’t mind the wait to get the food because it’s always worth it. I’ve never had any issues or any complaints about the food or service. I could eat here every day. The owners are very sweet too!

Photo of Kim Adkins Kim Adkins
Jan 24, 2023 5

The food is absolutely amazing!

Photo of Kashonda Bynum Kashonda Bynum
Jan 17, 2023 5

I've been following Kales Kitchen on ig for a while. The food looked so delicious, so I excitedly ran down to check it out today for the soft opening. They did not disappoint! The baked chicken was seasoned RIGHT!!! I enjoyed this plate. It was a 30 min drive for me and was worth the time and gas money to get a quality plate of what felt and tasted like a home cooked meal!

Photo of O'Kellia Corbin O'Kellia Corbin
Nov 5, 2022 5

Photo of Tim Tim
Oct 20, 2022 5

My coworker just showed me this spot and Im impressed I MUST TRY IT!!