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Track Kitchen

420 Mead Ave., Aiken, SC - (803) 641-9628
People from all elements of Aiken's thriving horse community flock to the Track Kitchen for an inexpensive square-meals breakfast of hot cakes or eggs, sided by ham or bacon. Step back to the kitchen and help yourself to coffee.
100% Approval Rating (2 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Bacon
Home Fries
Grits
Western Omelet
Country Ham
Pancakes

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (13)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The Track Kitchen is so laid-back and friendly that the first day I ate there, I finished breakfast, brought my dishes back into the kitchen (as all customers do), and walked out … forgetting to pay! When I returned the next day and confessed my crime to Carol Carter, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

420 Mead Ave., Aiken, SC
(803) 641-9628

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Fall, Winter, Spring
Meals Served:Breakfast
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Baked bacon often arrives in clumps of stuck-together strips.
"Baked bacon often arrives in clumps of stuck-together strips."
Michael Stern





No matter how you get your eggs -- scrambled, fried, or, shown here, as a western omelet -- they always seem to be rich and buttery. Probably because they are cooked with lots of butter!
"No matter how you get your eggs -- scrambled, fried, or, shown here, as a western omelet -- they always seem to be rich and buttery. Probably because they are cooked with lots of butter!"
Michael Stern


Streets around the Track Kitchen are unpaved out of concern for the well-being of hooves of horses who trod them.
"Streets around the Track Kitchen are unpaved out of concern for the well-being of hooves of horses who trod them. "
Michael Stern


A sharp knife is required to sever a forkful of country ham. It is only moderately salty, and while full-flavored, does not pack the punch of more expensive ham.
"A sharp knife is required to sever a forkful of country ham. It is only moderately salty, and while full-flavored, does not pack the punch of more expensive ham."
Michael Stern


Grab a mug and help yourself to coffee in the kitchen.
"Grab a mug and help yourself to coffee in the kitchen."
Michael Stern


While these are not formal 'creamy grits,' neither are they watery. They are dense and satisfying, and all that butter on top doesn't hurt a bit.
"While these are not formal 'creamy grits,' neither are they watery. They are dense and satisfying, and all that butter on top doesn't hurt a bit."
Michael Stern


Remarkably grease-free, home fries are nice sops for running egg yolks.
"Remarkably grease-free, home fries are nice sops for running egg yolks."
Michael Stern


Nearly everyone who eats at the Track Kitchen is somehow involved in horses. And nearly everyone who eats here knows everyone else.
"Nearly everyone who eats at the Track Kitchen is somehow involved in horses. And nearly everyone who eats here knows everyone else."
Michael Stern


Hot cakes are easy-to-eat lightweights.
"Hot cakes are easy-to-eat lightweights."
Michael Stern


Yes, the elite do meet here, as do grooms and stable boys.
"Yes, the elite do meet here, as do grooms and stable boys."
Michael Stern


7am: the Track Kitchen parking lot is not full. By 8am, it will be, and all seats in the house will be occupied.
"7am: the Track Kitchen parking lot is not full. By 8am, it will be, and all seats in the house will be occupied."
Michael Stern


A stack of newspapers is available for those who want to read, but most people who come for breakfast are too busy socializing to read.
"A stack of newspapers is available for those who want to read, but most people who come for breakfast are too busy socializing to read."
Michael Stern


A sign above the stove in Carol's kitchen.
"A sign above the stove in Carol's kitchen."
Michael Stern



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