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South 21

3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7013
+1 704-377-4509
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (30 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
American, Fast food
3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of history at this 1950’s drive-in that is still operating. You can stay in your car, or sit at a picnic table. Burgers, fries, onion rings, milkshakes (like frosty from Wendy’s...not fresh made). Onion rings were really crispy. Burger was very good. Prices...More

Thank Lina879
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Real 50s dinner with good food and fast service. The cheeseburger special was great, so was my husband's fish sandwich and onion rings. Will definitely be back!

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Went for the first time today. The atmosphere was so Comfortable (I’m a country girl) the food was amazing!

Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I ride past this restaurant on my way to work each day. I am from South Carolina where drive in rarely disappoint. I cannot say that 21 South. I ordered 2 fried chicken dinners. The chicken was too disgusting to eat. It was spoiled. It...More

Thank lavish l
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Heading out of Charlotte from "Uptown" (aka Downtown anywhere else), I made it a point to stop by South 21 for burgers for lunch for the family. I recently saw an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives by Guy Fieri on HGTV which featured South...More

Thank dfbrannon2
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

It was always a special treat when we got to go to Charlotte, we lived almost 2 hours away! We always stopped at South 21 for a burger for lunch! My grandfather said it was the best burger & onion rings he ever had at...More

Thank NatashaBolden
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My dad took me here in the late 70s and early 80s. I recently brought my wife for the first time and it looks the same! Same old call boxes to order food, same design. Nothing has been updated, which in my opinion is pretty...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I didn't have a lot of time, so I figured I would give it a try. The service was good, quality was surprisingly good and priced right

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Went here because Guy went here. Easily one of the best fish sandwiches I have ever had. The vinegar based slaw was fresh and not soggy The customer service was great

Thank Chef Jeremiah W
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The fish and onion rings are a must. The tarter sauce is perfect. Never had anything that wasn't good. The service is always great. Rarely ever has my order not been right. This is the best South 21 by far.

Thank Lezanne W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7013
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-377-4509
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