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South 21

3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7013
+1 704-377-4509
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“onion rings” (26 reviews)
“burgers” (15 reviews)
“cole slaw” (3 reviews)
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American, Fast food
3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7013
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

For more than half a century the fine folks at 21 South have been serving up some of the best burgers in Charlotte. The restaurant is one of the few remaining original drive ins in the country and they still use the old fashioned speaker...More

Thank Sburris65
Reviewed 15 October 2012

I only tried the onion rings as I seen this place on Diner, Drive-in and Dives. Great rings. Next trip I will get a burger or chili dog and they looked great. Sits real close to highway so easy to find but going east you...More

Thank dingo01
Reviewed 31 August 2012

My husband and I enjoyed lunch at South 21. He really likes the food. I like the food, but I always the drive-in theme. If you want just a fun meal with an old fashion feel South 21 is the place.

Thank Saran T
Reviewed 28 August 2012

I did love the attire of the staff. The server we had was very personable considering how hot it was for him to be outside. I hate it when a fast food restaurant worker says what else on the speaker. Shouldn't they be suggesting what...More

Thank TravelBugs5264
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Always fun to eat in your car. Food is always the same. Taste good but quality is poor. Kids love it.

Thank golden2002
Reviewed 19 August 2012

This is a Charlotte tradition. Greek-owned, the food had never disappointed. You know what you're going to get when you pull in, and that is why you go.

Thank yelladog4
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Consistently high grade cheesburgers, and fried trout plates, "once a place also to see and be seen in the 1960's Muscle Car era" One of only two drive-in restaurants left, with car hops delivering excellent food to your car via using a speaker (like @...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 August 2012

A great place to go and let the kids enjoy eating in the car. Very good food and great atmosphere, reminding you of a different time.

Thank swhite72
Reviewed 1 August 2012

I grew up visiting this drive in. They have the BEST onion rings & steak sandwich around. Love being able to sit in my car & enjoy a great meal. The staff are always so friendly & make you visit more enjoyable.

Thank Carla D
Reviewed 3 July 2012

When we were in Charlotte, we wanted to go based on Food Network's Diners, Drive - Ins and Dives. The fried chicken was amazing!! The rib eye steak sandwich was yummy. My daughter said the chicken tenders were delicious. My son ordered the hamburger and...More

1  Thank MomOF4NJ
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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