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South 21 Matthews

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11450 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4712
+1 704-844-1004
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11:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Matthews, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's a treat coming here! Great food, service & fun atmosphere! Play great music! We had burgers & onion rings. Employees are very nice & helpfill. Always has a good health department score & that is huge for me. Can't wait to go back again!

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Thank CarolinaK8
Charlotte, NC
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

South 21 in Matthews is a spin off from the original South 21 Drive-In on South Blvd. (Hwy 21 South). It is family owned and has been a favorite of Charlotte residents since the 1950s. The Matthews location is small, but the same great food is served. It's still in the family and has the same original flavors and menu... More 

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Thank terrec
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Love their trout plates, onion rings, and cole slaw. I also love their SuperBoy burgers and fries. I love the decor of the place also. Real 50's.

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Monroe
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Everyone develops their South 21 favs, but let me just say, they have perfected the art of deep fat fried anything! But the Onion Rings are to die for! A MUST for any order, always! Restaurant is always clean and service is fast and friendly! Love South 21!

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Thank Joy H
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

My in-laws lives in Monroe and they brought us here. The burgers was great but the fries has been cook for a while and was not good. I would like to go back to get the burger but hope the fries are better.

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Thank Cafeteriagirl
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stop here on our way to our annual trip to the beach. They have the BEST fried chicken and trout that you could imagine. Granted, this is not for those folks who are counting calories but regardless, you should not pass this up! It's worth it!! Generous portions and real Southern hospitality are served up here.... More 

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Thank akrausern
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I go here at least 2 times a month. I am very particular about my homemade chicken salad, and they are one of few I will return for. Everything on the menu is awesome, if I have to wait it isn't for long! They have the system down. No wonder they have the business they have. I shall return again... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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225 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The folks that run this place go out of their way to make people come back. They tell people how to save money on their orders by pointing them to slightly smaller servings that are still generous. An order of onion rings are huge! They are crunchy, thick cut, hot, and not greasy. Chili dogs can be customized to your... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Food was excellent! I had the special... 1/2 chicken. It was fresh, cooked to order, very hot! Exceptional prices for the quality of food. Fun busy place. Only draw-back was that they call your # for your food over a speaker and it was so loud that you would jump when they would call a # (we were sitting somewhat... More 

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Twin Cities, MN
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

The cheeseburger was decent sized, particularly for the price. It's not a gourmet burger, but a good solid drive inn burger. The shake, while not necessarily thick and creamy, actually tasted like chocolate unlike some of the chains where you too often get tan colored vanilla shakes when you order chocolate. But the onion rings were distinctive and tasty. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11450 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4712
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: +1 704-844-1004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?