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18341 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-9184
+1 704-895-6017
11:00 - 22:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great chicken, fries and shakes. Their sauces are all delicious; it's hard to pick just one! The staff is always friendly and helpful.

1 Thank chris5022017
Cornelius, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Favorite lunch hangout in Cornelius, NC. Chicken tenders, shakes home cut fries. Drive up lanes work well. Good service.

1 Thank jjzirvin
Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tenders are great here,as are the milkshakes. Don't care for the fries. The parking lot is also crazy at peak times and very hard to get in & out of. Drive thru is usually a good option.

1 Thank Heidi H
Lexington, South Carolina
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fried chicken tenders and zucchini fries. My meal was ready before I could even get my drink. Very good food.

1 Thank Sandra H
Cornelius, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tenders has never disappointed. The food here is excellent. There is normally a crowd, however the line goes fast. I have also ordered chicken tender trays and they are always a great go to for a pot luck.

1 Thank ksinman
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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332 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Huntersville and needed something quit for dinner because the NCAA basketball tournament was starting around 8 pm. We drove North on Highway 21 towards Cornelius , NC, and noticed the parking lot was full of cars so we decided to eat at Tenders. Wise choice!!! The honey butter chicken sandwich was so gooooood!!!! The zucchini fries... More 

1 Thank CathyP1953
Cornelius, North Carolina
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My Friends take their kids their twice a week. Very family oriented and quick with curb side service old school style! Fountain drinks galore. Affordable. Dine in also

Thank Jennifer D
Cornelius, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Best chicken tenders around!!! Tenders us our "go to" restaurant for awesome chicken tenders. The service is fast and the staff is friendly and customer focused!

1 Thank 2burks71
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

When I first came here, I could tell by the packed parking lot at all times of the day that Tenders was a place I needed to check out. It's is a local treasure that I now visit every couple weeks. Without a doubt, the best (fried or grilled) chicken tenders I've ever had, good fries, thick, delicious shakes, salads... More 

1 Thank PJ A
Mooresville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I eat at this place at least twice a month. It's a favorite and my meal doesn't really change. I recommend the tenders over the nuggets but that's simply my preference. I usually go during lunch hours and the food is hot, fresh and tasty. I have noticed a lot of breading crumbs in the bottom of my basket of... More 

1 Thank davista3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18341 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-9184
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-895-6017

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?