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18341 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-9184
+1 704-895-6017
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken tenders” (41 reviews)
“zucchini fries” (10 reviews)
“nuggets” (5 reviews)
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American, Fast food
18341 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-9184
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

I am always impressed by how many times I see the name Tenders at community events!! They really go out of their way to help the community in so many different ways!!! Plus the food is so good!!! Some honey nuggets made our Thanksgiving menu...More

Thank Joann S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is the Original location and the beginning of the PDQ Restaurants. It is really good and very consistent. If you want something really different you should definitely try Tenders!

Thank V2710EAalanw
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Owned by the #1 restaurant 131 Main, Tenders offers fast food like chicken sandwiches or chicken tenders prepared fresh and of high quality. We like the grilled chicken sandwich, the turkey sandwich and fries. Large variety of sodas. Recommend.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The best tasting chicken strips. Real chicken, not “ground up put together” chicken. The buffalo blue cheese sauce it’s outstanding. My personal favorite is the grilled chicken salad, served on a nice bed of mesclun type lettuces. The milkshakes are very tasty, and they always...More

Thank Angela K
Reviewed 20 September 2017

As the name implies, Tenders is all about fresh, juicy chicken tenders. There is a bit of variety to the menu, but as with all PDQ locations, the chicken tenders are the stars. Their difference is the tenders are fresh and never frozen chicken with...More

Thank psellers
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Tenders is the only fried chicken I will eat- juicy and tender. My husband cannot eat fried food and appreciates the grilled tenders that are available. The place is kept very clean and service is friendly! Lots of families go here with kids and enjoy...More

Thank annescooper
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is one of the best around for chicken. I have been here on numerous occasions and have never had a bad meal. Both the grilled and crispy chicken sandwiches and tenders are delicious, never greasy. They have several choices of sauces to meet...More

Thank Monica F
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Tenders is a fantastic place for family friendly dining. Eat in or carry out. This is chicken Tenders fried or grilled to perfection and the fries are so so good. Sandwich, salad or just tenders, each choice is s good choice. If you're ever traveling...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is the new favorite for the boys - they love their chicken nuggets. I am always impressed with how much this restaurant supports the community!! Great food for catering!!

Thank Joann S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is not a fancy place but is great for lunch! Service is quick and friendly. Food is all fresh and delicious. Prices are good.

Thank debbiebost
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 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: 18341 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-9184
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-895-6017
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