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South 21 Matthews

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11450 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4712
+1 704-844-1004
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Ruby, South Carolina
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here with family. The food was very good. Old school burgers and other stuff. Very good portions and free refills. We got fish, burgers and fried chicken.$30 for a family of 4, not a bad deal.

Thank wifshowfur
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

South 21 has the BEST fried trout, Cole slaw, and onion rings west of the east coast!! Love their SuperBoy also!❤

Thank Lana H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

South 21 is the bomb.com the jumbo cheeseburger is juicy deliciousness. The French fries are always fresh hot and crispy. The fried chicken is mouthwatering crunchy homemade goodness. They in house made onion rings are also quite yummy. I have never been here now a time when I and everyone with me was not satisfied. The staff is really nice... More 

Thank TFish333
St. Marys, Georgia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

If you love a great fish sandwich this is your place! Burgers are great too if fish isnt your thing. We have a large family and the prices are reasonable and no one goes hungry. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Janet M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is a fabulous place to eat! The burgers are great, but the trout is the best. Even if you don't love seafood---try it! Happy atmosphere and fabulous food!

Thank Joy G
Matthews, North Carolina
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank CarolinaK8
Charlotte, NC
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 

Thank terrec
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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.

Thank Lana H
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!

Thank Joy H
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Cafeteriagirl

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
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?