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11450 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4712
704-844-1004
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our first visit was mighty fine!

I've heard of this place - but never had an opportunity to check it out... until yesterday. Now, it is a "throw-back" diner, with diner-type food... but knowing that going in, we loved it. For under $6, my wife and I each got a "Thursday special": a hamburger steak plate, smothered in grilled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Ed M
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Burlington, NC
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Burlington, NC
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239 reviews 239 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I've heard of this place - but never had an opportunity to check it out... until yesterday. Now, it is a "throw-back" diner, with diner-type food... but knowing that going in, we loved it. For under $6, my wife and I each got a "Thursday special": a hamburger steak plate, smothered in grilled onions, with a pile of shoestring fries,... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our office went to South 21 in Matthews today and it was fantastic. The onion rings are the best I've ever ate. There were several people in our group that ate them and have fallen in love with them. The guy Chris who was helping us was very friendly. I will be going back!

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

we are frequent customers but that will end tonight. instead of serving us a fresh cup of soda, our cashier took the liberty to dump 2 cups of UNKNOWN liquid into our cup, when i asked what it was, he said it was unwanted soda from previous customer who no longer wanted it. he said he didn't want to 'waste'... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fed my family of four for under $25 and didn't sacrifice flavor for price. The food and the portions were good and we even had some leftover to take home. The service was quick and friendly and we will definitely be back.

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Indian Trail, NC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A Charlotte favorite and one that keeps us coming back! Good, greasy food! Remember from my childhood going to the one on South Boulevard. The onion rings are homemade and fresh. You have to get these and on any plate, you can substitute onion rings for fries. It's a must! I love their vinegar and oil coleslaw. (It's not for... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The burger was cooked to where it was a little crispy on the outside. Just the way I love it. The fries were hot and fresh. The Fifties motif was interesting. Overall very good.

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Reading, PA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ok it is just a fast food place serving burgers and fries and hot dogs and soda. It has a drive thru window so be careful in the parking lot.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a good burger place for families. The food is tasty and the prices are very affordable. The entire family really likes South 21. There are daily specials and the sweet iced tea is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This is what we all remember and seek out from our past! The burgers=excellent! Fried chicken=crunchy and moist hot dogs and fries/onion rings=fresh and not greasy! On line warm and caring manager and front line staff that are patient and pleasant to deal with! Food and staff were far above expectations!

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Little Neck
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

What a great stop this was.Whenever we drive to Florida we stop at places from Man V Food or Diners Drive in and Dives.First was going to stop at the drive inn,but then decided not to eat in the car after being on the road from NYC for 11 hours.Had the super boys and they did not disappoint.Onion rings were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11450 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4712
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: 704-844-1004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?