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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
The way a Hamburger Place should be.

Went in for lunch, whereas we had a Cheeseburger platter and a Fried Trout. Both were wonderful. Maybe McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King should stop in and see how it's supposed to be.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Monroe, North Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Good food at a good price. I had the superboy and my wife had the Chicken Salad. I thought the burger was good, but not great. The onion rings were above average, but although the batter was super crispy, it lacked taste. The side of coleslaw I had was terrible. My wife's salad was bland, iceberg lettuce with a cut... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went in for lunch, whereas we had a Cheeseburger platter and a Fried Trout. Both were wonderful. Maybe McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King should stop in and see how it's supposed to be.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I find this is the best fried chicken in Charlotte/Matthews is you love a thick delicious crust. Been around since the 50's for a reason. Best onion rings in the world in my opinion. Trout is a classic too. Vinegar based cole slaw and good fries.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

The burger joint where your naive Charlotte parents dated in the 60s is conveniently located in the suburbs now. The onion rings beat all onion rings...anywhere...anytime.

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We love the food,and the atmosphere.Everyone is friendly and helpful.We go as often as possible,and are never disappointed.They play "Oldies" music to go along with their oldies theme décor!!

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matthews,nc
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I love this place, when I'm craving a good log fashion hamburger. The super-boy is what I get. They have the best onion rings ever! Another good meal is Wednesday special., best fried chicken too! 43years ago when I was pregnant I had cravings for South 21 cold slaw, so glad for the late night openings. It is the best... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This reminded us of a restaurant in the 70's and the prices reflected it. The food is good and portions are more than adequate. We were surprised that it is counter service but our order was ready quickly and made to order. We will be back.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visit this restaurant quite frequently and it is always wonderful. The food is always fresh, hot and delicious. The trout dinner is to die for! Service is always friendly and fast as well. You cannot go wrong in paying a visit to this establishment. GREAT FOOD!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

South 21 is the place to go to get great food without leaving you broke! I love this place sooo much I wrote a poem about it.

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Burlington, NC
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217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 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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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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