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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
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The cheeseburger was decent sized, particularly for the price. It's not a gourmet burger, but a good solid drive inn burger. The shake, while not necessarily thick and creamy, actually tasted like chocolate unlike some of the chains where you too often get tan colored vanilla shakes when you order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
SRusher
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Twin Cities, MN
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Twin Cities, MN
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cheeseburger was decent sized, particularly for the price. It's not a gourmet burger, but a good solid drive inn burger. The shake, while not necessarily thick and creamy, actually tasted like chocolate unlike some of the chains where you too often get tan colored vanilla shakes when you order chocolate. But the onion rings were distinctive and tasty. They... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I did carry out and I think it would have been a better experience if we had dine in... customer service was great. You can tell all the staff enjoyed their jobs....

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Thank Justified44
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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Whenever you have a craving for Fried Trout, Fries and Cole Slaw: This needs to be your destination. You will not be disappointed. Generous portions of Golden Deep Fried Trout. Shoe string fries, freshly made slaw with a soft roll. Nostalgic, 50' s style restaurant. Food is prepared quickly and doesn't disappoint. Friendly staff, clean restaurant, with plenty of seating.... More 

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Thank Roman T
Monroe, North Carolina
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Thank Keith B
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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Roman T
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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Thank Jill S
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Thank emccollum14
Indian Land, South Carolina
1 review
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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Thank loves2eat48
matthews,nc
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135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?