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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 16
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Additional Information about South 21 Matthews

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

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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?