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South 21 Matthews

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11450 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4712
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stop here on our way to our annual trip to the beach. They have the BEST fried chicken and trout that you could imagine. Granted, this is not for those folks who are counting calories but regardless, you should not pass this up! It's worth it!! Generous portions and real Southern hospitality are served up here.... More 

Thank akrausern
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I go here at least 2 times a month. I am very particular about my homemade chicken salad, and they are one of few I will return for. Everything on the menu is awesome, if I have to wait it isn't for long! They have the system down. No wonder they have the business they have. I shall return again... More 

Thank lindab2121
Charlotte, NC
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The folks that run this place go out of their way to make people come back. They tell people how to save money on their orders by pointing them to slightly smaller servings that are still generous. An order of onion rings are huge! They are crunchy, thick cut, hot, and not greasy. Chili dogs can be customized to your... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Food was excellent! I had the special... 1/2 chicken. It was fresh, cooked to order, very hot! Exceptional prices for the quality of food. Fun busy place. Only draw-back was that they call your # for your food over a speaker and it was so loud that you would jump when they would call a # (we were sitting somewhat... More 

Thank beevain
Twin Cities, MN
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

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 

Thank SRusher
Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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....

Thank Justified44
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218 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?