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“Nostalgic, back in the day Good Ol Burgers n Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of South 21 Matthews

South 21 Matthews
Ranked #19 of 177 Restaurants in Matthews
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nostalgic, back in the day Good Ol Burgers n Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

For Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas, this is the place to come. A sister from the origional drive-in of burger and fires, n...Cheryy Lemmon Sundrop's sodas! Quick, GOOD, friendly staff, always entertainment from decor, to twice weekly 'old car show's in the parking lot!!! Especially in the spring, summer. A great family outting!!!

Visited February 2013
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English first
NC
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Enjoy the tradition and the onion rings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

South 21, located on Independence Blvd (Highway 74) is a Matthews and Charlotte tradition. You'll think you've arrived at a classic '50s diner.

If you're not watching your weight or cholesterol, this is a great place to just enjoy simple foods. The "Super Boy" hamburger dates back many years, and is featured in a weekly special. Our family has enjoyed the Fish-o-Burger, or the trout dinner - crisply-fried trout, tartar sauce, bun, tart coleslaw, and loads of french fries. For a splurge, try the onion rings - but be sure to bring someone to share them with. And drinks are served with that wonderful "chewy ice" instead of ice cube chunks or crescents - plus refills are free.

There's often a crowd, but there is some outdoor dining available. Just watching the traffic whiz by on Independence Blvd. is worth a front-row seat at the bar seats.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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304 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Friday night Special is Super Boy Hamburger”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Went to our favorite Spot again for the Friday Night Super Boy Special... Yum... Love it

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Matthews, North Carolina
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Always good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

We eat there often & the food is always good, hot & fast. Love the atmosphere

Visited March 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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304 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Wed. night special is fried filet of trout”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

We always go for the fried trout - the Wednesday Night Specia-Sooo Good.They have great onion rings there so we substitute onion rings for the regular fries and the vinegar slaw is good also. They have daily specials. It is a popular place so it can get packed at peak hours. They do have a tented seated area on the side. The inside is decorated in a 50's decor. And a real bonus is that they have a Cruise In the first Friday of each month from April to Oct. Bring the grandkids and check out all the classic cars after those onion rings. Check out the web site for the menu. www.south21matthews.net

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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