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South 21

3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7013
+1 704-377-4509
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“onion rings” (28 reviews)
“cole slaw” (3 reviews)
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American, Fast food
3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7013
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The fish and onion rings are a must. The tarter sauce is perfect. Never had anything that wasn't good. The service is always great. Rarely ever has my order not been right. This is the best South 21 by far.

Thank Lezanne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up we'd go to the South 21 drive in on Independence Blvd across from the original Charlotte Coliseum. The location on Tryon is newer than that one and a little hard to get to right now due to the blue line extension construction. Also...More

Thank jpharkey
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Bun was stale onion rings just had no taste we drove up for old times something is wrong stick to the one in Matthews very disappointed

Thank RoamingEyesTravel
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Love this place, owners are extremely friendly and nice. Great customer service, which I appreciate the most in any place I go. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻Food is delicious. Fried or grilled chicken, onion rings, fish and tartar sauce, chef salad are exceptional. Don't forget to try their milkshakes...More

Thank KsyushaCh
Reviewed 5 March 2017

If you're looking for a classic diner experience, no trip in the area would be complete without a stop here. The Super Boy will satisfy the urge for a burger and the onion rings are some of the best I have ever eaten, even if...More

Thank Adventure D
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here for 50 years. Best onion rings. Ever. Great fried chicken with dense crisp crust. Divine.

1  Thank Jill S
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Outstanding burgers and onion rings. Quick, fresh, and fast. We will be back to try other menu items.

Thank dan_fran_dickerson
Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's not in the best part of town. It looks like the type of place that would fry everything... even salads. But, this food is glorious. The onion rings are crunchy, not greasy and huge. The burgers are stacked, hot, and made to order. The...More

Thank TheBogotano
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! I've been going there since I was knee high to a grasshopper! :) And anytime I drink root beer I think & crave their onion rings!!! GREAT ONION RINGS! I get the SAME thing all the time (if it's that good...More

Thank CynSiOne
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have been going to South 21 since I was a little boy and the food never fails. I’ve been to all the locations even the one they closed on South Blvd and each one I’ve gotten the same wonderful experience. If you really want...More

Thank pbstrickland1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7013
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-377-4509
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