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3101 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205-7013
+1 704-377-4509
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 an order only gets you 6 rings. Wash it all down with a chocolate shake.

Thank Adventure D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Lumberton, North Carolina
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220 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 apple pie is yumX4.

Thank TheBogotano
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 don't order anything different!)!! Which is JUMBO cheeseburger everything BUT ONIONS & fries/onion rings!! And... More 

Thank CynSiOne
Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 that classic flare of the past with GREAT FOOD, this is the place to come!!... More 

Thank pbstrickland1
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My family has been eating here since the 1950's and you can't get much better then this place. The Onion Rings can't be beat. The must tries are the Fried Chicken, Fried Trout, Onion Rings, the Super Boy, the Jumbo Cheeseburger and the Hot Dogs.

Thank KNCMom
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Where do i star...i was excited to visit agter seeing Guy Fieri visit but i dont know what he was thinking... i got the super boy with fries and onion rings. The burger was bland, McDonads is better as well as the fries. Onion rings were ok, if you dont mind them tasting like seafood from sharing the frier with... More 

1 Thank Elkyn C
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here in 1968 and it was the same, good food, scenery, and had same curbside server as we did back then! Gotta love someone that is very dedicated to his job after 61 years and still working! I love their slaw, it's the best! You can't beat a hamburger deluxe, onion rings, fish fry, and... More 

Thank deeMatthews_nc
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I've come here since before I was born. Phenomenal onion rings, great chicken salad, and sweet tea!! A family favorite!

Thank gaustinrn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?