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18341 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-9184
+1 704-895-6017
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken tenders” (42 reviews)
“zucchini fries” (10 reviews)
“nuggets” (5 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Fast food
18341 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-9184
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a quick eats with quality chicken, and even better salads, give this place a try. A little, hidden gem that the locals and workers in the area flock to, especially for lunch. Prices are good and service is always quick with lots...More

Thank 704SunShine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tenders is a delicious alternative to fast food. The service is quick and the flavors are delicious. They never freeze anything and all sauces are homemade.

Thank Krissy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like going back in time, this local favorite brings us back regularly - despite often long waits in line. If chicken is your thing, this is the best. Best of all it's very affordable. HINT: If you are a veteran, let them know for a...More

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to be in Cornelius to pick up an order. Based on the reviews, we decided to give it a try. It is a busy place so obviously lots of people like it. However, I would not be among the likers. Service was slow,...More

Thank mountainview03
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I am always impressed by how many times I see the name Tenders at community events!! They really go out of their way to help the community in so many different ways!!! Plus the food is so good!!! Some honey nuggets made our Thanksgiving menu...More

Thank Joann S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is the Original location and the beginning of the PDQ Restaurants. It is really good and very consistent. If you want something really different you should definitely try Tenders!

Thank V2710EAalanw
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Owned by the #1 restaurant 131 Main, Tenders offers fast food like chicken sandwiches or chicken tenders prepared fresh and of high quality. We like the grilled chicken sandwich, the turkey sandwich and fries. Large variety of sodas. Recommend.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The best tasting chicken strips. Real chicken, not “ground up put together” chicken. The buffalo blue cheese sauce it’s outstanding. My personal favorite is the grilled chicken salad, served on a nice bed of mesclun type lettuces. The milkshakes are very tasty, and they always...More

Thank Angela K
Reviewed 20 September 2017

As the name implies, Tenders is all about fresh, juicy chicken tenders. There is a bit of variety to the menu, but as with all PDQ locations, the chicken tenders are the stars. Their difference is the tenders are fresh and never frozen chicken with...More

Thank psellers
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Tenders is the only fried chicken I will eat- juicy and tender. My husband cannot eat fried food and appreciates the grilled tenders that are available. The place is kept very clean and service is friendly! Lots of families go here with kids and enjoy...More

Thank annescooper
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18341 Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-9184
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-895-6017
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