South of the Border Tourist Attraction sits at the North Carolina and South Carolina state line along Interstate 95. For more than 60 years travelers and locals have stopped here for our crazy collection of things you never knew you needed. You can get a souvenir t-shirt starring Pedro, a scare in our Reptile Lagoon, fuel for your car and fuel for your tummy at one of our six places to eat. And don’t forget some Good Ole Blenheim Spicy Ginger Ale to wash it all down.
One of the most famous South of the Border signs is the one with Pedro’s Weather Report “Chili Today-Hot Tamale”.
The polar vortex has Pedro predicting “Chilly Today-Hot Tamale” for this winter season. A great way to knock the cold out of your bones is lunch at our Hot Tamale diner, but it’s open 24 hours a day so you can drop in anytime.
We serve great Tex-Mex food like tacos, nachos and tamales. Our special this winter is the BRRRRRR-ITO. Ok, we’re just kidding but it has been really, really cold. We are known for our tasty namesake the hot tamale. You can even grab a cold beer to go with your hot tamale too, just make sure someone else takes the wheel when get back on the road.
The Hot Tamale also has American favorites like burgers, fries and hotdogs. Our Gigantic Big Dog topped with chili, mustard and onions is a favorite with many guests.
Some places might have a foot-long hot dog, but how many have a ten foot long dog like Pedro? Probably not too many.
And our fries topped with chili and cheese goes great with anything.
The Hot Tamale diner at South of the Border is the perfect place to stop off for a quick bite on your trip through the Carolina’s on Interstate 95. Join us the next time you come through.