Zeppelin

4.5
127 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Zeppelin provides an interpretive "Queen Punk" atmosphere, with seasonal small plates and inspired cocktails, in Charlotte's historic South End.

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Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Brunch was a great experience. Individuals plates were awesome with variety of choices

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SM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was incredible! We came here once before and loved it so had to come back. Our waitress was great but t The bar was completely backed up. It was like they only had one bartender the entire night. It took about 15 minutes for us to get one drink each time we ordered a drink. That was the only downside which is why I gave it a four star. The food and the service other than the bar was great. I’m not sure what was going on at the bar but the bartender was definitely trying his best to get every concoction out. But they definitely need more than just one bartender on a busy Saturday night. Great place overall, I definitely recommend.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Experience!

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M
Western NC
42 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting seasonal cocktails and great small plates. Great service!

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AM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I’m sorry but this is way too overpriced. I went here because it was recommended for an anniversary. Noted, my wife and I have ONE date a year where no expenses are spared, so Zeppelin we chose. We mentioned several times that it was our anniversary to no avail. No special dessert, nothing, just a $115 bill for 3 plates (carrots, gnocchi, and steak), 2 drinks, and 2 desserts. We were waiting for something, some sort of acknowledgement that we have married for 17 years and we chose this place to spend it. It was very loud and not cozy for a date at all. The food wasn’t all that good and wasn’t worth the money. Tupelo Honey, I recommend for an anniversary. Not this place. Too pricey and pretentious.

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S
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic!

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TP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always. Tony is an outstanding server. I’m always glad to have him at our table.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tony and Peter took care of our group. We were there for a bday/bachelorette party so we were out to have a good time. They were great! And the food was delish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the squash blossom!

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ST
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch was good but slightly overpriced.

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Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Once explained, Zeppelin's interior take on the structure of a Zeppelin provides a trendy link to its name, though the connection to the menu's write up on Edison's time in Charlotte is more obtuse. The food selection is limited, but appetizing, and the list of beverage options impressive. The southern menu included appealing flavor twists, though the items we ordered were a bit heavy. Be forewarned that the food was also spicy, should you wish to give your taste buds a little zip.

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G
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. As always. I really enjoy everything about it....the food, the drinks, the music. Everything.

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Charlotte
94 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The cocktails are very inventive as are the flavor mixtures on the small plates.

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AO
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Came for the French toast. Nice atmosphere, was a little hot inside but food was great. Service 6/10

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m
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fathers Day Brunch

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ME
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

bartenders were excellent. very knowledgeable and friendly, especially Charlie. Food was very good also. must try the fried chicken.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The food is so much better at dinner. I went for the brunch thinking that it would be the same experience, but it's not. The hushpuppies bennedict is dry and not warm and the sauce on the French toast makes it soggy after you're halfway through. Go for dinner! Dinner is delicious.

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m
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but still more tapas style brunch than entrees as advertised. Would recommend a side with your order

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AT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our foursome went to Zeppelin on Saturday night for an 8:45 reservation. I have to admit, we were a little surprised it wasn't still full at that point (since its right in the heart of Southend). We loved the vibe/ambiance immediately, which I would describe as inviting and eclectic. After we were served our delicious small plates, we were even more shocked that capacity wasn't overflowing. Our food was scrumptious!!! We had the steak, the yellowtail, the fried chicken, the gnocchi (oh my goodness, so good), and every dish was absolutely wonderful! Our server, Tony, was excellent. We had a great time and cannot wait to go back:-)

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AE
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything on menu is excellent

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SM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can not wait to go back!! The most delicious food, fun drinks and service was outstanding. Can not recommend enough.

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S
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great spot for a craft cocktail and small bite. My only suggestion would be to change their menu for each season or expand item choices.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to share enticing small plates and sip a craft cocktail.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal. We had a big group and ordered everything but the trout. The miss Tina and pineapple skies were excellent cocktails. The octopus and carrots were standouts but everything was delicious. Great meal! Tony was our waiter, great and funny. Music was great too and not too loud. We would go back for sure.

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PB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place for any party! Throughly enjoyed our experience here!

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PA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent but pricey. Loved the music and great service.

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BG
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I really wanted to love this place. The food was fantastic and my first cocktail was delicious. We were out for my birthday (which we mentioned to our server), and wanted to enjoy a few drinks while we were out and away from our kids. We got our first round pretty quickly, but it took over 30 minutes for our next round and my husband never even got his Uncle Eddy which was highly hyped by our server. We ended up giving up and going next door to Common Market and buying a bottle of wine. For a place wanting to be known for its elaborate cocktails, they need to make sure they can serve them up timely. The excuses we were given were needing to wash glasses, bar was behind, etc. A new one about every 10 minutes. Unfortunately, we probably won't go back.

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M
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Mouth started to water immediately with the aroma when we walked in. We were greeted as soon as we walked in, seated with in minutes, we did have a reservation though. The service was outstanding. And the food.. well we tried 3 dishes:
The calamari, fried perfectly, seasoned with this asian sauce. They just melted in my mouth.
Must try The Notorious P I.G. Puppies.. large delicious hush puppies served with pulled pork on top honey butter. Delicious
And the scallops..
For dessert we had the Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding with dulce de leche and a tart ice cream, which was the most magical combination in your mouth.
Side note: the music was amazing and on point.
No cocktails this trip because we were focused on food, but definitely need time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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k
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food experience. Ingenuity, creativity and style. Excellent service to boot.

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SF
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are a great home like environment, the people their are individuals. The food is on a different level of flavor. The drink list is almost endless and the mock tails were great.

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RS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Except for the noise level. Everything was excellent. it was too loud to hear across the table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moms bday and Mother’s Day

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Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best meal I’ve had in a long time. 10+. And incredible affordable prices. GO!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, fun tasty food, nice ambiance

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SS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

It took us 30 minutes to get our drinks and an hour to get our appetizers. We went somewhere else.

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NH
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Staff was excellent.
Food was mixed. Excellent gnocchi, calamari, asparagus, carrots.
Average scratch buns and specialty pasta.
Drinks were tasty but stingy - lots of ice to fill the glass.
Bread pudding made with Krispy Kreme donuts was much too sweet.

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QC
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had been wanting to try this place for a while and it did not disappoint! Went for a date night with my husband. The food and service were excellent. (I highly recommend the ricotta gnocchi.) Excellent cocktail selection and loved that they let me sample it first. Love the decor and overall vibe. Will definitely return!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was fun and inviting, the food was absolutely delicious and impeccably presented, the drinks were creative and delightful, and our service was top-notch! Peter was awesome!

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