The Cellar at Duckworth's

4.8
821 reviews
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The Cellar at Duckworth’s combines gastropub fare from our chef-driven menu, with a tap list of specialty and rare beers served at appropriate temperatures to their styles, and signature cocktails that are hand crafted to order by our mixologists. Inspired by an era of time that’s long past, the underground space built originally in 1912, naturally has a speakeasy, prohibition-era feel with its original brick walls and exposed ceiling joists. Even our attentive staff dresses the part from the era. We hope to take you back in time for a bit while enjoying good food and drink with friends and family.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Drinks were fantastic and food was delicious. Very noisy but it wasn't a bother for us. We will absolutely be back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! He told us about the history of the cellar and we even got to check out inside the cellar. The food is delicious and portion size is more than enough to share between 2 people. One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte.

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

We had an excellent first time dining experience. The waiter was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions for both small and large plates. The scallops were cooked to perfection. We look forward to coming back and bringing our friends (and even not-so friends) because it was that good.

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

The Cellar is a throwback to a time when you could get great food, drinks and service all together. It was an experience trying new drinks and the food was fabulous. Ben provided great service and will be back for another event. Thank you.

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DL
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time dining here. Server was Zach. He was great! Food and cocktails were excellent. Will return soon!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Darren is always very attentive when we stop by. He remembers what we like to order and offers suggestions for drinks or dishes that go well with the foods we love. With more options popping up every week in Charlotte he really is one of the main reasons we pick this restaurant over others.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I usually like this place it appears the service and Mangement have not been trained on customer service .

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best hidden treasures of Charlotte! Amazing cocktails and great food! The speakeasy feel was perfect for our date night with busy lives/kids. Benzel was our waiter and made the experience one to remember and come back to. We will revisit and ask for Ben!

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KJ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. My wife and I enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere. The burger and drinks were delicious. We will be back!

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love Duckworth’s. Always a fun place, fabulous food. impeccable service. One of the best steaks I have ever eaten. If I could change anything it would be to add a green salad to the menu.

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KD
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

the entergetic is not a correct option ..the noise level was high ,errible ..if you wanna talk .. you need to out tslk the neighbors beside you ..The ones beside us was really really loud as in screaming ...But I know its hard to control customers ...other than that it was great ,,after they left we were able to communicatea t our table

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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went for dinner and we were very impressed with the quality of food and ambiance. The truffle macaroni and cheese was the best one we had ever had! The lamb dumplings and Brussel sprouts were equally delicious. She got the NY steak and I tried the scallops for our main courses. Everything was served hot, and was aesthetically pleasing. The portions were generous so we didn’t have room for dessert. Next time we will order more wisely. Our server was fun and attentive. I would highly recommend going to this restaurant if you are in the Charlotte area. We will definitely return. :)

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G
Charlotte
168 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dark cellar and the smell of smoke from the infused drinks were the first thing I noticed when I entered the restaurant. Then the staff interacting with the patrons set the stage for a fun and interesting evening. All six of us felt like we were being treated as if we were the only ones there. The service was fantastic as were the food and drinks. Known for their steaks, my filet was awesome with the Pittsburgh style char. The charcuterie with wild boar and Gruyère was very appetizing. The tuna tartare was outstanding. I tasted the grouper and while it was good, I'm glad that I got the filet. Now I see why it's tough to get a reservation. I'll plan ahead for next time.

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KC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam was awesome! Actually the entire staff was fantastic. Great food. Great service. Great experience.

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KE
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good, along with the ambiance being quite and conducive to good conversation. I thought the wines by the glass were pricey. Service was very cordial and accommodating. We'll go back for sure.

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Excellent food. We enjoyed a quick tour of the craft beer cellar. Will go again!

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

Always excellent.

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

I really loved the service! Our waiter was exceptional and the drinks were very good!

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TM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend Duckworth’s to a friend for the cool location and awesome drink menu. Our server, Cameron, was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was lacking though, we enjoyed our charcuterie board although it took quite a while to come out. The Truffle Mac and Cheese was excellent but the burger we split and the Tuna tartare were not very good. The Guac that came with our tuna was clearly browning heavily and the tartare lacked much flavor besides sesame. The burger, although it looked really good, was bland and we could only taste slightly over cooked burger. Just go for drinks and Mac and cheese.

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MK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to The Cellar. A hidden gem in Uptown Charlotte for certain. Service was excellent and food was outstanding! Brought the whole fam. Will be 'our' spot going forward. Only warning, floors are extremely slippery, so step lightly.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great drinks, cool spot. Cool ambience. Avoid if your don’t like loud restaurants but otherwise it’s a 10

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great drinks, and terrific service make this place one of my favorites in Charlotte!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing experience. So much to experience from the cocktails, starters, and entrees. The dining room is very cool and decorated with 1920s speakeasy theme. Our server was so wonderful and thoroughly entertaining. He walked us though the history of the establishment, how the chefs prepare the food, and was helpful without being invasive while we were eating. We ordered starters, cocktails, main entrees, and desserts. Every item we ordered was amazing. We will definitely be back!

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good menu, with some affordable options. Creative choices. Leans towards the hipster side, but a very good choice if you're in downtown Charlotte and looking for something creative and affordable.

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

Husband and I went here for our Anniversary and it was amazing! Service was great, food was delicious and drinks were even better! If you want a small quiet romantic atmosphere this is the place to go!

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JT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well taken care of. Tapas format allows fun tasty diversity without over eating. Food excellent. Favorite was filet mignon. Perfectly cooked tasty rub. It would be hard to be disappointed

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fun drinks and great atmosphere!

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DD
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drink, food, ambiance and service were excellent. Perfect date spot.

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DT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent experience at The Cellar. They were able to accommodate a last minute change to the party size (4 people to 7 people) and everything was on point - service, drink program, food, ambiance. Highly recommended.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant and staff! A keeper!

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

I was concerned about some comments about service, but like every other time I’ve been here, the cocktails were on point and the food was excellent. Most importantly, though, the service was impeccable, and our server was both professional and personable and balanced generalized descriptions of the food and cocktails with her own input based on our palates. As with every other experience here, tonight hit every note perfectly.

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BH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the service is expert and friendly. Our server even generously offered to take our picture in the beer cellar. Can't imagine a better dining experience in Charlotte.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I’ve ever had in Charlotte. Fantastic food and drinks. And we were shocked that it was as cheap as it was for our group.

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

Scott was an amazing server. The cocktails were top notch, the food was outstanding, the selection was impeccable. Not my first time going, and most certainly won’t be my last. Prices are great for the experience and ambiance. A must go-to.

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

The drinks are all scratch made and they have lots of selections! The food is incredible!! I absolutely love eating there! My favorite dish is probably the roasted corn and risotto with added scallops. It is delicious! Thank you to our waiter for the suggestion on adding the scallops.

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

It is hard to believe that a restaurant in the basement of a bar could be so great. The food was amazing. We had a few small plates, a couple entrees, drinks, and dessert. Everything was fantastic. Our list included: tuna tartare, brussel sprouts, waffle cones, steam buns, the ribeye, and duck ragu. The steak was one of the best that I have ever had.

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CW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

First let me say that the service and food were outstanding!! Our server was Sam and she was attentive, entertaining, and very efficient. The food was really great. We started with the Jalapeno bacon - OH MY GOODNESS - it'll make you want to slap your granny!! So good, I had the filet, which was perfectly cooked. I can't remember what my friend had, but he loved it. The ONLY negative is that the noise level is DEAFENING. Conversation without shouting is fairly impossible. I was so relieved to get out of the restaurant onto the street where I could hear myself think. This restaurant is in a cellar, so there is really no place for the noise to go. I really think the management should look into tastefully dampering the noise. There are ways to do that that creates a management noise level.

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MK
Charlotte
83 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were late for our reservation, but they were still able to provide a table. The cocktails and wine were great. The Brussel sprouts are always wonderful - and we were very impressed with the shrimp and grits. Our server was wonderful and gave us great background on the restaurant - and we also got a tour of the beer cave - very impressive. Our party had a great time and we can't wait to go back.

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

This was my second time visiting the restaurant and it was as great as the first. Our waiter, a beautiful man of color, was a very professional host and he made my family and friend most welcome. He welcome the ladies with a big hug and me with a hardy handshake. Such attention to details. Yes next time we visit Charlotte we will come here again.

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

This is the best place in town. Great food, great service! Seems like they added a little more to their wine list from Napa which was awesome!

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