The Cellar at Duckworth's

4.8
1458 Reviews
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
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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KaritsaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussels Sprouts were to die for. The scallops were a perfect mix of sweet and crunch. Loved everything about this. My husband celebrated his birthday here, and it was our first time. We will be back


Only suggestion would be to serve some hot bread along with tbt meals.

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vipRick
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place in Charlotte. We haven't been since the start of the pandemic and it was nice to eat out again. The food was FANTASTIC. The service was TOP NOTCH! It's a little noisy, as it's not a large space, but the ambiance and the overall approach to everything is wonderful. They have amazing cocktails too. Their mixologists have created something special. I highly recommend this for a great night out.

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HannahL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I don’t know why they make you pick what seating you’d like because when you get there they will just put you in what’s open.

Overall we give it a B+
Pros:
Cool ambiance
Great dessert
Generous portions
Great cocktails

Cons:
Very loud
Food was good but just above average for the majority

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TrincyT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love their service, The small plates were delicious especially their candied bacon! Great cocktails and the server had good recommendationsation.

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jmd83
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place redefines what a cocktail is. I've been to a lot of modern speakeasy style cocktail bars, and they usually have great drinks, but this was just another level. Out of this world good food. Unbelievable steaks. You really need to get the steak. Amazing service, really cool vibe. One of my favorite spots in Charlotte.

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vipCoryS
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, drinks, service and ambiance

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DanK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint and historic setting. The beer cellar is something to see. Small plates were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner and server. Getting in was odd- had waitlist option, when we arrived they explained the wait list was for cancellations… no room anywhere….left went outside and open table showed availability so we booked. Said DH in instead, no problem, sat almost immediately:| what

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. We ordered small plates, dessert and drinks. I wish we could’ve ordered everything on the menu, but we chose all small plates as we didn’t want to get overly full. Didn’t happen, the small plates were super filling and extremely delicious. (Try the Brussels sprouts!!) Everything we ordered was fantastic. I have no words to describe it other than it was an experience we will never forget. Our server, Jordan, was amazing and very attentive. 10/10!!

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RichD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, unique setting, very good food

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SusanH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, creative cuisine & craft cocktails!!

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KennyB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

VERY cool place with a chill vibe. Excellent service, our server made plenty of food recommendations, none of which we followed and went with what we were feeling. Two of the things we wanted to order on the menu were "not available". Maybe we just ordered all the wrong stuff but nothing we had was better than good, including the cocktails. Ended with the Salted Caramel leche cake which was awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jourdan was a fabulous server, very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is amazing. Food, drinks, coffee, everything was outstanding! We were celebrating our honeymoon and we got the s’mores dessert! Definitely recommend!

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DanielB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Delicious food, cool atmosphere, and everyone was super nice and helpful

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DeborahP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is a bit dark by design, but very cozy and intimate. We all enjoyed it!!

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KellyH
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Terrific cocktails, tuna tartare is spectacular as is the lamb dumplings, truffle mac, and just about everything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at the bar and the bartender was great. We loved the brussel sprouts, the mushrooms and the rib eye was delicious. Special place

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slst
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, but even better was the service we received. Inventive cocktails (and fun bartender to watch make them), varied menu options (expensive but quality to match, so worth it., and exceptional server. Highly recommend.

JP
JPP1995
Western NC
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The volume of noise made it difficult to converse. However food and service was exceptional.

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BuddyC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere! Our server was very knowledgeable, gave great advice.

CB
CelesteB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding craft cocktails, food, and service. Darren was the best!

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MichaelA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic speakeasy. We had tuna tartare, the waffle cones, lamb gyoza, and oysters. We also had two mixed drinks. Everything made to perfection. Service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a fantastic time!! The cocktails took a long time to arrive and honestly didn’t blow us away - stick to their fabulous selection of beer and wine! The food was incredible and our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely be adding this to our list of favorites in Charlotte!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so pleasant and accommodating for our friend’s 25th anniversary! She went out of her way to make their special day even better. Everything we ordered was perfect. The Cellar delivered on an amazing meal, ambiance, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Megan was our server, she was great! Sadly, bar service was VERY SLOW, maybe they were understaffed due to COVID? Our pre-dinner cocktails took 10+ minutes to arrive and restaurant was only half full. On the bright side, drinks of wine and beer during the evening were served a tad quicker. As for the food, our steaks were absolutely incredible as was the fresh catch special. The Brussels Sprouts were disappointing - they were mushy and vinegar tasting vs crispy as we had experienced in the past. Bacon was good, but it was room temperature, not even warm. All in all, this is still one of our favorite places to dine at. We enjoyed a great evening with friends and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It appears I am the exception here as I would say the overall experience was only… Meh. That’s too bad as we were celebrating our 10th anniversary. We started off with two drinks as my wife had a wine (very small poor) and I chose the highly recommended Smoke Margarita (ugh). IMO the smoke margarita was nasty. The margarita replacement (regular) was not very good either (guess I should just continue to make my own). The two appetizers we chose (waffle cones and brussels) were actually very good. I chose the Grouper entree which was a big mistake as to me the fish tasted rancid (didn’t even bother mentioning it as I had already returned the margarita and I’m not one to return dishes). My wife had the salad and added shrimp and she noted it was an excellent meal. For dessert we chose the S’mores (hoping they would avoid the before mentioned ‘smoke’ which thankfully they did lol) and it was also very good. The atmosphere was a bit challenged as the seating is much too close together, had wobbly chairs (we were seated at the high tops which adds to the seating issues), too dark inside, and overall too noisy. Given the cost and the overall misses here our overall experience was just Meh and not good enough to even warrant a return.

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NCTraveler
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was entertaining friends from out of town and we all enjoyed our meal immensely. Amanda our server was delightful but for the fact it was so loud and we could not hear her. There were a few very loud tables and it made it very difficult to have any conversation. The food was delicious with some very unique flavor combinations. Loved the craft cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before a comedy event with friends. Drinks were great.

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KeyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. We arrived and the host sat us right away. Our lovely waiter Darren came over and greeted us. He shared some lovely cocktail options, specials and gave us the perfect amount of time to decide. I even picked a drink he advertised. The food was delicious and the drinks were exceptional. After our meal Darren even gave us a tour of their beer room. It was a wonderful addition to our experience and I can't wait to go back and try more options!

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Foodie
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cellar never ceases to amaze me. The food is always amazing and the service is top tier. Shoutout to Darren for his A+ service and drink suggestions! The atmosphere is so perfect for a girls outing or even a date!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to the Cellar! Great food, drinks, service and the atmosphere is perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I ate here during our last night in Charlotte and I would eat here again in a heartbeat. The food was amazing, the best steak I’ve ever had! We added on two scallops to our entrees and when they were brought out by our server, Jordan, he immediately told is they have more put down to bring out because he felt the ones we were given were overcooked. While they were more well done, we greatly appreciated his honesty and proactively correcting it. Honestly, the ones that were more well done were still delicious so it would not have bothered us at all. The drinks were also good. If you like an old fashioned, get the old Tobacco Road. The smoky flavor they generate during their process is amazing. The night was just enhanced by our server, Jordan. He was knowledgeable, funny and smart. He knew what he was talking about and had awesome recommendations.

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vipHighexpectations
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , service and ambience. Jordan was an amazing server

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vipJill
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

It was crowded and noisy, and the high top chairs near the bar are unsteady.
But the service was excellent, the food choices were interesting, and our food was good. We ordered the waffle cone appetizer, scallops, and salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Ambiance is such a nice feel, everyone was super friendly, and the drinks were awesome!

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BenR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Darren was amazing! Everything was perfect! We had a blast! Try the smoked old fashion

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To say our meal and experience here was outstanding would be an understatement. It was unforgettable and magnificent. Food, service, atmosphere…all fantastic!!

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Bwoods
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was very knowledgeable and the food and drinks were excellent!!

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MackL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This place is amazing. It was our first time at Cellar and we will definitely be back. The drink selection is really fun and the food was spectacular. The only negative is we were crunched for time and got desert to go and it took 20 minutes to get our desert. Fortunately our overall experience and eating the delicious smore when we got home made up for that.

FAQs

The Cellar at Duckworth's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 349-4078.

The Cellar at Duckworth's is rated 4.8 stars by 1458 OpenTable diners.

The Cellar at Duckworth's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/the-cellar-at-duckworths/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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