The Cellar at Duckworth's

4.8
1352 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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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy speakeasy atmosphere, outstanding service(Star, our waiter and craft cocktail bartender was attentive, informative and fun) craft cocktails were fabulous, anxious to return

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Meaganc
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great! We loved almost everything we ordered. Didn’t love our seating at the high top tables. The seats are wobbly and uncomfortable. The ambiance is chill and cozy and the service is amazing!

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VikkiC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and the service was fantastic. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, awesome bar tender and the food was better than expected

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Will always recommend. Can be a little loud being in a tight space, but still enjoyable.

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KellyA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and atmosphere is outstanding! Our waiter’s knowledge of the history of the building, menu, and recommendations made our experience spectacular! The cocktails with homemade syrups and juices in house were some of the best we’ve ever had! We will definitely return and recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are excellent food is delicious. The staff is very knowledgeable and can guide you through their comprehensive cocktail menu. Everything is made on site, except the spirits. Get a reservation as seats are limited. The ambiance is on point transporting you back to a prohibition speakeasy. Highly recommend.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent in their level of service and food quality.

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vipDinner
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Dined there on Tuesday and ended up going back on Wednesday to enjoy the other half of them menu. Amazing ambiance, food is incredible, cocktails are absolutely delicious and the staff outstanding. This place is a must if your are in downtown Charlotte. Cannot wait to return. Thank you.

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vipfoodlover
Raleigh
52 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Cool place, but my fish was overcooked and my smoked whiskey sour (which the waiter recommended) was way oversmoked. Some bumps in the service.

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vipBarbaraC
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our party of six really enjoyed the evening. The service was prompt and efficient and the food was outstanding. We got there early and things were relatively quiet. But soon the noise level was very high and we had a hard time hearing each other. I don't know what could be done about that. Next time we go, we'll keep it to a party of four. Maybe that will help.

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CrystalB
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

overall great experience. can't go wrong here for any occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. From the time you get there until you leave, everything is outstanding!!

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RoxanaS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time!!!
Love this place , favorite spot in Charlotte

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vipAlexE
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was fabulous. Been there several times and finally got a steak and it was heavenly

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JavierW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server and food. We enjoyed our dinner and the craft beer

KB
KatieBelle
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST truffle fries ever. Great drinks and entrees as well

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Food was prepared perfectly and was delicious. It was a bit loud but it didn’t deter us from enjoying our seat. The ambiance is romantic. Hand crafted cocktails do not disappoint. Superb experience. Highly recommend.

JM
JamieM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben was AMAZING! Atmosphere was everything!

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EdCanty
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went hear to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed everything..the atmosphere, the service, the drinks and the food. Jordan was an excellent server who was fun to interact with. We will be going back

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever !!! Waiter was awesome !!! I will definitely be back and highly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary there and it was outstanding! The best streak I’ve ever had! Great service, too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, cozy atmosphere, outstanding service!

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vipTinaB
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cellar never disappoints!!! It was awesome last night and Jason our waiter was outstanding. The food and the atmosphere are the best in the city. We will be back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall it was a good experience. The food was (mostly) fantastic and the cocktails were outstanding. The ambiance is cool, but it’s definitely noisy with all the people in a limited space. It’s also on the spendy side, and I’m not 100% sure it was worth the cost, but it was a fun experience and we’re glad we went.

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HillaryG
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Very disappointing food. The menu looked amazing and the Brussels and mushrooms were great. Our fish, steak, and scallops were way overcooked. The fish and scallops were incredibly salty and both were rubbery. One entree came out 20 minutes so we couldn’t eat together. Our server was very nice and helpful but had way too many tables so we did not get very good service. Overall disappointing because the reviews were so good. Hopefully this was a bad night and not representative of a topical experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was pretty good but oversalted. Drinks were excellent. Stephanie was fantastic!!

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal atmosphere, food, cocktails and service. One of the best meals we’ve ever eaten. Delicious shared plates and fantastic drinks. Our server Anthony was completely delightful. We live about two hours away but are still planning to visit again soon.

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picosuave
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations 5 days before, easy. Arrived in time and were immediately seated. The waiter was incredibly helpful with the food items with the drink items and was just overall a really great person and I wish I could remember his name. We ordered the risotto which was amazing. the tuna tartare which was amazing. We ordered the tomahawk steak medium rare. cooked perfectly. one of the best steaks I’ve had in a long time. We will definitely be back.

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Smichelle
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cellar never disappoints! The drinks are spectacular and so are the food selections. Pescatarians and meat eaters will be able to indulge, however, it's not an ideal place for vegans. Your only option is truffle fries with no parm (which are delicious btw). Be sure to make a reservation. This place has intimate seating and books fast.

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vipLowCountryLiving
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The bartender, Star, waited on us probably due to a shortage of staff. He was a very interesting person. Make sure you introduce yourself to him during your visit. The service was excellent, the food outstanding. My only comment was that it was extremely warm which was made it very uncomfortable for my group.

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vipJanetL
Central Texas
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place! Very cool atmosphere. Friendly staff and yummy small plates.

LD
vipLayneDobry
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

went here to celebrate my partners birthday. The server said he didn’t want to rush us and came over every 5mins to ask if we were ready to order. Before we had drinks and before our appetizer even hit the table. After my partner ordered her entree he went to walk away so not only did I have to stop him so I could order my food I was unable to order the bottle of cakebread chard I planned on having with our dinner. then in the end he was so quick to drop the check with us. my partner and I are both servers and this was probably top 3 worst serving experiences we’ve had. food and drinks also had been sitting in the window / well for too long. Since my drink was obviously watered down and the hot plates of food were hot but the food was not. also never mentioned her birthday or anything so we ended up going to crave for dessert which was a 5 star experience. Don’t waste your money to have rushed service and food you could have at Eddie vs or capital grille for a way better value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great & the drinks were great. I would definitely return for dinner.

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vipLenV
Orlando
37 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, our server, Darius was outstanding. He was attentive and helpful with menu choices. The ambiance was fun and relaxing despite having to sit at a high top, not my favorite, but reasonably comfortable. The grilled oysters were excellent, almost at good as what we get in NOLA! We also enjoyed the tuna tartare which was a good size portion to share, fresh and flavorful with guacamole and crisp tortilla chips. Our medium rare ribeye was perfectly prepared, juicy and flavorful- melt-in-your-mouth tender. Might ask to have the finishing coarse salt off as it was a little heavy especially if you’re sensitive to salty flavor. Wine selection is somewhat limited but we found a nice red at a reasonable price point. Only disappointment was we were celebrating an anniversary, the hostess asked us if we were celebrating any special occasion- yes, our server asked the same question- yes was the answer both times but in the end aside from the questions, no acknowledgment of the occasion. Why ask twice then do nothing??? Bottom line, we’d go back but not for a special occasion!

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BrandonnG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and portions. Really appreciated the decorum and the food was fantastic!

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vipusc4evr
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Everything from the location to the food and service ( Darren) was great. While the noise level was on the high side you could easily hear table conversation well.
Can't wait to go back. The Truffle Mac & Cheese is out of this world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, drinks and vibe. Anthony provided excellent service; would always ask for him.

MM
MairaM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and crafty bartenders! Speakeasy bars are rare nowadays and this is a gem!

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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 1352 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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