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The Cellar at Duckworth's

4.7
422 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Gastro Pub
Perfect For:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(980) 349-4078
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fred Quinones
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th St.
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Parking details
Street parking and private pay lots are available nearby. Street parking, when available, is free after 6pm M-F and on all day Saturday and Sunday.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 422 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed my meal of roasted brussel sprouts (starter) and scallops with roasted corn and cauliflower. Excellent service by Sam and Chloe. Interesting cocktail and wine selections. Great vibe.

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

Went to The Celler at Duckworth's with high expectations due to excellent reviews and a menu that looked very interesting, especially the cocktail list.

Cocktails were okay, nothing special and definitely not worth the price. Ordered the charred romaine. Flavor was okay, but needing sale. Plating was awkward and hard to eat from.

Wife ordered a filet (medium) that looked like a hockey puck and was covered in char. Completely overcooked to a well done. I ordered skirt steak with chimichurri (medium) that was okay, but needing salt. Polenta fries were delicious.

The biggest drawback was the ambiance. It was the loudest restaurant I have been to in a very long time. I couldn't hear across the table and couldn't hear the waitress. We would have been better off at the regular Duckworth's above because it was much quieter.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food unfortunately didn’t live up to all the rave reviews we came across.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our entire meal was EXCELLENT! From the starter to the dessert, it was an incredible culinary experience. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This is a great pre event spot or great date night spot. The food was spectacular and our server, Sarah, was terrific.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic from start to finish

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Overall outstanding experience! Food was *so* good! And the drinks were great too, including the mock tails for my two boys. Service was very good! We are visiting for the weekend for a wedding and have been telling all the locals about it!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I have been here a few times and it is always good. So many options to choose from for drinks. Food is super delicious. I had the charred romaine salad, waffle cone, and tuna tartare. I would have all of these all over again. My friends ordered the brussels sprouts which were also amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We really enjoyed the ambiance and we had an amazing server. The food was absolutely incredible and the New York Gin Sour was one of the best drinks I've ever tasted.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were staying in a hotel nearby for a short visit. We were able to walk there and it was a fabulous meal, wonderful service and great atmosphere. Definitely would go back or recommend to friends!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My boyfriend and I loved this place. The food was absolutely amazing and the speak easy feel was very romantic. The server I believe was Darren and he was very knowledgeable and seemed genuinely happy to be working. Definitely coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Second time at The Cellar and I will be back!!! Outstanding hand crafted cocktails and everything on the menu is outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Everything was perfect....just a little too loud (due to basement location with no carpet, no drapes, no drop ceiling, etc. to absorb sound)

Food server was exceptional with special diet allergy needs!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food and ambience. The waiter wasn’t very quick.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Fantastic dining experience and over the top service! This place was AWESOME

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Likes: Their mac 'n cheese was literally the best plate of food I've ever had in my life! It's worth every carb, every intolerance. They have a smoked peach margarita which was incredible but ask for it without the artificial smoke (it's smokey enough without it). The decor and ambiance is excellent. Our server really knew her stuff. The tacos and candied bacon were tasty. I also liked the brussel sprouts. Dislikes: They lie about their availability. The hostesses intentionally hide the dining room and tell people it's a 45 minute wait with 10+ tables being open. The burger lacked flavor and I found the s'mores underwhelming.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent venue. Will return for sure. Style is perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We had a wonderful time at this restaurant. Don't be afraid to try the brussel sprouts as your appetizer - they are amazing - and I am not normally a fan of brussel sprouts. We had those in addition to two mains (grouper and lamb chops) and dessert ( bread pudding and smores). Each dish was thoughtfully created and plated. I loved the mix of sweet and salty that was achieved by pairing candied carrots and artichokes as a side to the grouper. The bread pudding was elevated by the addition of a sprinkling of coffee mixed into the cream. All in all, we enjoyed the unique atmosphere. The employees were excellent at their jobs and made us feel quite welcome.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great drinks, food, and service!! Hannah was a perfect hostess!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amazing every time. The Mac & cheese is a must and the steaks are cooked to perfection!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Made reservations because we were seeing Gregory Porter at the McGlohan (which is next door). Brussel sprouts and oysters were outstanding. Ribeyes were pretty good, the ladies had the lamb and both thought it was excellent. Proseco was outstanding. Overall Great Customer Service. Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My boyfriend and I came into Charlotte for the weekend to explore . He had been to duckworths just the tavern upstairs but not the cellar ! It was the best experience with Hannah , she also got us to get a tour of the beer cellar which was awesome ! The duck and the burger was perfection!!!! Last but not least the truffle fries 😍😍 I recommend everyone going there ! I will be going back :)

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We had an incredible time at The Cellar at Duckworth's! The wait staff were energetic, friendly, and obviously very passionate about their jobs and restaurant offerings. The noise level was a bit high at times but the cocktails and food completely make up for any conversational inconvenience. This was an amazing date spot and we are so happy we tried it.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We ate at the Cellar based on a recommendation to try their burger (which was EXCELLENT per my son, who is somewhat of a burger guru). We also had the caramelized brussels (brussel sprouts that did NOT taste like brussel sprouts - - AMAZING). Service was great, as was all of the menu items we tried. Large selection of beers. Would def go again.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My first time at The Cellar at Duckworth's and I know it will not be my last. The food, drinks and service were phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We came in for a going away dinner and had a wonderful time. Our server was very personable and informative about the menu. Loved all of the food and cocktails, and a great beer list as well!

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Incredibly loud. Do not go for a quiet romantic evening but more for bar scene. Food and even drinks arrive at table at different times which is a bit disconcerting. Service is friendly otherwise. Tapas menu a bit limiting, but everything we ordered was delicious including the cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Outstanding. All 4 of us loved our food. Great craft cocktails. Rachel, our server, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Only improvement I would recommend is for them to use the iPads differently. They gave a table of 4 one iPad to use to look at 100’s of choices. I would recommend providing more than one per table. What we did was go the old fashioned route and ask our waitress to make recommendations - which she did and all our cocktails were very tasty. Done in less than 5 minutes. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fantastic night out!!! Excellent food, fun drinks, welcoming environment. Best scallops EVER.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great start to finish. Great food and awesome cocktails.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were a party of 4 and one of us did not receive our order. Three of us were served but one never received his food. There wasn't any explanation from the waiter as we tirelessly waited for his entree. The three of us were near finish with our entrees and he decided to cancel his order due to never receiving it. It was a horrible experience which ruined a special night for the four of us. We have been celebrating Valentines for years together and this was probably one of the worst I am sorry to say.

Ed Miller

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Late Valentines dinner. Oysters, duck flatbread, burger and scallops all superb. All our speciality cocktails were unique and flavorful. Had the French toast for dessert- yummy! Go and experience this culinary masterpiece.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

One of our favorite places to go out in Charlotte for dates or when friends visit. Food is always amazing and the service is always excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great atmosphere and love they keep the number of people allowed in limited. Great evening!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, good service, so noisy. Our meal was delicious, drinks were great. Our server was very knowledgeable, but did push a bit on the upsell. It was so loud, we could barely hear each other. Everyone seemed to have to shout to be heard, it was frustrating. The space is small and packed. We became anxious to leave and decided to get dessert elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place! The small plates are the best. Great wine menu and the servers are very knowledgeable!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The mushrooms and oysters were ridiculously delicious! The cocktail list was fun. We were celebrating a birthday and had a great time.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Always great good and service!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Tori’s costumer service was above and beyond excellent. Running late she was patient with me and my date and made sure we had a place to be seated upon arrival. Great Job

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This was one of the best eating experiences I have ever had! Darren was our server and he took care of us from beginning to end! His drink suggestions were spot on, he kept us laughing, and overall he was an excellent server. Will very likely be coming back as the atmosphere was absolutely great. Definitely worth the money spent!!

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