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Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse

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Duckworth's Grill & TaphouseDuckworth's Grill & Taphouse

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: n/a
Taps: 80
Bottles: 40
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

14015 Conlan Cir
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28277-3476
United States
phone: (704) 752-7284

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @duckworthsbally

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 9
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Decent sports bar type atmosphere with lots of Craft Taps. Staff is usually friendly, but standard waitresses and waiters, rarely knowledgeable about many of the brews. Gets crowded after work, calms down around 7, weekends are busy. Great for NFL and college games.

Beer selection runs from good to okay, sometimes you just can't have what everyone wants. They do have bottles as well, fair selection, but for drinking there, I never tried to get anything to go, so not sure on this one.

Food, they have a very large menu, but all standard bar fare for the most part, with a few surprises on occasion. Usually well prepared, decent portion size and quick getting it to the table, unless super crowded.

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4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The beer selection is nice. I love the amount of dark beer selections that you don't typically see. Duckworth's in general is a bar first and restaurant second. I prefer a 50/50 bar/restaurant. This is the standard by which all other restaurants are judged. I find myself making up reasons to go in order to consume mass quantities of dark beer.

The price/quality ratio on the food is a little off. I don't like $10-15/plates, but this is do-able. The beer prices are reasonable and the pint nights and ability to have flights is awesome.

I would say that the menu could be a little less bar and a little more restaurant, but besides that it is a great craft beer restaurant. The service here is good better than the Park road location and the parking is better, but not great probably because it has great beer ;-)

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4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

What a great place owned by a local guy. Food is excellent and tons of TV's. The chicken philly is top notch. Beer selection is quite good Laguinta's Sucks, Green Flash, and a great selection of local NC beers. 3 dollar beers on Monday and Wednesday all day. 80 taps and a cask. This place can't be beat and is a great addition to South Charlotte.

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4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Great food - much better food than Taco Macs (right down the road) but not as many beers. They still have a ton of beers on tap and a great menu with frequently rotating beers. Food-wise you HAVE to go with the Buffalo Chicken Philly - they are a cheesesteak factory and this is what they do best.

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4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Wow...not a review in 2012? How is that possible?

I've been a customer of Duckworth's since they were in the small location on Park Rd with 20 drafts...and man have they grown.

Without a doubt the best beer selection in Charlotte, and with their specials I would say they have the BEST selection and prices. The food is also very good, I love their burgers, cheese steaks, and the best fried pickles I have ever had.

Rob is the owner and often stops by and talks, the staff seems to be for the most part very knowledgeable (with a few exceptions) and if you like TV's they have if I remember right over 60 HDTV's here.

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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

It's really hard to differentiate much between the Duckworths on Park Road and this one in Ballantyne, so here are some of the highlights...

* This one is MUCH closer to my parents house - dangerously close with no decent competition of any sort in craft-beer for miles on end

* Staggering amount of tv's - awesome tv's. There's plenty to be said for "atmosphere" in beer bars, but I really like sports. This is a sports bar that just happens to have the best taplist in the city, and beyond.

* It's in Ballantyne - so yeah, you'll have to deal with all of that.

* Taplist is actually longer than the Park Road location, but for all intensive purposes it's roughly the same. $3 pints on Monday and Wednesday.

* Huge interior - restaurant area lacks any sort of atmosphere - try to at least get in the large bar room.

* The service ranges from suspect to suspiciously sharp at the Park Road location - it's probably a few steps behind here, but it's young and the craft beer explosion is still a relatively new experiment in Charlotte, so I don't hold the staff accountable like I would in Portland, Seattle, Chicago or San Francisco

I'm not in Charlotte that often, but I can't even begin to run the #'s on how many pints per visit that will be consumed here.

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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Here is the bottom line on Duckworths Ballantyne. The food is well above average for a sports bar. The cheesesteaks and pizzas are very good and the wings are among the best around. The tap selection is the best in Charlotte and I doubt you could find anything appreciably better in any other city. 80 taps all craft no filler. It is simply world class. Prices are pretty standard at $4 for 14 oz standard beers going up to a max of $7 for 8.5 or 11.5 oz pours of the higher end beers. Mondays and Wednesdays are $3 for everything on tap with a very small number of exceptions for the most expensive of beers. They have food specials every day. The service is noticeably better than at many other spots I have been to. The servers are pretty knowledgeable on the beers they offer and always seem to strike up a friendly conversation while taking care of you. Really the only negative for Ducks is a lack of ambience. It is a typical loud big screen tv saturated sports bar type feel with the addition of a crowd of beer geeks. For quality of food, unreal tap list, great specials and plenty of tv's to catch your game you cannot do better than Ducks.

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Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse in Charlotte, NC
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