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Customshop: Handcrafted Food

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1601 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC (Travis)
+1 704-333-3396
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience- wine list well curated and offers special small vintage selections. Service (April) was courteous and informed. Small plates are a great choice and save room for the chocolate soufflé and the honeycomb/ beet dish- yes for dessert!

Thank Ragushill
High Point, North Carolina
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I suggest you look at the menu online before going. The selection is quite limited and highly unusual. They had a halibut special when I was there as an entree and it was very, very good. A number of the small plates were strange, BBQ octopus ? The fried pork belly was mostly fat. It is an experience and I... More 

Thank Luminakkk
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting, innovative and always, always an amazing dining experience. Friendly and attentive service. Delicious dishes, fish and seafood is the freshest I have had outside of San Francisco. Hip but casual ambiance. I love this place!

Thank lindajoyw
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, great service and interesting wine pairings. Their crisps, raw marinated fish, amazing. Appetizers are always interesting, charcuterie or chef selections. It's a great date option or a place to impress our of town guests.

Thank Janice H
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love, love, love this place! The staff is so knowledgeable and makes the best wine pairing recommendations for any meal. We have lived in Charlotte a long time and when we want to have an amazing meal and fun but romantic atmosphere, we go to Custom Shop.

Thank Amanda W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Folks have their opinions but in my dining experience, Customshop is a top 5 venue in Charlotte. Food is excellent. Food is fresh and interesting. The appetizers are interesting. The atmosphere is good. It can be loud. But it is fun. Good wines and cocktails, this place is on my rotation when eating out in Charlotte

Thank supersyd7
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The special dinners with wine pairings are wonderful. If you are seated next to someone at the bar who looks like he might be a workman, be polite, it may be the chef. The seafood, especially the crudos are a favorite. The bar is fun and the appetizers, veggies and cured hams, lovely. I have been going regularly since they... More 

Thank Janice H
Cornelius, North Carolina
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111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

this is our fifth time at this trendy restaurant. Service is always attentive, pleasant servers and staff. Good selection of wines, interesting menus selects and specials. Would like the chairs and stools to have cushions-- "the mind can only absorb what the seat can endure" Tuna meatballs are outstanding-- potato gnocchi is good, but really salty!!!!!

Thank pecosbill12
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275 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Our best meal of the trip. Everything from start to finish was prefect (well to be honest the BBQ Octopus was slightly overdone). Innovative, thoughtful food, unusual combinations that work, great wait staff and excellent wine list. What more could you ask for. Highly recommended if you visit Charlotte!!

Thank ajbike
north carolina
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I found I liked this place, but have to say dishes were hits and misses. Ambiance is nice, but nothing special. Service was good, and paced on the slow side. Great for a scintillating lengthy conversation or protracted couples dinner, but not a good idea if you are following up with show or movie. They were out of the oysters... More 

Thank Gizm0guy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Elizabeth
  • Neighbourhood: Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 704-333-3396

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?