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Customshop: Handcrafted Food

1601 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC
+1 704-333-3396
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bbq octopus” (7 reviews)
“charcuterie” (6 reviews)
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1601 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is awesome. But the atmosphere is very relaxed. My husband and I enjoyed a dinner here during an anniversary weekend in Charlotte. We wanted fine dining but without the stuffy atmosphere. Customshop fit the bill.

Thank washrn03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might walk past this unassuming place, but that would be a mistake. We had a great dinner. For appetizers, a salad with buttermilk blue cheese dressing and the pate with two housemade breads and tart cherries. Although the menu offered several interesting choices, we...More

Thank GrnMonster
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Prepare for a mouthwatering variety of delicious apps and entrees and a solid wine selection, but call ahead not only for reservations (a must) but also for the type of seating you prefer. We'd had reservations for a month (for two, but it was a...More

Thank ellenshep
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here. We tried the octopus and it was good, but a bit on the chewy side. The tuna dish was incredible - some of the best tuna I've ever had. The fish of the day was a delicious dish as...More

1  Thank jaime w
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner last weekend, before a concert at the Visulite Theatre. The portions were a little small, but tasty. Our waitress was nice, but distracted and made multiple passes by our table each time before stopping ... be sure to dine at...More

Thank the_3_adventurers
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The food is ok, Jill the server is rude and condescending, the bartender is inattentive and rude also. I felt unwelcome and unwanted at this establishment. Over all a very poor experience. Won't be returning to this place. If you do go, make sure to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great tapas styled menu and excellent wine selection make for a great dinner reservation that is close to uptown and a great location w/in Charlotte's Elizabeth Neighborhood. Never disappointing and always offering great service for a quiet + relaxing dinner. If ever asked by folks...More

Thank Ludlow3
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were surprised by the very small servings. We are not an "all you can eat" couple, but even for us...tiny portions were surprising. Parking can be challenging. Wait staff were above average. Drinks were wonderful, food was better than average but not outstanding.

Thank j d
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The first time we went to Customshop, we were truly wowed by the food and the waitstaff. We couldn't wait to go back so we did a few months later. The experience was decidedly different. The staff was indifferent and the food mediocre.

Thank judith576
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I really want to rate this 3.5 stars. It is a good restaurant, but to me just not knock your socks off good like some of the reviewers think. I visited here a while back and thought it was OK, but it was restaurant week,...More

Thank echostar1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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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