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Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucky32.com
  • Phone: (919) 233-1632
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American
  • Executive Chef: Jay Pierce
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have a boxed lunch menu that is perfect for corporate events, office lunches, or special events.
  • Private Party Facilities: Lucky 32 is the perfect place to socialize and have a relaxing dinner with professional service in an atmosphere made for enjoyment with an upscale feel. We will be happy to provide you and your guests with the highest quality food and drink at a good value. We welcome parties of up to 70 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Lara Yerges (919) 233-1632

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crescent Green
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a large, well lit private parking lot.
A word from Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Join us for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We serve the highest quality food and drink with competent, friendly service. Enjoy a meal in our dining room, grill room, or outside on our beautifully landscaped terrace. We are excited to announce that we are completely smoke free, inside and out. When dining with us you can look forward to a flavorful southern menu using many local ingredients grown right here in NC, along with our Wine Spectator award winning wine list.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Lucky 32 continues to provide a very good meal with good service. I especially like their seasonal menu that changes every 6 to 8 weeks. Even though they have taken fried dill pickles off of the menu they will still prepare them if you request them."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • " great friendly service , great quality of food hard to come by"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A variety of items served for brunch.... all that I saw looked absolutely delicious. My vegetarian omelet was outstanding. The perk was getting to order a "side" with the brunch item, and the pintos and chow-chow were a favorite. I would have loved seconds. Our waiter was very attentive and kept our coffee cups filled. Loved it."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I absolutely loved this restaurant the ambience was amazing the service was wonderful and the food was out of this world never tasted a more well prepared meal with so much flavor and it practically melted in your mouth. I can't wait to come again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "All of the food has been good over the years. At times the portions seem small and maybe lack of items like the garden salad no tomatoes cucumber or much beside spinach. But overall food is good and we leave full."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was my third visit to Lucky 32. The food is excellent. My salmon was cooked perfectly. Our waiter was great. We celebrated birthdays here twice and enjoyed ourselves both times. Nice atmosphere also."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great southern chic food. I have been to baby showers, bridal showers, thank you dinners and quiet nights out at this restaurant. It has always delivered!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Waiter was fantastic - engaged. helpful w/menu questions and conducted himself professionally. Hope you're able to pass along our feedback."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "There are always new and unusual dishes on the menu. Its a great place to go if you are looking for something other than the standard fare of most restaurants. Chefs make good use of local and typically southern foods and dishes. As a Northerner I enjoy the chance to try things I haven't had before - I don't always like them, but that is more my taste and not the fault of the restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We there for a birthday family celebration. The restaurant was not too loud so we could have a normal conversation across the table. The food was excellent. All interesting twists on a southern cuisine. The least favorite meal was the fish of the day, swordfish. I was disappointed in the portion compared to all the other dishes that were served. The feature of the day, pan fried chicken was excellent."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Lucky 32 is our favorite restaurant while visiting in Cary. Whether it's just my husband and me or my whole family, the food and service continue to the best."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The catfish was absolutely delicious as were the sides (collard greens, mashed potatoes, smokey potato salad and sauteed vegetables."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We love Lucky 32! Today we had GREAT service and a great meal! Try the black bean cakes and the peanut butter pie! YUM!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is a great place for lunch whether it's a business lunch or just a group of friends getting together. The food is fresh and well prepared with plenty of options."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I hated the service. Our waitress was horrible. Not only did she mess up our drinks, forget our bread, and then get the timing of our food wrong... She thought it was acceptable to insult me and go round for round with me about what I may or may not have told her manager about her mistakes. She was disrespectful to say the least. The food @ Lucky 32 is pretty good, but I would never recommend the restaurant to others because of their service. Honestly, I have never had a "he-said-she-said" conversation with a waiter, ever, in life... I don't want to again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were there on a very hectic Father's Day and the service and food were very good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant. Food is always good and wait staff friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed it as always! Food is excellent, and service is great too! Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Best Southern food for miles & miles around. Service is top notch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Unique menu, great tastes, friendly service, comfortable setting."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I was disappointed in the meatloaf/bacon burger I received. The meatloaf was paper thin, the bun was thicker and the taste of the meatloaf was lost in the bun"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant 4 times in the past 6 months and have been impressed each time. This latest visit, specifically, the service was outstanding. The server was very helpful in explaining menu items and when asked, he was able to offer staff opinion on the seasonal menu items. There was no rush to order, eat, pay, or leave. Very friendly staff from and a pleasant experience from the minute we walked in to the minute we left. The food was great as well. The rotating seasonal menu that changes every 5 - 6 weeks keeps the selection fresh and provides a good opportunity to try something new. Good thing we booked ahead with OpenTable...the standard wait was over an hour."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We have dined several times before and found our food experience to decline each time. Decided to try again and was pleasantly surprised to receive good food. The hamburger is the best in town! Nice selection of choices, along with beer/wine. The brownie dessert is amazing!! This is a great place for southern comfort foods. The Staff was very welcoming upon arrival, our server James was very accommodating and the Mgr, Greg Miller is a gem! We look forward to see him at our next visit. I believe he and my son are now friends!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I've been to Lucky 32 several times now. I enjoy the menu ALTHOUGH) I wish there were more options for vegetarians. I usually order a salad, which is very good. The cocktails are very good as well and the service was excellent. Our waiter Joshua was attentive but not annoying , which gave my friend and I chat time !"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great food, good variety and freshly prepared along with an attentive staff made for an excellent dinner."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Lucky 32 is one of our regular restaurants and has been for several years. The meals and service are always excellent. My wife ordered salmon, mashed sweet potatoes and deviled eggs and I had the chicken sandwich. Our meals were delicious as usual."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Went especially for the Wednesday Chicken Night - Fried - Not Good for you Probably, but great for the soul and the spirit!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Still waiting for some service that is above the standard restaurants. Still getting very mediocre service at Lucky 32. If service improved, this restaurant would be one of my favorites. Each time we go, we are hoping to dodge some of our past servers. When we do dodge them, we still get the same time of below average service. Hoping they step it up on service because the food is GREAT! I love the salmon and the black bean cakes...those are typically my go to items. My kids love the salt and pepper steak with Whipped sweet potatoes! Don't leave there without trying their desserts. They are great! If you don't care about exceptional service, go to Lucky 32! The food alone is what makes us keep coming back. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food, the service and setting were excellent and convenient to the hotel/resort where we were staying. It was a great night for sitting outside."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had not been to Lucky 32 lately. We just seem to overlook it when making plans. My wife and I went on Friday night and had a fabulous meal. I had the Blackened Tilapia and it was outstanding. It was the best fish dish I have had in a long time. Great job!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our food choices were great. Particularly loved the fried green tomato appetizer. The outside dining experience was more casual than perhaps it would have been inside. It was a busy Saturday night of families with young children so the dining atmosphere was somewhat chaotic."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It has been more than a decade since I've been to Lucky 32's. I had some really bad experiences with Lucky 32s in the past and had written them off and planned never to return even though I'd heard rave reviews from others in recent years. That said, I had an amazing experience when I returned Friday evening after this very long absence. The food and atmosphere were amazing! I'm so very happy that my previous bad experience has finally been redeemed. I've already recommended the restaurant to others. I will definitely go back! The food was original and delicious, we had great service and the restaurant is quite lovely inside."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have eaten at Lucky32 several times; each dining experience has been exceptional: friendly, attentive service and delicious, well-prepared food. Moreover, the restaurant seems to be well organized, and the reservations accepted are always honored on time. That's an important plus when diners on their lunch hour need to "watch the clock.""
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "It's been a favorite of mine for over 15 years, ever since discovering it on a corporate lunch outing. Lovingly prepared, well presented, delicious food yet still modestly priced. One telling indication of a *great* restaurant is choice of background music. The very best will have none, or subdued live music. Next best is piped music which is interesting and actually worth paying attention to. This is where Lucky 32 shines. Old favorites, stuff I've never heard but is still interesting, from Andrews Sisters to Diana Krall. Lesser places should just give up background music altogether. Nobody really listens to it. All it does is add to the noise and the guests have to either do their best to ignore it or else suffer through it. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "we eat here at least 2 times a month. They are great for lunch and have the best dinner menu around. Great value for what you get and always delicious!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very beautiful and dynamic setting....Expert wait staff, and very attentive service....not once did we ask for service that was not timed precisely and with a smile. The food is dynamic.......all fresh and local...delicious, and there even is a local product stand (done in excellent taste) at the entrance to the restaurant... Lucky 32 should be rated 6 stars if possible.......a great and satisfying dining experience. Congratulations"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My husband and I used to live in Greensboro and frequented "Luckys" for special occasions, brunches, many dinners and lunches. We were sad when we moved to Wake Forest, knowing we would be missing one of our favorite restaurants (including Green Valley Grill!). Thankfully we are just a 30 minute drive from "Luckys" in Cary! We welcome the drive, knowing we will be able to eat at a wonderful place! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We heard this was good soul food/ southern cuisine. Very disappointing! The collard greens were tough and had too much vinegar. The Mac and cheese was so bad we couldn't eat it. We were "afraid " to eat it. It tasted like there was a chemical ,maybe soap or worse in it. The manager tried to tell us this was the white pepper flavor. I'm a bit of a foodie- it wasn't white pepper! To the restaurant's credit, the shrimp and grits were good, and the vanilla ice- cream amazing! However the crust of the cobbler was more like puffed pastry. We know our soul food/ southern food and this missed the mark. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, as always! It is great for lunch as well as dinner. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Went with my girlfriends for Sunday brunch. Love that they take reservations. Love the food. Love the attentive but not intrusive service."
    Dined on 5/18/2014