Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar
Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar

Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luckyroosterhhi.com/
  • Phone: (843) 681-3474
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday: 4:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Clayton Rollison
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chimney Cove
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar
An American Bistro with a Southern Soul!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (65)neighborhood gem (44)notable wine list (31)special occasion (27)good for groups (26)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (19)romantic (15)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • A wonderful find on Hilton Head
    PalmettoGal1
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    It is so nice to find a restaurant that really uses local products in its cuisine. My Bourbon glazed short ribs were fantastic and my husband had Shrimp and Grits that were one of the best we've had. Nice selection of artisan beers; casual atmosphere and great service all added up to a place that we will definitely return to with friends (so we can try more items on the menu).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trying Hard
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was our second dining experience here. The first time the food was very good but very slow coming out of the kitchen. We returned and found a fall menu that maybe we made some bad choices from. Two of us got the trout wrapped in bacon that sounded wonderful but unfortunately the bacon overpowered the trout. Rack of lamb ordered by my husband was good. Desserts were decadent. We recently returned from the Mediterrean and the fish dishes were simply prepared and some of the best I have ever had. I think restaurants in the U.S. need to do a better job of letting the fish shine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place for GOOD quick dinner
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Very good food in Southern vein that takes some chances with combinations such as Venison Chili with Foix Gras or Flounder on top of corn/mushroom succotash. Food was prepared well. Not many people on a Tuesday night. Very dark inside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stupendous !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    By far the best restaurant on Hilton Head Island....stellar dining experience ....corn bread was exquisite....sweet potato ice cream was divine......service was warm, generous and attentive.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding menu
    CarolaE
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    A wonderful southern restaurant with a twist on low country cuisine. The. Lucky Rooster may serve shrimp and grits or beef short ribs, but they have a gourmet element like butternut squash added to the grits and a bourbon glaze to the short ribs. Wonderful wine and cocktails complement the ever changing menu. We love this newer addition to the Hilton Head dining scene. We were there on a Tuesday night and a great band started playing around 9, sorry that we couldn't have stayed longer to listen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique take on classic pub food
    HH4evrVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This restaurant, in a strip shopping area on 278, was a find! We tried fish and chips (crispy hot fish, not greasy, crispy fries) and shrimp and grits (creamy grits with winter squash and greens - a fall version of the classic) Both dishes were delicious! We shared a sweet potato ice cream sundae for dessert (ice creams made in house) that had honey and peanuts and sweet potato chips on top. (the honey made it a little too sweet for my taste but it was unique!) We had a hard time deciding what to order, so we'll go back and try some more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but not great
    MissjanetVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and service were both good. The main negative which made this an unenjoyable dinner was where we were seated. The restaurant was not crowded when we were seated yet we were placed next to the kitchen service door and even worse next to where the paper was torn off a roll for table coverings.
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  • Love Lucky Rooster
    kbnyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Came here last May for first time & thought it was a great addition to Hilton Head dining scene, still do. Had the Summer version of shrimp & grits then, tonight started with the arugula salad lightly dressed with lemon juice & olive oil with some shaved parm - perfect - followed by the Fall version of the shrimp & grits with butternut squash, cippolini onions and swiss chard. Amazing. A very light rendition, although the grits were creamy & delicious. Everything was so good, I went back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant on Hilton Head
    Babbitt
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The Chef is a master at working with flavors and creating wonderful dishes. We had a fabulous duck dish! Wow! It was so delicious and attractive. They have a great wine list, also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crazy good food
    AbsoluteFood
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is by far the most unique and intesesting food on the island. The combination of flavors can only be described as art-like. Clearly a craft that is unmatched in most major cities. If you like plain, traditional food then stick to diners and Italian cafés. If you want to expand your palette, this place is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We love everything about lucky rooster. Especially the deviled eggs and short ribs. The desserts always seemed a little too much for me, but at the end of our meal, the table next to us got up to leave, and stopped by our table to insist we try the brownie dessert. They said it was "the best they've ever had in their life." So we took their word for it, and now... We'd have to agree :)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great everything
    jammysjam
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great selection of wine options & cocktails. Inventive and delicious appetizers & entrees. Be sure to leave room for all the amazing dessert options! Definitely will be back regularly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First but Not Last Time
    SueinBuffalo
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great food - seasonally relevant. Venison chili and short ribs were both well prepared and presented. We plan to come back and try out some of their artisanal cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    YachtCoveDuo
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Arrived with a slight wait to be seated due to a menu shortage but the issue was quickly resolved. Comfortable booth and quickly visited by wait staff. Eclectic menu with limited but select bar offerings. Starters and entrees were delicious, perfectly prepared and appropriately sized - desserts were great but oversized (I would share next time). Looking forward to returning :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal of our vacation
    Duck
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Absolutely wonderful meal, fried greenTomatoes superb. The shrimp and grits were creamy and bursting with taste. The only thing lacking was more ice cream on the desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderfully eclectic
    crgdining
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Just enough comfort paired with just enough eclectic flavoring. It was an outstanding meal, we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, ok service.
    Winesnob69
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were impressed by the fresh ingredients and thoughtful perpetration of the food and thoroughly enjoyed our meal, however, the server did not seem seem very enthusiastic which made the service a little weird. Overall we enjoyed Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar and would return when in Hilton Head.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Talented chef
    Babbitt
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Chef Rollison has a special knack with flavor pairings. His dishes have an interesting and imaginative flair. I have never been to a better restaurant. Excellent wine list and the staff is very knowledgable about them. We had a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We were pleasantly by how fantastic the food was. When you walk in, it is an unassuming establishment but from the first drink (Moscow Mules) to dessert (pumpkin ice cream with salted peanuts and pumpkin chips) it was a food experience. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great New Restaurant
    foodlovers4VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is a restaurant that understands service while trying to establish themsleves on the Island. The managers or owners made their presence known by delivering excellent service and making sure the wait staff was attentive and the kitchen delivered very good food. I had the cornmeal crusted catfish and my dining companion had the shrimp and grits, both very well presented and enjoyable. Their low country cuisine is true to the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mj26
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Found menu very limiting. Wine and beer selections larger than food selections. Had short ribs because of limited menu. They were tender just too rich for my taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DocTom
    DocTomVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wonderful dinner from appetizer to dessert with excellent service our first time there. It was so good we came back again four nights later for a repeat performance and it was just as good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not great
    sami
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I really expected more from this relatively new restaurant. It was my first and last time. Service was poor, noise was a problem, and the food was only so so. I was disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • surprise yourself
    avocatVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I am not from HH. I dined here three times this week. Had 6 dishes. Two get special shouts out. The octopus was fantastic. Dressed perfectly with quivering poached egg and olive tapenade. I nearly swooned over the shrimp, calamari, chorizo in butter sauce with almonds and pickled onions. Bread to soak up the rich sauce dripping of the chorizo. The wine: a glass of chante-alouette white. Subtle yet somehow still fireworks. Worth every penny. Nothing better in the low country. Chef Rollison is a local boy done good, who graduated Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. The gold standard. His kitchen is tight, even when he is away tending to his family. I will go again and again when I get to go to this lovely part of the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit
    MacDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Beautiful presentation of food and the choices were very delicious....we did opt for the sockeye and were disappointed but not the fault of the kitchen or restaurant....poor choice on our part. Will return again and again as the restaurant has much to offer and an electic menu.....Brendon was a great resource and very attentive to our needs.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serious Food in Hilton Head: Go!
    JayHi
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We love Hilton Head, but the food has always been hit or miss. Beyond traditional seafood, finding thoughtful, interesting food in HHI has been tough. Lucky Rooster is a breath of fresh air. Fantastic, well-considered, clever menu, and everything was perfectly executed. Fab cocktail and wine lists. Fried Chicken Skins (with Hot Honey) and oysters on the half started our meal: delicious, mouthwatering bites. Appetizers: Pork Steam Buns were amazing, and the Steak Tartare was outstanding. Awesome entrees. Desserts didn't disappoint either. Really hope the folks behind Lucky Rooster keep up the good work. Hilton Head deserves a restaurant as good as this. Tourists and locals alike should flock to this place. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    PRMADNA
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had tried it when it first opened and they had some issues. They have definitely got the kinks worked out! Service was friendly and fast and the food was wonderful!! Back on the list for sure!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything we had was great!
    DrewP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    No complaints at all. Wonderful meal, great wine and good service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining option on HHI
    HHIResident
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I dined at the Lucky Rooster three times now and each time it's been terrific. The menu is unique, wine list substantial, and service is top notch. You can't go wrong choosing this restaurant if you are looking for good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not miss
    Goodeater
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great restaurant. In my experience the best on HH. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Destination
    Bigredmom
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Truly enjoyed the fresh/local touches and the creativity of the food . Will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety on menu
    Joblew
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    You can check out our review on TripAdvisor, under Jo Blew from PA.We thoroughly enjoyed our evening dinner at Lucky Rooster. Wishing you success, we will return on our next trip to HHI.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walked out before dinner was done
    NewportbummerVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    They are known mostly for wine, my husband is diabetic, I have an allergy to nitrates so we Did not order wine. This seemed to upset our waiter and he was very rude to us, short when explaining specials, no interest in what I guess he assumed a cheep table. Got tired of the rudeness and left. Ate at Alfred's the next night and had an amazing meal, skip Lucky Rooster and visit Alfred's
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great change of pace
    dryanmillerVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We recently dined at Lucky Rooster and loved it. The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent and a nice change of pace from all of the other Hilton Head restaurants. The menu was interesting and there were so many great options. The drink list was the exact same. We highly recommend it and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good food in Hilton Head
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This restaurant was really outstanding food wise. Decor is more like a bistro and that works well at the beach because you are always wearing dress shorts. We enjoyed a dinner with our friends and had some great octopus salad, Jalapeno Cornbread, Watermelon Salad, and Cobia. The prices were good at 22-34 for entrees. We will go again because this restaurant has a lot going on in its menu. We never have understood Hilton Head. You are on vacation and looking for good food and in many of the restaurants the food turns out to be meh. Not so here. Lucky Rooster can stand with any of the best restaurants on the Island and in the Triangle area of North Carolina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here!
    dineNdashVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We absolutely loved it here! The Jalepeno cornbread was amazing, especially with the honey and butter to put on top. Dinner was outstanding, as I had the vegetable farro salad, and my partner got the shrimp and grits. Our server, Will, was especially friendly and attentive. This restaurant was so focused on its guests, that the chef even came out after each course to check that you enjoyed what he made. What a nice touch!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Harry
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Best restaurant in Hilton Head! Best value and best service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waniulka
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Very bad service. It was my daughter 35 th bday and she picked this restaurant. And after dinner she said it was the worst dinning experience.
    • Food
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  • new find
    Guest17
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    first time here! really enjoyed the commitment to local ingredients on the menu. the food was excellent, but was $3-5 more expensive for appetizers and meal than other restaurants on the island. would like to see the restaurant pick up more customers (didn't have very many customers until 7/7:30 pm), because the food and service was excellent. attention to detail and service was great. food as good as wise guys, but more local and slightly more casual. i recommend, and i'd like to go back. [menu note: the tomato toybox salad was excellent with housemade burrata. bar food jalapeno cornbread was finer grain than other restaurants and was delicious). french press coffee is a nice touch, and dessert key lime pie in a jar TWO THUMBS UP]
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lucky us
    EmptynesterVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Happened to stumble upon lucky rooster and went back twice in the same week. By far the best restaurant in hilton head. Every meal was delicious and interesting. Comparable to food you would find in charleston or major cities. Fine dining and not much more expensive than hilton head beach meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.