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Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary

4.7
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3586 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
OPEN for DINE-IN and TO-GO! ORDER Curbside Service by calling 336-233-1632.
TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 4 PM – 9 PM,
SATURDAY: BRUNCH 11 AM - 4 PM, DINNER: 4 - 9 PM
SUNDAY: BRUNCH 10 AM - 4 PM, DINNER 4 - 9 PM.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in Cary features exceptional renderings of classic Southern dishes made with plenty of local ingredients. We will open back up soon for dining in our restaurant in our dining room that's been prepared for safe distancing and Veranda garden. View photos of our new seasonal features available for takeout on our website at lucky32.com.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3586 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SharonK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is all ways so good and the staff and management are just top notch! So glad they are back open...brunch with our mother in law on Sunday was just as we remembered it 7 months ago.

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Mombails
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most fabulous brunch! Food is superb and service is top notch!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a very nice restaurant, we recommend them.

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ElissaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky 32 was greatly missed when the restaurants had to close down due to the pandemic. I have been frequenting this restaurant since it was built and every experience with food, ambience and staff has been exceptional.

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CathyB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I told our server we had never been there before and I had the best meal I’ve had eating out in as long as I can remember. I had the grilled chicken with the honey glazed carrots and mashed sweets potatos. AMAZING! Will definitely be back!

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Lucy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great and cleanliness measures were on point. The food we ordered, fried chicken, was overly greasy. We do expect a fried chicken to be somewhat greasy but ours was swimming in a puddle of grease. We couldn’t even finish it. The butternut squash soup was very good and the other plates served to our table were very good as well. Just don’t order the fried chicken.

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TD2020
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This was our 2nd dining experience here and comparatively disappointing to our first experience. The cocktails were fair to poor and the salmon was dry and forgettable. My husband had the chicken sandwich and it was also forgettable. The handcut fries were great and the fried green tomatoes appetizer was also very good.
To be fair, I will say that the first visit was outstanding in every way as the cocktails were superb and the food was excellent! We will definitely try again as the atmosphere is very relaxing and the staff are very friendly and attentive.

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Caryann
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and experience as always. Our "go to" neighborhood restaurant/bar!

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JuliannaH
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable meal at one of my favorite places in Cary. Social distancing has made the dining experience even nicer here with less noise and less foot traffic around tables. Hopefully, there is enough business to keep the doors open. The food and the wine were up to the usual high standard of Lucky 32. The hamburger here is one of the best in the area and a great value while the seasonal pork chop was top-notch. Thanks, Lucky 32!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

Julianna, I'm so glad to hear that we've been consistently excellent, even in these crazy times! The pork chop is one of our newer dishes, and it's good to hear that it hit the spot. Thank you for continuing to support us, and letting us know that our standards haven't slipped! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Love the touch of the individual champagne bottled w mimosas. The classic Benedict was amazing with a side of grits! Went for my birthday and had great service, food and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back again!

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Jess
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes. The kitchen did a great job of making accommodations for vegetarians. Great service and such a nice place to grab an amazing brunch!

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ToddM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First official date after our marriage on 9/30/2020

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 4 days ago

Congratulations!! We are honored to have been your first date night out as a married couple. Thank you for entrusting us with such a special occasion. Our best wishes to you both. Greg Miller General Manger Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipNorm
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared southern style food. Lovely decor. Attentive service.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

Norm, Thank you for your kind words! Excellent food and attentive service is always the goal, and I'm glad to hear we knocked it out of the park with your meal. Thanks for letting us know about your experience! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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CaryGal
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed our "date night" at Lucky 32. All the staff members were professional, pleasant and seemed to truly want us to have a wonderful dinner.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

I'm glad you had such a good date night with us! We think our staff are truly exceptional, and I'm glad you agree. I look forward to seeing you the next time you come in! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipDavid
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky 32 is consistently good. They have an excellent menu that is very diverse with a lot of different selections, and they are all outstanding. One of our favorite restaurants.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 12, 2020

David, Your comment warms our hearts! Thank you and please know that you and your support are so appreciated. Can't wait to see you again. Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipMotoDaddy
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Never disappoints. The pimento cheese dip and pork rinds are delicious. I had the fried catfish with grits. Who would of paring that? Delicious and will get again. Wife had the pork chops and shared which were amazing and perfectly cooked. Service was outstanding as always. Great restaurant.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 12, 2020

I'm glad to hear we've kept up our high standards. The Catfish goes so perfectly with the grits- it's like they were made to be together! I've really enjoyed our new Pork Chop dish as well, and it's good to hear you got to have a bite. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you next time! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience. Outside dining on a glorious evening

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 10, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! Our terrace dining has been a popular choice for guests. We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again soon! Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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DonnaC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was very nice. The food was great and Kenny our server was fantastic. It was a birthday celebration and Kenny brought us a nice fudge brownie with ice cream and a candle.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 10, 2020

Happy birthday! Thank you for joining us on such a special occasion. We are overjoyed that you had a memorable experience. Come see us again soon. Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit since Lucky 32 re-opened for in-person dining, and we were not disappointed. The service was great and there were some delicious options on the current menu. Be sure to try the butternut squash soup. It was amazing!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank you and welcome back! We could not be more thrilled about being able to serve guests again for dine-in. Your kind words are so appreciated. See you again soon! Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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TonyD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for southern comfort food. This was our first visit and we ate at the bar, which is well spaced for social distancing. If there was one thing that I think they could work on is the bartender took an awful long time to get around to asking us if we were going to have cocktails. The place wasn't that busy at all, so its not a question of the staff trying to keep up. Other than that it was a great experience and we will be back again.

(The cocktails were great!)

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 6, 2020

Tony, We're glad you enjoyed our food, and we're happy that we can provide a safe environment for dining out. I'm sorry to hear that the bartender took so long to get your drinks- we try to get beverages out as quickly as possible! However, I'm glad to hear that the cocktails were delicious once they arrived. Please check us out again in a few weeks, when we'll change our menu, and we'll get the drinks out faster next time! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy you’re open again in Cary. We love Lucky 32!
See you again soon😊

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 6, 2020

We're happy to be open again! Thank you for your support as we get back on our feet. We hope the food and service is as great as it always has been! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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ArthurR
El Paso
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the Yankees in the group enjoyed the grits especially. Collards were perfect and the fried catfish delicious. It was all served by a wonderful, unobtrusive waiter. In all, it was a delightful experience.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 6, 2020

Arthur, We're happy to be converting Yankees to southern food for years! I'm glad our food was up to the task- the collards are one of the top reasons I work here. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and I look forward to seeing you again soon! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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TeresaY
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and friendly and courteous staff. Will definitely be going back!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 6, 2020

Teresa, Thank you for letting us know about your experience! I'm glad you enjoyed both the food and service. We'll be changing the menu again in a few weeks- we'd love for you to try some of our new dishes! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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jessica
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Adam was a great server! The food was tasty and we didn't feel rushed AT ALL. Wish we could have had a table outside, but inside was quite lovely. Brussels sprouts were a bit tough, but all in all a wonderful experience!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 4, 2020

Jessica, I'm so thankful for you taking the time so share your feedback with us. I will share your note about the brussels sprouts with the culinary team in hopes of being more consistent in our preparation. We appreciate you and your patronage! Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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CateL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

We were very disappointed in the service. Having dined at Lucky 32 in the past and always had fantastic service, we were sadly disappointed this time. Our server kept disappearing and when she would return and we would ask for a drink refill or something similar, she would leave for a long time and then reappear without requested item!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 1, 2020

Cate, Thank you for reaching out to us about your experience. Our promise is to provide service that is prompt an attentive. I apologize that we missed the mark during your meal. I’d love to hear more about your experience and do what I can to make things right. You may contact me at any time at (919)233-1632 Thank you again for sharing your feedback. Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch food was wonderful and our waiter was so friendly and helpful!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your meal with us! Some of our brunch dishes are among my favorites, and I always look forward to enjoying them on weekends. We'd love to see you for dinner as well, where we have even more great selections! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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KevinT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although a limited menu, the atmosphere and the service was excellent.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 1, 2020

Kevin, It's great that you enjoyed your experience with us! We always want to provide excellent service in a comfortable atmosphere, and I'm glad to hear we accomplished that. It's unfortunate that we've had to limit our menu a bit due to COVID, but I hope you still enjoyed your meal. We hope to change it again in a few weeks for the colder weather, and I hope you have a chance to try that new menu out as well! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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JohnT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy 32. Love the EE ownership. It makes a difference. Food unique not typical high quality

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you, John! We are honored to have served you. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. If you’d like to read more about our Employee Stock Ownership Program, please visit out website! Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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HowardW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday with six people. Everything was great!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 1, 2020

Howard, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner with us! We're so happy to be back, and it's good to hear we're still serving great food and giving great service. We look forward to your next special occasion! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipAnneR
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 1, 2020

Anne, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our revised COVID menu! We changed one or two things (as I'm sure you noticed), and it's good to hear we're still providing excellent meals. We look forward to continuing with our seasonal trends as we move into the colder months, and I hope you enjoy those just as much! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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LaurenR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Food was wonderful, servers were very attentive, great safety precautions implemented due to COVID.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 1, 2020

Lauren, Thank you for your kind words about your experience! We always strive to have great food and service, and it sounds like we hit the mark. I also appreciate your notes on the COVID protocols- we'll keep up with it to make sure everybody stays safe! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipLindaS
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The staff, including our server Beverly, was outstanding. Their COVID protocols are second to none. Can’t wait to return!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 1, 2020

Linda, I'm glad you felt safe dining in our restaurant. These are crazy times, and we're glad that we can still provide a place where people can enjoy great food and beverage while knowing they won't get sick. Beverly is one of our best- I'm glad you had such a great experience with her! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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MikeB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, the food was very good and the service top-notch

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 1, 2020

Mike, I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for consistently visiting us over the years, and I'm glad to hear we're keeping the same high standards we always have. I look forward to seeing you next time! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service very good as usual. Did excellent job with Covid safety.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on September 29, 2020

I'm glad to hear we've kept our high standards from before the pandemic! We're glad we were able to reopen with a lot of measures in place to keep everybody safe, and I'm glad you felt that we did a good job. We look forward to your next visit! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Kedge
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to get to celebrate birthday by eating wonderful food, sitting outside, respecting social distancing (by spaced tables), and servers wearing masks appropriately.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your birthday! I'm glad you were able to sit on our terrace and feel safe. It's great that we can once again help our guests celebrate special occasions! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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JockT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love the experience, we shall be back 🙂

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on September 29, 2020

I'm glad you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to seeing you next time! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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BeverlyR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent. This was my first time having brunch and it did not disappoint

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on September 29, 2020

Beverly, I'm glad you enjoyed our Brunch menu! I've always enjoyed these Saturday and Sunday treats. Thanks for dropping by to try a new meal period! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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DrBekiB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

32 Southern has done a fantastic job of seamlessly retrofitting their restaurant to be safe for in-house dining. Wonderful first experience dining indoors in this new time. The food was delicious (we had the southern breakfast, and the fried green tomato benedict), the service was top notch. Thank you.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on September 29, 2020

One of our top goals in reopening was to make sure everybody felt safe, but still feel like a restaurant instead of a hospital. I'm glad you felt that we did this, and it's awesome to be able to serve people again. The Fried Green Tomato Benedict has been a favorite of mine for years, and I'm glad you enjoyed it as well. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky 32 made us feel safe. We haven’t been out to eat since March. Thank you so much for an exceptional experience.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on September 29, 2020

We're glad to hear you appreciate our new safety and sanitation protocols! This is a crazy time for all of us, and we're glad we can provide a safe environment to enjoy a meal. Thanks for letting us know! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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CarissaSmart
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch with good friends. The service was impeccable. Our glasses were always full and we did not wait long for our entrees. The food was delicious. We will visit again!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on September 29, 2020

Carissa, We're so happy our Sunday Brunch is back- and we're glad you gave us a try! Great food and service is the goal, and it's great to hear we hit the mark. We'd love to have you for dinner as well in the future! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 233-1632.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary is rated 4.7 stars by 3586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.