Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary

4.7
3934 Reviews
$30 and under
American
OPEN for DINE-IN and TO-GO! ORDER Curbside Service by calling 336-233-1632.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3934 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShirlynnW
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, service was excellent. We were seating within 2 minutes of arriving and service was started immediately upon being seating.

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vipNicoleM
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good that my husband asked if we could go back again the next night!

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Panzer98
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good service with our waiter Hayden , very attentive and make it sure that we are taking care of .

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 19 hours ago

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! We love having Hayden on our team, so glad that he made the experience that much more enjoyable. Come see us again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipKimberlyB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The drinks were excellent but the food left a little to be desired. The service was great though so that may encourage me to try again and choose a different entree.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 19 hours ago

Kimberly, While I'm happy you enjoyed our service and beverages, I so sorry to hear that we disappointed you with the food. We would love to discuss it in more detail- please give us a call at (919)233-1632. Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Staff!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you so much for you support and kind words. Looking forward to your next visit! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipLarry
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Second time there since moving to Cary. Food was better. Ordered a bottle of wine and I had to go to choice #3 to finally find one they had in house. This happened the first time we were there also.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 18 hours ago

Larry, I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. I am so disappointed that we failed to provide you with an accurate wine list. We would love to discuss it in more detail- please give us a call at (919)233-1632. Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

I'm glad you were able to celebrate your graduation with us! We're happy to help all of our guests celebrate special occasions, and look forward to your next one! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Maryk
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food is always delicious and the service is usually good. Unfortunately, I think they are struggling to get staff after COVID and the server had not been trained well. 40 minutes to get our drinks, appetizers never came, second round of drinks wrong, long delays for everything. The server was very nice, simply not trained. We will continue to support this restaurant knowing they are trying to get staff hired. When they do, they need to properly train.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

Mary, Thank you for your continued support, and I'm sorry to hear that you had such a poor experience with us on your most recent visit. We are working hard to hire and train more staff, but there is never an excuse for poor service. We would love to discuss your experience in more detail- please feel free to call us at (919)233-1632. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Short staffed. This is not problem with just this establishment but hard to enjoy dinner when things take long time.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

I'm sorry that your meal took such a long time on your most recent visit. We feel that it is never acceptable to give poor service, regardless of our staffing, and it's disappointing that this is how you experienced us. We would love to discuss it in more detail- please give us a call at (919)233-1632. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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LauraD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great unique food and great service. It’s a family place so a little noise but very easy to hear each other at the table.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 18 hours ago

Laura, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and great service! We love that we are able to accommodate families and couples on date night. Looking forward to the next time you dine with us! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipWillO
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and food was excellent and as regular “Sunday Brunchers” we always feel very welcome by all the staff

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

Will, We always look forward to your Brunch visits- it's one of the highlights of my Sunday every week. Thank you for your kind words- and we look forward to keeping up the tradition for years to come! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your brunch with us! We're excited to be able to provide a uniquely Southern brunch experience for our guests. We'd love to have you for dinner as well sometime! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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RonD
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

My image of an elegant restaurant from prior visits was downgraded with today's brunch. We were seated at a booth with worn and tattered seats and a table with several deep gouges in it. The eggs benedict while cooked perfectly were the size of a silver dollar coin. I've had better at cheaper cost elsewhere. The cheese omelet was loaded with cheese, but had a slightly sour taste. Otherwise the grits were very tasty and the fruit cup was fresh and delicious.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 7 days ago

Ron, I'm sorry to hear that your most recent visit was anything less than excellent. I would love to discuss your experience further- please feel free to call me at (919)233-1632. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service! I have a new favorite restaurant!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

Angela, We're so excited to be your new favorite restaurant! Thank you for letting us know about your excellent experience. We look forward to seeing if we can keep up to that standard on your next visit! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipCaroleK
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always recommend. Lucky 32 never disappoints. It's especially fun for out of town guests as they can get any kind of cuisine anywhere, but the southern twist provides something a little bit unique.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 7 days ago

Carole, Thank you for your recommendations- we believe word of mouth is the best advertisement there is! I'm glad to hear that you are never disappointed with your experiences. We love being a place to take out-of-town guests, and can't wait for your next visit! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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TommyH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, staff was wonderful and food always on point 👍🏾. Heals family visiting, they loved everything about L-32.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 6, 2021

Tommy, Thank you for having your family visit with you! We're glad to be a place where people can have friends and family come to enjoy a good time. We look forward to your next visit! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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RobertV
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good Southern kitchen. We had green fried tomatoes and devils eggs for starters. The tomatoes were excellent, better than I had elsewhere in the South. Devils eggs were very good; we did not expect them to be sweet (expected spicy, but that is our bias), but they certainly did not disappoint. The jambalaya and fried chicken were also very good. It was busy but the tables were separated enough that we could not hear the voices from other tables, which we really appreciated as often restaurants are crowded and loud. Having a conversation was therefore easy and comfortable; we basically did not notice other tables. The ambiance is also very good and the waitress was friendly and personally, did a very good job. The staff makes you feel welcome and greets patrons sincerely when arriving and leaving: employee owned has its advantages for sure. We certainly will be back as there were many items on the menu we would want to try.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 6, 2021

Robert, Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I'm so glad to hear that you were able to have nice ambience and excellent service while enjoying great food. The Fried Chicken and Jambalaya are two of my favorites as well! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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KurtA
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience. Excellent food from local sources and the service is always professional.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thank you, Kurt! We are humbled by your kid words. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Please come visit again soon. Greg Miller Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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SharonK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Olivia was outstanding! Food delicious! Manager and staff attentive to assist Olivia!!! Would come back in a heartbeat!! We ate outside. Chairs were wiped off!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 6, 2021

Sharon, Thank you for letting us know about your exceptional experience! I'm glad that we were able to provide a clean environment to enjoy your food outside. Olivia is one of our best, and I'm glad you got to have her serve you. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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JeffM
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best places in Cary to eat at. They reduced their menu due to staffing but it’s all good.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 6, 2021

Jeff, I'm sorry that we've had to reduce our menu a bit recently. I'm glad to hear you still enjoyed your visit, and we hope to get the crew we need to expand the menu again soon. Thank you for your continued support during these crazy times! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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DiannaS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and restaurant were amazing! Highly recommend!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 6, 2021

Dianna, It's great that you enjoyed your visit with us. We're excited to be able to share our menu with our guests, while providing a great atmosphere to dine in. I'm glad you experienced us that way! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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JudyH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky 32 is always a delicious place to eat with a lovely atmosphere and good service.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 6, 2021

Judy, Thank you for your kind words! We pride ourselves on our food, service, and atmosphere, and I'm glad you experienced us that way. We look forward to your next visit! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome food and great service! In laws in town were very impressed.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 6, 2021

I'm glad you enjoyed our food and service. It's good to hear that we continue to be a great location to bring friends and family! Hopefully your in-laws come to see us again on their next visit. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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DebL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunch dishes I’ve ever had - avacado toast with spicy goat cheese and poached eggs + pesto. Really delicious. Service was outstanding as well.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 6, 2021

Deb, I'm glad you enjoyed our Avocado Toast! We love being able to put our own little flair on classic dishes like that. We'd love to have you for dinner as well- come back and see us soon! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

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TarGator
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 65th birthday dinner with friends! Thank you!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 4, 2021

Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion with us! I'm so happy that we made it so great for you. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipLovelyEll
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky 32 changes part of their menu every quarter. I haven't had anything bad to eat at this restaurant. Bartender is great.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 6, 2021

Thank you for coming out and trying our new Summer menu! We're excited to be able to provide something fresh and new regularly. I'm glad to hear you've always had a good experience with us- hopefully we keep up our perfect record in the future! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was quite good. The company was even better. I highly recommend.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 4, 2021

It is so nice to hear that you had such a good experience with us! Looking forward to the next time you dine with us! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipLvgr8fd
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been going here for over a decade and never disappointed. Food dependable, good quality, well prepared and consistent. LOVE that they are employee owned and all of the folks that work there are GREAT!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, it's so nice to hear that we have stayed one of your favorites for that long! We love that our guests are just as excited about us being employee-owned as we are. Come see us again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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FrankD
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Greeter and servers were very helpful.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on June 2, 2021

Frank, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We take great pride in making sure our staff are well-trained and ready to help all of our guests. Looking forward to your next visit with us! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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WilliamF
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the waitness was top notch. Very friendly, attentive, and efficient.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on May 28, 2021

William, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! Offering a high level of service is our top priority so I am thrilled to hear that we met that goal with you. Come see us again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager

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vipViennaCouple
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. The best part is they list their recipes on their website.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on May 27, 2021

I am so happy that you enjoyed your dinner with us, but even more thrilled that you enjoy it enough to want to recreate it at home! We are happy to share any of our recipes with any of our guests! Looking forward to your next visit. Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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LarryL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's time to put out real menus instead of expecting patrons to use their phone to see the menu. My phone couldn't read the graphic, so the waiter brought us a sheet of paper with menu items. Did not like this. I did enjoy my meal, just use real menus please.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on May 27, 2021

Larry, Thank you so much for your feedback, hearing from our guests on how we can make their experience more enjoyable is very important to us. I think you will be happy to know that starting tomorrow we will have printed dinner menus, instead of QR codes. Hopefully we can have you back soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipDoug
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky 32 was our pre-Covid favorite place to go for an interesting menu, tasty food, attentive service, and pleasant atmosphere.
May 25th was our first time since they reopened. We were pleased that the same high quality remains.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on May 28, 2021

Doug, I am so excited to have you back in our restaurant! I am even more thrilled to hear that we remain one of your favorites and continue to please you with our service and food. Come see us again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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WaltC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie was the best waitress we ever had! Wonderful meal and evening in every way.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on May 28, 2021

Walt, I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We love having Natalie on our team, glad that she made the experience that much more enjoyable for you. Looking forward to your next visit! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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MarciaP
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pork loin were overdone and trout needed less seasoning - particularly salt. However, catfish and salmon salads were terrific. Waitress was very attentive. Always enjoy going with family and friends.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on May 28, 2021

Marcia, I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy a few of your entrees, but we really appreciate the feedback. I'm happy that you all enjoyed the rest of your meals and the service. Hope to see you again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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GeoffO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly & attentive staff, great food & atmosphere

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vipWillO
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great that it’s getting back to pre-COVID ambiance. Food, service and friendliness of staff continues to be outstanding

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on May 28, 2021

Will, I am so happy to hear that you had an outstanding experience with us! We too are thrilled that we are some what getting back to pre-COVID normalcy. Hope to see you again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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SteveC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we like lucky32. always a great server, wonderful music, comfortable noise level for easy conversation and the food is excellent. always.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on May 28, 2021

Steve, I am so happy to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us! Creating a nice atmosphere for our guests is very important to us so I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed. Come see us again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipIris
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best restaurant in Cary! The service was great and the food was excellent it’s the most amazing all around restaurant

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on May 28, 2021

Iris, Thank you so much for all of your kind words! We take great pride in offering our guests a high level of service and great food, so glad that you enjoyed. Hopefully we can stay your favorite restaurant in Cary for many years to come! Jessica Crowell 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 3934 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.