Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary

4.7
4111 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was perfect. Robyn was the best. She was very attentive and courteous. Mgmt also checked in to see if all was good. Would definitely come back! The Mrs and I enjoyed everything.

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vipThomasL
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was really good. I always enjoy the southern flare that they have on their menu.

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Truelovex2
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food at a great reasonable price. I had the catfish, my husband had the pan fried chicken...both delicious. The sides are all great and you can substitute if something comes with your entree that you are not fond of. Service was exceptional & food arrived very promptly. You probably will need a reservation. I think this gem will become even more popular. Very clean & nice atmosphere. Thanks for making our evening enjoyable.

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JerriM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely outside dining space. Delicious food which was ready quickly. Excellent waiter

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

Jerri, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner outside on our terrace. Thank you for dining with us. Our patio is open year round and we offer lap blankets on chilly nights! Greg Miller Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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SharonB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal for the 5 of us. Great food, great service, nice table. Excellent!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

Sharon, That is wonderful to hear! We are grateful for you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Your kind words fill our hearts. Come see us again soon. Greg Miller Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just gets better every time

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

Thank you! Our intention is to be be better today that we were yesterday, and be better tomorrow than we were today. We are humbled and honored to serve you. Greg Miller Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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johns
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

we had not been to Lucky 32 in a while....mostly because of COVID but also the menu had things we liked but there were things that seemed less substitutable that we did not like....so for us the menu was very limited. we decided to try it again and were very happy with everything. The menu had more choices we really liked. The ability and ease of substitution was wonderful. Everything about the food, service ambiance was very good. it was a bit pricey, not too bad and probably worth what we paid for the meal and 1 drink each.

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KenBella
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Lucky 32 use to be one of my favorite restaurants to dine. However my last two visits the food wasn’t cooked properly.

Hubby and I visit Lucky 32 for brunch (10/17) I ordered boiled eggs instead of scrambled, it seems as if the staff including a manager were more focus on convincing me not to get the boiled eggs because first excuse it would take 20 to 25 minutes(really) second excuse after I told them I would wait was they needed to make room to boil the eggs (sure)

Rather than making sure that I “just the paying customer” receive what I preferred.

Since it seem so very important for them not to boil two simple eggs I agreed to go with scramble eggs.

Worst Scrambled eggs I’ve ever tried in my entire life”PERIOD”

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

Bella, I'm so sorry to hear that your experience with us was so poor. I would love to get to speak with you in more detail about your meal, and try to earn your trust back. Please give me a call at (919)233-1632 if you would like to discuss your time with us further. Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Our server was lovely but the food overall was lackluster, wasn’t quite hot when it was served, and for some reason everything I ordered was topped with scallions. The wrong app was delivered to our table, and then our correct appetizer arrived before our drinks (which also weren’t correct) did. There were just slight misses at each stage of the meal that left us feeling a little “meh” about the whole experience. It was Sunday afternoon so maybe you’d have better luck at a slower tome.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I'd love to speak more with you about your experience and do whatever I can to make things right. Hopefully we have not lost the chance to serve you again in the future. Please call me anytime at (919)-233-1632. Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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JustmovedtoCary
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky 32 was awesome! We had Birthday Brunch and the food and service were fantastic. My niece also had the pecan crusted cheesecake as her Birthday dessert! Thank you for a memorable day. We love Lucky 32!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your brunch with us! The pecan crusted cheesecake is a great dessert from our fall menu, and I'm glad your niece enjoyed it. We'd love to have you for Dinner as well- we look forward to your next special occasion! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordered Salmon salad and the greens had stems on most of them and they were long. Not proper etiquette for a restaurant. Especially when it was $17 dinner salad. Some were over 3 inch stems.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your experience with us. I would love to discuss your dinner and try to make it up to you- please call me at (919)233-1632. Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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MarkS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like to visit Lucky 32 when we have guests, they have some great Southern options on the menu. The staff were friendly and took good care of us with just the right amount of service.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

Mark, Thank you for your continued support over the years! We love that our guests love to bring out of town friends to dine with us. We look forward to your next visit! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipmrwuf
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

another great dining experience at L32. Table for 6 outside on a pleasant evening. Attentive and engaging wait staff. Drinks and appetizer came out fast. Entrees too. Follow up drink service was slower than would have like but just a sign of the times. An extremely well-rounded dining experience.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

It's great to hear you were able to enjoy our Terrace on a beautiful night! We're lucky to have such a spacious outdoor area for our guests to dine. I'm sorry that our beverage service was slow- we always strive to make sure our service is prompt and attentive, and we appreciate the feedback. We will continue to improve and hope to serve you again soon! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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dimar
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky 32 is consistently great! We love their good. We try different items on the menu each time we go and we love everything we’ve tried so far. The service is always on point. The ambiance is wonderful. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your kind words! We love that we can offer a wide variety of options for our guests, and it sounds like we've hit the mark with each one on your visits. We look forward to having you try even more in the future! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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MARYH
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very good, most dishes are a little spicy for my taste but I always find something to eat! Had Dijon mustard vinagrette dressing last night....too much horseradish for me!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

Mary, While I'm sorry to hear that your dish last night was too spicy, I'm glad you usually enjoy your experience with us! We love being able to offer a wide variety of flavors, and it's great that you are often pleased with them. We appreciate the feedback, and look forward to your most recent visit! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Slangmom
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good selection and variety of food, also lots of beer and wine options. Looking for regional and seasonal fresh food that is flavorful and delicious this is a great choice. Great ambiance but not too fussy. Very comfy large family booths. We want to go back!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your evening with us! It's great to hear you enjoyed the wide variety of beers and wines we have available. We hope you'll be back soon! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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JOEMAV
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Like the outside seating. Excellent server! Glad you have an all vegetable éntre.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

I'm so glad that you enjoyed our Roasted Autumn Vegetables, I am also so glad to have it on our menu. Come and see us again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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MargeL
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, attentive waitress, fantastic meal. Loved the goat cheese appetizer.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded a day ago

Marge, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! The goat cheese has been one of our most popular appetizers on this menu, and I'm glad you enjoyed it as well. We look forward to your next visit! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Maria
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, love the vibes the place has, but most of all I really loved customer service! It was my husbands birthday and our waitress was very nice attentive!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

Maria, I'm so happy that you and your husband enjoyed your experience with us! I'm so thrilled that we made your husbands birthday celebration so special. Looking forward to your next visit! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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JoannS
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was very friendly and kept water and iced tea filled. Food was mostly well done - fries and potatoes over done

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

Joann, I'm glad you enjoyed our service! I'm sorry to hear that the fries and potatoes were over done. We always try to provide the highest quality food and beverage, and it's disappointing to hear that you didn't experience us that way. We'd love to have you come back soon to try to make it up to you! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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DateNightDiner
Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place remains one of my all-time favorites--anywhere! The brunch service was fast, and we had a fantastic server! Very friendly and attentive to refilling our coffees. I also appreciated how the restaurant continued to seat tables with gaps at the present time. This restaurant pays such great attention to their service and their food has always been so good. The spicy goat cheese avocado toast with poached eggs was delicious!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

I'm so glad you continue to experience us in such a great way! We try to accommodate all of our guests' needs as much as possible, and it's great that you had a great brunch with us. The Avocado Toast has been one of our most popular dishes. Come see us for dinner as well! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipAnneR
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky 32 never disappoints

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 17, 2021

Anne, Thank you for your continued support! It's great to hear that you've never been disappointed in us. We hope to continue the good work for many years to come! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Contemporary southern cuisine, without unnecessary extravagance. Fully flavored and generously proportioned, L32 is a community mainstay and favorite destination to experience a reimagined version of the foods we know and love!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 17, 2021

Chris, Thank you for letting us know about your experiences with us! I'm glad that you always have a good time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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RoeK
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a busy Friday and we were going to a live show after dinner so we needed fast service but due to the waitress serving so many tables we ended up with a late start . But I’ll go back cause the good and ambiance is very good and hard to find.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

I am so sorry that we did not give you as prompt and fast service as we should have. I'm so glad that we impressed you enough with the food and ambiance to get you to give us another chance. Hopefully we will see you again soon and make it up to you! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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JosephP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was outstanding, always there with refills and attentive to our group.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 17, 2021

Joseph, It's great to hear that you experienced such great service with us! We always strive to provide the best service to our guests, and I'm glad you experienced us that way. Come back again soon! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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LindseyH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their GRIT CAKES are the best!!!
Yummy food, great service and enjoy their change of menus!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 14, 2021

Lindsey, Thank you for the kind words, I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We try to change our menu every 8-10 weeks to keep things fresh and exciting. It also allows us to use as many local items that are in season in our area as possible. Looking forward to your next visit! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Adam
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful experience! From the first step into the dessert:)))!
Waitress Elizabeth was absolutely amazing:)!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 17, 2021

Adam, I'm glad to hear you had a great experience with us! Elizabeth is one of our best, and it's great you got to have her serve you. We look forward to your next visit! Daniel Thomason Service Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Warren
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a small, family birthday celebration. Perfect atmosphere for older parents. We loved our food selections & thought the atmosphere was perfect for the occasion. Our server was perfect! Very attentive, knowledgeable about the menu (and we had lots of questions from this group). Enjoyed the evening and will definitely be back.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 13, 2021

Warren, Thank you so much for your kind words, I am so pleased to hear that we made the occasion so special for you and your parents. Hopefully you'll choose to celebrate many more birthdays with us in the future. Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipPollyG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere! The seasonal menu offers amazing choices like the roasted autumn vegetables. We added grilled salmon and it was delicious😊

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 14, 2021

Polly, I'm so excited that you enjoyed our fall menu selection. Salmon is the perfect addition to our Roasted Autumn Vegetables. Come and see us again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipDavid
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate delicious squash soup, fish, beef tips, french fries and brownie sundae. Lucy 32 is one of our favorite restaurants.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thanks, David! We are grateful for your feedback and your patronage. It is our honor to be considered one of your favorites! Greg Miller Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Brunch was horrible! Everything we ordered was nasty. Soggy French toast, wet undercooked scrambled eggs , bacon was burnt on one plate & not cooked enough on the other. The shrimp and grits were tolerable however it’s not actually grits! Our waitress was nice though

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 7, 2021

Chris, Oh no! Thank you for reaching out to us about your disappointing brunch. We would love to hear more of your feedback and do whatever we can to make things right. Please call us at (919)233-1632 at your earliest convenience so that we can make it up to you. Greg Miller Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Lauren
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved sitting outside on the patio! Everyone enjoyed their food.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 7, 2021

Lauren, Thank you for sharing you experience! Our patio dining is quite popular these days. Thank you for coming out and dining with us. Greg Miller Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience and the food was so yummy! I got a mimosa and they serve Dom peri as the champagne ☺️

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 13, 2021

I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and your mimosa, looking forward to your next visit! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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SusanP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch on the terrace at Lucky. The food was delicious. The service was thoughtful. The weather was beautiful, although Lucky doesn't really control that. :)

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 13, 2021

Susan, I'm so glad you enjoyed your brunch out on our beautiful terrace. I love to sit out there when the weather is nice! Hope to see you again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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Tasd
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we were delighted with the outdoor dining space. The service was great, we had delicious cocktails and the food was good not great. It was well prepared, but not memorable. We’ll return mostly for the atmosphere and try different selections next time

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm happy you enjoyed your service and the atmosphere, hopefully we can wow you with the food during your next visit! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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DavidG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky32 has been a place where my wife Karen and I regularly go to "crash" on Fridays. The service has always been superb. By no means perfect, but it is outstanding. The staff has always been very friendly and will do their best to satisfy your dinning experience. The General manager is superb... she is on top of things and runs the place very well (my humble opinion).
The food is excellent, and they have a grill cook that is outstanding... his name is Johnny (not sure if I get the correct spelling here)... and he can cook your meats to the point you want. I like my meat very rare, and he nails is it over 95% of the time... okay... 98%.. Karen and I will continue to "crash" on Friday's at this great restaurant.

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vipDebbieB
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling in the area and met friends who live in the area to get together over a yummy dinner.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 10, 2021

Debbie, I'm so happy that we were able to give you and your friends such a great experience. Come and see us again next time you're in the area! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was just fair. Server was very good and pleasant. Truffle fries had no truffle - we did not ask for it to removed but restaurant also did not offer to remove it as most would’ve. We notified the gentlemen that brought us the truffle fries he just said he would notify the kitchen.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 7, 2021

I'm sorry that your truffle fries were not prepared to either of our expectations. Thank you for sharing your feedback! We'd love to hear more. Please call us at (919)233-1632 anytime if you are inclined to share. Greg Miller Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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RobinE
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed the food. However, it was not as good as the first time I went. The atomsphere was nice. The service was good although our server forgot part of our order until we reminded him. Overall it was very good.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on October 10, 2021

Robin, I'm sorry there were a few hiccups, however I'm glad you were still able to enjoy. Hopefully next time the food will be as amazing as it was the first time. Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and service is excellent in this restaurant!

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed, come see us again soon! 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 4111 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.