Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We enjoyed Father's Day brunch had a great table we were seated right on time and had wonderful friendly service. Truffle fries and shrimp and grits were excellent.
Great food, good service and an overall wonderful experience.
The waitress was ok. Nothing more I dislike are empty plates left on a table. They were not removed and sat there while having coffee. They finally were taken when we left. Food was good and we enjoyed that part of our dining experience
We have not felt amazed by the taste of the food on years. It's reliable, but just okay. We feel some of that flavor profiles are a little off.
Delicious as always. Lucky 32 is one of our favorite places.
The service (waitress) was great overall and the patio is setup nice. The food was a roll of the dice. The catfish meal and smoked trout(appetizer) were well composed with flavor, presentation, and quantity. The jambalaya had old meat in it, lacked flavor and depth, and would get you chopped. The cocktails were subpar at best. Stay away from the Jamaican Dream cocktail unless you’re a pirate. Despite the great service and cool patio we will not be returning.
Our server Janet was outstanding! Food was outstanding! We love Lucky 32!
We had a fantastic time and discovers the southern flavors! Just fantastic
They have classy cocktails, they have some great Southern food (collards), they cook everything - trout, short ribs, collards, etc. - perfectly, and the staff is a lot of fun.
I used to live nearby, so I have been here dozens of times. I love this place and I stop in every time I'm in town.
We dressed up nicely for our date and enjoyed each other’s company over excellent cocktails and delicious food. Noise level was the best of most any restaurant in the area. It’s such a nice place that it’s a shame that most people dress like bums to dine there. The service was outstanding and always worthy of a generous tip.
The evening dinner with family was very nice. Two children enjoyed crayons and a sheet to draw on.
The salmon and the jambalaya were very good. Blueberry cheesecake was huge and delicious..
Jonathan, I’m so glad that you and your family enjoyed your experience with us. The blueberry cheesecake is one of my all-time favorite desserts that we do so I’m glad you got a chance to enjoy it. Looking forward to your next visit! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
Everyone’s meal was outstanding - crispy pork loin, salmon salad, fried chicken, veg plate. Service was very good too. My first glass of wine , a petit sirah was old and off, so I changed to another. Overall, L32 is very hard to beat.
Great service. Seated quickly with reservation and accommodated requests. Very nice experience, server was very attentive, great food and reasonably priced.
I’m so excited to hear about your experience with us. We take great pride in offering all of our guests friendly, attentive, and prompt service. Come see us again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
We always enjoy Lucky 32, but this night was especially good. The food was fresh and well prepared, and the server was perfectly attentive. I had the Grilled Salmon Salad and loved the combination of bibb lettuce, peaches, blueberries, pecans, and salmon. Excellent!
Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so glad you had a chance to try our Salmon Salad, it is my favorite thing to eat on a hot summer day! Hopefully we can have you back soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
Had a new server, Janet, who did an amazing job!
Food was great, as usual!
Dave, I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us! We are so thrilled to have Janet on our team, glad she impressed! Looking forward to your next visit! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
Great food and we really enjoyed our waiter, Hayden
I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We’re so lucky to have Hayden on our team, so glad he made the experience that much greater for you. Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
Lucky 32 never disappoints. The food was amazing, and the service was out of sight—a great place for any occasion.
Darryl, Thank you so much for your kind review, so glad that me made the occasion a special one for you. Come see us again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
Everything was wonderful, service was excellent. We were seating within 2 minutes of arriving and service was started immediately upon being seating.
Shirlynn, I’m so glad that we made you experience so great with our service! We take great pride in our high level of service so we appreciate your kind words. Looking forward to the next time you visit! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
It was so good that my husband asked if we could go back again the next night!
Nicole, I am so happy to hear that we made that great of an impression on you! Hopefully we can stay one of your new favorite spots in the future! Looking forward to your next visit! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
Very good service with our waiter Hayden , very attentive and make it sure that we are taking care of .
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
We had a lovely meal in the bar seating area. A large glass wall separates you from the patio. Beautiful custom light fixtures. A wonderful Southern-inspired menu. Delicious food at a reasonable price. I love the fried grit cakes!
Thank you so much for your kind words! We take great pride in creating a great atmosphere for our guests so I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed. Come see us again soon! Jessica Crowell Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
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.
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
Great Food and Staff!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Short staffed. This is not problem with just this establishment but hard to enjoy dinner when things take long time.
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
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.
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
As always the service and food was excellent and as regular “Sunday Brunchers” we always feel very welcome by all the staff
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
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
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.
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
Excellent food and wonderful service! I have a new favorite restaurant!
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
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.
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
As always, staff was wonderful and food always on point 👍🏾. Heals family visiting, they loved everything about L-32.
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
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.
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
Always a great experience. Excellent food from local sources and the service is always professional.
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
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!
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
This is one of the best places in Cary to eat at. They reduced their menu due to staffing but it’s all good.
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
Food, service and restaurant were amazing! Highly recommend!
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
Lucky 32 is always a delicious place to eat with a lovely atmosphere and good service.
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
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 3954 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.