Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary

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Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen features exceptional renderings of classic Southern dishes made with plenty of local ingredients. Dine outdoors on our Veranda garden. Gather with friends in our friendly bar. Check out our Veggie Cart with the latest farm finds and experience Songs From a Southern Kitchen every Tuesday night. Make yourself at home! View photos of our new seasonal features!
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LC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great meal and great service but not many other patrons because of the current pandemic hysteria.

Wishing you well and lots of take-out orders during this health crisis!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

I'm so glad to hear your service and meal was wonderful! Thank you for your review.

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CP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was top notch. Chairs were very worn and could be updated

WO
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

With public concerns about coronavirus, the restaurant was not very busy BUT we were, as usual, greated with a smile and the food and service were outstanding

SC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Sunday brunch to celebrate several birthdays and as always the food, service and atmosphere were top notch!

HC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foo and service were great! A new fave!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review. We're so glad we're a new fave!!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my better half. Albarino was on the wine list, which made her very happy. The salmon was excellent!

e
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch / brunch- our go to restaurant!! Please patronize during this challenging environment we are in right now.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful evening of great food and service! The black bean cakes were excellent and would highly recommend.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on March 14, 2020

The Black Bean Cakes have been one of our most popular entrees for years- I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy them! Please come back again soon and try our seasonal menu- there are many great dishes on there as well. Thanks for your kind words! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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J
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were very excited to try Lucky 32 on a recent trip to Raleigh. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the staff was excellent. The food however was disappointing. We ordered steak and salmon. It was just okay. I am not a great cook and I have made each dish better tasting! Both items just were bland. No seasoning at all! The plates were presented well and looked delicious but just were blah. We were celebrating a special occasion and were very disappointed.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded 5 days ago

I'm so glad to hear your service and the atmosphere was excellent! I'm sorry that the steak and salmon wasn't as you'd hoped, but I know that when we have the opportunity to host you again we will make sure everything is outstanding!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment!
Delicious, outstanding service, wonderful atmosphere and reasonably priced.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you for letting us know we're keeping up the good work! We always want to give great service with delicious food, and it sounds like we've been hitting the mark. Thank you for coming so often, and we look forward to your next visit! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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LF
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Brunch experience. Food was great service was impeccable even though our server was working on a Sunday morning he had a smile on his face in spite of the volume of tables he had. We would go back just for that reason. Can’t wait for the patio to open for the season!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on March 14, 2020

It's so good to hear that you had such a great experience with us! We just started seating the Terrace regularly this week, and as always, it's beautiful out there. Hopefully, you can come by soon and sit out there! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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JN
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine here often. The menu changes with the season and always includes some interesting appetizers and entrees. I had both the crab and corn chowder soup and the salmon specials. Food is always very good and the service was excellent.

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

I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy our most recent seasonal menu! The Trillium Salmon has been one of my favorite dishes for years, and the Crab and Corn Chowder has been a hit as well. Good food and excellent service is always our goal, and I'm glad to hear that's how you experienced us. Come back in April for the next seasonal menu! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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TB
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a nice Saturday evening dinner with some out-of-town relatives visiting for the weekend. Promptly seated, with attentive service. Restaurant was very busy so the noise level was a little louder than I remembered. Great seasonal menu selections. Food was great, portions enough that we took some home for lunch the next day. Overall a nice outing.

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

I'm glad you had a nice outing at our restaurant! Great food, large portions, and attentive service are what we like to hear from our guests- and apparently that's exactly what we did! We look forward to having you back again soon. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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VJ
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me our waiter was very attentive.

LK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service has been so slow lately with our past few visits. Other than that, food is great.

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

I'm sorry to hear your last several visits have been anything less than excellent. We always strive to provide prompt service, and it sounds like we've dropped the ball on that recently. Thank you for letting us know that we've slipped up! I will remind the staff of how important it is to serve our guests as quickly as possible, and hopefully the next time you visit, we'll have turned this negative trend around. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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b
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Knowledgeable waiters, including what items are gluten free. Recommendations on gluten and gluten free menu items. All our choices were great. Recommendations recommended because they are always crowded.

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

Thank you for your kind words about our service staff! We always strive to accommodate all sorts of dietary restrictions, and to make sure our servers are informed on how to help guests who have restrictions. I'm glad to hear we nailed it at your most recent meal, and hopefully we will do so again soon! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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RH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and GREAT PIE!!!!!

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

I love our pie too! The Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie is normally my favorite, but the Sweet Potato Pecan Pie we have on our seasonal menu might just top it! Thank you for letting us know about your experience, and I'll make sure to share your feedback with our cooks! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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JP
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Wide selection of food and I love their seasonal menu which changes every 6 weeks.

c
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We have been going to Lucky32 for a very long time. The food and ambiance was excellent as usual. This was the first time we had a waitress who was average at best in terms of service, attitude and communication. Since it was my wife's birthday that was somewhat disappointing.

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

I'm so sorry to hear your most recent meal with us was disappointing. I will share your feedback with the service team to show them how much of an impact we can have on an otherwise great experience. Thank you for letting us know, and we will make sure we improve for the future. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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CR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! Heather was our server and she made the experience even better!

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

Heather's personality and care for every guest she encounters is truly remarkable. Thank you for letting us know about your experience, and I'll make sure to let her know how much you appreciate her service. Your feedback helps make us a better restaurant- I really appreciate you sharing it! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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MD
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was nice. Food good. Service excellent. Will be back.

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

I can think of no better way to describe how we want every guest to feel after dining with us. Excellent service and good food is our mantra, and it sounds like we hit the nail on the head! I hope we maintain this great trend the next time you visit. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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h
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was very good. Super friendly staff and eager to please our needs. This is the second time visiting and will definitely return in soon.

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

It's good to hear both of your experiences with us have been great! I'm glad to hear that our staff was so accommodating- I'll make sure to let them know to keep it up. We look forward to seeing you soon! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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F
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and setting, great dinner

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

I'm glad to hear we provided your group with a great dinner! Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon for another great meal! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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LM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky 32 consistently has excellent service and delicious meals.

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

Les, Thank you for such a great review! We always strive to have the best service possible, and are constantly changing the menu to make sure we stay original and delicious. Thanks for letting us know you appreciate it! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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DG
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent, great service and delicious food! Thanks

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

Dale, Thank you for telling us about your experiences with us! Great food and service delivered consistently is our number one goal, and it sounds like we're hitting it with you. Thank you for your continued patronage. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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P
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had Cobb and Chicken salads, the seasonal soup and salmon with horseradish sauce. All were outstanding which is not surprising since we have never had a bad dish at Lucky 32. The servers were great at explaining dishes and keeping an eye on us while not being intrusive. It did get a little louder as the lunch hour cranked up, but not too much of a problem. I also want to commend the staff for holding the door for our handicapped friend as she exited the restaurant. Can't go wrong here!

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

Thank you for such kind words about our service and food! The salmon with horseradish is one of my favorite dishes, and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it as well. Everything you described about our service warms my heart, as it is exactly how we want every staff member to behave with every guest. It is good to hear that you've had so many good experiences with us, and I hope you have many more in the future. Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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D
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Usually no complaints but this time my salmon was overcooked and not good.

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

Thank you for letting us know about your most recent experience. We'll certainly keep an eye on the salmon moving forward to make sure everybody can enjoy it. I'm glad to hear you've loved most of your experiences here, and we'll work hard to make sure the next one returns to our high standard! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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BB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Quiet enough that you can have a conversation without yelling. Very refreshing!

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

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I'm glad we've created a great atmosphere for good conversation, along with our great food and service. I'll make sure to tell the staff how great of a job they're doing! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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B
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is packed for Sunday brunch. There’s a good reason. Folks here are hospitable, prompt, welcoming, accommodating. Food is good and at a good value. Atmosphere is wonderful. Entire staff sincerely wants to make sure your dining is a great experience.

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

Britt, I'm glad to hear you've enjoyed your Sunday brunches with us! Everything you listed is exactly how we want every guest to feel- great food at a good value, hospitable service, and pleasant atmosphere. I look forward to your next trip here- either for Sunday or any other day! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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K
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the fried green tomatoes eggs Benedict with whipped sweet potatoes and their pinto beans & chow chow. The beans/chow chow mix was just okay, but the rest of the meal was amazing! I also got a bloody Mary that was really good. They bring out small cornbread bites for the table too, which is nice, but they were just okay for me as well. But I will definitely be back! Brunch was great!

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

I'm glad you enjoyed most of your meal- and thank you for the feedback on dishes we can improve! The Tomato Benedict is my favorite Brunch dish, and I'm glad you enjoyed it as well. We look forward to your next visit- and hopefully the food is even better next time! Daniel Thomason Dining Room Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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OT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had to wait ~10 minutes after arriving for our reservation. But overall good atmosphere and service. Entrees were cooked well but lacked the seasoning one would expect from southern comfort food. Had to add salt to most of the dishes.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on February 24, 2020

Please accept our apology for the delayed seating. That is never our intention and we normally are spot on with this. Thank you for letting us know. I will also be certain to share your feedback about the seasoning of your dishes with our culinary team. We appreciate your helpful review. Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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MV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC food and mixed drinks!! You get a ton of food that tastes great- everything is definitely worth the price!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on February 24, 2020

Michaela, How wonderful it is to read about your visit. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. Please come visit again soon! Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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D
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at lucky 32. Always a great experience.

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on February 24, 2020

Doug, Thank you for being a regular guest at our restaurant. It is and always will be our pleasure to serve you. We eagerly wait your next visit. Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and overall experience at Lucky 32.

AC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional visit as always, the grit cake is my fav! Held a business dinner with Lucky 32, waitstaff was very welcoming and helpful with recommendations. Thanks for the peppermint stout!

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
Responded on February 24, 2020

Anthony, And thank you for the visit! We are humbled and grateful for your review. Thank you for sharing it with us. Greg Miller General Manager Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

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TH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service... like a Houston’s meets southern food

LC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent. Food is always delicious. I have been there numerous times and it is my favorite restaurant in Cary.

MW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful and the food was excellent.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch is super busy! The food and our table were perfect. Our service was a bit slow; we asked for more cornbread and never got it. A few us in our party waited on drink refills.
The biscuits were so delicious! My omelet was cooked quite right. Two of our party got the hash browns as a side and thought they were rather plain. The Benedict’s were spot on!

SJ
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience! Our server was so friendly and very attentive. Our food was wonderful.