Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar

4.6
1357 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
An American bistro with Southern soul, Lucky Rooster sources fresh ingredients from local farmers, purveyors and waterways. Options from refined comfort food to adventurous dishes change with the seasons and tides on the whim of chef/owner Clayton Rollison’s culinary team.

Please note dress code requires gentlemen to where shirts with short or long sleeves; please no tank tops, cut offs or sleeveless shirts for gentlemen.
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CW
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely STELLAR service and food. Our group is still talking about it three days later. We will be back on our next visit. Many thanks.

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GR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! best food in Hilton head. The staff was incredible and the service was great!

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BR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server was excellent and friendly, however the food was very ordinary considering the price. We will not be returning anytime soon.

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KG
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite on Hilton Head Island. Very creative menu.

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BS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party with babies but had a wonderful meal. Fun exciting menu highlighting local specialties. We look forward to eating here again soon!

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D
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.. just a little loud, hard to have a normal conversation.

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LW
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing. We hit; apps, salads, shrimp entree and burgers - and tasted each other’s meals. Bravo.
Great atmosphere and decor - way better than some of the shabbily dressed clientele.
Bartender was on point and entertaining for our brief wait (we arrived before reservation time).
Table was by kitchen door (& paper roll- where they rip off the paper table toppers) so it was a bit hectic and distracting.
Food and staff outdid all distractions though. We’ve bragged to friends and we’ll be back.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not the first time we have been impressed with the food coming out the kitchen. WOW, amazing.

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CD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowlwdgeable and attentive. The food was very good, grits were outstanding, will definately make this one of our regular places to eat while at HHI.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal we had that week in Hilton Head. Diverse menu, cool cocktails, nice wine list.

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CP
West Virginia
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here on vacation. Great food and service. Creative cuisine. If you add drinks, appetizers, and desserts, you’ll put down some serious $. Very much enjoyed eating here and would do so again.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Great southern favorites, and a few new things to try. Interesting, tasty cocktails. Along with an AMAZING staff, this place is a gem on Hilton Head.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent... great food and service. Atmosphere was cool and fun for the entire group.

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AW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First visit enjoyed! Would have preferred a table away from the restrooms. Food was very good!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu, quality food and great selection from bar with very attentive service

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S
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Not horrible. Definitely overpriced for food quality and service. Would have at least liked to hear about food sources, given price point. Passed two different tables complaining to staff about service/food on way through restaurant.

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1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go on vacation to Hilton Head every year and this place has become our favorite on the whole island. The bread cheese appetizer that isn’t on the menu is to die for.

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Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious

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Houston
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there on 4th of July weekend and it was very crowded. We did have a minimal wait as we made a last minute reservation on open table, which was nice given the crowd. The food was amazing! My husband had a pork chop and I just opted for a mixture from their sides. All perfectly cooked and seasoned. Our waitress was so nice and accommodating, but she was also the second bartender as we were seated at a booth in the bar. Great experience overall. We will be back.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was absolutely wonderful!

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JT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was unique not to my taste.
I ordered the top choice New York strip $45 I have had better $20 steak from longhorn. The atmosphere was the best part and the staff was decent. I will never go back next time I want a great meal I will be going to Ruth Chris.

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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicer vacation meal, family friendly, great service!!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The owner certainly pours his heart and soul into his food. Make sure to order the pigs head. We Will certainly return.

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ME
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was fabulous as well as our cocktails! I love that they have numerous items to choose from for my gluten allergy!!! One of our favorites in Hilton Head!

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RR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great from the get go. Waiter was on the spot and knew the food. Came back around just enough to make sure we were ok. Food was wonderful. We’ll be back!

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AL
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Husband and I went here for a date night while in Hilton Head. We both loved our apps and main courses. The fried chicken was delicious - came with a really tasty spicy honey sauce and the best collards I've had anywhere! I also had a yummy mojito. Service was great. I also appreciate that they do not serve drinks with plastic straws and our to-go box was made from paper products and not plastic/styrofoam. Would definitely eat here again!

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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We were quite excited to try the Lucky Rooster based on reviews we read online. However, we were quite disappointed. The deviled eggs were good. The jalapeño cheddar cornbread tasted of little jalapeño and no cheddar. It was quite sweet. We had shrimp and grits and redfish. The grits were good. The creole sauce on the shrimp and grits truly tasted like spaghetti sauce from a jar and there were shells in the dish (which has the tails already removed). The redfish itself was cooked well but the pasta and vegetables it was cooked with were incredibly salty.

It was quite busy and we waited more than 30 minutes for our first drinks. We heard the server tell many tables the bar was backed up and we heard a great deal of apologizing. She was clearly working hard but there wasn’t anything that would help the food which was a poor excuse for elevated southern cuisine. Would definitely not recommend. I suspect there must have been changes which occurred between the reviews we read and the experience we had.

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GN
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fabulous and the service is amazing!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Half pigs head was amazing as well as the octopus

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another visit to the Lucky Rooster, and another home run! The food here never disappoints and the service is tremendous. Looking forward to coming back and enjoying all of the wonderful food options...and the never to miss Blueberry Cobbler with Captain Crunch Ice Cream ♥️♥️♥️

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully delicious food and great service.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at the restaurant. Everything was great and we enjoyed it all!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were both excellent. My husband compared his steak to those he has eaten at Ruth Chris Steak House and Morton’s. The waiter was well informed of the menu and made excellent recommendations. A great restaurant that we will definitely visit again.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was pretty good. Food came out super fast. Menu was a little complicated for our 2 teenagers.

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1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was excellent and everything we ate was delicious

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Chicago
150 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants on the Island, Lucky Rooster never disappoints. The red fish over pasta was excellent, as was the corn bread and fried green tomatoes. We'll be back very soon!

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Never have a bad meal. Excellent bartenders also.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most outstanding restaurants I have ever dined in. The first course, referred to as small plates offered the most interesting, unique and wonderfully tasting morsels. Our waiter was helpful in recommending and describing the dishes and suggesting foods that would compliment each other. I can’t wait to return to dine there again. They also offer wonderful off menu snacks that are seasonal items and acquired locally.

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JH
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining room is cozy and comfortable but not too casual. We came in slacks and skirts, no jackets or high heels. We fit right in. The kids were entertained with the brown paper on the table and a handful of crayons. Interesting, creative menu including something for everyone in our party of 12...vegetarians, picky eaters, young kids and anything-goes eaters. We found a robust wine list and unique cocktails. Superb service from our patient waiter who answered questions and made terrific suggestions. Come hungry, you will want to try one of everything!

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