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About Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar
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.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Contemporary American, Seafood, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday through Sunday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
$30 and under
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar Ratings and Reviews
Overall, we had a good experience, but definitely not a WOW night. The menu is different, with many things that you have never heard of and the prices are definitely on the high side. They don’t have a house wine and charged $15 for a small pour with beer costing $7. We are glad we tried it but probably would not go back.
We remember the space occupied by Lucky Rooster as a Longhorn Steakhouse, so it was hard to get that image out of our heads. But, ambience takes a back seat to the cuisine and service. Probably the finest prepared food we've had on the island, even if the portions were rather small, hence the lower rating for value.
Surprising new find on our recent trip to Hilton Head. Some creative dishes alongside traditional fried chicken and other Southern Staples. Food was great and the service was attentive without being overbearing. Desserts were phenomenal, and wine special was an added bonus on a Saturday night. We will be coming back.
The swordfish was excellent, fresh local caught...chicken pot pie had excellent flavor..just not sure it was worth the $23 (basically a stand alone puff pastry and a single ladle of chicken soup - no mention of it being unconventional - yes it did have duck in it as well). Overall, would go again.
The Lucky Rooster really appealed to the palate. Everything was a tasting experience from the fresh fried oysters paired with lemon and fried zucchini strips to the homemade deviled eggs with bacon and the Perlo with a delicious crab rice, slow cooked octopus and grilled juicy shrimp. The fried chicken was water bathed cooked and the taste was amazing. Local fresh, seasonal and delicious. Definitely try the Lucky Rooster for an impeccable meal.
This is a superb restaurant. Overall, the ambiance is very nice but they need to modify the rear of the restaurant which is by the kitchen door- noisy and unattractive. Bar area is the best, very cosy. Another suggestion is to give more generous wine pours, not up to caliber of other fine restaurants on the Island. Terrific list, just a bit light on the pour.
Second visit to the Lucky. Second review - first one was a five. This one was a 4 and here's why. Staff/service was outstanding again even though they switched our server mid meal. Only about half full on a Saturday night. No music - pretty quiet environment. Outdoor did not appear open. Food quality was generally good as well ... but ... the menu is just too limited here. We found it difficult this time to find an appetizer and entree that we were really interested in. If you want a steak for example they only have one and its a hanger...no filet mignon or NY strip etc. The online menu does not match the actual menu when you get there. Ended up with an app, two entrees and a couple of drinks for about 140$. Just seemed too pricey for what we got. If you like a very unique menu with some nuvo local dishes this is a very good place. If you are a value eater then there are better options.
I happened on this restaurant by accident thinking they served mainly fried chicken. I was with my son and grandson the first time. We were very surprised at what we found. The children's menu had healthy choices and the food was wonderful. I could not wait to take my husband there. It did not disappoint on the second visit.
Rarely can I write that something “exceeds expectations” but NOT the case with Lucky Rooster. The attention to detail from ambiance thru cuisine is without compare. Chef Clayton is truly a culinary gem and coupled with Dominic the Beverage Manager , they make the magic happen.
The bone marrow appetizer was spot on as was the pot pie.
If you are looking for a memorable evening of culinary adventure, I whole hardly recommend you give this restaurant a try ~ you will not be disappointed.
Since this was my husband’s and my first visit to Hilton Head we wanted to try some traditional southern food and decided to go to Lucky Rooster. It turned out to be the perfect choice. Starting with the wonderful cocktails and appetizers and ending with delicious entrées. Unfortunately we had no room left for dessert. We started with the deviled eggs which were fabulous but there were several other appetizers we would’ve loved to try. There were many interesting entrée choices as well but we decided to stick with more traditional dishes since it was our first visit. My husband had the fried chicken and I had shrimp and grits. They were both amazing. If we’d had more time we would’ve definitely been back and we will be back during our next visit to Hilton Head.
I am always amazed by the creativity of the chef. I have had shrimp and grits at this restaurant 4 times and the dish was different each visit depending on the season and availability of ingredients. We also had the smoked duck pot pie which was outstanding. Hopefully, this will become a menu staple and not just a special. The service was great with our waiter being very knowledgeable of the menu and able to make recommendations. This has become one of my favorite restaurants on the island and I look forward to the next experience.
First time here and was pleasantly surprised that there was a pop up chef. While I did want to experience the regular menu when making the reservation. The chef that night was amazing and did not disappoint. Our server, Chris, was knowledgeable about the food and wine , was attentive and extremely accommodating and pleasant. The entire experience was enjoyable.
We had the special gulah geetchie menu and it was deliscious all the way from shrimp pie and okra stew appetizers) to the fried chicken and Hangar steaks through to the Hugonot with whipped peanut topping. Excellent cocktails as well. Try the G&T with their home made tonic or an excellent Moscow Mule.
Had heard good things about lucky rooster from locals for a while and that it was a local "foodie" spot. Went for anniversary. The food was very good. Fried chicken with the spicy honey was great. My wife got the Mahi special and enjoyed very much.
The service was not good. We made a reservation and were finally seated 15 minutes later while we looked at a half empty restaurant. I informed them when I made reservation we would be celebrating our anniversary. There was never any acknowledgement that we chose to share that special occasion with them. In fact, I got the impression that they were working as hard as they could to get us out of the restaurant quickly so they could go home. There was no spacing between courses- and we ordered 3. Our check was brought while we still had half a bottle of wine left. We were out in an hour flat.
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