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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.

841 William Hilton Pkwy
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday through Sunday 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Chimney Cove

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(843) 681-3474

Website:
http://www.luckyroosterhhi.com/

Executive Chef:
Clayton Rollison

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine

Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (45)
Local Ingredients (42)
Fit for Foodies (39)
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Good for a Date (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Bar Seating (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Authentic (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Casual (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Romantic (15)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Seasonal (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Healthy (12)
Cozy (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Organic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great Beer (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Birthday! Desert!!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 3, 2017

From shrimp and grits to stroganoff it was all delicious. Solid wine book with affordable bottle prices. A great night out.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Get the Pig's Head - even if just for the presentation!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Lucky Rooster was outstanding as always.

Roasted bone marrow was a hit with those in our party that have not tried it.

I do miss the Octopus la Plancha appetizer though.

Looking forward to out next visit later in late December.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My new favorite restaurant in Hilton Head!
Amazing food! Love the deviled eggs!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very impressed

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Exceptional service and quality. Specialty scallops were amazing as was the hanger steak. Our server , Chris was exceptionally knowledgeable about the food sourcing and the wine selections. Very impressed for our 3rd visit to Lucky Rooster.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I ordered the "Seasonal Catch", which were freshly caught scallops on a bed of red wild rice...
amazing taste, wonderful! One of the best scallops dishes I have ever had!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had wonderful service from our server, the bartender and the sommelier! Our food was delicious. We even were delighted to fond Pappy Van Winkel at the bar, apparently they get three bottles a year and they came in today.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was delicious and the Somm was knowledgeable on the wines.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We definitely recommend The Lucky Rooster. Great food and great service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was truly outstanding and the staff is energetic and cool.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome meal, outstanding service and the food was the best we’ve ever ever had

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Hilton Head. Always something new and exciting on the food menu and bar offerings. Marea is wonderful!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great dinner. Do try the fried green tomatoes. The Ragu served over polenta was excellent. Start with the pre-Prohibition cocktails. The Brooklyn is excellent, a mix between a Manhattan and an Old Fashion. Great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Lucky Rooster is our go-to place for dinner after the symphony. The menu always has new and interesting dishes appropriate to the season as well as great cocktails and wines.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very eclectic menu with seasonal fish specials done crispy over local grains. The onion bisque, so unique, great taste.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Organic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very expensive for the amount of food served. Music was a little loud.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Exceptional service ,ambiance and food was excellent

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was horrible. Asked a question about the menu and the answer was “I don’t know.” Food was either over or under seasoned. Fish of the day was full of bones; server did not mention it would come that way.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fantastic food, service, and drinks. 10/10 from top to bottom.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A must stop in Hilton Head for food and especially the handcrafted cocktails! The service was top notch. We went in one night for dinner and drinks, it was so fabulous we went back 2 days later for another delicious cocktail and appetizer in the bar.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

A get together of friends, food was average, wait staff was nice.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Was not impressed with special menu We made res based on Trip Advisor recommendation and Yelp. No idea you would have limited offering.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

What a jewel. Totally unexpected. Friendly and the best food we had all week.
Wonderful ambiance. Owner came over to explain special menu to us. Every entree we tried was superb. We were passing food around. Don't let the name fool you. You must try it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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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