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Lucky, Roanoke, VA

Lucky

4.9
4.9
1297 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Farm to Table Comfort Food with a commitment to using local sustainable products, paired with innovative cocktails, eclectic wine selections, and a massive spirits list.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (540) 982-1249
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jeremy Smelser
  • Private party contact
    Cameron McWhinney: (540) 982-1249
  • Neighborhood
    Roanoke
  • Cross street
    Jefferson St
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in a lot directly across the street from Lucky. Please prepay. Additionally, there is ample free parking available on Kirk Avenue and other nearby streets.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine

What 1,297 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Best Service

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Overall

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Food

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Service

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Value

  • Greater Roanoke

    Hot spot

  • Greater Roanoke

    Neighborhood gem

  • Greater Roanoke

    Lively

1,297 Reviews
  1. QuinnA

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have the best service and experience! We had the steak for the first time tonight, and it was the best steak we have had in Roanoke easily! It was incredible!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Staff and cocktails were great. Thank you!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The evening celebrating Mother’s Day with my bride and devoted Mom to our two children and five grandkids was fantastic! Our server, Chris was on top of his game from start to end! We had a wonderful evening highlighted by custom bar favorites, followed by the menu… Rapanhanic oysters, a four course dinner….Cesar salad, lightly fried trout, vegetables and a delicious dessert! Choose your night and go enjoy the evening to the fullest!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came into town for a wedding and needed a last minute reservation! The host was amazing and the waitress was even better! The chef has a great menu and great ambiance inside! If I am ever back in Roanoke there will be a second visit! ( the steak and fried chicken was what we ordered!!! Highly recommend)

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  5. MeredithMitch

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We throughly enjoyed our first visit to Lucky. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional too. We cleaned our plates. Prices were a little high but that will not stop us from returning

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful quaint place. Food is always excellent and consistent!!

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  7. AnnieS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Always one of our favorite restaurants! This special Gin Dinner experience didn’t disappoint. The drinks were great as always and the food was exceptional as well. The manager and chef came out before each course to talk about the drinks and food pairings that were being served. Service was excellent as always. Thanks again, Lucky, for another fun evening.

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  8. CathyH

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific meal and service. Creative menu and excellent quality ingredients without being drowned in oil! Delicious vegan options which we really appreciated. Server was very attentive but left us to enjoy our dishes. A little loud for us on the bar side but we got a reservation at the last minute so can’t complain.

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  9. RussellS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are fantastic. Kent and all the others made great recommendations and were very responsive. Great drinks, food, and service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hunter and his team do a great job. Great food, drinks, and service

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve never had a bad experience and would recommend to anyone looking for a nice dinner out.

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  12. CathyandMarc

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Went early, food was hot, perfect trout and meatloaf, not too busy at 5:30!

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  13. KellyH

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and food! Very crowded and noisy while we were there! The service and quality of food made up for it!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upscale restaurant with unique farm to table entrees and small plates. Have never been disappointed in their menu or service. Also great bar/bartenders with specialty cocktails.

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  15. ChrisP

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our meal was wonderful, and the service was great. But, Lucky doesn't know what kind of restaurant it wants to be. Let's blame on it COVID fog, but when they "reimagined" the place, they messed-up big-time. Since then, they have been quietly reintroducing the old menu items, such as the fried chicken (which is great!). However, the place is still decorated like a cheap Asian restaurant. And when we were there, the music was straight out of a 1950's-themed diner. I made a reservation for Friday night the day-of. That used to be unthinkable for Lucky. It's time for them un-reimagine the place and restore it to its former glory. Replace the weird Asian-inspired art, bring back charcuterie boards, retain the great service, bar tenders and cocktails and, for God's sake, never lose the Cube. As for our meal, we did the pre fixe with wine pairing. The salad was perfect, the black-eyed pea fritters were delicious, the brussels sprouts were tangy and charred just right, the fried chicken was great, as always, the pork chop was delicious, and the wine pairings good. The food is great and, don't get me wrong, I like being able to get a reservation at the last minute, but I want Lucky to thrive. Figure out who you want to be and then be it. Just don't be that weird Asian fusion tapas thing you thought you wanted to be. That didn't work.

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  16. Preston

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Vibe. Fabulous bar scene, good food and our server, Monet, could not have been any better. Wish there was more variety in food choices, but what we had was tasty.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food? Fantastic. Service? Wonderful. Cocktails? Brilliant. Highly recommended.

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  18. JenniferH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed the dining experience and food. The menu is a la carte. The food was regional, farm-to-table and tasted great! It was very fresh. The atmosphere was casual and friendly.

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  19. davidcurtissmith

    Raleigh

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent drinks and service. Always a great dinner!

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  20. ChristopherC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I’ve been to Lucky, since almost day 1, their commitment to quality has been unwavering. From the moment you’re greeted, until the check hits the table, Lucky does not disappoint. The fried chicken is hands down one of the best I’ve had, ever. This is the perfect date night spot and I can’t recommend it highly enough. You’ll be glad you went.

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  21. EllyMae

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucky's is a great spot to grab a few cocktails with friends or have an upscale date night. The food is amazing and the ambiance is perfect. The cocktails are handcrafted by some of the best bartenders in the area.

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  22. Starcity4food

    Richmond

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Date night at Lucky was a treat. We decided to each have a salad an entree and share the third course. Each serving was great, especially the mushroom dish that we shared. As usual the service was delightful. We appreciated a visit from Hunter, too!

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  23. JesiL

    Vietnam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great valentines experience we really enjoyed the art also.

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  24. WhitneyS

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucky is always an excellent dining experience that I recommend to friends

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  25. HeidiS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Smokey meatloaf was disgusting. Could not eat it. Too much liquid smoke. Brussels were awesome. Bread and salad fantastic.

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  26. KyleC

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They couldn’t figure out how to cook my steak the correct way. All the other food was mediocre.

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  27. ToddU

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, Lucky never disappoints. It was more expensive on this occasion but it was Valentine’s Day, so that was expected. Their staff is always top notch and no one beats the quality of their drinks. Worth trying if you haven’t.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there with 2 other couples and it was a fabulous all around experience. The food was absolutely fantastic. Alisa our waitress done a fantastic job!!!

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  29. MattB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bring your pocket book with you or get a small loan from the bank before you come. Two pieces of bread and some butter will cost you $7 before tax. Food and service were great, but we paid heavily for it.

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  30. PattyC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and wait staff was outstanding This was our second time dining here from Connecticut and will return again

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  31. Maillard4rx

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu with good execution. Bar service was knowledgeable.

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  32. IanandAlex

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Lucky!! Excellent cocktails, food, ambiance and service! Best bartenders in town!

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  33. SylvainS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and cocktails were out of this world. For me, quality and flavorfulness are the reason to go to restaurant and Lucky achieves that in a way that never disappoints. Great service, moody-welcoming atmosphere : a must.

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  34. ArnoldR

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have celebrated many relationship milestones as well as birthdays at this location. Great customer service and positive environment. Amazing drink selection and food is always fresh.

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  35. BillH

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Frequently eat at Lucky's but last night the pork shank was a fabulous surprise. It was a new item on the menu and should be permanent. Always enjoy my visit to the restaurant and enjoy sitting at the bar and interacting with the staff. Always friendly and helpful if I'm looking to try something new. Customers sitting at the bar also interact with each other and there is an overall appreciation of the common experience we all enjoy.

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  36. RockinRodney

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great cocktails, what more would you want?

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time visiting this establishment. The food was marginal, at best. Service was spot on. I will be more think more closely about my food choices, if I return.

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  38. BradleyC

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service fantastic. First time my family had been there and they were quite impressed and are looking forward to returning. As a hairdresser I will definitely be referring clients and friends to enjoy your restaurant. Thank you for making the experience over the top for my guests.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucky went above and beyond to enhance our dinner experience. Our server was super friendly and right on point! We thoroughly enjoyed their winter soup which was trout and potato - delicious. Their Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes were extremely flavorful. Their infamous fried chicken is a dependable staple - the ultimate comfort food! Their smoked meatloaf paired very well with the carrots and mashed potatoes. Very tasteful! Additionally, their bartenders are masters at their craft and can always be trusted to choose the ultimate pairing with your food.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Monet was the best, funniest and most attentive server! Food was exceptional! Atmosphere was calm and chic. We will definitely be back!

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FAQs

Lucky is rated 4.9 stars by 1297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Lucky

18 Kirk Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Jefferson St
  • Neighborhood
    Roanoke
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in a lot directly across the street from Lucky. Please prepay. Additionally, there is ample free parking available on Kirk Avenue and other nearby streets.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jeremy Smelser
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
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