About Lucky

Lucky specializes in Country French and Southern American comfort food, paired with great wines, craft beers and classic cocktails.

18 Kirk Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, French American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Jefferson St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 982-1249

Website:
http://www.eatatlucky.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available ($3.00) 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.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Farmer

Private Party Facilities:
Able to accomodate up to 25 people on select days and only at certain times. Please call Lucky to make arrangements.

Private Party Contact:
Cameron McWhinney: (540) 982-1249

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Lucky Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for a Date (24)
See All
Fit for Foodies (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Business Meals (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Romantic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great Beer (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sort by
S
418 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Table was not ready when we arrived, but staff was friendly, offered drink recommendations, and served us while we waited. Later they shared a drink recipe with us. We enjoyed the oysters and salads.

Tags: Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent evening, fabulous meal, can't wait to return

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I never get tired of the fried chicken at Lucky.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome food & great ambiance. We had bone marrow for an appetizer & it didn’t disappoint.

The fried chicken entree was outstanding.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect experience

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We’ll definitely return whenever we’re in the star city again

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I love Lucky. It’s our favorite restaurant in Roanoke!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We always make a trip to Lucky's when we are in town. Love the specialty cocktails and the oysters. The daily features never disappoint. Love the ambiance and the staff.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful as always! My go-to spot for wonderful drinks and food unlike anywhere else in Roanoke.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food, waitress was very helpful and pleasant.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 24, 2017

The Diver Scallops were done to PERFECTION! Each one cooked to its perfect doneness. The dish was beautifully displayed with roasted cauliflower and cauliflower mash, chives and some other (green onion?) ingredient. It also had the most delicious small cubed, deep-fried croutons. I'd highly, highly recommend this dish!

My friend thoroughly enjoyed her buttermilk chicken - she said it was crispy on the outside and very moist and tender on the inside.

The Blistered Shishito peppers were done perfectly with sea salt and some ground red pepper (?) flakes.

Our server, Jeremiah, was eager and attentive to our needs, checking in to see how we're doing throughout dinner and quick to fill our water glasses.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food at Lucky is delicious! The atmosphere is great for a date or special event. We will definitely visit again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We drove down from WV to celebrate my Sons birthday, had to wait a few minutes until our table was ready which was fine, truly enjoyed our cocktails. Our waitress who I would like to know her name because she was spot on and deserves recognition.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was our first visit to Lucky. We found the entire staff to be extremely courteous, enthusiastic, and ready to help in any way. We were seated in the bar area next to a window which was a great location. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helped with our decisions. The craft cocktail options were really good. We chose several small plates and enjoyed them all. We definitely plan to return and recommend Lucky to others.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 18, 2017

I have been here three times. The food here is very good and expertly prepared but overpriced in my opinion. Eighteen dollars for fried chicken is a lot. Twenty eight dollars for a 4 oz piece of grouper is a lot. Drinks are fantastic here but also expensive. I'd like to see them change up the menu a bit since it's been the same for at least a year. Bottom line is that you will spend $100 to $150 for two people here for 3 to 4 star food. The acoustics in this restaurant are absolutely terrible. High ceilings and no buffers. At two thirds full we could not have a conversation anymore. If you're looking for a quiet place to take your sweety and relax and enjoy each other's anecdotes from the day, this is not the place. The food and drinks are worth coming back for if they were cheaper, but it's the atmosphere that's a deal breaker.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service3

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Roanoke is Lucky to have this place. We enjoyed every dish and will be back. That the Rappahanock Oyster Company is sourcing Lucky is a compliment. We had some of each, half shell. My significant other chose a pork shoulder for her main. Sweet braised perfection. I stuck with oysters, roasted. And really good golden beet salad.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised. Excellent and friendly service. The food was excellent. I had the snapper special which was slightly over-cooked, but moist enough. The fried chicken is loved by many. I tried it. It was moist, but the coating was ordinary. Bacon is used a lot with the vegetables, and for me this detracts from the flavors.

Overall, I will return. Just pick and choose and you'll have great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had one of the best meals inn restaurant in a long time. Very memorable time with great food, people, drinks and ambiance.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food and service was great. Pama Lee drink was fantastic.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 3, 2017

First time here. Menu is a bit limited. Me wife didn't see any appetizers she wanted, but the roasted oysters were excellent, although pricy for only four. My wife's scallops were very good, while my ribeye was just OK. Noise level is high with not much to absorb the sounds.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Lucky is a gem in downtown Roanoke. This restaurant would stand up to fine dining in Richmond or DC. I strongly recommend the bacon blue cheese salad.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Visting Roanoke & turned to yelp as my go to finder & this is a great place! Booked through open table & once again saw great reviews! Did not disappoint!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Last night we both had the fried chicken, potatoes with gravy and greens. Comfort food at its best!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

An eclectic, quality experience. Fits in nicely with the downtown Roanoke food scene. The entrees are predictably different. N & J Yorktown Va

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good staff with owners that take pride in their restaurant and reputation. Wait staff and bartenders are very knowledgeable and friendly, food is very authentic and great tasting, and cocktails are hand crafted and amazing. Overall a very good restaurant to impress the out of town guest, a date, or to celebrate a good day or special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very solid restaurant. Excellent cocktails. Creative dishes with interesting flavor profiles. Well informed servers. I'll be a regular.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Lucky was spectacular again. We had not been at Lucky for several weeks and we had a very nice evening. The staff provided excellent service, the food was delicious. Thanks.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good overall experience. Bartenders very knowledgeable, friendly, and creative. Noise level a little high for an intimate evening. Food was very good and served without a long wait. Appetizer, bread plate, was very good. I recommend this restaurant and will go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value3

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was just OK. Menu hasn't changed much in the past couple of years

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Lucky was a little gym. I never expected a hip restaurant in Roanoke but sure enough there was. Scallops were tremendous. My colleague absolutely loved the bacon and blueberry salad.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on August 26, 2017

We decided to try Lucky for a nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary. They seated us right next to the front door, and the rest of the meal felt a little awkward after that. It was not exactly a nice, quiet, romantic dinner. The food was good. It can be best described as a mix between "spectacular" and "OK". The desserts and coffee were definitely the highlight of the evening. Overall, we did not think the meal was commensurate with the cost. The service was good, but not quite "stellar." I could see it being a great place to go grab a cocktail, but we will likely not be back for dinner anytime soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was our first visit to Lucky. We are not locals. We were very pleasantly surprised! Cuisine was original and excellent. The bar was world-class; fabulous selection of liquors - NY/South FL good! Rye whisky menu was as good as I have seen anywhere... of course, with the exception of NY, LA, blah, blah, blah. Please do not spoil the ambiance by bringing children; this is an adult venue. Clientele were well dressed. In Roanoke, VA, who would have guessed...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Spicy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Delicious food and drinks. A great evening and experience!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food and wonderful service. Will definitely be back. Really enjoyed it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We came to Lucky for our anniversary dinner. The food and service were amazing. Loved the peppers and roasted oysters for appetizers. Only disappointment was they ran out of the scallops and mussels. That said, the beet and goat cheese salad was fantastic, and the braised pork was mouthwatering. Overall, we had a wonderful and enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wonderful dining, all around. I stop here every time I drive between New England and Miami and the food and service get better every time I drop by. Everyone who works here shares a passion for high cuisine and a love of serving the public. It's a joy...

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Always perfect!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Menu was varied with plenty of good options. My son had the duck breast which was well cooked and flavorful. Scallops were perfectly cooked not over done. Gnocchi also tasty. The pork over grits had good flavor but Presentation wasn't the best - all beige. Great cocktails and nice wine selection we're return if we were in Roanoke again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food is always outstanding, as is the service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 8, 2017

I love this place! The dinner special was a North Carolina flounder over a fresh succotash topped with micro greens. It was incredible!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.