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
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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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Good for a Date (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Special Occasion (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fun (12)
Romantic (12)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Casual (8)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Groups (5)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic experience through and through. I didn’t have a single complaint about this place. From the oysters and muscles to the pork shoulder, everything was cooked wonderfully. Will definitely be back soon

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Lovely meal, excellent cocktails and great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Second time there.
Another stellar performance.
Food, service, cocktails were great.
My 12 and 16 year olds love it too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My favorite for years. Still is. Great food and vibe. Always feel welcome.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic food. Good service. Only thing is when we ordered the special and said we were going to split it they went ahead and put it on two plates. Also charging a fee. I’m doing that they forgot part of the meal, the lump crab. And when we asked we received a non answer of I’ll tell the kitchen. Nothing more was said. I’ll go back for sure but that just kinda rubbed me the wrong way how an honest mistake was handled. And it was New Years so they were hopping. And probably just forgot to follow up with an apology or something.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great atmosphere, new menu ever night, food was delicious, wait staff very attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We felt welcomed and are looking forward to tasting more on our next visit. We live in North Carolina and definitely enjoyed Lucky. Unique menu, attentive service and a lot of fun!

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing food and fast and friendly service!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great restaurant in Downtown Roanoke! Been many times and I always end up ordering something I would not typically decide on and absolutely loving it! Has classic dishes, but also allows for people like myself to branch out and have good experiences with food that is outside of my usual items. Amazing cocktails and very knowledgeable staff! So accommodating (my mom has an unusual allergy and I mentioned it when I made the reservation--they had a list of items she could enjoy right when we arrived!) and truly want you to enjoy your evening. Yes, it is expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fantastic every single time!! Can't wait to return.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Romantic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A favorite in Roanoke with absolutely delicious food and cocktails! I have never been disappointed here-it is consistently excellent. The atmosphere is fun with retro style booths in the bar. Our server Jennifer was efficient, helpful, and welcoming.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Another excellent meal at Lucky's. I didn't want the monkfish to be prepared in a cream sauce, as on the menu and the chef accommodated my request and it was delicious.

The liver terrine app was excellent, as well. My son enjoyed his scallop entre.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent ribeye with the most amazing marrow butter! Great service!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent drinks, steak and service by Jeremiah. Great vibe and bartenders are fantastic.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This has to be the very best restaurant in the Roanoke Valley to take a date!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Lucky is a hip restaurant with terrific food. The locals know about it because it is always crowded -- even on Tuesday night. The staff is super friendly but a stretched a little thin. Nonetheless, it is one of the best restaurants I have been to and certainly the best in Roanoke, IMHO. You won't regret going there.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Another wonderful meal. Had the wild striped bass and goat cheese and beet salad. Delicious and the service was terrific.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Their signature cocktails are amazing. Great place to bring family and friends.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good vibe with music to match. Loved the ambience with a hipster feel. They took the food, service, and especially the drinks with a serious attention to detail. They make it all easy going but that belies their dedication to making Lucky one of the places in Roanoke to experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

They have the best fried chicken! Great drinks too.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I never get tired of the fried chicken at Lucky.

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 (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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect experience

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 (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
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·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
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 (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
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food, waitress was very helpful and pleasant.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·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
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 (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.

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 (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
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 (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
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·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.

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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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·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.

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