Lucky

4.8
574 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
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  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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Lucky specializes in Country French and Southern American comfort food, paired with great wines, craft beers and classic cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, French American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(540) 982-1249
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Farmer
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Private party facilities
Able to accomodate up to 25 people on select days and only at certain times. Please call Lucky to make arrangements.
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Private party contact
Cameron McWhinney: (540) 982-1249
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jefferson St
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 574 People Are Saying
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MM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the atmosphere and well prepared meal. I had a ribeye that melted.

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JZ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Lucky twice now, and both times were two of the best dining experiences we've had in Roanoke to date. The first time we went for a birthday dinner date night, and the other was when my parents were in town visiting. We had the same server both times, and he was very pleasant, attentive, and knowledgeable of the menus. He recommended "the cube", which was off menu, but their house cocktail, and my step-dad enjoyed this a lot. Our server knew every single ingredient in the long list of inclusions, which was very impressive. We also had bottles of sauvignon blanc and cabernet in our two experiences, of which both were great. For appetizers, we tried the bread plate and were very pleased, therefore getting it at our second experience as well! The goat cheese and olive tapenade were amazing together. Between our two dinner experiences, we tried the scallops, fried chicken, steak, pork shoulder, gnocchi, and a North Carolina black grouper on special. All of the dishes were amazing, however the steak stole the show for everyone at the table! It was one of the best steaks i've ever had. Lastly, we finished with the bread pudding, panna cotta, and the creme brule for desserts. The bread pudding was definitely our favorite! We will 100% be coming back to Lucky in the future and have already recommended it to several of our friends!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and fresh. Excellent service. Best scallops I have every eaten!

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PS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time and the food was fantastic!

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PH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time eating here and it was well worth it ! First class service with a laid back atmosphere ! The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly , knowing the menu , the ingredients and where they were sourced . I can't wait to go back !

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K
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here on a date night and I couldn’t believe how amazing the food, drinks, and service was. We arrived a bit early for our reservations and were escorted to the bar for some drinks while we waited. They introduced us to the bartenders where we met Kent. We were immediately greeted and walked through the drinks he recommended. He first made my husbands drink which was an off the menu drink but a very popular drink. It was as AMAZING. We decided at that point we’d stay at the bar and eat because service with Kent was amazing. We continued to order drinks just trusting his opinions on what he wanted to make according to our likes and everything was amazing. My husband and I had two different types of salads both were perfectly dressed in their fresh salad dressing topped with the exact amount of toppings. I couldn’t believe a salad could taste so amazing. We then ordered the Ribeye steak which knowing a lot about different meats I knew it was a gamble because it takes a great chef to make a good ribeye. It came out and you could tell instantly it was perfect. It was juicy, tender, full of flavor, just melted in your mouth. We finished our date night with their special dessert the s’mores cram brûlée with buffalo trace cream chilled (suggested once again by Kent) it was paired perfectly. Prices were all very well priced for the quality of food. You could tell the staff all took a lot of pride in what they did and made. Everyone worked so well together. It was perfect, I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good dinner and drinks.

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CT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped in after arriving at ROA airport. Very tasty food. Nice portion size.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Reliably good each and every time.

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PT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time at Lucky. Great food, delicious hand crafted drinks, and great service. We think it's the best restaurant in Roanoke and dine there whenever we can.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and creative cocktails every visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The drinks and food were amazing. I could tell there was a special attention to detail here that is lacking elsewhere.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. Had the peppers which were incredible and the pork shoulder was one of the best things ever!

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Richmond
65 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had been to Lucky previously but hadn't been back for awhile. The food is still very good and the service was excellent. I had a tasty gnocchi dish & my wife really enjoyed her pork dish. As always, Lucky has an extensive & innovative cocktail list; diners should at least sample one of those items (as well as wine & beer selections). The only drawback is that it is always quite noisy so don't plan an evening meal there if you are expecting quiet conversation time. If you don't mind the volume, give Lucky a try.

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KB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Signature cocktails were the highlight of our experience. The food was fantastic and presentation was phenomenal. We will definitely be back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Superb craft cocktails. The staff's attention to detail is exceptional.

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C
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed their nice cotes du Rhône by the glass...very nice. Interesting choices for entrees or small plates. Very nice night. Except for the bad parking situation. $7 for parking is too much.

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RN
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!. This place is fabulous!. All special occasions are spent at lucky. So glad to introduce my friends here too

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TF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 40th anniversary night out.

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AL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve ever had! The handcrafted cocktails were icing on the cake, amazing!!! Highly recommend. Can’t wait to visit again on our next trip to Roanoke.

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DJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great craft cocktails. In our group had steak entree and fried chicken. Both were outstanding.

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RU
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken is so good. Nice bar scene. Great place to bring family and friends.

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SS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Thanks, Jeremiah! Delicious food! Can’t wait to go back!

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G
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow! Hubby and I visited from out of town and popped in for date night dinner. We are restaurant owners and know a great dinner when we taste it... Reed took amazing care of us & was an amazing host. Food sensational! Cocktails were out of this world delicious and creative. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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k
Richmond
152 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying at the Hotel Roanoke and like trying the different restaurants nearby in walking distance. Tonight we decided to try Lucky, and we were. This place is fabulous. Our server was very pleasant and knowledge about the bar drinks, wine, and entrees'. Our bottle of wine was excellent tasting. Our appetizers, entrees, and dessert were great from start to finish. This is a place we will definitely come back to when we are in Roanoke again.

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative culinary and cocktails. The craft cocktail makers know their art. The chef is equally talented and shouldn't be overlooked when going!

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D
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!

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P
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the drinks, food and service were exceptional.

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O
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Oysters were fresh, crisp, and distinctive. Pork and grouper were well prepared. Drinks were creative and well balanced. Bartenders know their stuff.

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K
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my husband's birthday. We just had specialty drinks and appetizers and everything we ordered was excellent. We've been here before, we love it and we recommend it to our friends all the time!

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V
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant to come to. It has the best steak that I have ever eaten and is worth the drive from Bedford. This is a great date night or special occasion place.

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the fish special and it was wonderful, as usual. Love Lucky!

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now our favorite restaurant/cocktail bar. The drinks and food are outstanding.

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HO
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucky has amazing food and specialty cocktails! It's a fun atmosphere, and the staff are very nice.

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MR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food prepared in a way that highlights the local sources as well as the chefs ability to pair those ingredients. Excellent service, very informative and engaging. Wonderful place for a great meal and drinks that stand on their own without being pretentious

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RP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second experience dining at Lucky. Both were outstanding. The food was well-prepared and presented and the service was excellent. Our server, Paulina, was very attentive and knowledgeable, particularly about the bar offerings. We look forward to another great experience in the near future. We live about an hour away and it is well worth the journey.

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PB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big city vibe in a small town. Lucky was highly recommended and exceeded all expectations. Food was outstanding and the drinks, though pricey, were excellent. Service was attentive yet unobtrusive. The scallops were the best I’ve ever had.
We went to Lucky for a special occasion but we will be back soon and the visit will in itself be a special occasion.

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Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a party of 4. The best and most consistent restaurant in Roanoke. Wonderful, extremely knowledgeable waiter. Every dish was an A++ Love everything about this restaurant.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From unique cocktails to inventive flavor combinations using quality ingredients, this place satisfied emerging-foodie teenager as well as my husband and me. We’ll be back when next in the Roanoke area.

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Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from pittsburgh and travel to NYC once a year just to eat. This was an unexpected suprise. The food was excellent as was the service. We will definitely go back.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly staff. The food though, the food was superb!

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