Cary >Food & Dining > Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
7307 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC | Directions 2751135.736402 -78.785386
Monday 11:15 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:15 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11:15 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday Brunch menu available until 3:00 PM.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday Brunch menu available until 3:00 p.m.
Tasty food, great service, upscale surroundings – I love the whipped sweet potatoes, salmon, chicken, bread and green beans. The sweet potato hush puppies were too weird for me. Tasted like pumpkin pie. I've been there several times recently and love the food. It's not the same old chain menu with tons of salt, fat and preservatives. The ingredients are local, the menus are innovative, and the service is consistently good. All for a reasonable price.
Been eating here for years... – My family has been eating here for years since we have two vegetarians and they have a well rounded enough menu that most of us are happy. My father, best friend, and I all adore the black bean cakes but my husband has trouble finding something he likes here on some of the menus.
Planning a rehearsal dinner at Lucky 32 in October – My husband and I had a wonderful lunch enjoying two of the entrees that will be served during the rehearsal dinner. Everything was delicious, and we were also impressed with the service. The woman we dealt with to make arrangements for the rehearsal dinner could not have been more gracious and accommodating. As I mentioned in my "cons", I am a little concerned about some of the negative reviews, even though there were very few of them. Most are very positive, and I do realize you always get complainers when working with the public. So, hopefully, these negative issues have been addressed by the management, and we will have a delightful and delicious evening that will be enjoyed by all. Looking forward to a wonderful night at Lucky 32!!!
Nice Place to Relax – The strange thing is that you can smoke in the bar but if you sit outside you can't smoke. I thought that was strange. But the food is good and they are pretty quick.
Great ambiance, food was disappointing this time – My husband and I both like this restaurant, but the last time we visited for dinner (a couple of weeks ago), the food was disappointing.
The half-chicken and mashed potatoes (which I loved the previous two times I'd visited) was no longer on the menu, so I ordered the chicken and dumplings and my husband had the pulled pork and johnnycakes. My husband liked his dinner (though he said it was very spicy). My chicken and dumplings were not what I expected at all - though our lovely server explained it would have a thinner sauce than the traditional chicken and dumplings, I didn't expect the dumplings to be so small and dense and the sauce was EXTREMELY salty - so much so that I couldn't eat it. (I like salty food, but this was too much!) As well, I thought the portion size was very small compared to the cost of the dish. There was also a chicken bone in there (which I can understand happens, but it was just another uncomfortable experience). The meal did not include a salad either (I thought it should have, for the price).
The sweet potato hushpuppies appetizer was interesting. I'd recommend you try it at least once. I dug the ham-cream sauce they were served in.
We really love the ambiance of this restaurant - it is very comfortable and unique. As well, the serving staff are always professional. I just did not enjoy my food this time around.
Loving this Upscale Southern Cooking – Just had their cajun pork tenderloin with the voodoo sauce and goat cheese. YUM! And those collards are better than my grandmas (may she rest in peace). I suggest getting the whipped sweet potatoes instead of the red beans and rice (to cool off that voodoo sauce). And the brownie sundae is SO rich. My partner always get the salt and pepper ribeye. I always get the Grilled Chicken Salad with spinach for lunch. And I just saw that the owners of Lucky 32 are a semi-finalist for "Restaurateur of the Year" award for 2009 from James Beard Foundation. That's like the oscars for restaurants, and there are only 20 semi-finalists in the entire country. Impressed.
What an honor it is to be a semi-finalist for the award Time magazine has coined "The Oscar's of the food world". It is very humbling to be chosen from 15,000 entries and to be in the company of some of the best restaurants in NYC, San Francisco, and Chicago.---Shane Garrity, GM, Lucky 32
Latest press release:
Cary Restaurant Could Get a ?Food Oscar?
The principals of Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants (Dennis Quaintance, Nancy King Quaintance and Mike Weaver), who lead the teams at Lucky 32 in Cary (along with Green Valley Grill, Lucky 32 and Print Works Bistro in Greensboro), have been named as national semi-finalists ?Outstanding Restaurateur? for the James Beard Foundation Awards. What many call the ?Oscars of the food world,? the James Beard Foundation selected 20 semi-finalists from across the country for this category, and only two of these are from the Southeast. Finalists will be named on March 23 and the Awards Ceremony will be May 4 at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Great Food, Outstanding Service! – I went to Lucky 32 recently with a few friends, and we all really enjoyed ourselves. I really liked how we were all able to get something different, and we were each quite pleased with our entree. I particularly enjoyed the pork with a spicy Voodoo glaze, but the seafood also looked outstanding! Our server was very accomodating to our needs- one person in the group was a vegetarian, another had a few allergies- and made sure that we were always happy throughout the meal. I especially appreciate the flexibility of the menu and kitchen staff, and will certainly return for another lunch!
I appreciate your kind words. Speaking of allergies, not only would we be pleased to accommodate any special request,we also have a Gluten Free menu.
Here is another review that was emailed to me directly: Thank you, Deb.
Just wanted to let you know of our great dining experience at your restaurant. We dined at your restaurant on Sat Feb 7th. As always, the food, service and atmosphere were excellent. I believe our waiter's name was Junee or something like that. The trout and catfish were excellent. My only recommendation is that there be a little more "stuff" on the salads rather than only lettuce. (cheese, vegi's, croutons, fruit,etc.) We really appreciate the $10.00 coupons too. That is an incentive to come to your restaurant. Budgets are tight these days!! Thanks again. We look forward to the warm weather when we can dine outside.
Ehh...so, so – Prices are out the roof and the food was not that good. Service could stand a little improvement! However, it was my first time but isn't it a rule of thumb you don't get a second chance to make a good impression? Having said that, customers should always be treated anywhere as if the restaurant staff, management and owners are after you to return. Those are the ones I return to over and over, believe me. I will pay well for good service!
Hi, I am Shane Garrity, the GM of Lucky 32 in Cary. I am dissappointed that you did not receive the great service and food that we promise to deliver to all of our guests. I sincerely appreciate the feedback that you have provided and would like to thank you for being kind enough to share your experience. I would like to invite you back for a "second chance". Please call me at 233-1632 so we may make your next visit a great one.
Wonderful time at Lucky 32 – My girl friends and I got together for a lunch recently at Lucky32 in Cary, and we had the best time. There was a group of six and we went without a reservation and we were seated immediately! The staff there is very friendly and accommodating. The variety on the menu is outstanding...not just your "usual" stuff. We ordered the artichoke dip appetizer and then our lunches. I got the Black Bean Cakes...FANTASTIC!! We will absolutely go back there again. We didn't feel rushed to leave as we just sat and talked. Oh, get the Peanutbutter Pie for dessert!
HI, Shane Garrity, GM of Lucky 32 in Cary. I wanted to thank you for noticing our menu and posting your thoughts on Citysearch. Our Culinary team strives to bring the best flavors from the kitchen to your table. We change our seasonal menu every 4-6 weeks to allow for a great variety and to make sure our guests get to enjoy fresh, local in season dishes. Hope to hear from you soon.
Best southern food in Cary – My husband and I ate here last night and the food was AMAZING!!!! We had the Cajun pork (off the featured menu) and the Suffolk chicken. Both of which were wonderful. It also happened to be "wine wednesday" and we were able to get our favorite wine for half price!! Our server was wonderful and very attentive! We will be back!
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