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Lucky 12 Tavern

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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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3308 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9264
+1 252-255-5825
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner and it was a total surprise! From reviews I read, it looked like more of a local bar, and when we walked in, it had biker decor. Then I saw the menu. It was a combination of bar food and other stuff. I ordered a special...the mixed grill. It was grilled magi-magi, and a grilled crab... More 

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Thank Julene B
iamhungry64, Owner at Lucky 12 Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review! Our decor is certainly on the eclectic side as we are big fans of vintage items. We take our food seriously and love to surprise guests when they read our nightly specials. Please stop in again! More 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is always good. Staff is very friendly. Especially like the oysters and the pizza. They have several TVs and are happy to put on what ever sport team you would like.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and chips were awesome. Cooked to perfection. Fries were also good. Seasoned very good. I will go back.

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Thank Gina B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised at how much we liked Lucky 12 Tavern. We needed a place to eat late at night after a show, and the OBX do not offer many late-night dining options. This was, in fact, the only place we could find that was serving food after 10 PM. To be clear --- in spite of what other reviewers... More 

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Thank katsusanna
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lucky 12 has an interesting menu. You can get typical bar food or one of the Daily Specials. Specials are typically fresh seafood and prepared beyond expectations of a tavern. Their pizza is very good as well. This is one my favorite places in OBX.

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Thank Scott E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Selected this tavern to watch Thursday night football. Unfortunately, it was during baseball playoffs and only one TV was focused on football, plus there was no volume for sports, however the music was enjoyable. Had only beverages, no food. Really enjoyed my specialty drink, which the server said was specific to Lucky 12. We did not stay for entire game... More 

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Thank Beverley L
New Cumberland, PA
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We tried this place on a Wednesday so we could take advantage of the martini special. The drinks were very good using rail liquor but no complaints from me. The highlight was the tuna bites appetizer. The tuna was done just right and the seasoning was spicy without being too hot. We ate a number of places while we were... More 

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Thank Mike M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband stopped in for some drinks on a weekend night. Could tells there was lots of locals. We didnt have any food, all they were serving was pizza, just alcohol. Full bar and lots of taps for beer. Bartenders okay, not much conversation kinda straight to the point. Average prices for alcohol.

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Thank MrsCovington53
Virginia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped here after finding a long wait at our other choice. It was $5 martini night, so what could we lose. We were surprised by great service and fabulous food. I had soft shell crabs (2 enormous crabs).with butternut squash risotto and grilled asparagus. My husband has mixed grill with a flat iron steak and grilled shrimp with Cole... More 

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Thank msmaggie22963
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Must be the locals spot cause we couldnt even get in there to watch a game! They had 20 tvs watching 3 games when we asked for another game we were told it was first come first serve on tvs,, so we left! Small gravel parking lot... There would have been no where to sit

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Thank Jeanette H
iamhungry64, Owner at Lucky 12 Tavern, responded to this review

We are a spot who caters to locals and tourists alike. Many people like to show up well before their favorite team is playing to ensure as seat. Yes, we label our Tv's on a first come first serve basis. Giving us a "poor" rating because you show up in the middle of the second quarter of a game and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3308 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9264
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-255-5825

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?