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Lucky 12 Tavern

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3308 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9264
252-255-5825
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 151
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, noisy place

The food was good, but one half of the small restaurant had games like foosball that kept the noise level pretty high (even though we were in the other half of the room). Food was good. I had a special of yellow-fin tuna and shrimp on a skewer, both blackened with a pineapple-orange salsa and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
biggity
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claymont, delaware
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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claymont, delaware
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food was good, but one half of the small restaurant had games like foosball that kept the noise level pretty high (even though we were in the other half of the room). Food was good. I had a special of yellow-fin tuna and shrimp on a skewer, both blackened with a pineapple-orange salsa and a very good loaded potato... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

No mixers, friendly people. Extensive bar menu. I only got the soup, the seafood chowder, very good. Go. Enjoy. Seriously.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We ate here two years ago, and it was good; however, we fell in love w/ the Coconut Cream Pie, which was amazing!!! That trip we stopped in just to purchase take-out Pie! This year we decided to do the same, and we were not disappointed! For our last dinner in OBX we decided to eat here, as the food... More 

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WIsconsin
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Spent our first night in Nags Head here, just wanted a bar, nothing fancy. After reading other reviews decided this was the place and it did not disappoint. Many beers on tap, good call liquor. Watched the Masters on the big screen, talked to the locals, had half pound of peel and eats for appetizers and both my husband and... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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148 reviews 148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Met some friends here for lunch, great menu. I very much enjoyed the veggie philly cheese steak, yes it is vegetarian! They have a great drink selection as well.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had a blast and met some good locals. No table service due to how busy they were. Bike week was kicking off. Some nice guy paid for our drinks and we went to the outside seating. Had a blast, definitely recommend plus it was a short walk to our hotel. The bartenders were super attentive and made great drinks.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Lucky 12 doesn't look like the type of place my wife would usually agree to eat, but we were checking in to a rental house, it was late, and the tavern was right across the street. What luck! We wound up eating there three more times during the week. Seafood offerings are generally limited by what's fresh and available.... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Walked here from our rental house. Great food, drinks and service! Will definitely return. $5 martinis on Wednesday! It is very biker oriented but the staff and food were both great. Matthew was a awesome waiter!!!

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Ringgold
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We used trip advisor to pick our dinner choice and am really glad we came here. Nice atmosphere, great service and good food. Fabulous crab cakes and the coconut creme pie was amazing.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I reviewed TripAdvisor before picking a place to have dinner. We came across Lucky 12 Tavern and based on the reviews we decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did! Don't let the parking lot deceive you! The parking lot was packed so we assumed there would be a wait but we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 252-255-5825

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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