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Lucky 12 Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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3308 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9264
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Scott E
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Beverley L
New Cumberland, PA
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Mike M
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank MrsCovington53
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank msmaggie22963
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Jeanette H
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like all the other reviews said - this is a biker bar, first and foremost. If you're sick of seafood at the shore, this is the perfect bar and grill. The restaurant is not very large in size, but compliments that well with vintage signs from gas stations, Coca-Cola, and Harley Davidson. It's also a Steelers bar and a great... More 

Thank Ashley R
Fairfax, VA
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is biker's biker bar. We came for lunch. The food is secondary on several levels. Semi-cooked "steamed shrimp", cardboard pizza crust, stale tortilla nachos, etc. Perhaps the worst "dinig" experience we have had in multiple trips to OBX. The Lucky vacationers eat elsewhere.

3 Thank Couponpop
Algonac, Michigan
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in to have a drink since the establishment was just down the road from where we were staying. The staff was very nice and the selection was great. The atmosphere was good and it felt very relaxing. We will definetly be stopping back in with the rest of our group while we are down here.

2 Thank AFD22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After several visits I recommend going here to watch the game and get you favorite bar food. Be sure to try the wings and pizza!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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

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