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Lucky 12 Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Couponpop
Algonac, Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
North Jackson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

12 hour drive to outer Banks twice a year. This is one of the best on the Banks. Husband got the crab cakes which he said were delicious and I had a chicken salad with potato sticks on it. I love salads and this is right up there with the best. Atmosphere with old time signs and tables. Fast friendly... More 

Thank Rodney S
Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting menu and beer taps. Lots of TVs. If you are looking for a sports bar that moves beyond bud and lite then this is your spot.

Thank Kvltz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky 12 is a must-go-to joint on the Outer Banks for us. Being from PA, a restaurant owned and run by PA transplants means Philly Amoroso rolls and cheesesteaks, which is a rarity in the OBX. Combine that with thin-crust pizza selections, fresh caught seafood, and the best Buffalo Chicken sandwich ever (it's called "The Bird"), this is a place... More 

Thank Lauren D
North East, Pennsylvania
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just your average burger joint. My family and I went here for dinner because they have less seafood choices. The service was good and food was average. The wing bites are just like chicken nuggets smothered in sauce. Kids liked their chicken fingers. I had their buffalo chicken sandwich and that was good. Their pizza was like frozen store bought... More 

1 Thank Jesse K
Erie, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for some drinks after hours. Starting out the night it seemed pretty normal. Cool setup, pool, pinball, golden tee, TVs ect. Then we get greeted by a 3" long cockroach scurrying across the floor. I understand that cockroaches alone don't make a place gross, those things can get in anywhere. But, the filth of this place runs much... More 

4 Thank Craig U
Falls Church, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unpretentious, retro bar reminiscent of what you might find in a corner neighborhood bar of a large city is the Lucky 12. Decorated in gas and petroleum company signs along with at least 25 Televisions, the Lucky 12 is a great choice to eat, drink, hang out, visit with friends, meet new ones while you are at or near the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?