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Lucky 12 Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3308 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9264
+1 252-255-5825
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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King George, Virginia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a small place so getting a seat is a challenge even in the off season as I found out. The food was very good and the service was also very good. Friendly staff but they are very busy so not much interaction. Parking is extremely limited.

Thank KingGeorgeJoe
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 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 

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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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.

1 Thank 027deniser69
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Gina B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

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 

Thank katsusanna
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 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.

Thank Scott E
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 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 

Thank Beverley L
New Cumberland, PA
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 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 

Thank Mike M
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 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.

Thank MrsCovington53
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 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 

Thank msmaggie22963

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, 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: +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?