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Lucky Otter

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630 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3258
+1 828-253-9595
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

When a nearby restaurant was very full, we decided that the Lucky Otter had some fun, eclectic meals to try. We were looking for everything with our large party - adult and kid carnivores, vegetarians, and plain good food. We were a bit confused when we walked through the door - trying to figure out whether we were supposed to... More 

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Thank Lisa G
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

We thought we'd check out The Lucky Otter for brunch, especially since all other places were packed. We ordered our food, including an order of guacamole and queso for our group. We tried to get two guacs, but they "were out", so we got the queso instead. There was also a larger group in there. We saw a few minutes... More 

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Thank Paul R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

We walked in to the Lucky Otter looking for some good local fare. We stood there for several minutes, unsure of what to do - the bar staff looked at us but never said a word. We eventually gathered that they offered either enchiladas or chilis from the blackboard, but still - no one seemed to care that we were... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

A lot of folks seem to like this place, but it just didn't do it for me. Food was mediocre, the place was dirty... will not be returning.

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Thank JustinSimeon29
Folly Beach, South Carolina
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

From the outside this looks like a sit down restaurant, but when you walk in you order at the counter. That's inconvenient if you want more than one beer, for example, because you have to go back and stand in line all over again. They have some interesting vegan/vegetarian burritos. I tried one with sweet potatoes and honestly it was... More 

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Thank lpace671
Asheville, North Carolina
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

The good news: The beer is cold. The less than perfrct: So is the food. There are better places to eat on Haywood.

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Thank Steveramble
Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. The ingredients are fresh. I had a "create your own " loaded nachos. The meal was great. They have gluten-free options. They are dog friendly. They offered my son a toy to play with while we waited for food. No two tables are alike. These guys are truly "green".

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Thank Ada L
Asheville, North Carolina
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

I think I've had every wrap they make and they are all wonderful! They also offer all wraps with vegetarian options. Chip sampler is a great starter! Parking available.

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Thank julu74
McCordsville, Indiana
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

You have to try thus one. The food was fresh and hot. Try the White Trash BBQ burrito. You won't be disappointed. Throw in a hand squeezed OJ mimosa for good measure! Oh, and you can bring your dog!

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Thank marciann m
Myrtle Beach
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by for a couple of appetizers on a Sunday afternoon. The guacamole was very good and so were the plantains. I love Latin food and wish Asheville had more restaurants with this cuisine to choose from. This is a very casual restaurant which is fine if your food is good, which it is; however, don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-3258
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-253-9595

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