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“An Instant Family Favorite”
Review of Lucky 12 Tavern

Lucky 12 Tavern
Ranked #26 of 85 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed August 26, 2011

We came to Lucky 12 (thanks to Trip Advisor!) in search of an afternoon out-of-market Phillies game. We liked it so much that some of us made it back a few more times throughout the week. They have all the TV sports packages you could want. The bartenders were friendly, served some great beers and cocktails, and were happy to put the game on for us.

Lucky 12 reminded me of some of the local places back home. When I walked in, I thought it looked like a total dive. But I was shocked to find that their food was really great! We ordered a bunch of typical bar food to share: mozzarella sticks (awesome!), nachos (they were a bit stingy on the cheese, but I'll let that slide), crab bites (soooooooo good!), and pizza. We were so impressed with the pizza that later in the week, we ordered a couple of pies for takeout. It was great!

The atmosphere was a typical bar and way less touristy than most places in OBX. Quite a few locals were there late on a weekday afternoon for beer, conversation, and sports. If you're looking for a place for great drinks with the bonus of great food, definitely check out Lucky 12. We'll be back on our next vacation!

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Reviewed August 21, 2011

...this is the place. One thing OBX lacks is local neighborhood taverns. You know, belly up to the bar kinda places. The Lucky 12 will remind of you of the corner joint back home. The menu is loaded with typical bar food, and admittedly, we haven't sampled much. We did have a small pizza on one visit and it wasn't bad. But we're here for the beer...and to people watch. It's a nice escape from the many, many "family" restaurants in OBX. This is an adult establishment serving adult beverages. God Bless 'em!

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3  Thank Section147
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

Our party of 7 (plus toddler) stopped here on he way into the Outer Banks, around 3 on a Saturday afternoon. Ambiance inside was a little dark, but we were charmed to find that the owners are fellow Pennsylvanians with lots of PA memorabilia about. Service was prompt, waitress was helpful with order details and recommendations. Everyone agreed that the food quality was excellent, especially for the very reasonable (~$8-10/plate) lunchtime prices. We'd definitely return here!

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Reviewed August 11, 2011

I picked this restaurant based on the reviews and was quite satisfied with the place. It's a good casual place to eat with friends, perhaps hit the bar on a evening. The food is reasonably priced and the service was pretty good. Parking can be limited as more folks roll around but show up a bit earlier for dinner and it shouldn't be a problem. Would come back here again next time!

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1  Thank mlin32
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Got Fish and Chips take out. Food was ready as promised (even with the extra tarter sauce as requested). And was quite tasty. Fries were very good. Fish was fresh and had a tasty light batter. Tater sauce made with sweet pickles was so, so. Great beer selection from Ska Brewery to Bell's to local NC. And Yuengling for $1! Nice. Wish'd we'd ordered in. Fun atmosphere and seemed like a lot of locals. Super friendly folks with great food. Will definitely be eating here again!

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2  Thank time2pedal
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