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“not fancy, just good”
Review of Lucky 12 Tavern

Lucky 12 Tavern
Ranked #27 of 85 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We stopped in for lunch one day and enjoyed our meal. The food was good, the beer was cold, and the service was friendly and helpful.
As the old saying goes, it's more fun to eat in a bar than drink in a restaurant.
Well worth trying.

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Thank gdsdad
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We've been coming to the OBX for vacation since we were teenagers and discovered Lucky 12 in Nags Head about three years ago (to our delight!). It's a small local spot on Beach Road (rather than the Bypass) and is usually pretty crowded.

It's definitely a jeans-and-t-shirt type place: Very casual, good food. They have great pizzas with lots of interesting toppings - including bacon (yum!) - and just generally good bar food and seafood. We were there on Saturday (9/14) with friends and ordered the following:

Crab-cake appetizer (pretty good)
Salad with home-made bacon dressing (better than average)
Pizza with bacon, mushrooms and green peppers -- delicious!!
Pitcher of specialty IPA - very good
Fried shrimp / Fried oyster combo w/ green beans and fries (sides): Very good -- especially the deliciously sauteed green beans (fries were just OK)
Fried oyster sandwich
Chicken Philly cheese-steak

They also sell t-shirts (we have one or two) and have a cute Ms. Pac-Man game when you come in that you can play while you wait for your table. There's also a bar on one side of the restaurant and lots of TV's with sports on them.

On the whole: Great casual beach place for friends who want to hang out and grab some good food and spend time with friends!

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Thank VirginiaGrad1998
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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

Great family football and food tavern. Had a great time food portions huge! Great food lots of TV's for Sunday football!! Will be back again next year!!!

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Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We first stumbled upon this last year for lunch and found it terrific, but this year, tried it for dinner and found their special pasta meal exceptional and the tuna supreme and cooked perfectly to order. Ate there again during our week's stay and found it consistently great. Proprietor Mark is hard working and takes pride in his services and food. A real keeper and highly recommended for lunch or dinner. Our entire group found something to their liking and preparation well above the normal fare. Bravo!

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Thank Happyvisitor106
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We were on a family vacation with 20 people in our party, ranging from age 3 to 86. Even though this restaurant is small, they welcomed us in and put us all together across the back of the room. They warned us ahead of time that they don't normally do large parties. You wouldn't know it by the service. The waitress was attentive and accommodating. The owner was very friendly and visited the table more than once. The food was outstanding! Everyone ordered different dinners and everyone was very pleased. They made one minor mistake which they rectified to our satisfaction. There were plenty of TVs for those who wanted to watch. Overall, we were pleasantly surprised and will definitely return again!

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Thank Kathleen M
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