We all have those cravings- drooling over thoughts of a juicy cheeseburger on a fresh bun with toppings galore and a side of crinkle cut fries, or mounds and mounds of tater tots covered in cheese sauce that you pretty much could live off of for the rest of your life, or just a traditional hot dog, maybe with a scoop of chili? If that alone didn’t get you going, you’re lying. Let us guide you to the ultimate destination where all of these sinful meals come to complete fruition.
Lucky’s Last Chance is THE spot to grab yourself artistic burgers, craft beer, and serious hot dogs that will leave you indulging and asking for more. Don’t expect to see any sort of greenery on this menu, they are truly proud to say they have remained a “kale free” business right from jump street. Chris Barnes is partners Mike Gartner and Sandra Barnes, first opened Lucky’s Last Chance Manayunk in 2011.
Their restaurant began with discussions of creative hot dog combinations. Their newest location, Lucky’s Last Chance Queens Village opened in December 2016. It’s located at 848 S 2nd St, in the once Lyon’s Den and Kennett building space. Both locations share nearly identical menus while serving dinner and weekend brunch. Lunch is available at Manayunk only. The restaurants atmosphere also both showcase unique and intricate art work from various artists with displays that one could truly get lost in. From Day 1 they have stayed true to their vision of providing a casual spot with good food and no frills. So don’t come in here looking to add quail egg or foie gras to your burger.
We all know that Lucky’s has won various awards for their burgers, but it’s not every day that you find an establishment with such an extensive hot dog menu! Lucky’s uses a beef-pork blend in natural casing that is special ordered right from Dietz & Watson. We loved the Deadwood hot dog topped with crispy bacon, american cheese, raw onions & a drizzle of bbq sauce on a butter toasted New England style roll.
Hot dogs are an original and truly a classic at Lucky’s Last Chance. Each hot dog on their menu has a one of a kind twist, with creative topping combinations that are nestled between a New England style bun. The 1UP dog is one of those hot dogs. This hot dog is topped with Sharp Provolone, sautéed mushrooms, onions and their very own house made garlic aioli. Hot dog connoisseurs will go crazy for these dogs, and may never eat a hot dog with only ketchup or mustard again.
And of course their burgers are custom as well- Lucky’s tested about 10 different blends of meat and spices in order to get it just perfect. Each burger is served on a butter toasted, delicious Liscio’s roll. This month they’re offering a special April Burger of the Month! In Mayaunk its the Jamaican Me Hungry Burger topped with jerk chicken, five pepper relish, and pepper jack cheese. Queen Village is serving up the South Philly Burger, made with Italian sausage broccoli rabe, and sharp provolone.
Depending on your appetite, the burgers can be ordered either junior or standard size. Some burgers, like the Gorgonzilla, made with two patties, bacon, gorgonzola cheese, crimini mushrooms, and garlic aioli, are only offered as “one size fits all.” The most famous of all the burgers is the PB & Bacon Burger, which won the 2013 Philadelphia Burger Brawl People’s Choice award. This burger is a childhood favorite with an adult twist, doused in creamy peanut butter, american cheese, and bacon with a side of grape jelly. This burger is downright and unexpectedly delicious. Lucky’s does offer toasted gluten free buns for those with gluten dietary restrictions, so don’t forget to ask. Month to month, Lucky’s offers a hand-crafted signature burger in both of their locations.
What make’s a burger even better? Sides… and Lucky’s does not mess around when it comes to creating magnificent side dishes to pair with your burger or dog. The Cajun Chicken Mac and Cheese is one of those sides, and it is truly a cheesy crowd pleaser. This side was once a special, and now it is a menu item for everyone to dive into. If you’re feeling like you need a little extra cheese in your life, do try the Cheese Amigos Fries, tossed with shredded Asiago and cheddar, and smothered in Lucky’s special cheese sauce. At Lucky’s, you absolutely can not skip the tots, especially the Coney Tots, topped with housemade chili and shredded cheddar.
Lucky’s offers various specials throughout the week, and have brunch on the weekends. Traditional brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm, and late night brunch is served every Sunday after 8pm. Some new brunch items include Bananas Foster French Toast, made with three big slices of Texas toast, dredged in cinnamon and egg and toasted to perfection. This french toast is unlike any other, served with a bananas foster style sauce including maple syrup, brown sugar, bananas and rum. And don’t forget the house made Grand Marnier whipped cream!
Lucky’s Sausage Gravy and Biscuits is a classic brunch option made with farm fresh breakfast sausage in a house made southern style white gravy over two bacon fat painted biscuits brought to you by Percy Street BBQ on South Street.
Lucky’s takes pride in their beer selection, which changes frequently based on availability. Their draft list is extensive, as well as their cans and bottle list. There is truly something for anyone who needs to wash their burger down with a cold one.
Happy hour is offered from 5-7pm with $5 premium wines. Other specials include: Tuesday- Buy 1 Get 1 Free Dogs, Wednesday- 1/2 Price Tots and $6 Kentucky Mules, Thursday- $5 Moscow Mules, and Friday- $5 Dark and Stormy, which is original family recipe mixed with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum & Ginger Beer in a mason mug. Lucky’s kitchen is open until midnight, giving you plenty of time to head to either location to take a notch off your belt, grub out, and enjoy!