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Lucky’s Cafe

photography by Kevin Hunter Marple

Lucky’s Cafe



  • Best Breakfasts ( 2016 , 2019 )
  • Best Comfort Food: Best Grilled Cheese ( 2013 )
  • Best Neighborhood Restaurants ( 2008 )
  • Best Chicken-Fried Steaks ( 2007 )


We love breakfast here, but a recent lunch dulled our enthusiasm for this popular diner. Roasted chicken was too dry to chew. A grilled sandwich with a thick stack of Tillamook sharp and Brazos Valley cheddar was delivered with unmelted cheese. The chicken-fried steak would have been fine if it hadn’t been salted beyond recognition. Maybe it was a bad day in the kitchen, but it was a worse afternoon for our stomachs.

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