Are you looking for a different place to eat or to maybe try something new? Well, Lucky Ducks Bar and Grille is now open on Market Street across from Rita’s Water Ice. Lucky Ducks, previously the home of Flavers Food and Spirits, is under new management, and with new management comes a whole new restaurant. Lucky Ducks changed over at the beginning of the school year and has been getting great reviews ever since.
Lucky Ducks offers a very broad menu from wings to seafood to burgers and fries. Management did keep some of the same items from Flavers menu, such as the bat wings and the honey garlic wings. “I love their wings, especially the bat wings,” junior Andrew Mantz said. “Every single time I’m there, I have to get them.”
If wings aren’t your thing, they also have great entrees and sandwiches. “The sandwiches there are good; they do a pretty good job making a Philly Cheesesteak,” junior Joe Renzi said. Lucky Ducks has great happy hour specials, too. Tuesday nights 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. is Brews and Burgers, $2 domestic pints and $6 build-your-own burgers. Wednesday’s happy hour special is $4.50 wings and $3 microbrew pints. Other specials consist of “Wined down the Week” with $4 wines and the chef specialty of the night on Fridays. “The specials are awesome and so is the bar, always a good time when I’m there,” Mantz said.
“Lucky Ducks is a great place to meet up with friends and plan out your night,” junior Brian Boring said. “I go to trivia night as much as possible, and I see other students from Elizabethtown there all the time,” said Boring.
Mantz stated that, “the bar environment there is great, and their service is good too.” Lucky Ducks offers a great place for students to go eat and socialize with other students. “I have met up with friends there a good amount, and every time it has been a great time.” Mantz continued.
Lucky Ducks is currently in the process of making the restaurant more of a bar environment by making the bar area bigger. They plan on having this project done sometime around next semester. Why are they upgrading the bar scene? Well, it could be because a few miles down the road students flock to Portabella’s Sports Bar and Grille, located in Middletown on East Harrisburg Pike, on Thursday nights for $1.50 pitchers of beer. Maybe Lucky Ducks is in the process of reeling in more students to the soon-to-be upgraded bar, giving students a place a little closer to campus.
“I can’t wait to see how they upgrade their bar. It will be interesting to see if they can bring in a bigger crowd,” Boring said.
The restaurant’s website, luckyducksbarandgrille.com, reads, “We pride ourselves on two simple values—fresh quality food and great service. Our kitchen proudly serves local products from Groff’s Meats and Masonic Village Farmer’s Market.” It’s great to see them use local businesses for their products. Lucky Ducks also does catering for celebrations such as rehearsal dinners and weddings.
Lucky Ducks also has trivia night Wednesdays at 8 p.m. This is open to anyone who is dining or at the bar. “I have been to trivia night a few times and its always a great time. Everyone is always having fun.” Mantz said. Also, remember Wednesday nights special during trivia is Wings and Microbrews for $7.50.
With all the positive things to say about Lucky Ducks and what they have to offer, it will be interesting to see if their new renovations and management can make this place a hot spot for students. With great specials, reasonable prices and fresh and delicious food, it seems they are on the right path to do so. So, if you want to play trivia or are looking for a nice dinner with a special someone head down to Lucky Ducks.