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Find Steak, Seafood, Salads and Friendly Service at Lucky's Prime Time

It opened earlier this month in the former Sero's on Walton in Rochester Hills.

For me it was the homemade roll that sealed the deal.

I was at Lucky's Prime Time for the first time this week and there was plenty to impress me.

First off: the service. Lucky's is clearly a restaurant filled with regulars, but the great thing about the staff is that they make everyone feel like a regular, even if it's their first time there. 

The redecorated space, in navy and brick with dark wood, has been opened up, with booths around the edges and tables in the middle. A glass divider etched with "Lucky's Prime Time" separates the cozy new full-service bar from the dining area. Four flatscreen televisions hang in the corners of the restaurant.

And then, of course, there was the food.

What's on the menu

In the booth behind me, a regular customer was introducing his friend to Lucky's. 

"What's good?" the friend asked.

The regular answered with basically the entire menu (although the stuffed grouper, baked with shrimp and crabmeat and topped with lobster cream, and the fish tacos got particularly high marks.)

Our server was a bit more helpful in narrowing down the menu that includes salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood and, of course, prime steaks.

It was lunchtime so I wanted to go a little lighter than the 12-ounce prime rib, tempting as it was. Server Colleen suggested the French dip with sliced prime rib, monterey jack cheese and a horseradish sauce, served with au jus for dipping. 

I was trying to decide between that and the chicken strip pita, one of the popular items carried over from the former Sero's menu, when she mentioned the French dip came on a homemade roll.

I was sold, and it did not disappoint: succulent meat, melted cheese and a delightfully chewy roll.

The French dip is $6.99 and comes with steak fries, although you can substitute with any side including garlic mashed potatoes, coleslaw, sweet potato fries or steamed broccoli.

My lunch companion got another popular item that made the leap from Sero's to Lucky's: the chicken gyro with grilled chicken and tzatziki sauce. The combo meal for $7.99 came with a small Greek salad served with a creamy and unique homemade dressing. With a very generous amount of feta, diced beets and that delicious dressing, my "sample bite" quickly turned into eating half of my friend's salad.

Other tempting salads on the menu include a buffalo chicken salad with chopped buffalo tenders, mixed greens, bleu cheese, egg, bacon, tomatoes and onion for $7.99 and a salmon salad with roma tomatoes, grilled asparagus and mozzarella cheese for $8.99.

Breakfast, lunch or dinner

The Lucky's chain (there are five Lucky's Steakhouse restaurants in Michigan) is known for its aged prime rib. It is served in portions of 8 ounce for $9.99 or 12 ounce for $11.99. Lucky's also offers sirloin and NY strip. Steaks and seafood, including salmon, grouper and mahi mahi, are served with choice of house or Caesar salad or cup of soup, fresh-baked bread and one side. Entrees range from $9.99 to $12.99.

The kids menu, available for diners 10 and under, not only has the typical chicken fingers and mac-and-cheese, it also includes a junior sirloin for $5.99, BBQ ribs for $5.99, crispy shrimp for $5.89 and fish-n-chips for $4.99. Prices include a soft drink.

Breakfast is also served from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lucky's is located at 1330 Walton Boulevard in Rochester Hills.

Rochester Resident March 01, 2013 at 02:27 PM
We loved it! Where else can you get a good meal for two adults and a child with a decent bottle of wine (Louis Martini) for under $50 in Rochester?? My husband had the prime rib and I had the grouper. I usually don't like prime rib at all but theirs was good!
June Hopaluk March 01, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Thank you for the update on Lucky's . I'm glad that they serve breakfast. Sero's breakfasts were the best and most reasonable in town. Will definitely be there to try their new lunches and the prime rib.
Nancy March 02, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Salmon, scallops, shrimp in outstanding sauce was outstanding. Caesar salad, large, cold, crisp and very good. Chicken parmesan also very good. Many more things on the new menu that need to be tried. Will go back without a doubt.
Linda Fisk March 03, 2013 at 12:39 AM
This place gets 5 stars!! I was not a Seros fan but I am a Lucky's fan. The food is fabulous and so is the hard working staff - the steak (and I have tried two different steak meals) is delicious and amazing value for money! I have been back for breakfast since they opened and that also gets 5 stars. Top quality for less money!

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