lucky’s golden phenix restaurant [revisit]


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Responses

  1. I love that you did a comparison shot of the interior! That place is in a time warp! (I say that in a good way). The ONE time me, Bert and TC tried going here, it was closed. It was the day after Thanksgiving. We did see Lucky himself through the windows but they were closed. 🙁 We ended up eating at Lil B’s instead and paid three or four times more than we would have had Lucky’s been open. One of these days, we’ll have to return. I love cheap breakfasts!

    I remember one of Kirk’s old posts where he noticed that Lucky doesn’t like to deal with change and just rounds up everything. I hope he doesn’t get pushed out due to the increased rent that comes with gentrification. Ten years ago, North Park was still kind of a S#%@hole area and now it seems all of the young moneyed hipsters want to move here.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – Lucky’s is totally up your alley – simple, cheap, hardy food. You’ll make it someday! Yeah, I actually added up our total and it was a little less than $20 but we were happy to to just give him the rest – he’s a very nice gentleman and I love that he does it old school. Don’t find many places like this one anymore.

  2. wow can’t believe he does everything himself including cook! sounds like a wonderful place to have a leisure and inexpensive breakfast. thanks for sharing about this place!

    • mary says:

      Hi Lynn – It’s a slower paced experience but if you have time to kill and want to enjoy a cheap breakfast it’s a nice spot to hit up. Nothing fancy but it’s a cool spot to hit up once in awhile. Lucky is a cool guy!

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