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Lucky’s Lunchbox, one of downtown Trenton’s newest restaurants, has a fun and festive vibe matched only by its endlessly creative and flavorful menu items.
You can transform and customize all of your favorite dishes from the ordinary to the fabulous. We’re talking about waffle burgers and TexMex hot dogs, peanut butter wings and disco tater tots. What makes a tater tot disco? They are loaded with melted provolone, gravy and bacon, but you can just as easily order your tater tots and hand-cut French fries plain, or with spicier toppings like chili or buffalo sauce.
“The food here is fun,” says Tom Battle, who manages the Trenton location of Lucky’s. The original Lucky’s, located in Clark, N.J., quickly gained popularity for its carnival-style offerings like onion straws and fried pickles, as well as its dreamy, creamy milkshakes. And, of course, its hamburgers and hot dogs.
Lucky's Lunchbox is not just another burger and dog joint, although they are always a hit. You will also find a variety of breakfast foods, salads, chicken and waffles, the very popular crab cake sandwich and an extensive selection of wings and more.
“When you come to Lucky’s, you are getting things you don’t always get at other places, as well as salads, breakfast sandwiches and chicken sandwiches. A lot of people come in just for the salads, while others like to choose from dozens of different toppings for their burgers and hot dogs,” says Tom.
Lucky's co-owners Damian Walsh and Kelly Holman, who also co-own the Tattoo Asylum II in Lawrence, N.J., felt Trenton was a good location for their second restaurant. “They asked me to run the restaurant because I not only know this business, but I also know this community well, and that was important to them,” adds Tom. “This particular location has parking right across the street.”
While opened for only a short while, Lucky’s is already gaining a following of returning customers. “When people try us, they come back,” says Tom. “One of our customers keeps coming back because we have the best chicken and waffle dish in the area. We’ve heard people compare it to Roscoe's (House of Chicken N Waffles) in Los Angeles.”