Luckys Last Chance to open in Queen Village

The Manayunk bar/burger specialist Lucky's Last Chance has a deal on the table to open a second location, in Queen Village.

Chris Barnes, who with partners Mike Gartner and Sandra Barnes opened Lucky's in 2011, across from the now-shuttered Kildare's, said Lucky's would set up at 848 S. Second St.

Pending transfer of the liquor license, that bar is now operating as Kennett. It previously was Lyon's Den.

Barnes said the new Lucky's would be similar to the original.  The PB & Bacon burger - which is topped with creamy peanut butter, American cheese, and bacon with a side of grape jelly  - is an unexpected stroke of genius.

Also: The neighborhood soon will get Royal Izakaya (782 S. Second St.), a Japanese izakaya. - Michael Klein,

Patch: Restaurant Review
When I've had an intense workout at the gym, I want a burger. When it's cold and rainy outside, I want a burger. When I'm in a beautiful sunny park grilling with friends, I want a burger. Basically, I can come up with any number of excuses to eat a burger. Lucky's Last Chance takes the all-American burger to a whole new level. The menu abounds with numerous burger options and the list of specials adds even more creative options.


Phillymag: First Bite: Hot Dogs at Manayunk's Lucky's Last Chance
Speaking of hot dogs, Manayunk's ever-under-the-radar beer and burger bar Lucky's Last Chance quietly debuted their new hot dog menu at the beginning of April, and I finally made my way over there to sample the goods. Says owner Chris Barnes, a New Englander whose main reason for putting them on the menu was to quell homesickness, "We wanted them on the menu when we opened, but we had trouble sourcing the links. Nine months later, we finally settled for a natural casing Dietz & Watson, and we stay true to New England by using Freihofer's rolls." For those who don't summer on Cape Cod, they're the ones that look like a piece of Wonder bread folded in half. Toasted and buttered, its structural integrity is a starchy shelter to an assortment of toppings that include jalapeno-studded macaroni and cheese, barbecue chicken, and homemade chili among their ranks. I tried three (pictured left to right: Scorpion, Voodoo, Last Chance Coney), and they all had the recurring theme of heat, my favorite ingredient after bacon and mayonnaise. There's also a "build your own" option, but if hot dogs don't happen to be your thing (these ones should), Lucky's has plenty of burger options and the best beer program in the 'Yunk.