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Oct 12, 2006 12:40 AM

Lucky Devils

FINALLY tried this place...there was a flurry of activity on the boards here when it opened, some good, some not so good. I still wanted to try it.

We went at an odd time, around 3:30. Only two tables occupied, but people came and went as our meal progressed. First thing I had to order was the chocolate cake shake. As promised, it was too thick to sip and so rich I could barely finish a third of it. That said, the first bite (yes, a bite of a milkshake!) was totally amazing in that chocoholic way. After that, I didn't enjoy it as much. It was just too rich, but it completely lived up to my expectations.

I ordered the "Kobe" beef burger, unfortunately, Medium Rare was too rare for me. The quality of meat was good enough that it still tasted very good, but I should have ordered it Medium. Not their fault at all! The bun was the thing. A really delicious, squishy bun, yet it didn't fall apart, even when soaked with aioli and meat juices. Quite possibly the perfect bun, even if it's not traditional.

The fries were great. Crispy, yet soft in the centers. Thin cut and long. Sprinkled with a little Kosher salt, I loved these fries!

My dining companion had a turkey burger with blue cheese and he proclaimed it very tasty.

Total for two burgers and one shake incl. tip = $40. Steep? A little! But the quality was there, so it was worth the splurge.

Service was fast, friendly, and efficient, with only one server working up to 6 tables at once.

Lucky Devils is on Hollywood at Cherokee.

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    1. re: miffy

      Their (hopefully still in development) Website, which doesn't feature a menu.

      A WAY outdated menu (prices are higher now; and their current menu have more item offerings) - notably missing is their awesome frozen custard shakes.

      - AquaW

      1. re: AquaW

        Thanks AquaW! I really DID want to check their milkshakes out and wanted to check out their flavors- as well as other items on the menu- hope someone there can update the menu page- or I just have to make it down there- did you like the food as well as the shakes? WHat flavors did they have???

        1. re: miffy

          From the print version menu I got (went there today and splitted their unbelievably good toasted pecan shake with a friend), they have a chocolate cake shake, a hot fudge malt, the MUST-TRY toasted pecan shake & also shakes in caramel, vanilla & strawberry flavors (all $4.50).

          My recommendation is definitely split one -- a few other CHs have indicated that ordering one of these extra-thick goodness for themselves (guesstimate 20-24 ounces) is just too much -- I found half (give or take, depending on how much you're hogging vs. your "friend" ;) ) to be the perfect portion. And you can always grab more in the unlikely event you're unsatisfied.

          I also did enjoy the food overall - for me, the must-have here is their Kobe burger ($12.95) with aioli on toasted brioche buns (also look for variations posted on their specials-of-the-day boards) & I've heard good things about their grilled cheese sandwich variations too ~ I would, however, shy away from their chili cheese fries (the melted pepperjack sounded great in concept but is horrible in practice, it was just a giant white glob that re-solidified way too fast.)

          - AquaW

          1. re: AquaW

            THANK YOU AquaW! You are so super kind to tell me all the great info! And the shake selection does sound SUPERB! cannot imagine chocolate CAKE shake! I will try malt and let you know :) I am sure it is GREAT! Thank you for all the tips and info

            1. re: miffy

              Not a problem - do report back on your experiences! :)



              1. re: AquaW

                Finally went to Lucky Devils! Pecan Shake was so thick it had to be EATEN with the spoon- the burger was such a quality item- one disapointment was they were all out of apple pie!

            2. re: AquaW

              a fair warning: the hot dogs here are terrible, i just break out in hives thinking about it. they might be grass fed organic were you can actually taste the grass, but whatever.

              the real strong suit is that toasted pecan shake, but beware once again. don't try to down one all by yourself, it's a pretty big portion, and caloric wise close to btween 900-1000 kcals. but it is really good, probably the best milkshake in all o la.

              oh, and they also have a russian vodka shake, and in season a huckleberry shake.

              1. re: kevin

                if I have never liked pecan pies do you think that would also be a good one? Do they have like blueberry banana milkshakes?? That's my favorite

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        1. I don't know what it is, but my wife and the couple I was with hated the hot dogs as well. I actually loved them. It has to be something to do with what you were raised with. I love the burgers here and the shakes and the very decent beer menu. I would suggest that first timers interested in trying the hot dog split one amongst the table before writing it off. I would guess that at least 1 out of 4 people might like it. I'm going to have another one the next time I go - if I'm not hankering for a burger -which is very doubtful.

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          1. re: bigsleep

            My only complaint about Lucky Devil's was the cost of the hot dogs. For some reason, I didn't mind paying $17 for their great burger, but $11 for that hot dog just rubbed me the wrong way. I would definitely go back, but for the burger, fries, draft beers and milk shakes.

          2. Great gourmet burgers. Great gourmet shakes. A little pricey, yes. But outstanding for what it is. I like Lucky Devil's a lot.

            1. I'm a big fan as well. However I've been there 5 times and I've only had the burgers, fries, and side salad. I tried my GF's fries and they were good as well, not earth shattering but very good. I have to say the I usually don't eat fries or shakes with my burgers, so I order the salad that comes with it. They have about 5 dressings and I have tried 3 of them and they are all homemade, creative and really tasty. I'm a self proclaimed salad dressing snob. I heard the desserts are really good but I've never tried them. Great draught beer and a solid wine list are a plus.