Info5100 BUCKEYSTOWN PIKE SUITE 174
FREDERICK, MD 21704
HOURS: Sun-Thurs 11am - 9pm;
Fri & Sat 11am-10pm
KITCHEN CLOSES 15 MIN BEFORE CLOSING*
Prior to opening his own restaurant, owner “Pha Huynh says spending 25 years as an award-winning chef with the luxury Grand Hyatt Washington hotel was a solid start. It shaped his appreciation for the customer’s experience and sharpened his exacting standards, two hallmarks of Lucky Corner’s enduring reputation.
After leaving Hyatt, Huynh spent a few years working for a friend, opening four Sizzling Express locations, then partnering in an Annapolis restaurant called Viet Thai Paradise. It didn’t take long for him to realize what he really wanted was a restaurant all his own. He drove north from D.C., scoping out towns like Rockville and Gaithersburg along the way, but the competition was thick and rent was pricey. When he made it to Frederick, the stars aligned. As luck would have it, he spotted an ad for an established restaurant near the city center, with few other Asian eateries nearby and, the biggest coup, a parking lot.
Huynh and his wife Ha Duong settled into restaurant ownership by updating the menu and working through staffing issues, ultimately enticing their son, Trung Huynh, to join the family business. He says the secret to their success is repeat clientele, a golden ring in the restaurant business. “Friends bring more friends in. Our job is to wow them the first time they come in. Hopefully, they will return with another friend. That’s how we stayed in business all these years.” (Frederick Magazine, 2019)