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Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

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Central Business District
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701 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3611 (Formerly Lucy's)
+1 504-523-8995
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Today
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Burke, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate at Lucy's last night after walking by and seeing a good crowd but several open tables. The food was delicious: my wife had the catfish and swears it was the best she's ever had. I had the shrimp and grits and thought the dish was a great choice. Service was quick and attentive without being overbearing. Prices were... More 

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Charleston SC
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166 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the neighborhood continues to grow, I guess it was inevitable. They apparently closed down for awhile for a renovation. Before it was more of a neighborhood dive place. Tables in the bar area, a separated dining area and a courtyard. Also some curb tables and a party room up. They used to have bands in the street and project... More 

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick bite in between meetings. Only tried the beer fried avocado but that was great. Nice and service minded waitress.

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Thank Allen W
Madison, Mississippi
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were encouraged to go to Lucy's by a local regular. It was walking distance from our hotel. We decided to try it for a drink on a Saturday night. Lucy's is very laid back. The drinks were reasonably priced, various different people, it wasn't your Bourbon St. crowd but still fun, which is what we were looking for. If... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On one of our long walks we happened across this little restaurant. As soon as we walked in we were greeted and sat. The atmosphere was relaxed, people were very friendly. The air conditioning system was working great (it was hot/muggy) out. Food was good portions and great tasting. Easy on the wallet too. Staff were totally amazing! Recommend this... More 

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Thank Jacky Q
Kelleigh G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jacky! Thanks so much for your review. We're glad you stumbled upon us and had such an awesome time. Thank you for the recommendation. We hope you see y'all again sometime! More 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited during football weekend. Always go to eat breakfast or lunch when we are in town. Great food, great drinks, and the service is great.

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Kelleigh G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're glad you had an awesome time and look forward to your next trip to Lucy's. More 

Ocean, New Jersey
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very laid back, but has teriffic, fresh food. I might have eaten there evey night, but I wanted experience other tastes of New Orleans

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Thank Meryl M
Kelleigh G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey there, Meryl! Thanks for your sweet review. We're so glad you had such an awesome time at Lucy's. Come back and see us next time you're in NOLA? More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Needed to chill waiting for my husband who is attending a conference....perfect spot! Affordable...great service....great margaritas!

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Thank Sherri G
Kelleigh G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey Sherri! Thanks for reviewing us. We're stoked to hear that we were a great chillin' spot for you! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again! More 

Warrenville, Illinois
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105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meal here was fine. The shrimp and grits was the best. Redfish was fresh and well done, tacos were good.

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Thank Donna J
Kelleigh G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Donna! Thank you for your review. We always love to hear what our visitors think of us! Sounds like you enjoyed your meal! We'd love to know how we can make your experience even more awesome the next time you come around. Please feel free to send us more of your thoughts on your Lucy's trip at lucyskeywest@gmail.com! More 

Jay, Vermont
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You simply can't beat the attractiveness of the title for anyone who stood on a plank on a wave at some time in their life. Funky, comfortable, plenty of TV's, camaraderie, and very enthusiastic wait staff who not only can tell you about pretty much everything on the menu, but have probably eaten it as well. (That is not a... More 

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Thank Scott W
Kelleigh G, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey Scott! Thanks so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had such an all around radical time at Lucy's. Come back for some more camaraderie the next time you're in New Orleans. We'd love to have you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3611 (Formerly Lucy's)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-8995
Description
Lucy's brings the spirit of the ocean to the concrete of the city with a full-service bar, tasty menus and a private room for all of your special events needs.

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