Review: Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
If you’re looking for a delicious seafood restaurant that is sure to please, look no further than Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant! This coastal-inspired eatery is located in Foley, Alabama, and serves up some of the best seafood around.
Whether you’re in the mood for oysters on the half shell or fried shrimp, Lucy’s has got you covered. And if seafood isn’t your thing, they also offer a variety of other American fare options.
Location: 103 S OWA Blvd, Foley, AL 36535
Type of Food Served: Dishing out coastal-inspired favorites and contemporary American fare, all made with the freshest local ingredients.
The best part about Lucy’s? It’s hard to say! The food is awesome, the staff is fabulous. But, I just can’t get past the stunning views of OWA’s lagoon. Whether you’re dining inside or out on the patio, you’ll be able to enjoy Alabama the Beautiful.
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant for a dining experience you won’t soon forget!
What are the hours of operation?
The hours of operation for Lucy’s at Downtown OWA in Foley, Alabama, are:
Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lucy’s hours are subject to change, so please verify ahead of time or go online to ensure they’re open.
Frequently Asked Questions of Lucy’s
If you’re looking for a delicious seafood restaurant that is sure to please, look no further than Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant!
This coastal-inspired eatery is located in Foley, Alabama, and serves up some of the best seafood around.
Where is Lucy’s located?
Lucy’s is located at Downtown OWA in Foley, Alabama.
What type of food does Lucy’s serve?
Lucy’s serves coastal-inspired favorites and contemporary American fare, all made with the freshest local ingredients.
How are the views at Lucy’s?
The views at Lucy’s are stunning! One side of the restaurant views Downtown OWA while the other gives views of the lagoon and watersports.
What is the best thing on the menu?
It’s hard to choose just one, but the oysters on the half shell and the fried shrimp are definitely two of their best sellers! Personally, since I am allergic to shellfish, I was super happy to find that they make an amazing burger!
What is the atmosphere like?
A: Laid back, beachy vibes. Basically, whatever you think of surfers, that’s the atmosphere.
Interesting Facts about Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant
One of the things that I really love about working in this space is the stories. When you introduce yourself as media, the manager comes out and talks to you.
I like to ask this question, “Is there anything we should know?” Sometimes they will just tell us to try a certain dish or drink, but sometimes, like in the case of Lucy’s Manager, Wesley, you get awesome stories and facts like:
1. This was the most expensive Lucy’s to build! When they moved into OWA, it was just a white box, but they spent buckets of money making it into the Lucy’s you see there today.
Personally, I think it paid off! You may only be overlooking a lagoon, but the beach vibe is strong here!
2. This Lucy’s has bridges on each side of it that go nowhere. Why? Plans for expansion! OWA has only been open for three years, and 2 of the 3 were 2020 and 2021!
So, they got off to a rough start, but they are thriving now and growing constantly. We’ve been to OWA a couple of times over the past few months, and there is something new to see each time!
3. Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant makes all of their food in-house, with fresh ingredients (except the fries).
Their tortilla chips are made with a secret garlic and pepper spice combo that makes them some of the best you’ve ever had! Served with fresh salsa, you will wish the chips & salsa came with free refills!
The Details You Need
The following details help you plan your visit to Lucy’s:
Parking is free at Downtown OWA. For the most convenient location to Lucy’s, park at the clocktower lot.
Lucy’s has no dress code, but most people tend to dress on the casual side. Shorts, t-shirts, sundresses. Since it is right outside Tropic Falls Amusement Park and Waterpark, you may even see quite a few swimsuit-cover-up clad patrons.
Our waitress, Nikki, was amazing! She had a smile on her face the entire time and made great recommendations when we asked. (The burger is AMAZING!) The fun part was that she didn’t know we were media, so we were treated just like everyone else… meaning, I can say with confidence that their waitstaff is awesome and not just because they want a good review. 🙂
If you sit at the bar, maybe you will get to meet Kelly. We met her a few weeks back when we stopped in for a couple of drinks after the Brandon Styles Variety Show. She is fun and exciting and hilarious! Go visit her and get a Bushwacker. You won’t be disappointed!
The prices at Lucy’s are very reasonable. Most menu items are between $10 and $20.
It is a seafood restaurant, so if cross-contamination is a severe issue for you, this may not be the best place for you to go.
However, if you have milder allergies or are just trying to avoid certain things, the staff is very willing to work with you to the best of their ability.
Our Final Thoughts on Lucy’s Restaurant in Downtown OWA
If you’re looking for a laid-back, beachy atmosphere with amazing food, Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant is the place for you!
The staff is friendly and very knowledgable. Prices are very reasonable, making it a great option for families or large groups.
Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant has the best nachos in town! The chips were perfectly crispy, and the salsa was fresh and flavorful.
Our amazing server, Nikki, said they make everything in-house (but their fries) and that the tortilla chips have pepper and garlic seasoning on them! I LOVE garlic, so that explains why they are so yummy to me!
But the real star of the show was the Bushwacker. This delicious cocktail is made with rum, vodka, Kahlua, and chocolate liqueur, and it’s divine – like alcohol over ice cream.
I loved eating at Lucy’s.
Their chips and salsa was one of the best starters that I have ever had.
The staff was extremely nice. They were quick to answer questions and very knowledgeable about the signature drinks and food.
The drinks were great and my quesadilla was amazing.
The whole vibe of the place is outstanding and it sits in a great spot in Downtown OWA!
If you’re looking for a truly unique dining experience, look no further than Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant at Downtown OWA in Foley, Alabama. Trust us, it’s worth the visit.