Perfectly tucked away on the cliff side of Lake Travis is one of Austin’s leading comfort food establishments, Lucy’s Fried Chicken. Owner and chef James Holmes opened the first Lucy’s back in late 2011 due to his need for a comfort food dive where he could unwind after working long hours late into the night. Since then, he has expanded to four locations scattered all across Austin, with the third coming out to Lake Travis in 2015. When the lake filled back up in 2015, it couldn’t have been a better time to open “Lucy’s on the Lake”.
On arrival, the first thing that will catch your eye is the stunning panoramic view of Lake Travis followed by the appetizing smell of fried chicken. As you make your way through the restaurant, Lucy’s laid-back family friendly atmosphere mimics the feeling of a family picnic by the lake. With seating options inside, outside, or on the enclosed patio, there are plenty of ways to take in the scenery. When it comes to the menu, at first glance, it appears to be a heart attack waiting to happen with everything from savory fried chicken to deep fried deviled eggs. But don’t worry; you can leave the Lipitor at home because Lucy’s also offers a variety of healthy options like delicious salads, fresh oysters, and grilled chicken dishes. Not hungry, you say? Stop in for happy hour (it’s all day Monday – Friday), and check out the amazing craft cocktail menu, local beers, and the great drink specials.
Whether it’s a cold drink with a view or a relaxing meal with the family, Lucy’s is a one stop shop. Alongside the unique Austin vibe complimenting the unmatched style of southern cuisine, Lucy’s is a great way to enrich the Lake Travis experience. Next time you’re craving comfort food with a view, let Lucy’s on the Lake be your fix.
Address: 2900 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78734