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Haven't seen a post about this place. Went recently with the GF. We both really enjoyed the food.
I'm not going to lie $8 for a leg and thigh is a little steep but the leg was abnormally large. The fried chicken had a good crisp crust and a deep spicy flavor.
In comparison to Gus's which I found was so Tobasco heavy it became bitter and tasted burnt. The last few times I went to Lucy's I was beyond disappointed and won't return.

The meal was a two piece and two shared side dishes, hush puppies and mac and cheese with a dab of coleslaw. The slaw was excellent sweet with very good flavor, some of the best I've had. Hush puppies were also good, not too oniony. The mac and cheese was a disappointment. It's obvious the chef, who is a sweetheart, is making it in the trailer. IMO good mac and cheese needs to be baked, otherwise you just have wet noodles. I'd recommend taking it home and putting it in the oven.
Regarding the service it appeared to be a one woman operation when we went so I don't know how it works when it's busy. I don't have high expectations for trailers but based on my experience I'd recommend some patience and empathy to get you through without anger.

It was hot as the sun when we went so ate inside the Grackle. It was cool but smelled like smoke. It's not an optimal dining experience.
All and all I'd totally go back and I can highly recommend the chicken.

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    1. re: girloftheworld

      I have not had Mrs. P's yet.. I'll try to work the place in next month.