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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
+1 714-990-4944
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Placentia, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the barbecue here may not win any prizes at competition, it regularly serves up flavorful, bountiful cuts of very good barbecue. The side dishes are good, and the beer selection is very good. Stick to the commercial beers; the house-branded beers leave something to be desired. It's my go-to place when I'm hungry and want barbecue.

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Thank Dale H
Fullerton, California
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194 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently came to this location for a business lunch and was able to get easy parking at 11:30am. Lunch was a small salad with chicken (which I don't recommend) try the tri-tip instead. Service was great and super friendly. The only issue is trying to leave. The parking lot can get jammed with too many cars and not enough... More 

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Thank Kathryn R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with the family to celebrate and the waiter was rude and upset at our party size. We were put to the side and left to wait over an hour once we were seated. Our waiter never came to take our drinks or order until we asked for a manager.

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Thank Melissa B
Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for visiting Lucille's. I am really sorry to hear about your visit and would love to follow up. Please email us at reviews@hofmangroup.com so we can make things right. Please include your original comments in the e-mail. Thanks! Rebekah More 

Westminster,Ca
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Went here for dinner on New Years eve. I had BBQ chicken and pulled pork. One of the other guests had the brisket sandwich. All the food was cooked great, and was very tasty. Service was great. Everyone at our table were really pleased with the meal. Can't tell you about their dessert because we were too full to have... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Since we moved to the Big Island of Hawaii, we really missed the southern style BBQ. Love the ribs from Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ. On our trip back, we had to stop in for some good old BBQ. I had my usually half a rack of St. Louis Ribs, BBQ Beans and veggies, my husband had his baby back and the... More 

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La Habra, California
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47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went with my family to celebrate a birthday and was not disappointed. I tried to keep it light and started with a salad with Burnt ends on top but then followed that with a bacon cheeseburger and washed it down with fries and sweet potato fries AND about a bottle of the mustard BBQ sauce. This is a once in... More 

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Brea, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went to Lucilles for the first time, in a long time. I had been to another location years ago and thought that is was good with a big broad menu to appeal to many. Especially if you from the south then will enjoy there offerings. We stopped in on a Monday at 4pm very quiet not many guests in the... More 

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Thank 317TimJ
Orange County, California
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263 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Lucille's BBQ sets the standard. No other BBQ comes close..... especially, when it comes to the perfect balance of smoke flavoring in the meat and the tanginess of the BBQ sauce. We've tried BBQ places in Kansas City, Houston, New Orleans, etc. and Lucille's is still my standard. Truly superb BBQ.

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Thank Dr_C_and_E
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Heard some folks belly-aching while I was coming in about a wait. Parking lot was empty and it was 2:00 so I figured it could not be long. Went in anyhow. Place was absolutely dead. See pic. No one at the bar, a couple waiting on a bench, but we (4 of us, typically $100 eaters and drinkers) were told:... More 

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Thank 4thefins
Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Hi there, we are really sorry to hear about your experience with us. Please email us at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com (specify which location visited) and we will make things right. Thanks! More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in at 2:00 in the afternoon for lunch. Place was completely dead. Hostess said there would be a 15 min wait. Seriously? Wait staff was standing around so it wasn't a lack of help to cover the tables. I asked if the hostess was joking and he said actually said no and laughed. Won't be stopping in again.

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Thank Christine S
Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Christine, we are really sorry to hear about your experience with us. Please email us at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com (specify which location visited) and we will make things right. Thanks! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: +1 714-990-4944

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?