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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
+1 949-581-7427
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (38 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here as a group of 10. We were seated fairly quickly and received good and attentive service from our waiter. The portions are massive so I would definitely recommend that you share. Even though we were 10 people, we only ordered two appetizers...More

Thank Clarissa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A chain BBQ joint. They recently changed their menu. Not a fan of Lucille's. Their BBQ has a gas flame aftertaste. The restaurant tries to be more of a southern food themed place. New items include a gumbo and a jambalaya. How can you do...More

Thank Hoverbutton74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I eat at Lucille's in Lake Forest, about twice per month. This restaurant has served us delicious meals for many, many years now.

Thank Donelaine
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Wasn't very busy for a Friday lunch. Server was just OK, no personality. Food was OK as well. Not one of my better experiences there.

Thank marc c
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I know there are lots of BBQ places around that are better than this over priced chain. So disappointed and this is the second location we have tried. Won't go bad as experiences at both places not good. Food was reheated, over cooked, dry, and...More

Thank Suzie W
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great BBQ ribs and beans are also very good. Staff is very friendly. House wine not very good but 22 Oz beer was.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went to eat here with two co-workers. Friendly staff, open environment, menu had plenty to choose from. Would definitely come again.

Thank rondrejkajr
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Located in the Orchard Shopping Center, less than a quarter mile from the I-5 intersection with El Toro Road, the pricey, slow service, so-called “smokehouse” LUCILLE’S offers the California version of BBQ (slow grilled), but people who have not been to Texas, Kansas or South...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We always go after the movie and we all have the Tri-tip Salad. Fantastic as always. Service was flawless.

Thank bigdad50
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The overall ambiance and environment is outstanding. You can smell the smoke when you enter the restaurant. We been here a few times and have learned to avoid 'rush hour' and typically dine during 'off-peak' hours to avoid long waits. Everything we have tried (ribs,...More

Thank Stephen N
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Questions & Answers
Ronald Anthony F
23 February 2017|
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Response from Rebekah G | Property representative |
Hello Ronald, I apologize for the late response but yes we do have Gumbo on our menu. We offer it on our Lunch Specials as well as for dinner. We've brought it back on our menu about a year ago. We look forward to serving... More
29 July 2016|
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Response from 61aprilh | Reviewed this property |
The typical. Carrots, broccoli, squash was what they served us. Nothing remarkable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-581-7427
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