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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 good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (44 reviews)
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
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Reviewed 6 days ago

we went early on a Sunday, it was half empty.. Not enough staff.. we waited over 45 minutes just to get seated and a menu..We ordered and waited another 45 minutes till we were served..The Strawberry lemonade is frozen and what we got wasn't diluted...More

Thank buymytires
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet Sugar Moses them ribs are good! These ribs are slow and low then go, go, go! Start to finish couldn't get enough of these heavenly St. Louis Style Baby Back lovelies, don't think, just stop and dig in! This place is huge which keeps...More

Thank Dany Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Lucille's! We have had many of their varied offerings, but their burgers, salads, fries and onion rings are our favorites. There burgers are HUGE, delicious and can easily be split for two. Their fries are hot, thin and have just the right amount...More

Thank OCMozzie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good sized portions. Ordered a combo plate for two of us, plus a side Ceasar salad and it was plenty, but we aren't huge eaters. Salad was great, pulled pork and tri-tip were tasty and onion rings were amazing! Beans had good flavor but a...More

Thank Megslc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like sweet sauces on dry ribs you may want to stop in and catch the aroma of this family-style restaurant. But if you want a variety, including a range of steaks, you may want to look at the brisket and other selections.

Thank JosephVSiry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice change up from California Cusine. Great Ribs! If you come early make certain you don’t get yesterday’ s left overs. .

Thank Bud K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A typical Lucille's, clean, family oriented with great food and service. I stopped in for lunch and enjoyed a delicious New Orleans Gumbo that was served as a large portion. My server Aryanne was friendly and very attentive. Lucille's is the place for good BBQ.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to hang out with family and friends and have some food and drinks then this is the place Food is good, portions are large enough to share. If you can get there early enough, go hand in the...More

Thank adamsA4061ZZ
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We've eaten at Lucille's in the Tempe, AZ Marketplace several times and decided to try the restaurant in Lake Forest while visiting my son and his family. Dining out with an active 5 year old requires careful selection. The menu selections for kids (and adults)...More

Thank Rollie T
Reviewed 29 November 2017

They have very large portions of food along with the best Fried Green Tomatoes you ever tasted. You also get never ending Strawberry Lemonade drink. The service is very good. The restaurant is very clean. They have fun with live music and entertainment. This place...More

Thank carmenbE995VF
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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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