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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 31 March 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch today at Lucilles. Pulled pork was amazing. Great margaritas too! And super friendly service. Highly recommended.

Thank Lenny8
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We liked this place so much, we came back. It was just as good the second time! The staff is wonderful - and the salty caramel cheesecake was a great finish.

Thank KDfromCali
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Lucille's is quality BBQ and great ambiance. The service here is always great. Whether we bring a huge group or just two for the bar, they deliver the goods. The BBQ is savory and plentiful. Their smokehouse is right in the center of the restaurant...More

Thank RaisingTheBoy
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Ribs are to tough tri tip was good. The tri tip was surprisingly good. The biscuits were not great. The grits were awesome fried okra was too expensive but they were very good. They don't have a clue how to cook fried green tomatoes. I'm...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Ate here just recently with extended family (including a few vegetarians, believe it or not) - we were all really happy with our meals, and everyone was extremely quiet while eating (a really good sign with my family - shows that everyone is too busy...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Love going to Lucille's - they have a great bar-b-que menu with full dinners and sandwiches. On weekends they have blues/jazz players in the bar. They get very busy so plan time to wait before seated.

Thank travelmom1369
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This was our second time eating at Lucille's. The last time was about 8 years ago, shortly after they opened. I think this time was slightly better than our first visit. On this visit, the restaurant was full, so we ate in the bar area....More

Thank 61aprilh
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Someone should have warned me that $21 worth of southern fried chicken would render two pieces of white chicken filets, still oozing pink and totally inedible without barbecue sauce. What seasoning? And the fires? Cold, hard, brittle and tasting of a strange oil...even the seasonal...More

Thank jnk1975
Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2016

Hi there, we are so sorry to hear about your experience with us. Please send us an email at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com, specifying which location you visited and we will be in touch soon. Thanks!

Reviewed 25 February 2016

had the lunch special chicken, more cole slaw and bun than meat. great biscuits and butter, service good, but would prefer one waiter. great decor, but doesn't make up for size of portions, especially for the price. will go elsewhere for good BBQ, very disappointed,...More

Thank mike m
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant. Unique for the menu is all smoked meats. The staff is friendly and service is fast. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food altogether.

Thank tullia i
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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