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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

2030 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
+1 480-966-7427
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Ranked #102 of 623 Restaurants in Tempe
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It had been a number of years since I last visited Lucille's BBQ. After my meal arrived, I quickly remembered why is had been so long. This place can't make BBQ ribs! I ordered a half a rack of St Louis Ribs and within minutes, my meal arrived. However one look at the order & I told the server that... More

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North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The title pretty much explains it, there's better, there's worse. Service was pretty slow, some foods very bland, yet others made up for it. Tri-Tip.....yes. Potato Chips.....no. Popular place with the locals it seems, but just didn't stand out to us. Again, it's ok, but don't go out of your way to go there.

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Tempe, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Brisket is tough and St Louis style ribs are usually a culinary disaster unless you're serving them in St Louis and know their tips and tricks to make them perfect and no chain has ever perfected it before... Until Lucille's. This is FANTASTIC! The brisket here is just melt in your mouth and the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Need a place for lunch, and this was a restaurant, that I had never tried. Sat right down, and was waited on very promptly. Food was a bit overpriced, but was good and plentiful. Waiter, and waitress were very personable, and were always checking in on us. Would recommend.

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Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Heard so much about this place, so we decided to try it out. The menu was extensive and with many options. Lots of the items are smoked in house in their gigantic smoker which you can see from you table. So we decided to share an appetizer and a main dish with Tri tip and brisket. I mean the food... More

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Allen, Texas
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14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I am not a fan of grits, however having said that my buddy talked me into trying the southwest cheesy grits..... One taste and I was hooked... Just the right amount of everything, I realize this is a BBQ joint and the focus is on the meats, they were good too. I just did not see anyone mention the grits... More

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ordered takeout from here. Nice packaging and care in processing the order. I enjoyed the food but the meats were so-so. I have had much better BBQ here in Tempe. Needed more sauce and kick to make it memorable

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Phoenix, AZ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have to admit, I love BBQ that is cooked for hours in BBQ sauce! I am ok with smoked foods that you put the sauce on, but prefer the first method. That being said, I have never had a bad meal or service at Lucilles. Just had the BBQ Chicken half with Greens and Mashed Potatos and it was... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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249 reviews 249 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

9 of us met for bbq at Lucille's and we were very well treated from entering to departing with to go cups of our beverages, something essential in the Arizona summers. Can not rave enough about our server, Kenn. He was professional, he was fun, and he never missed a beat with us, from combining tables to fit our group... More

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Rio Verde, Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Having just moved here, my husband and I are trying new restaurants. We found this restaurant at the Marketplace. Great building. The whole restaurant lets you forget you are in the desert. The food is ok. We had the sampler platter for lunch. The food is on the high end of pricing. The sampler platter has 3 ribs, pulled pork... More

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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 send us an e-mail at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com so we can follow up with you. Thanks! More

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Additional Information about Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

Address: 2030 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: +1 480-966-7427
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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