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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 #93 of 611 Restaurants in Tempe
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Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Phoenix, AZ
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Oakridge, Oregon
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229 reviews 229 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 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

Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They provided great customer service. Our appetizer came out after our meal, and the server noticed the error immediately. She was pleasant and offered a comp on the delayed appetizer. The food was superb, hands down it beat that other famous bbq place. I will go back.

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AJ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My wife took me out to Lucille's for Father's Day to have my favorite Blackened Catfish Dinner. Food was Great, Waitress [Caitlain] was fantastic. made sure we were always taken care of throughout our whole dinner with drinks and always making sure that everything was fine. It topped off a wonderful Father's Day for me..... Service was very good and... More

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Mesa, AZ
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a larger group, so I realize that they have only certain spots that accomodate groups, but this is the 3rd time we have gone there over the past 13 months, and it seemed to be the slowest in seating. In fact we could see the table where we were seated and they were taking their time getting it... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My business partner and I stopped by after a movie. I am on the road 15 to 20 weeks a year and try to hit a local BBQ place each time. Here is my experience and comments on our visit. Food: I am originally from the South and kind of a BBQ snob. My sliced brisket was dry and had... 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

Wahiawa, Hawaii
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went to the mall and saw this place through a walkway and decided this is what we would be having for dinner. My wife got the Gumbo. Super salty, almost inedible. Asked the server and he says that everyone says that, but that's how traditional gumbo is. I've never had any gumbo like that. And if everyone says that it... More

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

Hi Peter, 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

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I walked right in at 6pm on a Sunday. It was our first visit to Lucille's and we were very impressed. The food was so tasty. I had strawberry lemonade, the baby back ribs, corn on the cob and mac & cheese. My husband had rum punch and the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw. The complimentary homemade... More

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Usa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We dropped into this place while strolling thru the shopping center. We were quite surprised to find the food was so good. We generally have not found good authentic southern food outside of the southeast. Our server was excellent. The restaurant was comfortable and we loved the text service when your table is ready. That way we could walk around... More

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