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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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2030 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
+1 480-966-7427
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Nice staff, good portions, delicious food and a clean restaurant with interesting decor. We only wish we lived closer so we could dine here more often. Good variety of food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
StephV44
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York, Maine
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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York, Maine
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Nice staff, good portions, delicious food and a clean restaurant with interesting decor. We only wish we lived closer so we could dine here more often. Good variety of food.

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Beef brisket and BBQ ribs were excellent. Creamy coleslaw was good. Atmosphere was good and staff was friendly. I liked the original sauce.

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Pennsylvania, US
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281 reviews 281 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My expectations were far exceeded by Lucille's. The friend dill pickles and BBQ chips were great starters. The highlights were the Tritip BBQ, sliders (3 with your choice of pork, brisket and/or chicken), and the Louisiana Pasta. Portions were more than generous, so we had great leftovers the following day. The biscuits and butter were delicious too. Margaritas were well-crafted... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My son knew someone with this organization so we took the trek over for dinner. We waited 45 minutes for a table. They were very popular. We found out why! YUMMY! Expensive, but YUMMY!

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Oakville, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We are not BBQ experts traveling across the USA sampling BBQ, we're Canadian and eat BBQ when in the Southern half of the USA on vacations. We found this restaurant to be a delightful find - the service was very friendly and attentive and catered really nicely to our 2 kids (ages 7 & 8). The food was really good,... More 

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Grand Rapids
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I dined here with my husband and son. We've sampled the best barbecue from Memphis to Texas and everywhere in between. This was at the very bottom of our list. To begin, all the staff was very nice, courteous, and attentive. That's where the positives end. The food just isn't good. Simple as that. And it's wayyyyyy overpriced. My theory... More 

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

Hi there, thanks for visiting Lucille's. We are really sorry to hear about your experience with us. Please send us an e-mail at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com letting us know which location this occurred at and we will follow up. Thanks! More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Friendly staff. It took a little while for our waitress to stop by end take our order, but once she got going she was great. Food was delicious. I highly recommend the jambalaya. Fun atmosphere too!

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The appetizers are great and half orders are available, so you can have a variety of items. The fried pickles and okra are very good and have yummy dipping sauces. The BBQ is wonderful - both the brisket and pulled pork. They have good sauces for the meat as well. The burnt ends appetizer is a favorite. The biscuits and... More 

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104 reviews 104 reviews
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for a late happy hour (after 8pm) in the bar. It was really reasonablely priced and great for a late dinner. We had three appetizers and three drinks for less than $30! Service was great as was the food!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Best Baby Back Ribs this side of the Mississippi. The corn on the cob is wonderful also. Have driven long distances to enjoy their food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2030 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-966-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?