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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 #96 of 623 Restaurants in Tempe
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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382 reviews 382 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate here with a group of friends. While the BBQ tasted OK, we had the brisket and ribs, the portions were small for the price and where a little dry. We would try somewhere else next time. The atmosphere was OK but the service was fantastic, the highlight of our visit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Having been uprooted from California, to find this particular smokehouse in Tempe was a thrill. The experience we had was good as we skipped all appetizers to get down to the nitty gritty. And we were not disappointed. Their sauce is good, the meat is perfectly smoked to the point we found ourselves enjoying it slowly, you'd think the meat... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I ordered the half rack of baby back ribs. They were tough, didn't fall off the bone. Mixed vegetables were a pile of bland carrots and a few sliced zucchini's. As an appetizer we had the string onion rings. Overly done. The peanut coleslaw was ok. Staff was attentive and pleasant. Comfortable attractive BBQ restaurant, but could step up on... More 

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

Hi there, we are sorry to hear about the quality of food that you received. Please send us an e-mail at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com, specifying which location you visited and we will follow up. Thanks! More 

Mesa, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What a quaint, charming and feel good place to eat! The food was totally scrumptious and the honey butter....yum! I love the comfortable surroundings and was totally impressed by the ambiance and the aromas.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I love BBQ food and I loved this place. The brisket ends were superb as was the pulled pork and the chicken wings. The service was good and quick. Will definitely go back if in the area.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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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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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