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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 #90 of 637 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
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Seminole, Florida, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were in the area for a wedding, and were encouraged to stop here for dinner. We really enjoyed it. The fried pickles were tasty, and the BBQ platters were yummy. The area is very nice too, it is in a mall that has live bands playing. A very relaxing atmosphere... We enjoyed it. Service was great too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had lunch with a friend a couple of days ago. The restaurant had a wonderful smoky aroma as we walked in, but it went downhill from there. It was a late lunch, so the restaurant was not busy, but the service was slow. I figure if a BBQ joint can do brisket, then they may be the real deal.... 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 your experience with us. Please send us an e-mail at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com and we will follow up. Thanks! More 

Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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205 reviews 205 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stopped by Lucille's for dinner, and enjoyed some good BBQ. Not the best we've ever had, but good. Our server, Derrance, was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, and made some recommendations when we asked. The baby-back ribs and the brisket were both delicious, and there are plentiful sides to choose from. Dinners come with biscuits and cinnamon butter--yum. Drinks... More 

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Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My family and I are visiting Arizona for the first time and I met an online friend, for the first time today. She opted to have my family and I meet her at this restaurant after leaving the airport. She was a bit concerned for me because she knew I was a vegetarian. She said that they did have quesadilla... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

There is no mistake in anything you order, all tastes great an d service is marvelous. The beef brisket is the one I recomend

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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398 reviews 398 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 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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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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