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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enough food for three meals

Food and atmosphere was fabulous. Brisket was to die for. The only negative was the spotty service. It seemed like forever before we were waited on, and then had to flag down the servers, and it wasn't that crowded. But, I've never been a server, so I don't want to bash them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
AZLover2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Food and atmosphere was fabulous. Brisket was to die for. The only negative was the spotty service. It seemed like forever before we were waited on, and then had to flag down the servers, and it wasn't that crowded. But, I've never been a server, so I don't want to bash them.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

All of our food including the sides was very good. The decor is very homey and comfortable with large tables and booths...plenty of room for multiple dishes. The biscuits and apple butter was an excellent start to a satisfying meal. Service was good but just like most restaurants once we were done and declined dessert it took too long to... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We thought this was really expensive. Had average tasting baby back ribs, 1 half rack and one whole rack (not falling off the bone) with 2 sides and iced tea. The bill was $65 for 2 people and we sure wished we had gone to a good steakhouse instead. The coleslaw is awful, tasted like chopped up cabbage with NO... More 

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El Mirage, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We loved the background music (blues) it fit well and not too loud so you could talk. The pulled pork sandwich was excluant, tender and flavorable. The choices of three house BBQ sauces two were great (didn't try the "hot & spicey". The fries were plentiful. The strawberry lemonade was lovely. Their is patio seating with a misting system that... More 

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Mesa, AZ
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We continually get requests to go to this location for birthday dinners, so some people really like the place. The service is slow, but the food is good and it is very plentiful. We generally pack out a number of doggie bags when we visit. They could increase the amount of honey butter they pass out with the biscuits, but... More 

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phoenix, az
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Lucille's isn't your average BBQ Joint. Upon checking in you realize they are techno experts. Gone are the little red light gizmos that alert you to your table. Instead they text you on your IPhone when your table is ready and entertain you with phone games as well. The ladies at the desk had everything on computers and used wireless... More 

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York, Maine
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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316 reviews 316 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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