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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
+1 714-990-4944
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Ranked #3 of 175 Restaurants in Brea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Newport Beach, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I went to the Lucille's in Lake Forest, not the one in Brea. But they all do the same menu. Biscuits, garlic mashed potatoes, smoked ribs -- all very good. Fried chicken -- not so much. Loved the biscuits. They came with honey butter, but I wish they had served them with plain butter and jam on the side. Atmosphere... More 

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Oakland, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

No reservations come early its first come first served . Aged rids, chicken ,fish and burgers in very large portions great cornbread, garlic mashed potatoes, salads. if you like food that tasty and messy this is the place for you, Great staff and good service . Great food & value for the $ A Definitely Eat Here

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Yorba Linda, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We love this place. It is loud, busy and wonderful. The food is messy and tasty. Ribs, aged and smoked and lots of them. Bring the family, ask for a bib, you are going to meed it. No reservations here, first come first served so come early. Yo our going to love this place.

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Yorba Linda, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lucille's quality is consistent - always good. Although crowded they do have call ahead seating. The portions are very large and easily shareable. Great food for a fair price.

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Renton, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was our first time eating at Lucille's. It was the best food we had on our vacation. The chicken was really moist and had great flavor. The sides were all delicious, the cornbread is excellent! There is a wide variety of menu items, even veggie burgers that are to die for. The service was wonderful. Can't wait to go... More 

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Brea
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Family tried something different and ordered Lucille's smoked turkey dinner. We love this restaurant so expected good food. $160 for smoked turkey, biscuits, garlic mashed, sweet potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, salad, cranberry sauce, stewed apples, butter, and sweet potato pie. In short, a lot of food! The good: Turkey was lightly smoked and tasty, though a bit tough.... 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 Thanksgiving experience with us. Please send us an e-mail at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com specifying which location this took place at. We will follow up with you soon. Thanks! More 

Gainesville, FL
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210 reviews 210 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My husband and I live in Florida, so we have many opportunities for excellent BBQ throughout our home town. We don’t typically have BBQ when away from home. But we have had three great experiences at the Lucille’s at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, so decided to give the one in Brea a try when visiting with our nephew... More 

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Philadelphia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Not being familiar with Brea, every place we chose was a crap shoot. Luckily, Lucille's was a winner. My husband like to sit at the bar and eat when it's just the two of us. The barmaid was super friendly, bring us delicious apple butter biscuits while we perused the menu and waited for our Guinnesses to settle. Nicely poured,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love, love, love Lucille's. Yes if you live in the south you may not like the BBQ. BUT for California this is the best you can find. Service I always mediocre but the food makes up for it! I love the ribs, brisket, the grits and the amazing mint juleps.

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Lomira, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is what was carried in for a meeting - nice salads, good bbq, odd flavored butter and biscuits but a nice meal all in all.

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Additional Information about Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

Address: 1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
Phone Number: +1 714-990-4944
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
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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