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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
+1 714-990-4944
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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, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sooooooo good!

I think it is hard to find good BBQ in So Cal.. Then there comes Lucille's, an awesome place. I had the rack of baby backs with the peanut coleslaw and watermelon. The place isn't cheap ( as all BBQ joints are ) but very much worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I think it is hard to find good BBQ in So Cal.. Then there comes Lucille's, an awesome place. I had the rack of baby backs with the peanut coleslaw and watermelon. The place isn't cheap ( as all BBQ joints are ) but very much worth it.

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere here is loud, fun, and energetic. The smoker literally sits between the two main dining rooms. This place is very popular with the locals, so get there early. It is a large place, but the parking can be problematic, so unless you nail a spot right away, send someone in to put your name in while you cruise... More 

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Weed, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great house White Zinfandel to begin with and a scrumptious array of Southern style appetizers. We loved the hard to find Fried Green Tomatoes and Onion Ring Loaf. St. Louis Ribs were very good and the homemade biscuits were among the best this gal from Texas has ever had due to the cinnamon and cinnamon butter! Meals were so huge... More 

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Plenty of parking available, though Friday and Saturday nights may give you some trouble. Those nights can average an hour wait too. We went for lunch on a Thursday and were seated right away. They introduced some new burgers so I gave it a go and had the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Burger. I think my taste buds actually thanked me.... More 

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Brea, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have been going to Lucilles for years. If you like ribs the best secret is order the rib tip appetizer as your entree! You get more meat than in rib dinner for appox half the price. You have to order sides a la carte, but you know you are coming for the meat -enough to share or take home... More 

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Hiratsuka Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have eaten here at least a dozen times over the years. In the beginning the food was always excellent. The last few years though, the quality has become inconsistent. Inconsistency is one thing in a restaurant that I really dislike. The location is part of a large chain and the décor is kitschy "Southern" country style. As the name... More 

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Brea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lucilles is known for it's BBQ of course and you can't go wrong with the ribs, pork or beef whether in a sandwich or on a plate. Their homemade biscuits with honey butter are delicious but can fill you up while you're waiting for your meal. I haven't tried their desserts but everything that is carried by the table looks... More 

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Fullerton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Sometimes we have to wonder how some restaurants survive while others flounder? Such is the case with Lucille's... The food is average at best, while the prices push the boundaries of excessive... Don't even start me on the inflated prices of their catering menu... Be prepared to lay down at least one hundred dollars for a dinner for a family... More 

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Brea, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the food and the prices are reasonable compared to Lilli's Q in downtown Brea. The only negative is the wait time on the weekends. They need to expand this location or build a 3rd story.

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Brea, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can always count on Lucille's for great cooking in a fun atmosphere! There's always a crowd, but for a good reason. Worth the wait!

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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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Location and Contact Information

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

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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