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All 169 Brea Restaurants

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
+1 714-990-4944
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Ranked #4 of 169 Restaurants in Brea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Renton, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Huntington Beach, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There were 14 of us on a Sunday afternoon celebrating a birthday. The restaurant was crowded and there was a wait for most, but we got right in because we had a reservation. We were in the enclosed patio area which was set up to better accommodate larger groups. There was a bit of a wait for our food, but... More 

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Freeport, NY
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wonderful food and friendly servers make it worthwhile to wait your turn for a table. We especially enjoyed the ribs, bread, and ice tea.

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Orange County, CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After a long hard day gambling out at San Manual Indian Bingo & Casino, my wife and I returned home and decided to celebrate our winnings (yes, we actually won for once) by going out to Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ in Brea. Although we've been to a couple of other Lucille's we had not been to this location even though it's... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

To start we had over 40 people with us and required some time-45min.- before our table with reservations were ready. In the meantime the staff was great in getting everyone comfortable while waiting with drinks. Once the table as ready and we were seated it was clear they were not prepared for the number of people we came with. Finally... More 

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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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