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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 55
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food & Prices

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
EvelinM
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Brea, California
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Brea, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Maui
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

No wait on a weekday at 5:30 p.m. We both decided to order the brisket sandwich as we were not that hungry. The buns are toasted with butter and/or margarine or something else. This was nice. I was expecting slices or brisket. Instead it was tiny pieces. Not that this is necessarily bad, but this is a cheaper route. You... More 

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Cole slaw they call creamy is dry dry dry? What a puzzle and disappointment but other wise the food is what you expect it's ok, diffently not great. Service very slow. They sat us in the garden room which had 5 or 6 tables of 6 to 8 persons each. It was a complete shouting match. No conversation here.... More 

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Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for visiting Lucille's. We are really sorry to hear about your experience with us. Please send us an e-mail at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com letting us know which location this occurred at and we will follow up. Thanks! More 

Yorba Linda, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great lunch with large menu. Serving sizes were large as well. Enjoyed the brisket sandwich and strawberry lemonade. Food was served hot and quickly, we had a group of 7, so it was an effort to get us all complete so fast. Everyone commented that the food was good and there was a wide variety of orders. Parking, prices and... More 

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Brea, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You used to get more for the money but they have cut back and raised prices. For example, you now only get one side with dinner.

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dianeandjohn
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lucille's came highly recommended by clients while visiting California. Friendly atmosphere, nicely decorated, fantastic food and great house wine. Definitely would recommend to others and if I am back in the area, I will visit again!

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Newport Beach, California
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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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Restaurant Details

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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