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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 - 11:00 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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beef rids great!

Wait to get a table is alway long. Parking always hard to find. But the beef rids and corn bread are very good and well worth the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Brea, California
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bakersfield, ca
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Best beef ribs and are huge. My wife and I share an order along with 2 sides, perfect for us. Pulled pork salad is also great and the large serving is a meal by itself, the bbq sauce is so good.

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Brea, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Wait to get a table is alway long. Parking always hard to find. But the beef rids and corn bread are very good and well worth the wait.

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Brea, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Go here only if you are really hungry! Large portions, large menu, full bar, lively, noisy, very popular. Caveat: go early with a reservation for dinner (especially on a weekend and with large parties) or you will have a long wait. My husband and I went mid-week before 5 p.m. and we're seated right away, but when we left there... More 

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atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were so fortunate to find Lucille's today for lunch. What a treat. Loved, loved loved the biscuits and brisket. Entire place is extremely well managed. Food quality was outstanding. We are definitely returning next time we are on this area.

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Brea, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Ok, so the wait was long, whatever I really wanted the Tri Tip Salad! The waiter was rude, and he mumbled under his breath. How dare I even ask for the biscuits and apple butter. I was rudely told you will get that after you order, well don't get my drink order wrong and take 10 more minutes to get... More 

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Brea, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you like barbecue sauce then you will like this place. I, personally am not fond of it. Service was fair. Had to wait quite some time for bill. Seats sticky from prior customer. Had sausage in a sourdough bun. Bun was very hard. Sausage in pieces that fell out of bun. Messy to eat. Finally took bread off and... More 

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Brea,CA / Chattanooga, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Don't let the long lines turn you off or away. The bbq quality is well worth the wait, and their service is prompt once seated.

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so. cal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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

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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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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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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