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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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23760 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
+1 949-581-7427
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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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun family friendly atmosphere!

Great service, excellent barbecue. Fun, family, friendly atmosphere. Great for large parties on patio.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
watermom4
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Orange county, CA
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orange county, CA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great service, excellent barbecue. Fun, family, friendly atmosphere. Great for large parties on patio.

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Laguna Hills, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My family went here for our 24th wedding anniversary. My boys, ages 19 & 15, are not easy to please. But not a complaint here! Flavors and quantity were good for the price, the service was great. The waitress helped us pick what to get. When we were having a hard time picking side dishes, she kept saying "Try, if... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been to Lucille's on many occasions, this time was for my birthday. Their cornbread is some of the best I have every had. The ribs, chicken and Tri-tip sandwiches are amazing. The BBQ sauce is mouth watering. The service is always good.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great bar, great bar staff. Prompt service. Anxious to please you. Friendly atmosphere. Good food. Happy hour reasonable!!

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Laguna Niguel, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The beef ribs were great, and on Saturday nights, the live band plays some incredible rock and blues

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was a little weary about SoCal BBQ, especially since i currently live in Texas, but i have to say it was incredible BBQ. Try the brisket and a dessert!

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White House, Tennessee, United States
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136 reviews 136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A good mix of Texas and Tennessee BBQ. There's beef served and one of their sauces is a "Memphis" style. A nod to my home state. The biscuits were topped with sugar which I found strange, but they were good. Our server was very helpful and pleasant. I had the ribs which were really good and had a nice smoke... More 

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lucille's is fine, in a pinch, but there is better. If you do eat there got to go with the beef ribs. Try Bad to the Bone in San Juan Capistrano instead or Coop's in San Diego for excellent.

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la
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good BBQ but a little pricey. Service was very good and server was friendly and willing to suggest items.

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Mission Viejo, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This isnt the best ever, but it is good. When you are in the mood for BBQ and you are in the neighborhood, make a stop. Don't go during the rush hour because you can be waiting a while. Even if you must wait the food is worth it. A nice staff and decent surroundings.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23760 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-581-7427

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?