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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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pile of Food

With all of the seafood available, my daughter wanted BBQ. Lucille's was at the top of the list. They were packed. If you want a quiet place to dine this is not it. The service, speed of service and food were great. The sweet BBQ sauce they finish there food with was way sweet, I added some hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Briansullenger
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

With all of the seafood available, my daughter wanted BBQ. Lucille's was at the top of the list. They were packed. If you want a quiet place to dine this is not it. The service, speed of service and food were great. The sweet BBQ sauce they finish there food with was way sweet, I added some hot and spicy... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My family and friends have been coming here for years, both in large family groups for special occasions such as my father-in-law's birthday, or in smaller groups just because we're craving BBQ. Once, a friend who was a retiring school principal, hosted an afternoon reception with at least a couple hundred guests mingling on Lucille's "patio/veranda" enjoying drinks and a... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We are not the only ones who love this place, it is always very busy, We tend to eat in the bar area. The Happy Hour specials are very Happy! You get your money's worth. They have live music and there is a little table right outside the bar in a loungy area, best place to eat and hear the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lucille's have catered our family's July 4th party for the last several years. We order the Super Feast which is always a great hit with guests. Food is consistently very good and fresh. When picking up food, Lucille's tend to be NOT ready for the scheduled pick-up time. Therefore, allow an additional 15-20 min lead time before pick-up. My husband... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We ate here with our entire family. The menu is pricey but all of the adults with us shared meals and we still had some left over. The ribs are great, the Brisket to die for and even my grand son's hamburger looked great.

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Last night we took my mother-in law to Lucille's to celebrate her birthday. Located at the entrance to the city of Lake Forest this restaurant has plenty of seating and large portions of great food. While she enjoyed a cat fish dinner we enjoyed their tri-tip steak.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I had to call for reservations, our party was 9 people and they don't use Open Table. Their website only allows reservations for 5 people. It's kinda a hassle. Lucile's, the 90's called and they want their website back. You should use Open Table, it helps weed out the bad reservations. The food was great, service good just a bit... More 

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are looking for authentic barbecue in the Saddleback Valley you've come to the right place. The feast always starts out right with hot flaky biscuits and apple butter. The ribs, chicken, and tri-tip are tender and flavorful, but not overwhelmed with a smoky flavor. Sauce is optional but I prefer them dry and add just a dash on... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great place to grab lunch or dinner. Came here for an early dinner and ended up getting engaged here. Like most of the things we have tried here, like ther tri tips and fried green tomato are great beginners but my husband luves the tri tip sandwich and i like to change it up each visit. Nice prtions and food... More 

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Laguna Woods, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was at Lucille's on Father's Day. It was extremely busy with many families celebrating. In spite of the crowds, the service and food were excellent. Our waiter was attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. We had a great time, plus a $10 gift card was given to all the Dad's! Nice touch, Lucille's.

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Additional Information about Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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