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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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  • 55
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Good restaurant

Been awhile since we last ate here. Very reliable place, good food, generious protions, clean facility, friendly staff and knowledgeable server. Only when you have a problem does a place show it colors, our server handled the problem professionally and satisfactorly. Manager followed up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Fred K
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Mission Viejo
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Laguna Woods, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

After I watched a Food Network Barbeque Feast I had an overwhelming need for Baby Back Ribs, so I decided to check out this place. For what I thought was very overpriced food, I would have to say that I had much better barbeque in the past. I found their food about average, not worth the higher cost. I do... More 

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Lake Forest, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You can't go wrong with this restaurant! The various cuts of beef, the chicken, even the fish is all awesome. Even my daughter, a vegetarian, loves Lucille's -- she have a salad and lots of 'sides.' The servers are very attentive and so nice. I love the Southern ambiance and decor. If you are coming here for dinner, have a... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Back to Lucille's for a 3rd time, Can't get enough of those great ribs! Baby Back, Gotta love'm! Atmosphere is warm & very comfortable, the wait staff are attentive, and friendly!

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Consistently good with excellent service. Their selection of bar-b-que is wonderful with lots of different sauces and styles. We always have a good time here as crowded with hungry people and drinks come fast. Servers are friendly and attentive. Love the pulled pork sandwich as well as ribs. Fried pickles are a fun, southern treat that kids would likely enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

For good BBQ that is consistently delicious, GO HERE. Yes they may be a corporate restaurant, but everything was just right, from service to food to the time it takes to get your food n drinks. Always a great choice and not too much more expensive than local places that are hit-n-miss.

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Mission Viejo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Been awhile since we last ate here. Very reliable place, good food, generious protions, clean facility, friendly staff and knowledgeable server. Only when you have a problem does a place show it colors, our server handled the problem professionally and satisfactorly. Manager followed up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?