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

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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
pricey

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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la
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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White House, Tennessee, United States
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132 reviews 132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Laguna Beach, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lucille's is a growing chain of BBQ. The portions are huge so share or expect to take some home. Love the links but all of the meats are very well cooked. There is also a take out service, but I have not done that yet. Staff is always friendly.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The ribs were delicious, but I'm certain the sauce contained lots and lots of sugar. Everything tasted sweet - even the rolls. Sugar is a major cause of obesity and diabetes, so if you're worried about your health, I'd be cautious here.

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Orange County, CA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Lucille's is a good choice for a celebration. We've been eating BBQ at Lucille's since they were one of the only BBQ restaurants in Orange County. We celebrated a friend's birthday here yesterday and we were so impressed with the kindness of our server Deena and the asst. manager E Jaz. When the birthday balloon escaped to the ceiling, they... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is excellent, the best barbeque in the area, there is plenty to eat so my wife and I share the combo platter. But that isn't the only reason to go, on Saturday after six they have live blues in the bar area. There are tables and a few booths so sometimes you have to wait a bit (be... More 

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Laguna Niguel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

You had better come with an appetite because you will not go away hungry. Great BBQ tri tip, personal favorite and the BBQ chicken sandwich, very tasty. Homemade biscuits with sweet butter come with every meal, mmm Aunt Bea! Interesting, colorful, and differently decorated rooms to dine in with live music in the bar area. Southern cuisine including fried pickles... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I was in town for almost 2 months on business and visited this place a number of times. Being an out of town vistor I often took the meal back to my hotel room and the take out containers form this place are great keeps the food nice and hot. The Babyback ribs and the side are very good. I... 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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