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“Always Awesome BBQ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ
2550 Park Ave., The District at Tustin Legacy, Tustin, CA 92782-2712
714-259-1227
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Ranked #6 of 256 Restaurants in Tustin
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
San Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Always Awesome BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Love this place! My lady and I live in the San Diego area and we always have to stop here on a trip north! We have enjoyed every meal we have had there, food is always awesome, their BBQ sauce is great, and the service is always good! Its a little on the pricey side, but the food is always worth it.

We went for dinner this time, but I highly recommend stopping by for lunch. They offer some great lunch combos, in which you get to try a few different types of meat and the price is a little better.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chino, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Valentine's Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

First of all....MAKE RESERVATIONS when you go to ANY lucille's on a busy day.

I did that and we were seated in less than 10 mins (yes you read correctly). This particular location has a different set up than the ones I went to, its a bit confusing and no section is the same. Other than that side note, the food was great! It came out in a timely manner and our server was super sweet.

Minor flaw was that the servers did not care if you heard their inappropriate conversations, would rather enjoy my dinner without stories from last night.

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Irvine, California
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great Smoked Tri-Tip and Baby Back Ribs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great Smoked Tri-Tip and Baby Back Ribs and very good service considering the long wait. We waited approximately 45 minutes as promised. They do not take reservations. The place is very big and they are busy everyday of the week. The waitress told me that the Rancho Cucamonga location is a typical 3 hour wait! The only thing holding us back from returning is the long wait otherwise 5 star rating. I even saw the pink ring around the tri tip that they talk about on the travel channel...good smoked bbq!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tustin, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Lucille's is a neighborhood restaurant so when we crave for BBQ, it's a natural default place to go. However, we've found the last couple of times the meat was dry and and the service was inattentive. My biggest pet peeve is when we walk up to the hostess area, the staff talk amongst themselves w/o acknowledging the guests. A simple, "hello, we will be right with you." goes a long way! Let's just say it's no longer our default place to go to anymore.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I happened across this wonderful BBQ restaurant prior to flying out of Orange County airport. The brisket was to die for as we are from the south and it was as good or better than any we have ever had. The sides were also delicious. They also had sweet tea. Their sauces were also wonderfully delicious should you need them. Also, the brisket nachos were superb.

Visited December 2013
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