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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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2030 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281-4840
+1 480-966-7427
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service was so good and the food amazing. We had corn chowder. Burgers. Ribs. Mac n cheese. Biscuits. And watermelon iced tea. My favorite. Everything was perfect.

Thank ChandraThomas
Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered the variety dish with a couple of different meats and salads. Great food! Family atmosphere. Great staff. Very busy place.

Thank Whattrish
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped by on a very busy night. The staff was hustling, friendly, and attentive. The food was a bit of a disappointment. The slow roated brisket was not tender, but tough and hard to chew. The cornbread was dry. The offerings and flavors described on the menu would be very satisfying if the quality of the food was better.

Thank jm5464
Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Hi there, we are really sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. Please email us at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com (specify location you visited) and we will follow up soon. Thanks! More 

State College, PA
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106 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here three times at the beginning of August and the food and service were superb. The 1/2 chicken is great. Couldn't have been better. We ate here twice this week during ASU move in and the food was great except my son ordered 1/2 chicken with two other meats and the pulled pork and brisket were refrigerator cold.... More 

Thank TravelingBZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Listen people. I am not a foodie by job, but I know great food when I taste it, and this place provides it! I have actually flown to AZ from Denver specifically to eat here. Its so incredibly delicious. The portions are great, the flavors are off the chain. I asked the owner to bring this to Denver because it... More 

Thank TattooFaceMike
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is awesome and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I had high hope for the food, I was a little disappointed by some of it. The tri tip was great but the sides were not good. Caesar salad had wilted romaine and a nasty dressing, Mac & cheese was dry and no flavor at all. My family... More 

Thank Kim L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where to begin? So difficult so let's just say most everything is pretty gross! The worst ribs I've had, the worst bbq sauces, hard dry Mac and cheese, disgusting sausages, horrible/dry/bitter biscuits. The bbq chicken and the mashed potatoes are decent. Service was oblivious and only around if flagged down. Ate less than 1/4 of the food served and felt... More 

Thank Mala S
Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Hi there, we are really sorry to hear about your experience with us. Please email us at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com and we will be in touch soon. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had heard this was a great place for BBQ, so we decided to try it. Needless to say we were double impressed. The hostess was incredibly nice and welcoming and had us seated quickly. Upon sitting, we were greeted by our server Alyssa. Very kind and personable, she enhanced our experience with her knowledge of the... More 

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Bolton, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you want BBQ meat, this is the place to go. you get lots of food at a great price, if you like smoked meat they have it. we found the food amazing and the service exceptional. a must try...

Thank Michael B
Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Stoped in for lunch around 1:00 and the place was fairly crowded. Our service was prompt and courteous. I had the ribs and my wife had the pulled pork and both qwer very good but I have had better elsewhere. All in all it was a very good lunch and reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2030 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281-4840
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-966-7427

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