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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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2030 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
+1 480-966-7427
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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

I planned a large get together for some friends and management was great. They set us up in a private room with out having to ask. The waitress was great. She got everyone's order correct. The food was very good for a chain BBQ spot. I got the 3 meat plater and everything was tender and tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Antoine S
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend recommended Lucille's as having the best ribs in the valley. We were overwhelmed by how good they are. The service was prompt and attentive and the ribs were juicy, smokey and meaty. It was up there with the best ribs that I have had anywhere.

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Thank marvfish
Detroit, Michigan
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722 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the burnt ends and the sausage. both were very good. Loved them. Then i ordered my meal. Asked for Wet Brisket and they did not know what I was talking about. So i got more burnt ends and lean brisket along with some ribs. I asked the server what ribs were the best. She named one so i... More 

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

Hi there, we are sorry to hear this. Please send us an email at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com and we will be in touch. Thanks! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I planned a large get together for some friends and management was great. They set us up in a private room with out having to ask. The waitress was great. She got everyone's order correct. The food was very good for a chain BBQ spot. I got the 3 meat plater and everything was tender and tasty.

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Thank Antoine S
Edmonton
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in the pub. The food was quite good, portions were large. This a safe bet if you are enjoying BBQ for the first time.

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Thank sassyhippychick
Tempe, Arizona
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good southern food and BBQ. The biscuits and honey butter are amazing! The other food is good too! Bring your appetite!

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Thank Askelley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disclaimer: I'm from the deep south, and my barbeque standards are very high. While visiting Phoenix on business, my co-workers said I just had to try Lucille's for dinner. I had seen this place on a previous trip to Tempe Marketplace. Lucille's looked to be popular, and the heavenly smell of smoking meat called to me. I ignored the internal... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mesa, Arizona
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good BBQ with plenty of sides to go with your meal. The staff is very attentive and pleasant. The cost of drinks is excessive and the meals are somewhat high but the quality of food is very good. Not a place you go to on a regular basis but it is worth returning.

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Thank TuffyToo
Suffolk, Virginia
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited with a group of work associates for dinner. Ordered the 10oz size Texas Briscit with mashed potatoes, corn bread and a local IPA. The beef was very good and full of flavor and the potatoes were a good addition. Portion size was just right. Service was prompt and efficient. They gladly split the bill. Given a choice I don't... More 

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Thank JLOaks
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

They are so proud of it they charge a lot for the experience. The food is good. The staff is competent. The prices are high. You can get just as good or better cheaper. Try Little Miss BBQ or Rudys instead?

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Thank rhsmith85282
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Try everything. You wont be sorry. The biscuits are to die for! The ribs deelish and even the kids chicken strips were a hit!

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Thank Angela C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2030 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-966-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?