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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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2030 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
+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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Fishers, Indiana
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625 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank SmokiesJunkie
Penang Island, Malaysia
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there to celebrate a friend's birthday and we were not disappointed. The portions were all generous. We ordered the baby back ribs, and they meat was succulent and fell off the bones easily. The Nacho Cheese Dip was wonderful! What amazed me was the size of the jar the our drinks came in! It was huge (as tall... More 

Thank Florence H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prices were much higher than I am used to, but the portions and creativity of the dishes were great. I also liked the unique cocktails. The food was very delicious and the service was truly outstanding. The staff was accommodating, but not pushy and made sure you got the best of what you wanted. I would definitely return.

Thank Mis06
Mesa, AZ
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145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a favorite place for my daughter and her husband. The main courses have always been tasty. However, not all of the sides are that way. So I just have to remember which sides are good and which ones to avoid. The watermelon is one to avoid and has been for years. This year I had the sweet potato... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I enjoyed my meal and the services was VERY good. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was a little tough but OK. The sauce was good as where the biscuits/butter. I would go back to try something else, maybe just a bad first sandwich.

Thank julio6925
Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

First, if you can go on a Saturday after 7pm, go in the bar and enjoy some live blues music! The brisket and rib tips are all i have had, both both were great after I sauced them. They have a great happy hour till 7 and $4 wells and Jim Beam is there well whisky! The happy hour app... More 

Thank Angie C
Rancho Cordova, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

this was our first visit here, it will not be our last!! I had ribs, and my husband had 1/2 chicken, they were both amazing. we had more than enough to eat. we each also got two sides. If I had do say something bad, it would be that my husband asked for a margarita, we thought we ordered house,... More 

Thank leahtots
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch based on The Trip Advisor's reviews. We were not disappointed. My business associate had Lucille's back porch and I had a three meat lunch combo. The baby back ribs were great, the pull pork was great. I tried what they called "tri tips". This is apparently where the brisket joins to another part of... More 

Thank Allan H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Tried out this place recently while in Tempe on vacation. I really enjoy BBQ and have high standards, so was a bit disappointed with Lucille's. The meat (burnt ends and brisket) was excellent: well-cooked, tender, delicious flavor. The sauces (I tried all three) were not great - one was pretty good and the other two lacked flavor. The sides, were... More 

Thank Tom H
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The bar-b-que is excellent. The waiting time can be lengthy but worthwhile. The service was good - not great.


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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 Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • 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?