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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
+1 714-990-4944
11:00 am - 11:00 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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Fullerton, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw this restaurant on TV, was rated #1 BBQ in So. Cal.. The crew came to the restaurant interviewed, ate and drank. We had been here prior to air time of the program so when the top 10 countdown began we knew it would be near the top. Surprise, it was #1. With good reason. Excellent food and service. A... More 

Thank 22yardy
Anaheim, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took a group of 12 without a reservation. Staff made a table for us quickly and we were seated in minutes. This is real barbecue - it's one of the 2 or 3 best in OC. Highly recommend.

Thank dan9669
La Mirada, California
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The only issue I have with this restaurant is the noise level. It can get quite noisy. As for the food, it is great. It is a little pricey, but it is very good so I guess it's worth the money.

Thank sleep0wers
Fullerton, California
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The wait: The hostess informed us that there was a 1-hour wait. 60 minutes later, we were called. Nice! The biscuit: I am not a fan of the biscuit. It's a southern-thing which I do not get. You know...biscuit and gravy...meh! It's like eating a powdery rock most of the time. However, the apple butter made it bearable. Main course:... More 

Thank jt99941
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is BBQ with a great twist. You get Smokehouse meat that you can enjoy the pure smoked meat flavor or add or mix a variety of Carolina Style sauces that are available at each table for an experience where you control the BBQ sauce experience. My wife and I shared a full pound of smoked Tri Tip with sides... More 

Thank Ralph A
Orange County, CA
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I love BBQ. I love to smoke meats myself and so am probably a little more into it than most. When we go out and I manage to steer us in the direction of Lucille's, it's a guaranteed good meal. I find their prices are a little high, but feel it's a good value for the consistent quality, large portions,... More 

Thank TouristThruLife
Placentia, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Lucille's never fails to create great American dishes from time to time. The consistency of flavor between locations is simply amazing. I highly recommend the Mardi Gras chicken. Very filling and flavorful.

Thank flyingrohit
Valparaiso, Indiana
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice in 2 days because the first time we went here the brisket was sold out. The next day we called to make sure they had some left. Sold out while we were there. Tri tip and pulled pork were both suitable alternatives. Our server Holly was wonderful too.

Thank Mark R
Brea, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This place is really amazing, the best BBQ with all the different flavors of the meat the prepare. Also, the customer service is second to none.

Thank Waldozzie
La Mirada, California
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158 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

For the hearty BBQ meal this is the place to visit. Very delicious food and portion size is good. Messy so don't wear white!

Thank Luv-2-travel-36DD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: 1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: +1 714-990-4944

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