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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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23760 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
+1 949-581-7427
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Irvine, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our Corvette Club chose Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ for lunch after participating in the Lake Forest 4th of July parade. We made reservations ahead of time because we had a large group. They gave us a private dining room and were set up and ready for us when we got there. The staff was very attentive and the service couldn't have... More 

Thank Gina M
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have ordered ribs all over the country and these are the best! We also ordered the Tri tip and it was good...but the ribs were tasty! They also bring out warm biscuits and I love the water served in the quart bottles! Service was ok. They never did bring us a salad we ordered and we had to remind... More 

Thank Conniemama
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucille's is the place to go for real smokehouse BBQ! They are always consistently good along with great service! This visit we had the pork sliders and tritip salad for lunch. They were both delicious but the salad was super with big slices of the most tender and flavorful tritip I have ever had!

Thank Lourdes A
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered take out. Be aware if you find a menu online the prices are different from actual restaurant prices which is ridiculous I ended up paying $10 more than I had anticipated. That being said the food was amazing I had brisket sandwich and beans and a side of bread pudding . ALLOT of food and complimentary biscuits and apple... More 

Thank Neshia77
London, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seems to be lots of these sort of places - huge, themed , noisy and popular. Food is copious and good value. You cannot go wrong. Well organised waiting system and good parking. Perhaps the meat was not as meltingly tender as other places we tried but all bbq is different. Lovely little area for sitting in retro sofas away... More 

Thank swpratt
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found Lucille's Smokehouse is one of few that serves good and tasty BBO Baby back ribs and beef ribs are great. meat just fall off the bone. Good family restaurant and friendly service.

Thank Adelina C
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This location offers a clean large covered patio to accommodate pets. The food remains consistently wonderful. The barbecued meat is tasty and moist. The staff is friendly and accommodating.

Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am extremely unsatisfied with the quality of information I found on tripadvisor.com. I went through Lucille's menu and found the Backyard Family Feast for $89.99 plus tax on tripadvisor.com, but when I got to the restaurant to pick up my food my total came to $129.99 plus tax. Although the manager at Lucille's was very nice and understanding of... More 

Thank Abel C
Irvine California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had take out about two weeks ago and the meal was just so-so. I was disappointed that Lucille's removed Ham from their menu. Since its opening some time ago, they've changed and not for the better. My Baby back Ribs were a little on the greasy side and the prices were much higher than I could remember. Putting their... More 

Thank snowhtmn
Laguna Niguel, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very friendly people working their. Food was served fairly quickly and we were well taken care of by our server. Bring 2 wallets about $30 per plate with a soda.OUCH! but the food was o.k. Sorry I cant afford to go back....

Thank poeskeconstruction

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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: 23760 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-581-7427

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