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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
+1 949-581-7427
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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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had pulled pork with spicy BBQ sauce. It's the Real deal. Friend had BBQ salad. Forgot if chicken or pork but awesome. Other friends had a platter.

Thank Jerry B
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place loved every minute. Food wholesome service brilliant the whole night was great need to book very popular

Thank AdrianDale
Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the selections are great. I always look forward to try something different. From appetizers to lunch or dinner , yum yum! Smokey BBQ is amazing. Prices are reasonable too! Drinks are special and a great happy hour!

Thank jhuckestein
Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful lunch option on a hot Summer day! Enjoyed the chicken salad and iced tea! Happy hour in the bar makes the Mercury dip.

Thank Shusha50
Lake Forest, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. The food is always good; sometimes service times can be lacking because it can be super busy but the servers have always been very nice. I go for the sugar biscuits and the liter sodas they serve in mason jars. The rest of the meal is icing on the cake. We've had graduation parties here, birthdays,... More 

Thank laurennedwards7
Mission Viejo, California
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 

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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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: 23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
  • 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?