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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
+1 949-581-7427
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tri tip” (23 reviews)
“ribs” (45 reviews)
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Such a great meal. One plate between two is fine. Ribs and tri tip fabulous. Onion ring starter share between four. Great service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank delb0inz
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Consistent Quality BBQ chain! The building is well maintained and kept clean which is a big plus. I'ts no wonder why voters chose it as the Orange County's "Top BBQ Restaurant in O.C. 2018!" Well deserved title and we will be back soon!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We've dined at this particular Lucille's many times, although not recently, due to a bad experience about a year ago, when one of the diners in our party found a cockroach in his napkin. Since it had been a while, we thought we'd give it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 512stewartg
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is one of my go to places for lunch with a friend. They have a gluten free menu, and I have many allergies, so this really helps. They are a large enough chain for the allergy/calorie info too. I usually get a salad with...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kirsten T
Reviewed August 27, 2018

My husband and I took my son-in-law and daughter here for dinner to celebrate my son-in-law's birthday. It was a warm evening so we sat on the patio. I ordered a salad with a side of sweet potato fries. I asked 3-4 times while eating...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SP P
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Excellent BBQ and homestyle southern dishes. Try the onion strings as an appetizer and then the catfish special.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank RichSatLagunaNiguel
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Food is great! I usually get take out. However, I have friends who like to eat in so we do. The portions ate lathe and there's usually enough left over to take home. I love their beef ribs.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank elaine g
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Seems to be hit or miss. Eat here every couple of months. Sometimes the food is excellent and other times not so fresh. This last visit in June everything was excellent from food to service. Ribs, brisket, banana pudding were all great!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tacky T
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Had Happy Hour Drinks and appetizers at this establishment. Food was adequate but drinks priced higher on bill than Happy hour menu. When this was called to server's attention, we noticed a discussion ensued with bartender and manager. Instead of simply correcting the error as...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lindapeter
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I enjoy the food here and I recommend getting your gift cards from costco first. Save 20%! Food here overall is very excellent. I love that you can bring your dog to their outdoor dining. Nice touch and they have meals for dogs too. I...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank bobN6078XO
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Ronald Anthony F
February 23, 2017|
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Response from Rebekah G | Property representative |
Hello Ronald, I apologize for the late response but yes we do have Gumbo on our menu. We offer it on our Lunch Specials as well as for dinner. We've brought it back on our menu about a year ago. We look forward to serving... More
July 29, 2016|
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Response from 61aprilh | Reviewed this property |
The typical. Carrots, broccoli, squash was what they served us. Nothing remarkable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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 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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