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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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APPETIZER
12.9919.99
half12.99
Lucille's Appetizer Platter
for folks who can't decide! a huge platter of our most popular items: pork rib tips, fried dill pickles, onion straws, fried green tomatoes, dixie egg rolls, fried okra, chicken strips and tri tip quesadilla.
$9.49
half5.49
Flame-Roasted Artichoke (Seasonal)
split artichoke grilled with a lick of smoke, served with roasted garlic mayonnaise.
$9.79
half6.79
Southern Chicken Strips
the tenderest breast fillets, soaked in old-fashioned buttermilk, coated in flour and bayou spices, then deep-fried a golden brown. served with a spicy honey mustard sauce.
$8.79
half4.99
Lucille's Onion Straws
a mountain of irresistible buttermilk battered fresh onions, seasoned and deep-fried. served with our own bbq ranch dipping sauce.
$9.79
half4.99
Spinach and Cheese Dip
spinach and artichokes blended with a creamy cheese sauce and served hot with fresh tortilla chips. a pot luck supper standby!
$4.99
Sweet Potato Fries
sliced sweet potatoes deep-fried and piled high. served with garlic mayo or ranch dressing for dippin'.
$10.99
half5.99
Deep Fried Shrimp
irresistible shrimp, cornmeal battered and deep-fried. served with spicy remoulade sauce and smoked jalapeno tartar sauce
$8.99
$5.99
Lucille's Smokehouse Wings
lucille's chicken wings seasoned, baked and fried crispy in your choice of buffalo, lucille's original bbq or memphis sauce. served with homemade ranch for dipping.
$9.79
half4.99
Smoked Tri Tip Or Chicken Quesadilla
slow smoked tri tip or smoked chicken, roasted pasilla peppers, jack cheese and caramelized onions. served with fresh sweet corn salsa.
$7.49
half3.99
Fried Green Tomatoes
you don't need to make a whistle-stop to enjoy these thick-sliced green tomatoes coated in cornmeal and deep-fried until golden brown. served with roasted red pepper cream.
SOUPS&SALADS
Served with Our Homemade Biscuits and Apple Butter
$5.49
Soup of the Day Or Corn Chowder
fresh sweet corn, roasted mild green chiles and smoked bacon in a light creamy chowder. served daily with hot biscuits and apple butter
$12.99
Small $10.99
Bbq Chicken Salad
grilled chicken breast tossed in our bbq ranch dressing with fresh greens, diced tomatoes, onion straws, grilled sweet corn, cucumbers, black beans, cheddar cheese and topped with spicy onion straws.
$12.99
Tri Tip Salad
slow smoked tri tip, sliced thin and served on a bed of mixed field greens, cherry tomatoes, sweet red onions, cucumbers, red and yellow peppers and avocado, tossed in our tomato vinaigrette dressing.
$12.99
Small $10.99
Southern Charm Chicken Caesar Salad
our tribute to the classic salad! grilled or blackened chicken breast, chilled romaine lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and croutons tossed with our own caesar dressing.
$12.99
Small $10.99
Lucille's Checker Club Cobb Salad
we one-up the l.a. classic with smoked chicken breast, smoked bacon, crumbled bleu cheese, avocado, diced tomatoes and freshly grated eggs served on a bed of fresh greens and tossed with balsamic vinaigrette.
$12.99
Small $10.99
Smoked Brisket Salad
our tender smoked and shredded beef brisket with corn salsa, black beans, pico de gallo, roasted pasilla peppers, red onions and tomatoes tossed with crisp greens and our spicy ranch dressing. topped with tortilla strips, fresh cilantro, diced avocado and our special cilantro sour cream sauce.
$12.99
Small $10.99
Sirloin Steak Wedge Salad
crisp chilled iceberg lettuce wedges topped with grilled and sliced marinated sirloin steak, ranch dressing, cherry tomatoes, croutons, sliced red onion and chopped egg.
$13.99
Smoked Salmon Salad
warm smoked salmon on a bed of baby lettuces with sweet peppers, red potatoes, cucumbers, red onions, hard boiled egg, green beans, capers and cherry tomatoes with our peach vinaigrette dressing.
BBQ
All of Our Bbq Is Slowly Smoked with Hickory Wood to Give Our Meats What We Feel Is the Best Bbq Flavor Around. served with Homemade Biscuits and Your Choice of Two Sides: Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Shoestring Fries, Baked Potato, Potato Salad, Sweet Potato Fries, Macaroni & Cheese, Creamy Cheese Grits, Southern Braised Greens, Creamy Coleslaw, Honey Roasted Peanut Slaw, Fresh Vegetables, Bbq Beans, Fresh Corn On the Cob Or Sweet Mashed Potatoes
Full Rack $25.99
Half Rack $22.99
Baby Back Ribs
the tenderest, meatiest little pork ribs, slow-cooked with sweet hickory smoke, then grilled and basted with our special bbq sauce.
Full Rack $24.99
Half Rack $21.99
St. Louis Spare Ribs
select lean, juicy pork ribs, seasoned with lucille's special rub, slowly smoked, then grilled and basted with our homemade bbq sauce. the way they like 'em in missouri!
Full Rack $24.99
Half Rack $21.99
Bbq Beef Ribs
tender, big and meaty beef ribs, spice-rubbed, slowly smoked, then glazed with our bbq sauce.
$16.99
Smoked Bbq Half Chicken
lucille's favorite! half of a fresh chicken, marinated in our lip smackin' bbq sauce for 24 hours, slow smoked to perfection and finished on the grill. (the hickory wood smoking process adds a slightly pink color to our chicken)
10 oz18.99
7 oz17.99
Texas Style Beef Brisket
certified angus beef tri tip, smoked all day until it melts in your mouth. served sliced with our savory mop sauce
$19.99
Bbq Half Chicken & Two Meat Platter
smoked bbq half chicken and your choice of any two meats: spicy hot link, pulled pork, rib tips or beef brisket.
$25.99
Bbq Two Meat Combo Platter
your choice of any two meats: bbq tri tip, bbq half chicken, baby back ribs, st. louis ribs, beef ribs, spicy hot link, pulled pork, rib tips or beef brisket.
$27.99
Back Porch: Ribs, Chicken & Tri Tip Platter
our lip smackin' half chicken and bbq tri tip served with your choice of baby back, st. louis or beef ribs.
$89.99
Backyard Family Feast
like an outdoor picnic! choice of two racks of baby back, st. louis or beef ribs and two half bbq chickens, plus your choice of four sides. served family-style for four or more.
$209.99
Lucille's Super Feast
feed the whole family for less! choice of three racks of baby back, st. louis or beef ribs and four half bbq chickens, with your choice of two pounds of two of the following; hot links, tri tip, pulled pork, rib tips or beef brisket, a large tossed green salad, plus your choice of six sides. served family-style for ten or more.
SANDWICHES & BURGERS
Served with Your Choice of One Side: Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Shoestring Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Potato Salad, Macaroni & Cheese, Creamy Cheese Grits, Southern Braised Greens, Honey Roasted Peanut Slaw, Creamy Coleslaw, Fresh Vegetables, Bbq Beans, Corn On the Cob, Or Sweet Mashed Potatoes
$10.99
Lucille's Original Pulled Pork Sandwich
our special pork roast, slow smoked until it's fork-tender, shredded and tossed in our special sauce and piled high on a soft potato bun. a yardstick for great bbq!
$10.99
Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich
tender smoked pork roast, hand shredded and tossed in our memphis mop sauce and topped with mustard slaw and creole mustard sauce on a soft potato bun.
$10.99
Carolina Style Pulled Pork Sandwich
tender smoked pork roast, hand shredded and tossed with our tangy east carolina bbq sauce and creole mustard sauce on a soft potato bun.
$12.99
Lucille's Bbq Tri Tip Sandwich
our slow smoked, certified angus beef tri tip, thinly shaved, tossed in our mop sauce and piled way high on a soft potato bun. our most popular sandwich!
$10.49
Texas Style Beef Brisket Sandwich
certified angus beef brisket slow smoked all day, hand shredded and tossed in our savory mop sauce and piled high on a soft potato bun.
$9.99
Lucille's Smokehouse Sliders
your choice of pulled pork, smoked beef brisket or pulled chicken tossed in our original bbq sauce on toasted sweet rolls.
$11.99
Po' Boy Sandwich.
your choice of fried catfish, fried shrimp, or fried chicken strips served on a fresh baked sourdough baguette with shredded lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, smoked jalapeno tartar sauce and spicy remoulade.
$9.99
Spicy Hot Link Sandwich
grilled spicy hot links sliced and topped with our original bbq sauce, creole mustard sauce and mustard slaw on a french roll. guaranteed to make you yell 'bam!
$10.99
Bbq Chicken Sandwich
two grilled breasts of chicken smothered in our bbq sauce with melted cheddar cheese, baby lettuces and spicy onion straws on a french roll.
$10.99
Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
two deep fried chicken breasts, applewood bacon, jack cheese, vine-ripened tomato and shredded lettuce with ranch dressing on a french roll
DESSERT
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Any Dessert, Add 1.49
$5.99
Big Chocolate Cake
colossal... layer upon layer of dark moist chocolate cake, sandwiched with our silkiest smooth chocolate filling, piled high with chunks of cake.
$4.99
Snickers Ice Cream Pie
chopped snickers bars mixed with vanilla bean ice cream in a crisp, chocolate cookie crust. served with homemade caramel and chocolate sauces.
$4.49
Small $2.99
Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding
fresh bananas in a creamy banana flavored pudding with vanilla wafers and sweet whipped cream.
$4.99
Red Velvet Cake
brilliant red velvet cake layers, stacked four high, spread with deep chocolate truffle filling, then filled and frosted with tangy cream cheese icing.
$5.79
Small $2.99
Lucille's Perfect Fruit Cobbler
an individual serving of baked sweet seasonal fruit with a crumb biscuit topping.
$5.79
Small $2.99
Chris' Famous Bread Pudding
a luscious mixture of sourdough bread, peaches, southern pecans and sweet custard, baked until golden brown. served with warm bourbon sauce.
SIDES
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Shoestring Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Baked Potato
Potato Salad
Macaroni & Cheese
Creamy Cheese Grits
Southern Braised Greens
Creamy Coleslaw
Honey Roasted Peanut Slaw
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were one of many birthday groups on a Friday night. We had 3 birthdays and 8 couples with separate checks. Everything went surprisingly well and the server was able to accurately split the checks. Food is served in large portions, so with the side...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucille's was a great find. My only regret was not finding it sooner. The food is so great. I don't usually eat ribs, so instead I sampled some and the ribs were out of this world!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food immensely. All in our family tried something different and weren’t disappointed in any way. Good sized portions. Pulled pork, Mac n cheese, burgers... sweet potatoe fries!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 470darlab
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
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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
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Grannyjane2014
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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