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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
+1 949-581-7427
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Lake Forest, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Terrific for baby back ribs and all the sides like the bbq beans and the coleslaw are very tasty. Just don't get shocked at the prices that seem always above the norm for the area. A festive environment and I caution anyone on a budget, think twice.

Thank Whimsicalartist
Lake Forest, California
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334 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Generally we have dinner at Lucille's but thought we'd try lunch. The portions are still large and we had pulled pork sandwich, and a salad with pulled brisket. I usually don't order the flavored teas but they are quite good, albeit too sweet. Maybe a glass of water to dilute it would be good. Service was kind of marginal although... More 

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Madison, Wisconsin
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Our first time at this restaurant and it won't be our last. The aroma of barbecue wafted over the parking lot like a warm summer breeze, how could we not join in? Diane our server, was gracious, knowledgeable, and had a fantastic sense of humor, just like a Southern Belle does. I chose the sliders of pulled chicken, brisket, and... More 

Thank Irishtomato19
San Clemente, California
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Lucille is very consistent-- very good ribs and chicken with several sauces available; love the fried green tomatoes; very good pulled pork. Waits on a summer weekend can be lengthy. Bring a sweater if you get child easily; seems like the AC is always on high.

Thank Mtnnsky
Irvine, California
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Celebrating birthday for family. My choice was Lucille's and it never fails to be a great choice. Fun for all even my two year old Grandson.

Thank danhardin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful affordable lunch menu with DELISH, generous portions. Children's plate was generous with quality food not nuggets & fries! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable of menu and dietary restrictions. Restraunt was very clean.

Thank Beverly S
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Was really good food, a bit pricey. The service could have been better. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for BBQ and and a couple drinks.

Thank jrf3364
Topeka, Kansas
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

First time we have gone to Lucille's. We were seated quickly. Our waitress was so sweet and informative. Food was good, sweet potato fries were yummy. Only wish they'd extend the "specials" outside of the bar area....

Thank Lori M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This place was delicious. They bring biscuits and apple butter to start, wonderful!!! We had the fried pickles 1/2 order and the onion strings 1/2 order appetizers. The pickles were scrumptious. My guy liked the onions, I don't eat onions. I ordered the three meat combo, I chose the burnt ends, chicken, and hot sausage. My sides were the Mac-n-cheese... More 

Thank Jessica B
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Made reservations few hours before going. Wanted to watch football game. At time of booking asked if could watch while eating. They knew we had little kids and said we could. Upon arriving found out only tvs were in bar and no reservations are accepted in bar. Hence, no games with dinner. Having said all that the staff was friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?