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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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21540 Hawthorne Blvd., #401B, Torrance, CA 90503-5604
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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Torrance, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place tries to sell it self like it is a Southern BBQ joint, but it is like any other corporate restaurant. Food is OK, nothing to right home about. They try to stick to sanitized version of southern cooking. Service was fair, prices are too high for the quality of food.

Thank FilAmfighter1
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great BBQ ribs and tri-tip. The pulled pork is fantastic. Make sure you get the full order of okra. If you don't , you will reorder it.

Thank Anthony S
Torrance, California, USA
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ is very expansive. However, for BBQ it is very pricey. There are many BBQ establishments in the Torrance area offering food as good as Lucille's at about a third of the prices. If you're shopping at the Del Amo Mall and looking for lunch or dinner, other than the prices, you will be satisfied... More 

Thank Dennis L
Payson, Arizona
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was acceptable but expensive considering the type of restuarant. Service was horrible & the order was not right. The server had an attitude when I told her my order was incorrect. I did not ask that she correct the order, I was just informing her of the error

Thank ConnieL1950
Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Hi there, we are so sorry to hear about your experience with us. We would like to get in touch with you to make things right. Please email us at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com and we will contact you soon. Thanks! More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We love BBQ, and especially love Phils when we are in San Diego! This place does not compare, sauce does not taste authentic, and food was overcooked, my dad felt ill after eating there. We won't be back. Cute restaurant though - this was meant for the LB 2nd street location.

Thank KateOcean
Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had a family lunch there today. Great food selection, from appetizers, salads, baby back ribs to pulled pork sandwiches. All super delicious. Even their bread and specialty butter are worth the drive. Their muddy water (or Arnold Palmer in other restaurants) and peach ice teas are among our favorite drinks. Prices are reasonable and we had enough left over... More 

1 Thank rosario308
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

the new location for Lucille's is very nice except parking was not planned out very well by the builder. The food is fabulous, and the menu is easy to read and lots of great choices. The service is outstanding, and the Green fried tomatoes are super. The prices are very reasonable, and the layout makes it very comfortable to enjoy... More 

1 Thank Dizzydazz
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The food tasted good and the prices were decent, it was busy and we had to wait awhile for a table. We were celebrating a birthday, and had a large group, they were able to accommodate us. We ordered Lucille's Super Feast, it comes with a little bit of everything, it feeds 10+ people. We were all able to eat... More 

1 Thank Lpalacios63
Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We ate here twice it was so good...Good ol' Smoke-house BBQ...We opted to share starter plates of Louisiana style Baby Back ribs, Brisket, Mac and cheese, baked potato a shared combo platter of entrée green tomato, deep friend pickle, buffalo wings, etc. so much food but it was YUM! and for the price very reasonable. I guess a good sign... More 

Thank Simone_Neil
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I am so impressed what they did to the old Lucilles. The new restaurant doesn't look at all like the old one! It is amazing. You don't feel like in a hut anymore. Wide space and huge window fronts. I love the patio where you even are able to sit when the temperatures are not high! The food was very... More 

Thank Gunnar M

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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, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
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: 21540 Hawthorne Blvd., #401B, Torrance, CA 90503-5604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: 13103707427

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