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“Lucille's not a great BBQ”

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ
Ranked #7 of 533 Restaurants in Torrance
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Torrance, California
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Lucille's not a great BBQ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

The whole restaurant is a mess. The dining room is too large and noisy. The prices are very, very expensive. The entire visit was disappointing. I thought the food and service was not worth what they charge. Some people, I heard like it. However, it did not impress me at all. Good luck if you try it.

Visited September 2011
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Palos Verdes, CA
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Gigantic portions!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

This place has great BBQ everything!

There's always a wait to be seated, maybe even more than 30 minutes at prime weekend dinner times.

Great atmosphere for a rib place and the portions are gigantic. Plan to take home half of anything you order.

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“good food but wait help horribly trained. Good luck buying a t-shirt”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

I am always taken to this place for some decent BBQ ribs but lately the service has been horrible. I noticed that most wait staff tend to mingle at their station constantly and they are hard pressed to come over when waived at. To buy a shirt, you need to ask your wait staff but they seem to not care or even become belligerent when asked to provide info on the shirts that hang in the front entrance. The wait person we had was so rude, she even dismissed us as mentioning that she was too busy to even inquire about them. We were a party of 10 so tip was already included in the bill so I assume that she was not too attentive because she was to receive it regardless of the level of service that she would provide. My visit before, I mentioned this to the manager but he too seemed either too busy or could care less.

  • Visited June 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Pricey for average BBQ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

Lucille's prices reflect those of an upscale restaurant but the atmosphere is one of a neighborhood, watering hole. A "rib shack" where you meet up with your friends to get a bite, some drinks, & watch the game. Food was tasty but still average...I've had better BBQ for much cheaper. Service was adequate & timely.

  • Visited May 2012
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Torrance, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cajun Fish Tacos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

Visited during "Happy Hour" and tried the Cajun Fish Tacos. Breaded Catfish - Great flavor. I will order this again! Service was friendly and prompt.

  • Visited April 2012
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