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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
+1 949-581-7427
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ was ok service was ok and restaurant clean and quick to be seated. Not sure why but brisket was cold and dried out. Wasn't very impressed.

Thank tedRh
Laguna Hills, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My daughter says that the brisket and Tri tip sandwiches are excellent. For me, I get one of the large combination plate (they have several options). The thing is, no one in my family has ever left hungry and we always bring food home. If you think it is pricey, remember you are likely getting two meals for the price... More 

Thank FGU
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We walked in just before the crowds! (@ 1:00) We were seated fast, lunch was quick to arrive. We both tried the burnt tips salad today. A southwest flare, oh my goodness DELISH!! The salad was huge with generous portions of tender meat! I recommend getting the dressing on the side (I always do anyway) otherwise all the flavors will... More 

Thank Beverly S
Houston, Texas, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I love Lucille's, it's more of a Louisiana style BBQ. The smoke is the finest on their meat, they have a fine blend of apple and Hickory. my recommendation would be the chicken or the ribs if you're going there. I also love the sweet potato fries. Dip them in the garlic Mayo.

Thank Larry A
Lake Forest, California
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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335 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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
Laguna Woods, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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 

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San Clemente, California
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 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

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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?