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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

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2550 Park Ave, The District at Tustin Legacy, Tustin, CA 92782-2712
+1 714-259-1227
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11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Santa Ana, California
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food here is just not very good. We ordered fried green tomatoes - they were nice thick slices, crispy on the outside, but absolutely tasteless! A little salt would go a long way. I had a salmon salad which was basically a bed of mixed greens, out of a bag, with one or two olives added. The salmon portion... More 

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

Hi there, thanks for the review. We are sorry to hear about your recent visit and would like to follow up. Please email us at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com and we will be in touch soon. Thanks! More 

California
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered trip tip salad. Wasn't wild about the dressing, very sweet. Wasn't fond of the sweet biscuits either. Would have liked plain biscuits. I think I'll stick with BBQ next time.

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Thank tomjonesCalifornia
Iowa
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

First time here. I had the Texas style brisket and was very impressed. The waiter was very great. He kept the dinner rolls coming and checked in on us periodically to make sure everything was good to go. The only negative is that the meal was a bit pricey in my eyes, but that kind of comes with the territory... More 

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Thank Matthew J
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

In the area for 2 weeks so we are checking out restaurants we don't have in Kansas. Lucille's was a fun and delicious choice. We had a chip and Queso appetizer. Was worried it might be too spicy. Our servers thought we would like it but would bring something else if we weren't happy with it. They were right! It... More 

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Thank Debby B
Irvine, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Always been good food. Love the BBQ. Their fried chicken is always good. One of the better micheladas in the area.

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Thank HDFireTrip
Los Angeles, California
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1,059 reviews
606 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Was feeling for some BBQ and found a Lucilles in the area. As I haven't had any decent baby back ribs for a few month and from my experience at their Victoria Gardens store I opted for the baby back and I was not disappointed

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Thank daikin
Pune, India
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254 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This restaurant is usually crowded and hence try to book a table to avoid delay. I prefer seating inside to get the smell to enjoy my bar-b-que better. The biscuits they serve with apple butter is great and kids prefer to carry them home. But if eaten fresh, it tests better. We enjoyed prawns and chicken. The service is very... More 

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Thank Royadip
Newport Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2016

we've been there at least 20X It is generally good but last several times our salads brought out with our dinners and several times not together. Very friendly staff.Love the music on Saturdays but many times it is way too loud for such a small room. We generally been going at least 2x a month but lately not as much.... More 

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Thank rhash01
Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Hi there, we appreciate your feedback about your recent visits! We will work on these issues. Hope to serve you soon! More 

Costa Mesa, California
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338 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our business team has an annual department meeting and each year we pick out a different dinner location - this year was Lucille's. We had reservations for 19, which can be a challenge for the cook and wait staff but this team pulled it off without issue. Our wait staff made sure drinks were taken care of, took our orders... More 

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Thank Paul S
orange county, california
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Worst brisket we ever had, chewy, tasteless and fatty. However, sides including baked potato, cole slaw and biscuits were good. Overall disappointing compared to other BBQ places in OC like Blakes's or Hambone's.

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

Hi there! We are really sorry to hear about the brisket you received and would like to make things up to you. Please email us at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com & we will be in touch soon. Thanks! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2550 Park Ave, The District at Tustin Legacy, Tustin, CA 92782-2712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-259-1227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?