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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

) #3 of 244 Restaurants in Lake Forest ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
+1 949-581-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (38 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
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1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a two meat platter with macoroni and cheese and baked beans. The baby back and beef ribs were excellent. The sides were okay but way to small. A bit pricey too. The tasty rolls with honey cinnamon butter were eaten for dessert!

Thank James T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here as a group of 10. We were seated fairly quickly and received good and attentive service from our waiter. The portions are massive so I would definitely recommend that you share. Even though we were 10 people, we only ordered two appetizers...More

Thank Clarissa C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

A chain BBQ joint. They recently changed their menu. Not a fan of Lucille's. Their BBQ has a gas flame aftertaste. The restaurant tries to be more of a southern food themed place. New items include a gumbo and a jambalaya. How can you do...More

Thank Hoverbutton74
Reviewed 30 June 2017

My husband and I eat at Lucille's in Lake Forest, about twice per month. This restaurant has served us delicious meals for many, many years now.

Thank Donelaine
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Wasn't very busy for a Friday lunch. Server was just OK, no personality. Food was OK as well. Not one of my better experiences there.

Thank marc c
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I know there are lots of BBQ places around that are better than this over priced chain. So disappointed and this is the second location we have tried. Won't go bad as experiences at both places not good. Food was reheated, over cooked, dry, and...More

Thank Suzie W
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great BBQ ribs and beans are also very good. Staff is very friendly. House wine not very good but 22 Oz beer was.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went to eat here with two co-workers. Friendly staff, open environment, menu had plenty to choose from. Would definitely come again.

Thank rondrejkajr
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Located in the Orchard Shopping Center, less than a quarter mile from the I-5 intersection with El Toro Road, the pricey, slow service, so-called “smokehouse” LUCILLE’S offers the California version of BBQ (slow grilled), but people who have not been to Texas, Kansas or South...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We always go after the movie and we all have the Tri-tip Salad. Fantastic as always. Service was flawless.

Thank bigdad50
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Questions & Answers
Ronald Anthony F
24 February 2017|
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Response from Rebekah G | Property representative |
Hello Ronald, I apologize for the late response but yes we do have Gumbo on our menu. We offer it on our Lunch Specials as well as for dinner. We've brought it back on our menu about a year ago. We look forward to serving... More
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Grannyjane2014
29 July 2016|
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Response from 61aprilh | Reviewed this property |
The typical. Carrots, broccoli, squash was what they served us. Nothing remarkable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 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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