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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

) #7 of 154 Restaurants in Brea $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
+1 714-990-4944
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“biscuits” (23 reviews)
“ribs” (38 reviews)
“smoked meat” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not terribly hungry, before movie lunch, we split a combo plate. Along with the 2 biscuits with honey butter, this was more than enough. St Louis Ribs, and Tri Tip... The Ribs were overall good, but a little tough and dry along the edges. Iced...More

Thank Iashutterbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years, and have yet to be disappointed. It is usually quite busy, and for good reason. The tri tip sandwich is excellent. One of our party is a vegetarian and she loved the garden burger.

Thank Kirk F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cant believe I let myself be talked into eating here again... Slow service, Tough meats & high prices. Not much has changed her in last 10 yrs

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Lucille's has a very nice menu and is generally good bbq. But on more than one occasion, I've felt like we got yesterday's meat. My wife had the tri tip sandwich on a Friday night, I had St. Louis ribs. Both were a little dry,...More

Thank Steve P
Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Steve, thanks for the review. I am really sorry to hear about the quality of meat you received on your visit. We would love to follow up with you: please email us at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Lucille's BBQ Smokehouse restaurant was a wonderful place to celebrate my husband's birthday! We both ordered the tri tip, which was sooooo delicious!! Peach cobbler dessert: yummyyyyy.

Thank Lena K
Reviewed 30 May 2017

You can never go wrong with Lucille's. This place in Brea provided great service and quality food at very reasonable prices during our visit. We were seated as soon as we walked in and our food was prepared quickly without sacrificing taste and the overall...More

Thank Ernie S
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We made reservations for 16 people at 3pm on Mothers Day. I forgot that we needed a high chair for my newest a Granddaughter. When we arrived there was no problem! We were at our table by 3:05 and had a great family gathering in...More

Thank Kimberlee L
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My kids treated us a gift card for Licille's. Wow, was shock at how poor the ribs were. Over cooked and dried out, the worst ribs I have ever been served. The manager agreed and took them off our bill. Will never go back.

Thank Tom W
Rebekah G, Guest Relations Manager at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi Tom, we are really sorry to hear about the quality of ribs you received. We would love to make it up to you. Please email us at guestconcerns@lucillesbbq.com (specify which location). Thank you!

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We came in around 8pm and were seated after 15mins which is quite fast considering it was quite packed. Our server was very courteous and was served with our drinks and appetizers fast. The main dishes were also served fast. The servings were big and...More

Thank BrPete0301
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My family absolutely love bed this place! Superior staff! Very lovely wait staff. They are really good at what they do and we always feel very well cared for and appreciated. The food! It is soooo delicious. There isn't anything I have had here that...More

Thank Debbie I
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31 May 2016|
Response from flyingrohit | Reviewed this property |
They do have take out but you should call in advance for your order because it does take some time to cook. Hope you enjoy it !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 1639 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-5809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: +1 714-990-4944
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