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Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
+1 949-581-7427
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tri tip” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (45 reviews)
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent BBQ and homestyle southern dishes. Try the onion strings as an appetizer and then the catfish special.

Thank Bobalooeee
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Food is great! I usually get take out. However, I have friends who like to eat in so we do. The portions ate lathe and there's usually enough left over to take home. I love their beef ribs.

Thank elaine g
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Seems to be hit or miss. Eat here every couple of months. Sometimes the food is excellent and other times not so fresh. This last visit in June everything was excellent from food to service. Ribs, brisket, banana pudding were all great!

Thank Tacky T
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Had Happy Hour Drinks and appetizers at this establishment. Food was adequate but drinks priced higher on bill than Happy hour menu. When this was called to server's attention, we noticed a discussion ensued with bartender and manager. Instead of simply correcting the error as...More

Thank lindapeter
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I enjoy the food here and I recommend getting your gift cards from costco first. Save 20%! Food here overall is very excellent. I love that you can bring your dog to their outdoor dining. Nice touch and they have meals for dogs too. I...More

Thank bobN6078XO
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great lunch as always. We like the looks of the place, very clean and uptodate. The BBQ was great as were the sides and beverages. The best thing about the meal today was the service provided by Julian who smiled, bought everything...More

Thank xxtrasafe
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We visit here yearly and always enjoy. This year our food was just ok. I guess being from Texas it can be hard to please us. It does seem a bit pricey

Thank perrjojo
Reviewed 14 March 2018

we went early on a Sunday, it was half empty.. Not enough staff.. we waited over 45 minutes just to get seated and a menu..We ordered and waited another 45 minutes till we were served..The Strawberry lemonade is frozen and what we got wasn't diluted...More

Thank buymytires
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Sweet Sugar Moses them ribs are good! These ribs are slow and low then go, go, go! Start to finish couldn't get enough of these heavenly St. Louis Style Baby Back lovelies, don't think, just stop and dig in! This place is huge which keeps...More

Thank Dany Z
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We love Lucille's! We have had many of their varied offerings, but their burgers, salads, fries and onion rings are our favorites. There burgers are HUGE, delicious and can easily be split for two. Their fries are hot, thin and have just the right amount...More

Thank OCMozzie
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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
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
  • Value
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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