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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%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We've eaten at Lucille's in the Tempe, AZ Marketplace several times and decided to try the restaurant in Lake Forest while visiting my son and his family. Dining out with an active 5 year old requires careful selection. The menu selections for kids (and adults)...More

Thank Rollie T
Reviewed 30 November 2017

They have very large portions of food along with the best Fried Green Tomatoes you ever tasted. You also get never ending Strawberry Lemonade drink. The service is very good. The restaurant is very clean. They have fun with live music and entertainment. This place...More

Thank carmenbE995VF
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Giving into peer pressure from a 21yr old, I allowed myself to be persuaded to drive 30 minutes for barbecue at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. My youngest daughter was leaving the country for a pleasure trip and wanted to spend her last night out with dad...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Best BBQ on the west coast by far! Delicious, memorable and superb flavor for BBQ in Cali. From ribs to chicken, family to friends, lunch or dinner, highly recommended!

Thank ImLucyRichardo
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Great for large groups, we had 14 and they served us with no problem. Ribs, onion straws and drinks were great. Service was very good

Thank atlagunabeach
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Just love this restaurant. As a diabetic the broiled salmon is perfect. Best spinach ever and the caramelized asparagus is to die for. My family always gets the fish and chips. Some of the best ever. Beautiful setting, indoor outdoor seating. Great staff, especially Heaven...that's...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I was asked where to for the birthday celebration ---- just family. Daughter and her kids, son and his girlfriend. Wife. Me. I said Lucilles, because everyone like barbecue. We went to the Irvine location because it is close, and it disappointed - again. Well,...More

Thank n7523y
Reviewed 5 August 2017 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 20 July 2017

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

1  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
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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
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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