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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tri tip” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (40 reviews)
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
23760 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 29 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 3 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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: 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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