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Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

BBQ Joint and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
  • Ranked #2 for BBQ joints in Tempe
  • edward p.
    "The brisket is amazing and they also accept sun dollars."(10 Tips)
    Lilli F.
    "southern fried chicken sandwich & 2 meat combo platter."(2 Tips)
    G T.
    "The garlic mashed potatoes are delicious with the chicken and ribs."(10 Tips)
    Erica S.
    "Biscuits are awesome and get the strawberry lemonade!!"(4 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • ribs
  • Southern food
  • brisket
  • sandwiches
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  • Leonor R.
    We had a family 😃plan for 4+adults. One thing we all noticed is that is a little is good! In comparison to other BBQ places it is a bit overpriced....
  • Ruthie H.
    Customer Service is not the best, but the food is good.
  • Justin L.
    Good BBQ and great sides.
  • Neil M.
    Neil MarucaMarch 24
    BBQ chicken was good, St. Louis ribs were a bit dry. Sides and atmosphere are nice
  • Neil C.
    Neil ChitelFebruary 3
    BBQ Brisket
  • Leesha H.
    Leesha HeardDecember 16, 2016
    Ribs, potato salad (not my Mom's, but who can compete with my Mom?), pulled pork, and fries. My daughter tried the collard greens; reminiscent of the way my Dad ate his greens--pepper/vinegar.
  • Evie C.
    Evie CosciaDecember 2, 2016
    Great burnt ends. Great Long Island Ice Tea. Great bartender.
  • Susie T.
    Susie ThorntonJuly 30, 2016
    Everything is good here! The food, the service, the atmosphere. It's my new favorite place! And their sweet potato fries are amazing.
  • A.N
    A.NApril 2, 2016
    Still, the WORST bbq place ever!
  • Dillette E.
    Dillette EustaceJuly 11, 2015
    Everything is great best BBQ spot
  • Neil M.
    Neil MarucaMarch 22, 2015
    Great BW, smoked chicken was moist & delicious, loved the house margarita
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MurrayMarch 20, 2015
    Tri-tip was better than the brisket. Decent prices for rye and bourbon.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PrescottFebruary 15, 2015
    Just tried the Smoked Chicken Pasta. It was so great. Must try.
  • Dewana M.
    Dewana ManaDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
  • A.N
    A.NOctober 9, 2014
    They smother the brisket with too much sauce.. I only got the sweet taste of BBQ sauce!
  • Lilli F.
    Lilli Francisco-RimandoSeptember 14, 2014
    Mardi Grad chicken all the way. So delicious & savory! Fam loves the southern fried chicken sandwich & 2 meat combo platter. Love the cinnamon butter!
  • Emily A.
    Emily AllenderMay 29, 2014
    FANTASTIC Southern comfort food! Gotta try the strawberry lemonade, onion straw appetizer, and most importantly, the fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled veggies. So yummy!!!
  • Shamzzy Q.
    Shamzzy QuinonezMay 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Now you have to leave cell number to get a seat, waited one hour, no text, went to check on it.they didn't even write number down correctly after they told us they got it, forty minutes later !!
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay ConnerMay 15, 2014
    Don't eat here. Blech. Too much $$ for crappy food.
  • Phuan K.
    Phuan Kok WaiMay 7, 2014
    BBQ baby ribs and chicken was delicious!
  • Jeremiah B.
    Jeremiah BMay 4, 2014
    Good steak, and there is a blue's band that plays on Saturday night.....overall a decent place.
  • Craig M.
    Craig MortimerMay 4, 2014
    Dont forget about the complimentary bread and apple butter!
  • nikki
    nikkiMarch 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I need a Treadmill! !!
  • Christian S.
    Christian SandovalNovember 18, 2013
    The food and drinks here are delicious! I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was wonderful.
  • Ally W.
    Ally WalkerNovember 18, 2013
    Best place to go if you are wanting a savory BBQ. You can't go wrong with any meal and all the drinks come in a mason jar!
  • Marcela P.
    Marcela PalefskyNovember 14, 2013
    This is the best BBQ I have had here in AZ! Try their delicious biscuits w/ apple butter and pulled pork sandwich or brisket. Such a great family restaurant.
  • Danny I.
    Danny ImesNovember 12, 2013
    Great food and service. It is a little pricey so I would say its a great date place. BBQ is always a great choice,
  • *laila* A.
    *laila* AlkharsNovember 11, 2013
    Their Strawberry lemonade 😩🙅🙆💁🙋💆
  • Mike F.
    Mike FentNovember 1, 2013
    Good food that's it. Horrible service. The server was an ass. He rarely checked on us took forever for to get us drink refills. Was not even busy.
  • djSQEME
    djSQEMESeptember 8, 2013
    Southern Fried chicken sandwich was dope.
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany MikusAugust 19, 2013
    Ask for COLIN he was an awesome server!! Talked us thru the menu, everything he recommend was so good!
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany MikusAugust 19, 2013
    OhhhhEmmmGeee the food was delicious! Grilled Artichokes Tri tip pulled pork sweet sugar biscuits need I say more? My wife had the brisket an mushroom sandwich with Mac an Cheese... To die for Yummy!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BaileyAugust 16, 2013
    I think @nojas_jason knows better than me...
  • Ellen B.
    Ellen BarrollAugust 8, 2013
    Peach lemonade is da BOMB!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MedranoJuly 27, 2013
    Great food ... Great service.. Just a little high priced.
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca ParkerJuly 26, 2013
    Southern fried chicken so good
  • Ed T.
    Ed TatumJuly 11, 2013
    Come hungry.... Take your time
  • Carrie A.
    Carrie Arnold-WirickJune 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best southern food in town!! From the sweet tea, fried pickles fried green tomatoes to BBQ A MUST TRY!!!!
  • Cheese slid off the cracker
    Ribs and okra are amazing. The waitstaff moves as fast as a southern grandma drinking moonshine.
  • Phylicia L.
    Phylicia LewisMay 27, 2013
    Great BBQ but STAY AWAY FROM THE LOUISIANA PASTA! I got food poisoning and it was not pretty!
  • Hope B.
    Hope BasocoMay 9, 2013
    Beef brisket is awesome
  • Amy J.
    Amy JohnsonApril 20, 2013
    Service is horrible....had to ask numerous times for water and biscuits. was without a drink for nearly 10 minutes. Robert is not a good waiter!
  • Erica S.
    Erica SnyderApril 1, 2013
    Usually have great food but the catfish wasn't cooked all the way through. Yikes! Biscuits are awesome and get the strawberry lemonade!!
  • Doug N.
    Doug NelsonMarch 28, 2013
    Brisket is ok. Ribs and Tri Tip were better. Memphis sauce was wonderful.
  • Drew P.
    Drew PociaskFebruary 16, 2013
    Great Southern BBQ and they have live blues music on Saturday nights!
  • Angelica P.
    Angelica PerezFebruary 15, 2013
    Try the baby back ribs with extra BBQ sauce!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FisherJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place for great BBQ. Service is pretty good. But if they mess something up, they are great about fixing it quickly.
  • Gaurav A.
    Gaurav ADecember 3, 2012
    Meaty Ribs. Looks Yummy!!!
  • Roatajudy M.
    Roatajudy MaheOctober 3, 2012
    Picked the special, had a variety of meats which was really nice! Cornbread was awesome!
  • Jae R.
    Jae R.September 9, 2012
    Blossom Sangria is not so great. Opt for the Lucilles Big Peach instead.
  • Carrie A.
    Carrie Arnold-WirickAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best and I mean best fried green tomatoes and deep fries pickles omg and sweet tea I love to order the combo appetizer plate for a meal!! IT ROCKS!!!!
  • Cindy G.
    Cindy GregoryJuly 16, 2012
    Great food big portions! You won't leave hungry!
  • Mary L.
    Mary LewisJune 2, 2012
    Blake is a terrible server.
  • Mary L.
    Mary LewisJune 2, 2012
    Ask for Stephanie as your server. Don't bother with anyone else!
  • Anajolene F.
    Anajolene FranklinApril 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY MAYORSHIP! I've been waiting for someone to take it! I quit that place 2 months ago!
  • edward p.
    edward proctorMarch 29, 2012
    BEST hands down BEST smokehouse in Tempe, it may be a little pricey but it is well worth it. The brisket is amazing and they also accept sun dollars.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MMarch 21, 2012
    Food wasn't bad but service was terrible. Server said they have team service which seems to be an excuse for ignoring your tables.
  • sandy
    sandyMarch 11, 2012
    Blackened cat fish is awesome
  • G T.
    G TJanuary 18, 2012
    Large servings. I recommend you come hungry or split an entree with a friend. The garlic mashed potatoes are delicious with the chicken and ribs.
  • Melanie A.
    Melanie AzezaJanuary 18, 2012
    Skip this place. Service is slow and not very bright. And the food is barely okay.
  • Sheryl C.
    Sheryl Crandall-KarcaJanuary 18, 2012
    The peach cobbler is yucky! Hard as a rock , no cobbler just a cracker on top- run
  • Nick M.
    Nick MartinezJanuary 9, 2012
    I took a really nice shit here. Comfortable bathroom toilets. 4/5 Stars.
  • Drew K.
    Drew KampaDecember 6, 2011
    Box o toothpicks, warm hand towels, and tootsie pops. Best. Place. Ever. Happy hour is fantastic, the gumbo is amazing and the brisket sliders are some of the best.
  • Sindell S.
    Sindell SotoNovember 28, 2011
    Tri tip salad is amazing! Definitely recommend!
  • John H.
    John HancockNovember 1, 2011
    Ribs are awesome
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RomanOctober 31, 2011
    Stay away from the mac and cheese!!
  • nikki
    nikkiOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the back porch lemonade, you will leave leaning. Great BBQ. recommend to everybody.
  • kay t.
    kay t.October 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the bbq chicken is delish!!
  • Shelly F.
    Shelly FarleySeptember 25, 2011
    Don't forget to try the fried green tomatoes They are awesome
  • Justin R.
    Justin R.September 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Natalee. Best service we've had anywhere!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SmithSeptember 4, 2011
    The baby back ribs are outstanding. The blues band that was playing in the bar wasn’t too shabby either ;-)
  • Stephen J.
    Stephen JohnsonAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is amazing but management is retarded... Why is there a 10-15 minute wait when half the tables are not being used. They just sat us at a dirty table, seriously?! Where's the GM when you need him!
  • Lindsay F.
    Lindsay FloresJuly 31, 2011
    Tea in a mason jar, my favorite :)
  • Stacy L.
    Stacy LesterJune 26, 2011
    Best banana pudding ever!
  • Stanford F.
    Stanford FlorenceJune 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I think the service is awesome! I've only had one bad server and we've been here quite a few times. You need to eat here!
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SeverynMay 22, 2011
    The food is awesome..sat in the bar area twice and service was terrible. Word of advice, sit in regular dining.
  • Bethany B.
    Bethany BApril 12, 2011
    Very tasty food but a little more pricy then I expected from a BBQ place. Maybe its just me being cheap haha
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel CorakApril 6, 2011
    they have such good strawberry lemonade. drink it!
  • Sam R.
    Sam RobertsFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The bread pudding is ridiculously good!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BoydNovember 10, 2010
    Fantastic BBQ spot....the best I have had in AZ. Their different flavors, large portions and wide range of variety on the menu make this a great place for either dinner or lunch. I would definitely
  • Adam A.
    Adam AzarianNovember 9, 2010
    The Tri Tip and mashed sweet potatoes get me 60% of the time, every time
  • Al S.
    Al StevensNovember 2, 2010
    Have to try the apple butter.
  • S
    SOctober 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    hot link sandwich is da bomb
  • Christina S.
    Christina SOctober 12, 2010
    Mashed sweet potatoes. Do it. Now.
  • Glenn P.
    Glenn PosniackJuly 28, 2010
    Do Not over order. Portions are huge. Cheesy grits and Mac & cheese are awesome.
  • Shannon J.
    Shannon JohnsonJuly 10, 2010
    The Peach Moon has peach schnapps, not triple sec. My bad.
  • susan f.
    susan finkelMarch 22, 2010
    Service was awful.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McAllisterJanuary 5, 2010
    Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ is a MUST! The Brisket is phenomenal. Don't forget to order the deep fried dill pickles. . .AMAZING! Read more
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