Barbecued meat is a culinary tradition, too, in the United States. The methods of barbecuing meat may differ between regions but the end results are the same – the cooked meat should be juicy, succulent and tender as well as full of flavors in every bite. The best barbecues can be eaten on their own without side dishes, such as fries, salads and even bread.
Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, simply known as Lucille’s BBQ, is a restaurant chain that offer the best in barbecue cuisine. For this reason, it’s among the most popular chains of its kind in the United States.
Below are the latest Lucille’s BBQ menu prices.
|Lucille's Appetizer Platter (Full)||$22.49|
|Lucille's Appetizer Platter (Half)||$16.49|
|Pulled Pork Queso Dip||$10.99|
|BBQ Sausage Trio||$10.49|
|Lucille's Onion Straws (Full)||$9.99|
|Lucille's Onion Straws (Half)||$6.49|
|Spinach & Cheese Dip||$10.99|
|Deep Fried Shrimp||$12.49|
|Southern Chicken Strips (Full)||$11.49|
|Southern Chicken Strips (Half)||$8.49|
|Fried Green Tomatoes (Full)||$8.99|
|Fried Green Tomatoes (Half)||$5.49|
|BBQ Sautéed Shrimp||$12.49|
|BBQ Rib Tip Appetizer (Full)||$14.49|
|BBQ Rib Tip Appetizer (Half)||$10.49|
|Lucille's Smokehouse Wings (Full)||$11.49|
|Lucille's Smokehouse Wings (Half)||$8.49|
|Southern Fried Dill Pickles (Full)||$7.49|
|Southern Fried Dill Pickles (Half)||$4.99|
|Brisket Burnt Ends||$13.99|
Served with our Homemade Biscuits and Apple Butter. Add Cornbread a la carte for $0.99.
|Tri Tip Salad||$15.49|
|BBQ Chicken Salad||$14.49|
|Brisket Burnt Ends Salad||$14.49|
|Chicken Caesar Salad||$14.49|
|Cajun Shrimp and Avocado Salad||$16.49|
|Sirloin Steak Wedge Salad||$15.49|
Slow Smoked Bar-B-Que
Served with Homemade Biscuits and your choice of two sides.
|Baby Back Ribs (Half Rack)||$25.99|
|Baby Back Ribs (Full Rack)||$29.99|
|St. Louis Spare Ribs (Half Rack)||$24.99|
|St. Louis Spare Ribs (Full Rack)||$28.99|
|BBQ Beef Ribs (3 Bones)||$26.99|
|BBQ Beef Ribs (5 Bones)||$30.99|
|BBQ Beef Ribs (7 Bones)||$35.99|
|Smoked BBQ Half Chicken||$19.99|
|Texas Style Beef Brisket (7 oz.)||$19.99|
|Texas Style Beef Brisket (10 oz.)||$22.99|
|BBQ Tri Tip (7 oz.)||$21.99|
|BBQ Tri Tip (10 oz.)||$24.99|
|House Salad or Caesar Salad or Creamy Corn Chowder||$2.99|
|Cornbread a la carte||$0.99|
|Small Wedge Salad||$4.99|
|BBQ Half Chicken & Two Meats||$24.99|
|BBQ Two Meat Combo||$30.99|
Served with our Homemade Biscuits and Apple Butter.
|Southern Fried Chicken||$19.99|
|Cajun Steak and Shrimp (12 oz.)||$30.99|
|Pop's Beloved Fresh Pan Blackened Catfish||$22.99|
|Southern Fried Catfish & Shrimp||$18.99|
|Big Easy BBQ Shrimp||$23.99|
|Lucille's Marinated Sirloin Steak (8 oz.)||$22.99|
|Lucille's Marinated Sirloin Steak (12 oz.)||$27.99|
|Grilled or Smoked Salmon (9 oz.)||$23.99|
|Smoked Chicken Pasta||$15.99|
|Mardi Gras Chicken||$21.99|
|New Orleans Gumbo||$15.99|
Served with Homemade Biscuits and your choice of sides.
|Backyard Family Feast (Served 4 or More)||$129.99|
|Lucille's Super Feast (Serves 10 or More)||$249.99|
Served with your choice of one side.
|Lucille's All American||$14.49|
|Smokehouse Turkey Burger||$12.49|
|Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Burger||$14.99|
|Smoked Brisket Burger||$16.49|
|Four Alarm Burger||$14.99|
Smokin' Good Sandwiches
Served with your choice of one side.
|Lucille's BBQ Tri Tip Sandwich||$15.49|
|Lucille's Original Pulled Pork Sandwich||$12.49|
|Texas Style Brisket Sandwich||$13.49|
|Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich||$12.49|
|BBQ Chicken Sandwich||$13.49|
|Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich||$14.49|
|Cajun Chicken Sandwich||$13.49|
|Hot Link Sandwich||$11.49|
Add vanilla bean ice cream to any dessert for $1.49.
|The Best Chocolate Cake Ever||$6.99|
|Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding||$5.99|
|Homemade Carrot Cake||$6.99|
|Lucille's Perfect Peach Cobbler||$6.99|
|Snickers Ice Cream Pie||$6.99|
|Refillable Sodas (Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Barq's Root Beer, Orange Soda, Dr. Pepper, or Ginger Ale)||$3.39|
|Iced Tea (Regular, Peach, Watermelon, or Sweet)||$3.39|
|Muddy Waters (Half Iced Tea and Half Lemonade)||$4.19|
|Water Bottle (500 ml)||$3.09|
|Abita Root Beer Bottle||$3.25|
|Lucille's Peach or Fresh Strawberry Lemonade||$4.99|
|Lucille's Sidewalk Fresh Lemonade||$4.19|
|Low Fat Milk||$3.09|
|Lucille's Fresh Ground Coffee||$2.99|
|Red Bull Energy Drink||$4.49|
Craig Hofman founded Lucille’s BBQ in Signal Hill, California. He wanted to recreate the flavors of Southern cooking in an upscale environment and, in the process, differentiated his restaurant from the rest of the mom-and-pop operations. He also wanted his restaurant to specialize in Cajun-style and barbecue cuisines, a goal that set the tone for the succeeding restaurants.
Today, the chain has locations in California, Nevada and Arizona. Hofman Hospitality Group is its current owner.
What They’re Famous For
People come to Lucille’s BBQ for the barbecue! This isn’t surprising as the barbecued meats undergo an intensive preparation process before the two-step cooking process.
The complex flavors of the meats, which include beef, pork and chicken, are first enhanced with rubs made from a proprietary mixture of spices, seasonings, and herbs. These are then placed into a hickory wood smoker – the hickory wood further enhances the meats’ flavors – and cooked for the next 2-10 hours at 225-275 degrees. These are then subjected to the big finish inside the flame broiler.
The result: The meat has a fall-off-the-bone texture with each bite filled with flavors from the meats’ natural taste as well as from the rub and hickory smoke.
Why Eat Here
Lucille’s BBQ exudes the warm and welcoming brand of Southern hospitality as soon you enter the restaurant. While each restaurant has its own décor, the common themes include a relaxed charm with prints of musicians on the wall and giant televisions across the room. In each restaurant, a supersized smoker sits in the dining room, said smoker of which contain the meats being barbecued – and it’s definitely an attraction for the kids and kids at heart.
The smell of hickory smoke and barbecue meat meets diners, too. Think of it as your introduction to the culinary pleasures ahead.
The best reason for coming to Lucille’s BBQ is its lengthy menu, most of which are dishes that people now rarely cook at home because of the lengthy preparation time. Meals can started with drinks in large Mason jars and sugar-dusted warm biscuits, but we advise against making yourself full before the main course starts.
Let’s just say that Lucille’s BBQ is the barbecue lover’s idea of nirvana on earth. The chain is serious about barbecue starting with its three barbecued ribs style – barbecued beef ribs, St. Louis spareribs, and pork baby back. The other choices include beef brisket, smoked Angus tri-tip, and smoked barbecued half chickens, to name a few.
The baby back ribs are notable for their smoky hickory taste, deep mahogany color, and tender yet chewy texture, which are suffused with the special barbecue sauce. The combo can become sticky with a mess quickly developing around the mouth and hands, especially on kids, but it’s a mess well worth it. Besides, diners can request for warm, moist towels to wipe the sticky residues off their skin.
The barbecued meats may be the divas of the dinner table but don’t forget the stars of the show, too. The Southern Fried Chicken isn’t exactly the healthiest dish but it’s a delicious indulgence that demands to be enjoyed at least once a week. The chicken breast cutlets are tender, succulent and taste of buttermilk that, when combined with the pan gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, and red peppers, zucchini and roasted carrots, are worth every calorie.
Every barbecue order comes with a house-made biscuits – poofy, crumbly and yummy – and a choice of two sides, such as the Southern sweet potatoes, shoestring fries, macaroni and cheese, and roasted sweet corn. The garlic mashed potatoes, barbecue beans, and cheese grits are must-haves, too, especially when you’re a true-blue fan of Southern cooking.
What’s a Southern-style, barbecue-centric restaurant without jambalaya? The Lucille’s BBQ jambalaya has a spicy and complex flavor profile from its hunks of smoked chicken, black tiger shrimp, and hot link sausage – truly, a satisfying meal on its own regardless of the season.
All Lucille’s BBQ restaurants use a team service approach wherein diners may signal any of the servers for assistance, whether it’s for their orders or for their towels and checks. This may not be an ideal approach since one too many servers can spoil the service but it can also work to the diners’ advantage.
The Lucille’s BBQ prices are also affordable enough for large groups to enjoy their large meals without going down credit card limit alley. The vegetarian dishes on the menu are few but since this is a barbecue-centric chain, it’s to be expected. The kids’ menu offers more choices – 10 so far – with items like Grandpa’s Tri Tip Supper and Lucy’s Cheeseburger.
To learn more about Lucille’s BBQ or to find a location near you, visit their website at lucillesbbq.com.