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.
|Cajun Shrimp & Avocado Salad||$10.07|
|Brisket Burnt Ends Salad||$12.64|
|Cajun Shrimp and Avocado Salad||$17.03|
|Tri Tip Salad||$50.02|
|Chicken Caesar Salad||$14.99|
|Apple Pecan Chicken Salad||$13.37|
|Lucille’s All American||$15.03|
|Four Alarm Burger||$15.99|
|Turkey or Garden Burger||$12.99|
|Bacon Jam Burger||$16.50|
|Baby Back Ribs||$19.49|
|Build Your Own with 3 Meats||$18.07|
|BBQ Chicken Salad||$46.17|
|Three Meat Build Your Own||$36.81|
|Two Meat Build Your Own||$32.81|
|BBQ Tri Tip||$22.47|
|Original Pulled Pork Sandwich||$13.03|
|Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich||$12.59|
|Carolina Style Baked Potato Combo||$10.07|
|Lucille’s Original Pulled Pork Sandwich||$11.18|
|RIBS, RIBS, RIBS!||$32.49|
Serves 10-12 people.
|Grilled Hot Links||$89.16|
|Bayou Spicy Shrimp||$99.16|
Serves 12. Served with your choice of two sides-one-half gallon each, one dozen buns and one bottle of lucille’s bbq sauce.
|Pulled Pork Sandwich||$119.16|
|Pulled Chicken Sandwich||$119.16|
|Tri Tip Sandwich||$149.16|
|Southern Favorites Platter||$13.50|
|Brisket Burnt Ends||$15.65|
|Lucille’s Onion Straws||$6.95|
|Bayou Spicy Shrimp Appetizer||$16.50|
|BBQ Rib Tips||$25.97|
|Spinach & Cheese Dip||$34.08|
|Spicy Shrimp Corn Fritters||$13.03|
|Pulled Pork Queso Dip||$11.50|
|BBQ Sausage Trio||$10.91|
|BBQ Rib Tip Appetizer||$10.99|
|Southern Chicken Strips||$49.07|
|Fried Green Tomatoes||$5.91|
|Southern Fried Dill Pickles||$4.78|
|Smoky Bacon Deviled Eggs||$6.30|
|Southern Fried Okra||$5.91|
Served with one dozen homemade biscuits with apple butter, one bottle of lucille’s bbq sauce.
|BBQ Chicken Platter||$158.82|
|St. Louis Rib Platter||$169.99|
|St.Louis Rib Platter||$166.49|
|Baby Back Rib Platter||$174.66|
|BBQ Half Chicken & Two Meats||$26.45|
|Beef Rib Platter||$178.82|
|Ribs, Ribs, Ribs||$32.77|
|Chicken & Rib Platter||$178.82|
|Back Porch Platter||$198.82|
|Pop's Beloved Fresh Pan Blackened Catfish||$23.84|
|Lucille's Marinated Sirloin Steak||$23.84|
|Mardi Gras Chicken||$22.84|
|Southern Fried Chicken||$15.97|
|Southern Fried Catfish & Shrimp||$19.84|
|Smoked Chicken Pasta||$16.76|
|New Orleans Gumbo||$12.47|
|Bayou Cajun Shrimp||$19.67|
|Nashville Hot Chicken||$19.84|
Salads & Specialties
Served with one dozen homemade biscuits and apple butter. All dressings served on the side. Salads tossed upon request. Serves 12.
Served with your choice of one side.
|BBQ Tri Tip Sandwich||$16.03|
|BBQ Chicken Sandwich||$13.87|
|Texas Style Beef Brisket Sandwich||$69.55|
|The Big Smokestack||$16.03|
|Kansas City Sandwich||$14.03|
|Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich||$13.99|
|Lucille’s Super Feast||$269.32|
Smokehouse Burgers & Smokin' Good Sandwiches
|Lucille’s All American Burger||$15.03|
|Lucille’s BBQ Tri Tip Sandwich||$15.99|
|Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Burger||$15.52|
|Texas Style Brisket Sandwich||$13.99|
Build Your Own Southern Bakers & Mac
Served with choice of creamy corn chowder 630 cal., house salad 100 cal., or caesar salad 290 cal.
|Southern Mac & Cheese Combo||$10.07|
|The Best Chocolate Cake Ever||$7.04|
|Homemade Carrot Cake||$7.04|
|Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding||$6.04|
|Old Fashioned Banana Pudding||$27.07|
A La Carte Meats
|Full Rack of St. Louis Ribs||$28.82|
|Full Rack of Baby Back Ribs||$29.82|
|Full Rack of Beef Ribs||$30.82|
|Whole BBQ Chicken||$29.82|
|Half BBQ Chicken||$18.91|
Slow Smoked Bar-B-Que
Served with homemade biscuits and choice of one side.
|Build Your Own with 2 Meats||$16.07|
|Smoked BBQ Chicken||$11.07|
|Macaroni & Cheese||$5.23|
|Southern Brased Greens||$5.23|
|Fresh Corn on the Cob||$4.23|
|Homemade Biscuits with Apple Butter||$3.19|
Kids Backyard BBQ Menu
All kids meals include your choice of soft drink and your choice of one side. For kids 12 and younger.
|Lil' Chicken Fingers||$6.62|
|Finger Licken' BBQ Ribs||$8.62|
|Aunt Mari's Chicken Supper||$6.62|
|Kids Cheese Pizza||$6.12|
|Mama's Grilled Cheese Sandwich||$6.12|
|Grandpa Joe's Tri Tip Supper||$8.62|
|Jr. Banana Pudding||$2.33|
Sides (1/2 Pint)
|Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes||$3.86|
|Fresh Vegetable Medley||$2.49|
|Macaroni and Cheese||$2.49|
|Half Dozen Homemade Biscuits with Apple Butter||$3.19|
|Southern Braised Greens||$2.70|
|B.B.Q. Baked Beans||$2.49|
|Red Bull Energy Drink||$4.49|
|Fresh Strawberry Lemonade||$4.99|
|Bottled Water 500 Ml||$3.09|
|Fresh Peach Lemonade||$4.99|
|Abita Root Beer Bottle||$3.25|
|Lucille's Sidewalk Fresh Lemonade||$4.25|
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.