Imagine my delight when, after a tiring evening of Christmas shopping in 2nd street in Long Beach, we walked past Lucilleâ€™s Smokehouse BBQ. Of course we had to stop and go inside for some good old BBQ.
At 8:30 on Monday night they still had a wait, we knew we were in for some delicious food. From the lobby we could see (and smell) the hickory wood smoker. My mouth was watering before we even sat down.
The menu was impressive. It was hard to decide on what to order, but in the end we did well. We started with an order of Onion Straws. Think of a more delicious version of the Awesome Blossom, served with Lucilleâ€™s own BBQ ranch dipping sauce. Yum. We were pretty full after just that, but went on to order the spare ribs and a pulled pork sandwich. Both were incredible. We had three choices of BBQ sauce (Memphis, Hickory and Hot & Spicy styles). I found the Hot & Spicy to be the most unique. The choice of sides on the menu was extensive and everything we tried was worth having again (sweet potatoes, grilled corn, greens, and garlic mashed potatoes). My only complaint was the excessive amount of food, but is that really a complaint?
Overall it was a great experience. Since Lucilleâ€™s has multiple locations, I was a little concerned about it feeling too â€œchain-yâ€. Thankfully I was proven wrong.
Lucillesâ€™ Smokehouse BBQ
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4828 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach , CA 90803