Vegas (and Henderson) isn’t known for it’s BBQ, so Lucille’s qualifies as one of the better spots in town. Sure, it’s a chain, but it’s one that serves up some pretty decent food.

The complimentary biscuits were ok, but I would have preferred cornbread. We shared a whole rack of baby back ribs ($26.99) with sides of coleslaw and BBQ beans. The ribs were tender and smokey with a bit of char  that gave it an added crispy texture. The beans were a bit spicy and the coleslaw was underdressed and bland.

We also got a side salad ($2.49) and a baked potato ($2.99) — both typical and mediocre fare.

Our kid had the chicken fingers ($5.75) — hand-breaded strips with ranch dressing on the side. He seemed happy enough with them and the fries, which I stole several of, were deliciously crispy and light.

Add a Fat Tire ($5.25) and a margarita ($6) to the dinner and it wasn’t exactly a cheap meal. With the tip, dinner for the three of us came out to over $64. It satisfied a craving for BBQ, but I still prefer Buzz BBQ and Famous Dave’s.

The atmosphere is what you would expect from a BBQ chain — tchotchkes and flair everywhere with a southern feel. It’s a fairly large restaurant in The District area of Green Valley Ranch with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, but expect a wait on weekend nights.

3 Stars

2245 Village Walk Dr
Henderson, NV 89077
(702) 257-7427

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