(Las Vegas, Nev.)— Red Rock Resort is bringing barbecue back in a big way with the announcement of Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que’s arrival at the popular Summerlin entertainment destination. It is anticipated to open Summer 2013 following an extensive design and construction process and will be the Company’s second location in Southern Nevada.

Best known for its authentic Southern-style barbecue prepared “slow and low,” Lucille’s uses the finest cuts of meat cooked from scratch and prepares its Bar-B-Que at a constant temperature of 225 degrees for hours on end using hickory wood inside a dining room smoker.

Popular dishes include baby back ribs, smoked “Bar-B-Que” chicken, Texas style beef brisket, “Bar-B-Que” tri tip, fresh pan blackened catfish, “Bar-B-Que” shrimp, certified Angus beef New York steak, jambalaya, smoked salmon, Southern fried chicken and New Orleans gumbo to name a few.

“We are constantly striving to bring our guests a full array of quality restaurant offerings and could not be more excited to be adding Lucille’s to our culinary family,” said Mark Dunkeson, Senior Vice President of Operations-Luxury Division.

“Given how the Las Vegas community embraced our Henderson location, we have been looking for the perfect place to put a second Lucille’s,” said owner Craig Hofman. “We are thrilled to partner with Red Rock Resort as we feel their commitment to high quality entertainment and dining options fits with our desire to be in the best location in town,” said Hofman.


Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que first opened in Long Beach, CA in 1999 and is privately owned by Craig Hofman. Over the years, Hofman has expanded the concept to 16 locations in California, Arizona and Nevada.  Hofman spent several years developing the Lucille’s concept by touring and tasting Southern-style Bar-B-Que offerings throughout the Carolinas, Texas, Kansas and Tennessee before developing Lucille’s signature style and menu.

The location inside Red Rock Resort will mark the Company’s second location in Nevada. The first Lucille’s opened in 2004 inside “The District” in Henderson next door to Green Valley Ranch resort.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que will join Red Rock Resort’s outstanding dining line-up that includes: Tbones Chophouse, Terra Rossa Italian, Hachi, Yard House, LBS Burger, Turf Grill, The Feast Buffet, The Grand Café and SandBar & Grille as well as several quick serve outlets in its food court.