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Thank you for considering Lucille's BBQ for your next event!

✓ We feature: Over 15 years of catering experience.

✓A fully trained, professional and courteous staff, at your service.

✓Wholesome and delicious foods, in generous quantities, served buffet style.

✓ A fully licensed and inspected commercial facility in Fort Wayne Indiana.


  • We will reserve a date for you upon your request, and email or fax an event confirmation. All details, such as final guest count, menu, and a map to your event are due no later than 14 business days prior to your event date.

  • All events require a 1/3 of total price non-refundable deposit (applied to the final bill) Dates and times are on a first come first serve basis. For all events, final balance is due day of event.

  • We accept cash, personal check, company check, money order, or credit cards

  • Server(s) will arrive to set up your buffet line 30 minutes to one hour before your meal serving time, depending on your group size. Please provide a parking space near buffet area for our truck and staff.

  • Industry standard service charge of 20% will be included in your bill. If you would like to add a gradtuity in addition to the service charge you are welcome to.

  • All left overs from the table belong to you, packaged in containers you can keep. Customer is responsible for proper equipment to handle leftovers safely, or leftovers will be disposed of on site.

  • Our reputation is priceless, and food safety is a primary concern. If you intend to serve food of your own, please ensure it is prepared and served following established food safety guidelines. We reserve the right to refuse to allow customer/guest to serve any potentially hazzardous food.

Most importantly, we would love to cater your event, and we will do what ever it takes to make it a great success! Our entire staff works hard to provide you with the best food and service possible. We know how important your event is to you - it is equally inportant to us!


Chris Wilson
Owner, Lucille's BBQ

Lucilles BBQ
9011 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne IN 46818



Chris Wilson Sr. started his famous BBQ creations 20-years ago while working for nationally known “Famous Dave’s BBQ”. While working for Dave, Chris opened seven Famous Dave’s restaurants in seven years. During that time, he honed his creative culinary skills. He created his own coveted signature rubs and sauces that are an integral part of the LUCILLE’S BBQ experience.

In 2000, Chris moved his family back to Fort Wayne to be near his extended family - and his roots. His mission was to have a family owned, family friendly brick and mortar location. The result that emerged is LUCILLE’S BBQ - named after his wife’s, Grandmother. Lucille just plain loved good BBQ and made sure the family spent considerable time discussing and eating BBQ. LUCILLE’S BBQ opened in November 2015 at their prime location in the Empire Center (aka New York Buildings) located on the northwest side of Fort Wayne, Indiana, between Dupont and Wallen roads, on the west side of Lima Road. LUCILLES BBQ remains a great place to be for lunch or dinner. Arrive early; space is always at a premium. At LUCILLE’S BBQ, Chris, his wife, and their 5-boys are all a part of the business. They have equal roles in creating the highest quality BBQ in the Midwest. “Q” ON THE ROAD: In 2004, as a result of customer demand and opportunity, Chris expanded operations with a mobile BBQ enterprise. They operate in season throughout the Midwest at scores of local and regional venues.

✓ We serve the best meat in town.

✓ Always fresh BBQ - just off the smoker

✓ Buy Local! Family Owned and Operated

✓ Fast and friendly service

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