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Cecil's Texas Style Bar-b-q

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2800 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806-5404
407-423-9871
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very enjoyable BBQ

My family an I called into Cecil,s for a quick fix of BBQ,and were not dissapointed.The meats are served carvery style and you help yourself to the sides and sauces.The brisket was very tender and the jalapeno mash was excellent,as were the spicy beans.All the gang enjoyed their meals,and would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
WindsorP
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Dublin, Ireland
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travelchick84
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I now stop at this place every time I am in Orlando...I am a huge fan of BBQ in general and this is easily in the top 3 places I have had around the world. Their selection of meats and sides is wonderful, the 3 sauces are excellent, and the ice cream is included with your meal. Super friendly staff

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick first time dinner tonight. Nice people, self service set up and seat yourself style, however brisket was dry. Will give place another chance on the brisket to see if it tastes better next time. My husband did not care for the jalapeño mash however I enjoyed the bacon wrapped jalapeños.

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Thank Maria C
Dublin, Ireland
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

My family an I called into Cecil,s for a quick fix of BBQ,and were not dissapointed.The meats are served carvery style and you help yourself to the sides and sauces.The brisket was very tender and the jalapeno mash was excellent,as were the spicy beans.All the gang enjoyed their meals,and would return again.The restaurant is not very big,but has a good... More 

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Thank WindsorP
Sanford, Florida
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Some friends and I are doing a Barbecue Challenge--eating at Central Florida's top 15 BBQ joints. Cecil's was on the list, so we made our first visit there last Tuesday. The food was great. I ordered brisket, and it was fork-tender. My husband had chicken, and his was juicy and good. There's an excellent selection of side dishes. I chose... More 

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Thank Nancy R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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599 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Served cafeteria style, great sides and was very happy with the pork. Wish they had more sauces. Would go again for lunch. Small parking lot, get there early if you have a big group.

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Thank orreo5859
Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

No, no, no this is not a good representation of Texas BBQ. Cons Ribs (fatty, dry, and doesn't fall off the bone) need a saturation of bbq sauce to be labeled anywhere remotely decent and any true Texan would agree that's never a good thing! Chicken was dry, sausages lacked any type of personality. Similiar to the ribs, they both... More 

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Thank Cburr1022
Davenport, Florida
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My 1st stop so I had the Brisket. For my sides, collared greens and the bbq beans. Everything was very good. Their sauces include sweet, mild & spicy. All good but Spicy was my favorite.

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Thank John1977_FL
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Cecil's is casual and comfortable--great for meeting friends. I love the Texas memorabilia, but even more I love the BBQ. Brisket and ribs are my favorites. I also use Cecil's to cater for our entertaining--everyone raves about it.

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Thank Jeedoo D
Orlando, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

this place can have a line out the door every day of the week and line waiting for it to open. I will wait every time, my 10yr old hates BBQ but not this place she begs to come here. Once you have this BBQ you will NEVER eat anywhere else!! Oh and there is all you can eat Ice... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Texas bbq was good, side were just ok. For what they charge I think all of their offerings should be much, much better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2800 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806-5404
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407-423-9871

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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