We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cecil's New Orleans Bistro

773 Redwood Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3136
+1 707-923-7007
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“catfish” (13 reviews)
“pecan pie” (6 reviews)
“crab” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
773 Redwood Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3136
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (115)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been traveling across northern California for the past 12 days and this was the best meal of a very good bunch. Everything was perfect, down to the cheese cake and the friendly staff. This is the real deal.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here based on a recommendation of a local. We sat in the bar with live music and were served by Jordan. We ordered small plates to share, fried oysters, bbq shrimp with bacon cheddar grits and a bowl of gumbo....More

Thank LynDav244
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a most welcome surprise and exceeded expectations. Very nice surroundings and great service. Everything we ordered was delicious and well presented. This place definitely has it's act together. As a bonus there is a bar with live music. Believe it or not there...More

Thank robert e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in with family, and they had something for all of us. The waiter was great, and gave us excellent suggestions. We had a salad with pulled pork and strawberries (which blew us away - never had that combo before...) and the jambalaya pasta was...More

Thank JackPD
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Very good food and very friendly staff! Bbq shrimp is a must try. Jambalaya was really good. Roasted chicken was very good also.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

A restaurant worth your money worth. Good food,good selections...they offer vegetarian dishes a lot more! They serve alcohol and my favorite red wine organic dishes...

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed July 25, 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant.I was with 8 people and everyone raved about their food and everyone had a different dish for dinner. There was also a very good variety of wines to choose from. The waiter was very good and so was the host....More

Thank ncwtj2000
Reviewed July 24, 2017

We had a very good meal at Cecil's. Steaks, Bacon mac & cheese, BBQ Shrimp, Calamari. Everything was well prepared with excellent service. All-in-all a great evening. I don't believe that you would find a better meal in Garberville. Be prepared to spend a little...More

1  Thank Bradley B
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

We didn't book so had to wait for a table and finally got one in the bar just in time to order food. I had the jambalaya with pasta and my husband had the catfish! Both meals were delicious although I had to order bread...More

1  Thank Morph8
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Our hotel emphatically recommended Cecil's for dinner. I had mushroom ravioli with collard greens. Lots if garluc. Wonderful. My partner had roast chicke, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Also good. They have a decent wine and beer list and interesting specialty cocktails. The decor is reminiscent...More

Thank Carol C
Nearby Restaurants
Bon Bistro & Bakery
46 reviews
.12 miles away
Woodrose Cafe
137 reviews
.17 miles away
38 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Briceland Vineyards
21 reviews
5.48 miles away
One Log House
89 reviews
6.29 miles away
Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery
5 reviews
9.33 miles away
Shrine Drive-Through Tree
152 reviews
12.38 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cecil's New Orleans Bistro staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 773 Redwood Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3136
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Garberville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-923-7007
It's not often that you find true southern-style food, prepared by a chef that's intimately familiar with the traditional cooking style of the Deep South. At Cecil's New Orleans Bistro, not only will you enjoy richly prepared food by an experienced chef, you'll get the full dining experience, complete with amazing cocktails and superior service. We're bringing the mouth-watering cuisine options that New Orleans is known for straight to you and serving them up with tremendous flavor. Check out our specialties to get your taste buds primed for a full-on culinary experience: Gumbo and Jambalaya: Two of the most famous southern dishes, you can't have a true dining experience at Cecil's New Orleans Bistro without trying our jambalaya or New Orleans gumbo in Garberville! Our veteran chef has intimate experience working with both of these dishes and understands the subtle nuances of what makes them a classic favorite among diners. Let us transport you to the bayou with a batch of either of these signature dishes. Steaks and Seafood: Looking for something meatier to dine on? Cecil's New Orleans Bistro specializes in a number of superb steak and seafood entrees, giving you a wide array of meal options to quell your hunger. Each of our meat and seafood options is prepared to perfection, illustrating the down-home cooking style that Louisiana is revered for. Cocktails and Spirits: What's dinner without a good drink or two along the way? At Cecil's New Orleans Bistro, we take pride in crafting some of the most enticing drinks around, using all-natural ingredients whenever possible. Try a traditional cocktail or be adventurous and try one of our custom creations: the choice is yours! If you're looking for a bistro in Garberville where you can get a world-class meal, exceptional service and enjoy the amazing atmosphere while you dine, be sure to visit us at Cecil's New Orleans Bistro. Call us today at 707-923-7007 to inquire about our authentic southern and Cajun dishes or to make a reservation. We'd love to hear from you!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing