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Cecil's Texas Style Bar-b-q

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2800 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806-5404
+1 407-423-9871
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Been here many times. This time was below average. I had large turkey sandwich and 2 sides. This was by far perhaps the worst turkey I've ever had. I didn't know turkey could have so much fat It truly was disgusting. On a good note. the spicy bbq beans were, as usual delicious. Tasty and spicy from the jalapeños. The... More 

Thank allan p
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times. Food is always good. The sauces are kept warm and are really good. If you like BBQ, give this place a try.

Thank Tim B
Leesburg, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

First time at Cecil's didn't disappoint. Fortunately it was Saturday night and they weren't too busy. So I was lucky enough to be able to get the beef rib special. Wow! 4 huge beef ribs and 2 sides for $15. Now this is real barbecue. Not like the "woodyoak" place that makes makes fastQ. The ribs were moist, smokey, pull... More 

Thank nurseworm
Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Not your typical BBQ. Their style is authentic not massed produced or some local flavor of the month. I bet I've been going there for 20 years and what they do best has been done the same year after year. Flawlessly executed brisket, turkey, sausage and many other favorite meats. And the sides are just as lip smacking good. Dill... More 

Thank Tommy M
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Went to this little hole in the wall type restaurant for dinner. Had the 2 meats with 2 sides plate for $14.95. Meats are served to you and they weigh your portions. Very tender BBQ, brisket and chicken. Your sides are self serve but not refillable. Kids enjoyed their food. Not a good selection of side choices. We ordered fried... More 

Thank kminga1
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016

I've been here several times and the food is always great. The pulled pork is my favorite. They serve it with some Texas toast and chose of sides. The sauces are really good. They keep them warm, which is something I've never seen at another BBQ place.

Thank Tim B
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2016

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

Thank travelchick84
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank Maria C
Dublin, Ireland
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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 

Thank WindsorP
Sanford, Florida
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806-5404
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-423-9871

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?