12244 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9006434.028450 -118.451778
Neighborhoods: West Los Angeles, West LA
Mr. Cecils Sherman Oaks BBQ – As much as I love good food, good BBQ, I especially love good customer service. Ty, you are a manager supreme!! As I get older, I find that I am not getter more aggressive, or even assertive, but more willing to comment on good, or poor service. And in fact, this is only my second restaurant comment.
My son and daughter in law introduced us to Mr. Cecils a while back, and now I am especially pleased since we no longer have a BBQ place near us. The groupon was encouragement to return.You have a wonderful HH, to begin with. A basket of beef or Baby back ribs for 9.99, or a large plate of wings for 3.50. Can't beat that!!! Unfortunately, NO wine, which I ordered anyhow, on HH.
And I called ahead to ask if the groupon would be accepted for HH. The answer was yes which is not the case in all places.
I waited for a couple of people who did not make it. You know how we often say it is the people and not the food...well, I was hungry, cravin' BBQ, and in this case...sorry folks.
I was very pleased with my food! I asked Ty, the manager, just out of curiosity, not at all a complaint, about the beef ribs. By the way, I love the dry rub. what is the point in those sauces?? The basket for 9.99 at HH is a great deal, but some of bones were a bit bare, so to speak. I wasn't complaining, but wondering if that would be different if I ordered them on the reg menu as a platter for $25. or something?? Cuz I might not be too pleased then. He acknowledged that all ribs are different, and if there was a problem, to tell my server and it would be taken care of. Right away he said he would get me some additional bones to go. I told him it was not at all necessary, that was not what I was asking for. He insisted. Customer service?? I will be back!! I like being treated well! Alison, my sever, was very sweet , also.
Looking forward to my leftovers. And my neighbor's dogs are too!.
BBQ Asian Style – Traditional American BBQ with an Asian flare. What else would you expect in LA? Why go to this BBQ spot over other ones? 1. Catfish Nuggets, 2. Hushpuppies, and 3. Cornbread. Aside from having great BBQ, this spot serves some staples of Southern cooking that are hard to come by in LA. Yum Yum!
Mr. Cecil's Catering Rocks! – My husband loves southern food especially BBQ so of course I went to THE best place to cater his 40th birthday celebration. Mr. Cecil's catering manager is a doll and bent over backwards to make sure all of our favorites were a part of my husband's special day...hush puppies, fried catfish, cornbread, hot links, etc. Our guests LOVED the food! Thank you Mr. Cecil's and Samara! You both are amazing and we'll be back!!
Great BBQ place! – I hosted a party for 150 people and Mr. Cecils came to our rescue!!
They literally brought a 6 foot grill and cooked all of our food to order! The food was amazing, I got great reviews from the guests and I was impressed as well. They had a great crew that we quick and efficient and set up and tore everything down effortlessly.
As far as the food, the ribs, beans, coleslaw, tri tip, cornbread etc. were incredible. i seriously had no complaints and be sure to get the grilled corn on the cob. That was by far the most popular item that day--we even ran out!!
BBQ sauces were superb as well!
In need for BBQ catering? Contact Samara. Shes super helpful!
Whimsical, casual BBQ spot serves up super-sized slabs. – Located at the end of a strip mall stretch of Pico, this longtime barbecue joint might first grab your attention with its cartoonish shack exterior. But it's what's cooking inside this exposed-brick space that keeps folks coming back for more. Hungry carnivores can choose from St. Louis, baby back and beef ribs--all without sauce. Yes, that's right. Without sauce. That's because the whole concept of Mr. Cecil's ribs is that they're already so tasty there's no need to slather 'em up. Instead, accessorize those meaty slabs with grilled corn in chili-lime butter and a bowl of barbecue baked beans brimming with bacon.
You are not supposed to leave a BBQ place hungry – I have given this place a chance 3 times over and I quit. For a BBQ place with mostly decent reviews, I was surprised at how low quality the food was. I usually order chicken, my husband ribs. Once I asked for breast and they brought me dark, failing to inform me that they were out of white. The ribs were tiny, over cooked and just plain sad. The servings are soooo small. Another time when I was able to get a breast, it was the tiniest thing I'd ever seen. This place is not worth it. You'll drop $40 - $50 easy between 2 people and you'll leave hungry. Do yourself a favor and drive across town to Dr. Hogly Wogly's.
Gr8 Catering! The Best!!!!!!!! – Best Memorial Day BBQ ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every1 loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic!!!!!!
OK....I KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FOOD....BOTTOM LINE I KNOW WHATS GOOD..... – MY PARTNER AND I WERE DRIVING THROUGH WEST LA, AND AS USUAL I WAS STARVING. A FRIEND RECOMENDED A NUMBER OF PLACES AS WE WERE DRIVING DOWN PICO, BUT THE BBQ SOUNDED GOOD. SO WE WALK INTO THIS PLACE, AND ITS PACKED. LUNCHTIME, GO FIGURE.
WE SAT AT THE BAR AND CHECKED OUT THE MENU, EVERYTHING SOUNDED GOOD TO ME AS USUAL, BUT IT SEEMED A BIT PRICY FOR LUNCH, BUT (DID I MENTION I WAS HUNGRY)... OK SO I GOT THE BASKET OF RIBS AND ASKED FOR HALF BEEF AND HALF BABY BACK. THE WAITRESS/MANAGER, SAMARA HAD THE WHOLE PLACE TO HERSELF, AND SHE WAS "ON IT" I GREW UP IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS, SO I KNOW WHEN SOMEBODY HAS THIER SH1T TOGETHER. THIS GIRL WAS GREAT, SHE HAD THE BAR , THE TABLES, THE PHONE AND TO-GO ORDERS ALL GOING FLAWLESSLY.
OK, SO.....BACK TO OUR FOOD, IT WAS TRULY "LOVE AT FIRST BITE" THE RIBS WERE ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, NOT DRIPPING WITH SAUCE, LIKE SOME PLACES DO TO HIDE THE TRUTH. THE RIBS WERE FALL OF THE BONE TENDER, AND SO TASTY, THEY REALLY DIDNT NEED SAUCE, BUT TRY IT ANYWAY, ITS GREAT TOO. AND MY PARTNERS SANDWICH WAS REPORTED TO BE GREAT AS WELL, ALTHOUGH I ONLY SAW IT ONCE, BEFORE IT DISSAPEARED. THIS WAS OUR FIRST VISIT TO MR.CECILS BBQ, BUT I ASSURE YOU IT WONT BE OUR LAST.
SORRY FOR ALL CAPS, BUT I JUST HAD TO TELL YOU HOW GOOD IT WAS WITHOUT USING BAD WORDS.....SO I YELLED IT!!!
Excellent – A great BBQ Restaurant with homestyle cooking! You will not be let down! Everything comes out exactly they way you order it. The service is excellent as well!
BAD – went there to see how bar b que could be in LA. I have lived in Houston, Austin, Miami, Ashevile, and wanted to get a better idea about what this place was. Went there and was surprised that the prices where so high for dinner entrees with two sides. I thought i will try the rib entree with grilled corn and baked beans. The Ribs looks like they were cooked yesterday, the corn was cold and the beans tasted like honey. i was diappointed at first and then really diappointed when i paid 34 dollars for a cold dry meal. Texas still has the best BAr b que
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