13625 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA | Directions 9142334.147898 -118.430481
Mon - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Sat, noon - 11pm; Sun, noon - 9pm
Neighborhoods: South Valley
Finger Lickin' Good – Mr. Cecil's was a perfect treat after work. A few co-workers and I swung by after she raved about this place. She did not disappoint us! Your favorite rib joint has nothing on these ribs. The pork ribs fell right off the the bone and the beef rib basket were the biggest ribs I have ever seen in my life, it looked like a Flintstone Brontosaurs rib! Perfect place to have a beer and hang out with your friends, I will definitely be back!
My first review - and it ISN'T GOOD!!!! Go somewhere else!! – I have never written a review before, but felt compelled to sign up for Yelp and write a review based on my recent experience at Mr. Cecil's.
I ordered food via the phone for takeout and walked up to get it. 75% of my food was just coming out when I got there, but not the rest....they left the bulk of the food with me, then went to check in on the rest. 12 minutes later, once most of the food was cold, I got the rest of the order. When I asked for all of my food to be hot, the hostess couldn't understand my issue. Eventually, they did make me some new food, but once I got home, I found they had not included sauces (despite two reminders), nor my hot links, and one set of ribs was very tough.
I did call back later that evening, after my newborn had gone to sleep, spoke to the assistant manager, who said he could do absolutely nothing, (even though I paid for some food I hadn't rececived), and he would take it up with accounting on Monday........that was a week ago......no credit, no apology, no nothing........
So, cold food, not all of my food, paid for food not received, powerless and unepologetic employees, and some food wasn't even very good......one star, and that is generous. I will never go back, and don't suggest you do either. January, 2010.
Whimsical, casual BBQ spot serves up super-sized slabs. – Like its original location on Pico, this 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 the grilled corn in chili-lime butter and a bowl of barbecue baked beans brimming with bacon.
If you HATE Dr. Hogly Wogly's... – You'll LOVE Mr. Cecils. It has the dried out grilled ribs, soggy fries and bland sauce direct from Smart & Final's that you CRAVE. And then the pretentious Chuckie Cheese meets Nightmare on Elm Street decor will make you swoon. And you pompous elites will puff your empty chests out with pride at having your car parked by a real paid valet. So you can rub elbows with more of your smug empty suit poseur pals. All while being left to wait for a wobbly table in an otherwise empty dining room and attended to by an overly inked would be actress whose bad attitude is softened only by her story of how she got HEP-C from her last piercing.
In short - the perfect "barbecue" joint for those whose idea of great barbecue was their last McRib.
Mama likey – I have been here two times, and both times have I left saying "I should come here more often!" I am thinking of adding it to my list of regular haunts. I tried the pulled pork sandwich the first, then last week I enjoyed the BBQ'd brisket sandwich. They are large portions, the sides are large and shareable, and there is so much on the menu I'd like to try. The restaurant has a comfortable feel to it. It was very clean and the staff was friendly. I will be returning, and would hope to have a few drinks next time with my meal.
cecils, my oh my, cecils – the place s*&^&, we went twice since eric, an old time manager left, two times too many!! the place is run by kids, Eric was the only manager worth anything over there, and he had the right mind to leave, the place has gone to the dogs.
GREAT SERVICE, FOOD, PARTY – I wanted to throw my boyfriend a fun (yet casual/intimate) surprise bday party with a few close friends. He loves ribs and I came across Mr. Cecil?s in a Google search. I had never been there and sight unseen, I decided to proceed with my plans and hold the dinner @ their Sherman Oaks location. From my first conversation with manager Ali, to our emails to the event itself...it was smooth sailing. Their attention to detail and service delivery was fabulous. At the actual bday dinner, we were greeted by the owner and Ali to ensure all plans went well. They introduced us to the staff which included our FABULOUS server, Mara. She was beyond phenomenal. She was so lovely, so accommodating, so vibrant. I loved that she remembered our names and constantly greeted us that way. Her service (without question) made the experience above and beyond my expectations. Not-to-mention the very delicious food. My guests included major meat lovers and vegetarians like me. The menu truly catered to all tastes and the dessert was unbelievable!
A big thank you to all and a HUGE thank you to Ali and Mara. Looking forward to another Mr. Cecil's experience in the very near future.
Take care of you.
are you kidding me???? – I went to this rest. the other night to celebrate my wife's birthday. Well, it was a Saturday night, looked like there wasn't enough servers for the place. We waited for our server, some gal, tattoos galore, (i thought this was a family rest.) was quick with trying us to rush trough our order. Food comes out, i ordered the short rib dinner, my wife ordered the baby backs. food was cold, took another 10 minutes to get out waitresses attention. She grabs the plates like she's doing us a favor. No manager on the floor. Ridiculous service, sorry to say, we wont be going back there. How this place still stays in business is a wonder to me. Quincy's down the street on Ventura is worlds apart. Much better customer service and amazing staff. Always there if you need anything. I wouldn't go there again, not if they paid me... what, the owner cant afford to have managers on the floor?? we paid for our food and left. It would have been nice to voice our complaint to someone there, but i guess it was every person for their own.
best bbq ribs – i went to this so called rib joint the other nite.... all i can say is.............WOW... WOW, it was some of the best i've had... we sat at the bar. Sarah or farah was her name..... so nice and so sweet... very attentive... the food, out of this world... ribs were just what i hoped.... drinks, well i had the mojito,,,,, sooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooooood... all i can say is two thumbs up LA!!!! wish they had more happy hour specials!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BEST NON GREASY RIBS and TASY – I have had ribs all over town and they are usally poor quality meat, greasy and covered in a sauce to hide the quality. These ribs-we had all 3 kinds were tasty with out any sauce and came clean off the bone. I have no idea what all those negative comments were about. I do not think we were at the same place I was. We drove over the hill into the valley just to see if everything I heard about this place was true. It was and more. The sides were tasty and I tried them all but the cornbread. The beans were good but the other sides were much better. The staff was really nice. I casually mentioned the air was blowing right on us and she ran and turned it off with a big smile happy to help out. I can't imagine anyone not having an amazing meal. I LOVED THIS PLACE!
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