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Sonny's BBQ

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15800 Highway 441, Eustis, FL 32726 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
352-589-6888
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10:45 am - 9:05 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:05 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today...
In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, we're still a local BBQ joint. We just happen to be in a few more locations. But we still do things the same way Floyd "Sonny" Tillman and his wife, Lucille, did back then. We still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time. We still serve generous portions. And we still believe people should be able to go out to eat and feel right at home.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Barbecue

I've had their Ribs and Chicken a few times and was always good. Love their Baked beans and the variety of sauces you can use on your meals. Always had good service as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Eustis, Florida
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Eustis, Florida
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've had their Ribs and Chicken a few times and was always good. Love their Baked beans and the variety of sauces you can use on your meals. Always had good service as well.

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Marketing at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your feedback, arubab0b! We are glad to hear you enjoy our baked beans and sauces. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Tavares, Florida
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love this place. It's the same Sonny's food that you can always count on. The food is consistent and the service is great! I can always count on this place for a good meal!

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Marketing at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, ladyangleraut. We appreciate your feedback and can't wait to see you again! More 

Central Florida, Florida
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270 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Just a short review to say, we eat here about 2-3 times a month and have tried ALL the other BarbeQue Restaurants including the Bear, Oakwod, Sugar Boo, Street Corner and .... this particular Sonny's 'nails-it' on every level, every time. Our server was 'Tracy' and I complained because she was Too Fast (LOL, it was funny to watch her... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Marketing at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, BentleyBoy! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Chicken Dinner Plates and that Tracy took good care of you. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again real soon! More 

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went to Sonny's in Eustis Fl. With 3 other family members yesterday. All of us really enjoyed our dinners. The ribs, both dry rub and sweet and spicy were the best we have ever had, very meaty and done just right. The service was excellent and the decor good for a rib joint. Will definitely return.

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Urbana, IL
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I want some delicious pork and this just was not worth it. BBQ is just hard to find in Eustis. I find the place to be a little dated. The service was fine. But, I am not sure the meat or the sauce is anything to write home about.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The ribs here are ok, but nowhere even close to Jethro's Ribs. If ever you get a chance to eat at a Jethro's, do it. It make all others seem like just another Rib place.

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Eustis, Florida
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had no idea this place had so MANY items that didn't contain gluten. Since we have a celiac, we often find this a necessity. We were in town for dinner and got a "feast for four". The ribs were just ok. A bit too heavy on the liquid smoke flavoring in my opinion. The sliced pork was really tasty... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, charles b. Thanks for your feedback! More 

Eustis, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Menu provides variety to satify both of us. Quanity right for us old folks. Food always good regrdless of what we select. Again, bathrooms needed attention!!

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Herbert Scott S. We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Okahumpka
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

On our way out of town and never been to this location before. We visited at 11:30 am and the place was pretty busy. Our waitress Shamika was very friendly and a good server. We had the big deal, my pork was so lean, fresh and nice and hot, my husbands Brisket sandwich was the same. If your looking for... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, RobbinJim. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, and we can't wait to see you again! More 

tangerine
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

have eaten here many times but today the food was so good and the service so pleasant I just had to write. first the sweet tea is perfect every time and they even give you one for the road if you ask.. on that same note the bathrooms were very clean. Red neck egg rolls a newer item is so... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your review, jimmysgirl01! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope we'll see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15800 Highway 441, Eustis, FL 32726 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Eustis
  • Phone Number: 352-589-6888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, we're still a local BBQ joint. We just happen to be in a few more locations. But we still do things the same way Floyd "Sonny" Tillman and his wife, Lucille, did back then. We still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time. We still serve generous portions. And we still believe people should be able to go out to eat and feel right at home.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Saturday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?