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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

15800 Hwy. 441, Eustis, FL 32726 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
352-589-6888
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Ranked #19 of 63 restaurants in Eustis
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
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Eustis, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I love their salad bar and their menu selection is great. Their sauce is good and there is nothing to complain about Sonny's.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Debby P, thank you for the great 5 star review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our salad bar and BBQ sauces. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Eustis, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We just went here for our first...and last time. We had super fast service, large portions but we were not impressed. The food was bland and had little taste. I had the pork and it was just a pile of bland, dry meat. The ribs were more gristle than meat. We didn't eat the salad bar, but it looked like... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Emily B, thank you for your review. We're so sorry to hear that your meal on your recent visit was not up to expectations. Please let us help! Send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with these details, along with the location you visited, so that we can address the issues you had encountered. We would greatly appreciate your feedback and... More

Buckhannon, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We have never had a bad meal at this chain of restaurants and believe me, we have eaten at many of them in different states. Always clean, reasonable priced, big servings, specials each day, clean restrooms - what more do you need?

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Susie1942, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you're a fan of our BBQ and appreciate your support. We hope to see you again soon for more of your BBQ favorites! More

Tavares, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a typical Sonny's Barbeque restaurant, but the seating service is terrible. You can stand there for a long time watching servers walk by with no one to seat you. Hey Sonny's Eustis, how about hiring someone to seat us!

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Phillip K, thank you for your review. We're so sorry to hear that you were not seated in a timely manner. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, including the location, so that we can address this issue. We would greatly appreciate your feedback and hope that you can give us another chance to make it right! More

Florida Resident
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Just had to write another wonderful review for this local restaurant! We really enjoyed the BBQ, salad bar and sides tonight, as usual. We had a great server, Kris. She is so nice and quick and serves delicious food, brings refills, etc.. Just enough attention. We will ask for her next time we come to Sonny's in Eustis. Keep up... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Sunlover661, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you're a fan of our BBQ and service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Carolina Sweet Pork Sandwich is delicious! Sonny's offers a variety of options for those who may not like the traditional "Smokey" flavor meats. The service was very good also.

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Mount Dora, FL
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179 reviews 179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Wow, I read some of the reviews here and am floored.... there are people who have actually written something bad. This is NOT fine dining. It's Very Good fast food, in a sit-down restaurant! I have eaten here maybe 20-25 times in the last 12 years ( we eat out every night!) and am happy to report nothing but RAVE... More

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Tavares, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Good BBQ, Nothing exceptional, but always worthwhile. It's one of those things where if you're wanting some BBQ, you can come here, and just order something, and know it will fill that craving. Price is good, and the food tastes great.

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Central Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I've grown to like Sonny's spare ribs. They call them St. Louis style ribs. These were very good in flavor and in the chewiness without being tough. I like good ribs, these may have had a little more of the smoke flavor than I care for. Sonny's crinkle cut fries are normally superb and these were no exception. I found... More

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Mount Dora, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Its wonderful if your in a hurry, Texas BBQ its not the service could be improved upon because now with our economy the customer service is important and they should be going out of their way to make that outstanding. They hire kids and they really clearly dont want to be there.

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