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Sonny's BBQ

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33505 South Dixie Highway, Florida City, FL 33034 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
305-245-8585
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, 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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  • 89
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Decided to call here after reading reviews. Great food. Little in the way of waiting for a table Max wait 10 mins called here twice service both times was excellent. First time we visited food was great fresh and hot! Second time we tried pulled chicken and the salad bar, so much choice with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Stephanie C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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South Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Was craving BBQ and this was the closest place that Google Apps showed. So my friend and I gave it shot...I AM GLAD THAT WE DID. Host was very friendly, Ribs were very favorable and tender, the corn fritters were INCREDIBLE, and so were the baked beans. The Mac and Cheese needed a little salt and pepper for me, but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Decided to call here after reading reviews. Great food. Little in the way of waiting for a table Max wait 10 mins called here twice service both times was excellent. First time we visited food was great fresh and hot! Second time we tried pulled chicken and the salad bar, so much choice with endless refills and the BBQ sauce... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food was great, value was great, service was great! We had gotten a coupon from Hampton Inn and that was how we found it. All were pleased with their meals.

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

Thanks for the great review, AConnecticutMom2013. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Every employee here was so friendly that I hated giving this rating but...this facility is not clean. There were only 5 tables with people and it was right at 9:00. We were waiting on a takeout. We love Sonny's and visit often in NC. This did not feel or taste like a real Sonny's. The normally smoky tasting baked beans... More 

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Cumberland Foreside
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Not bad for a chain restaurant Sonny's was a good restaurant, but it was still chain and predictable. Service was wonderful, staff was wonderful, but the barbecue was a little on the dry side. I might go back if I was in the area, but I wouldn't make a special trip

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

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your food. We’d like to try to make things better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to ensure that you have a better experience during your next visit. More 

Miami
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I really enjoyed every item on the table. We had the corn nuggets and the redneck eggrolls as apps and a sandwich called the bomb for the entree.

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Homestead, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food for a great price. The all you can eat ribs were awesome. Our waitress was awesome. Highly recommended!

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

Thanks for the review, Dave S. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your feedback, and hope to see you again real soon! More 

Savannah, Georgia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

the pulled pork was okay, the bun was run of the mill, the onion rings were so much coating, so little onion. my associate had the smoked meats sample and gave it a 4.5 out of 10, so not near the best and average at best. the sandwich an onion rings with a drink was over 10 dollars, average pricing,... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, Gordon W. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review, and hope you'll come see us again soon. More 

Hays, Kansas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

After reading the reviews, we were excited to give it a try. Some food items were pretty good, but the majority were pretty average. To be fair, we ate pretty late, so the meat may have dried out or something. The pulled pork was very tender and delicious. The ribs not so much.

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

Thank you for bringin' this to our attention, Henry A. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we’d like to make sure your next visit is better. More 

Toledo, Ohio
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The barbeque was good, the service was good however the redneck eggrolls were the best part of the meal.

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

Thank you for your great review, Alohadustn! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your redneck eggrolls, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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Additional Information about Sonny's BBQ

Address: 33505 South Dixie Highway, Florida City, FL 33034 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
Phone Number: 305-245-8585
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33505 South Dixie Highway, Florida City, FL 33034 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida City
  • Phone Number: 305-245-8585

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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?