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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • 116
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  • 102
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Typical american BBQ

friendly staff, they will help you find your best choice. We choose chicken with coleslaw and sweet potatoes. Very good !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Myca7
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food, quick service, nice prices. We like Sonny´s BBQ and return there on ervery trip - the offers of the day are always worth a look (an bite).

Helpful?
Thank Barbara R
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Barbara R.! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon for your next visit. More 

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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

friendly staff, they will help you find your best choice. We choose chicken with coleslaw and sweet potatoes. Very good !

Helpful?
Thank Myca7
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, Myca7. We appreciate the great feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Allentown PA
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time there, couldn't wait to go back the second time to Weeki Wachee! Staff is great -food even better!

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

Thanks for the kind words, Andrea K.! We appreciate you stoppin' by to see us and hope to see you again soon. More 

Motley, Minnesota
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first time ever hearing about this type of restaurant chain so we had to try. Food was great and came out very quick.Hot, fresh, very good flavor. Our server was awful. I normally don't "call" waitresses out on bad service, but it was bad. We asked her what she recommends and her response was i don't know.... More 

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1 Thank TKLEE M
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, TKLEE M. We're so happy you enjoyed our food, but sorry that the service you received may not have been up to par. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your contact information so we can look into this for you and help make things right! More 

Florida City, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious BBQ. Staff was friendly and our waiter was polite and very helpful. Our food was served in a timely manner. We would recommend this restaurant for good BBQ.

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

We appreciate your feedback, Janice K.! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and we can't wait to see you for your next visit. More 

York, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there late and they were cleaning but not one person seemed to mind serving us. Thr food was served quick nd with good attention to us aqnd our needs

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Thank wrrenz66
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad you were well taken care of, wrrenz66. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon for your next visit. More 

Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the BBQ here and the selection of sauces. Prices and selection were excellent. Make sure you sign up for text promotions and you get $5 off the meal.

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

Thanks for the great review, bills_pix! We appreciate you stoppin' by and hope to see you again soon. More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to stop on our way to Key West. Great flavors that are really smoked into the meats. Our server recommended the Redneck egg rolls and I am SO happy she did. They were amazing!

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

We're glad you enjoyed our Redneck Eggrolls, Vicki H.! Thanks for stoppin' by! More 

Germantown
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and food. Portions are large -- making it hard to leave hungry. We had the special and got to try out both the pulled and sliced pork.

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Thank WFB108
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, WFB108! Thanks for stoppin' by! More 

Dallas, Texas
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160 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our flight into Miami from DFW was late arriving Friday night (big surprise!) and my family and I were starving. We pulled off the toll road heading down to the Keys for a long weekend and stepped up to the door at Sonny's just as they were closing (right at 10 p.m.). I explained our situation and the manager welcomed... More 

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1 Thank Lon B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, Lon B.! We appreciate you stoppin' by! More 

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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, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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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