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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 38
    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
The real BBQ experience

Visited the place for lunch and came back for dinner. Real god BBQ and sandwiches. God service and fair prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Sverol
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Marathokampos, Greece
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  • Families with children
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English first
Berkshire
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is the real deal! Delicious BBQ at a reasonable price. My finace and i ate dinner here when staying over in FLorida City. The grilled chicken is cooked to perfection and the ribs are to die for! The corn on the cob is good but the king of sides is their still warm freshly made corn bread which... More 

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

Thanks for the kind words, ddd9. We're glad to hear you and your fiance enjoyed our cornbread and we hope to see you again real soon! More 

Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I loved the food and service was friendly and fast. It was my first visit of Sonny's BBQ and I was not disappointed and already went to other Sonny's in other places, where I had a similar experience.

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

Thanks for your review, Sandra. We are so glad to hear you had a great first experience at Sonny's. We can't wait to see you again and again! More 

Marathokampos, Greece
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited the place for lunch and came back for dinner. Real god BBQ and sandwiches. God service and fair prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited while traveling to the keys. Food was good. Servers sat with friends and chatted instead of waiting. Overall good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a great place for BBQ. The sauces are awesome. The staff is always friendly and you never have to wait. The appetizer egg rolls are my favorite. The brisket is very tender.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ate here twice recently and had 2 very different experiences. The first time our food and service was exceptional. The second time we got very dry meat and our waitress seemed very busy and never refilled our drinks.

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, Emily.We appreciate you taking the time to write your review, and we hope we can help make your next visit better! More 

Neenah
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We stopped on Wednesday evening. Excellent food. We enjoyed the family feast that included 4 soft drinks. The family feast consisted of ribs, sliced pork, sliced beef, and chicken all Barbeque flavor with 4 choices of sauces on the side. I prefer sweet Barbeque. The feast included 4 sides. We had corn on cob, Barbeque baked beans and green beans.... More 

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had the pricewinning ribs and they were delicious. Good service. On our way back from the Keys to Miami we were hungry and this proved to be a good choice.

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South Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 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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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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