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Sonny's BBQ

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 9
    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
Always good barbeque :)

Love to go to Sonnys whenever we visit Florida. Great BBQ and sides. This location was clean-looking and the staff was great. Will go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Gramcracker2013
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Pennsylvania
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Homestead, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 

Homestead, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have been to many Sonny's but this one is the best in South Florida. The staff is super friendly, fast and accurate with your order. We have a favorite server named Patsy that always has a smile and handles the large group of co-workers that I go to lunch with at this location. She always know what we all... More 

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

J F, thanks for sharin' your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback about Patsy along to our team. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love to go to Sonnys whenever we visit Florida. Great BBQ and sides. This location was clean-looking and the staff was great. Will go again.

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

We're glad to hear you love visitin' us when you're in town, Gramcracker2013! We hope to see you again real soon. More 

Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Good food for the price. Service was good. Friendly staff. The restaurant was clean and appearance was nice.

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

Thanks for the feedback, jcleibson1295. We hope you'll come see us again real soon! More 

Sterling, Virginia
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Sonny's is always good. Good food, good friendly service, and good prices. My prior two visits, baked potatoes were not available during regular dinner hours. I believe that restaurants should be able to offer what is on the menu. This last occurrence was at the Florida City location. Still, I recommend Sonny's over other chain barbecue restaurants.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Good value for AYCE ribs. Sides were good. Server was good. Nothing too impressive. Average value and quality for the price.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Montag417. We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had Molly as our waitress. What a gem she is! Outstanding service and she thought of everything before we could even ask. Of course the food here is always awesome, but service like that makes it twice as good! God bless you Molly!

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

Thanks for the kind words, fedextex77. We'll let Molly know you enjoyed your 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, Family Fare

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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, Family Fare

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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