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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Good BBQ Restaurant

We stopped at Sonny's after visiting Everglades National Park. We found a large menu at reasonable prices. The service was good. My husband really enjoyed the hot links. They have a salad bar with a fair selection. I had chicken which was very good. They have the selection of about four... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
PAlove2go
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Pittsburgh, PA
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was a Saturday night and they were slammed but with family style tables we arrived in time not to wait to sit. The server took our drink order and appetizer. The drinks came and we made the order for our meal. We visited with the new party seated at our table when we realized our server not only had... More 

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Kissimmee,Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We love eating at Sonny's but we don't go as often as we used since the Sonny's close to our home hasn't been very good lately. So whenever we are away we try to find a Sonny's. This Sonny's in Florida City is the best Sonny's we have ever eaten at. Everything we had just tasted so good. Even the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

First time and it was absolutely amazing! Great service and great food! Redneck Egg Rolls are a must have! Will be returning.

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I went there with my husband and friends for dinner. The menu was great, a lot of sides to choose from. For $3 more, you get unlimited salad; best salad ever. The food was delicious and didn't have to wait a lot. Will definitely go back there! !

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

We can't wait to see you again, yanet579! Thanks for writing your review. More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We live in the keys and decided to stop on our way back in to the keys on a Sunday. Sonnys was busy but the service was awesome and the staff had a very fast yet not rushed good flow. Our server was Corey and he was great, definitely made us feel like we would come back.

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

Thanks for the kind words, Meghan H. We'll let Corey know you enjoyed your visit! More 

Pittsburgh, PA
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stopped at Sonny's after visiting Everglades National Park. We found a large menu at reasonable prices. The service was good. My husband really enjoyed the hot links. They have a salad bar with a fair selection. I had chicken which was very good. They have the selection of about four different sauces on the table. My favorite is a... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, PAlove2go. Come back soon! More 

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Don't forget to try the redneck egg rolls! We would definitely go back for the salad and other menu selections on our return visit.

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

Thanks for your feedback, arbarkar. See you again sooN! More 

Homestead, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The food has great, authentic BBQ flavor and I will try to go back as much as I can! The brisket is great and so is the BBQ chicken. Portions are large and the sides are a great complement to the meal.

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

Thanks for recommending us, Ben A. See you again soon! More 

Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This restaurant offers the best back ribs I have ever eaten, prepared to perfection, very tender. First they are boiled, then on fire. French fries are fantastic. This is not a place for people on a diet. Food is fantastic and prices are reasonable. Service is very good. Local is not fashionable but clean. Bathrooms are immaculate.

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

Glad to hear you're a fan of our Baby Back Ribs, santiagozamudio. See you again soon! More 

Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

7 of us went out to dinner coming back from the Everglades and we were starving. Lots of food! The portions are large, too much if you aren't really hungry, but you could take them home, so not really an issue. The meat was cooked right, and the sauces available on the table allow the diner to individualize the taste.... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, spunkykvf. We hope we'll see you again in the future. 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, 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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