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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
(305) 245-8585
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Ranked #3 of 33 restaurants in Florida City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
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Homestead, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Loved the food! I was quickly seated and order was taken within minutes. Plenty of good choices. I like the sauce options. The cole slaw and garlic bread was great. The customer service was great.

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We had chosen the restaurant because of the good reviews and we did not regret it. The service was very good and the beef brisket we had were very delicious. With the two sides included with our dinner there was no chance trying the desert. Maybe next time?

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Kanada12, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoy our BBQ and service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Probably the only place for decent BBQ in Florida City. When I am in the mood for BBQ, I stop by and have some beef brisket. I've had better, just not in Florida City. The coleslaw and garlic bread are good as well. Like the 4 or 5 different sauces they offer. Overall, would recommend but remember it's a chain... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Shaun P, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoy our beef brisket meal. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My wife and I tried Sonny's last night. We had previous experiences with other bar-b-q restaurants that were not good. Sonny's is good. We both had the baby back ribs. A large portion not drowned in sauce. Two large side dishes and corn bread come with the meal. A number of choices as your side dishes. All was very good.... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Greekmermaid13, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoy our baby back ribs meal. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Edmonton,AB
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were looking forward to the "Real Pit BarBQ" experience; visions of smoky, saucy brisket, ribs, etc. What we did experience was basic strip mall cuisine; service was fine, food arrived quickly but didn't look anything like we expected. My husband ordered the beef brisket - several slices of, yes, tender brisket but just the beef plunked on a plate... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Frenchtravellers77, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that your recent visit with us was not up to expectations. Please let us help! Send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, including the location, so that we can address the issues you had encountered. We would greatly appreciate your feedback and hope that you can give us... More

Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was our first encounter with Sonny's Real Bar-B-Q. We were looking for a change from fried fish. The bar-be-que was really good. I had the ribs and chicken, which were well cooked but not over spiced. There was a variety of sauces on the table to accent the meats. The sauces ranged from sweet to spicy. With my meal,... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Woodmister, thanks for leaving us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your first visit with us! Sounds like you really got to experience what we have to offer on our menu. We look forward to seeing you and your wife again soon. More

Saint Augustine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate here several times on our vacation. Husband loves the all you can eat ribs. I like the brisket. Salad bar (which is hard to find in many restauants now a days) had alot of different items. However, the price to add the salad bar onto a meal varied for each Sonny's location we tried. Still an inexpensive place... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Sandra G, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you and your husband enjoy dining with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you both again whenever you're in town. More

Culpeper
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258 reviews 258 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

nice pulled pork sandwich, plenty of tender meat, slightly tangy sweet sauce(I do not like too much spice), run of the mill fries

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Uckbuck, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your pulled pork sandwich. If there are any other comments or suggestions you would like to share, please feel free to contact us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Seriously, as soon as he saw Sonny's he is pointing and practically shouting in my ear that we HAVE TO go there.. we did and it was excellent! :)

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

IllinoisLisa, thank you for the great 5 star review! We're glad to hear that your husband is a big fan and you both enjoyed our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you both again when you're in the area! More

chester,sc
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We came back to eat at this restaurant because they permitted my wife & I to use restrooms while shopping at adjacent retail stores. Too many eating establishments in Florida (elsewhere,too)have signs up "restrooms for customers only". We are in our early sixties & we need use of restrooms more than we need food. We almost never eat at an... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Palmettosojourner, thank you for the great 5 star review. We're happy to hear that you came back to give us a try and enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you and your wife again soon! More

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