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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 30 Restaurants in Florida City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
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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Mentor, Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

In the South it's nice to have a little BBQ and iced tea while you travel. This chain is simple and good. Staff was Southernly pleasant and prompt. Very short wait for your meal. Several options of sauce. Most are on the sweet side. Green beans as one healthy side choice.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Our server was friendly and attentive. I had the pulled pork and my husband had a brisket sandwich. Both were good, but I couldn't eat all of my pork - it was a larger serving than the sandwich. I didn't care for the soft green beans, I prefer mine not overcooked. Coleslaw and baked beans were typical for this kind... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, Jan C. We're glad you had friendly and attentive service. If you'd like to provide us with more feedback from your experience so we can try to help make your next visit better, please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details from your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. More 

South Florida, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Stopped for lunch before attending a sporting event. Service was great, food ordered and received faster then ever. Food was as always great.

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

Thank you for your great review, Paule E! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Connecticut
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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The food is really good, specially the brisket. I don't give five stars because the employees wall with attitude around the court. The just need to smile and listen the people when ask for something. Ah!!! The salad bar is in the worst spot. A lot of people walking next to that is not healthy.

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

Thank you for your feedback, AkirePR. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your brisket, but sorry to hear you weren’t completely satisfied with your service. We’d like to try to help make your next visit better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your contact information and the location you were at. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

it is a yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy place to eat great wonderful awesome glorious service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very clean and neat!!!! Bathrooms are amazingly clean!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love there salad bar

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

lizzyh97 - Thank you for your great review! We're glad to hear you love coming to visit us, and we can't wait to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is one of our favorite stops before going to the Keys. No matter what you order the Smokey Bbq flavor is there. We enjoy the dry rub ribs and choose the Bbq sauce that we like. This visit I ordered Sonnys sampler for 14.99. It had r ribs , chicken and pork with a choice of two sides.... More 

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

Thank you for your great review, Cynthia P! We're glad to hear we're one of your favorite stops before heading to the Keys. We hope you'll be stopping by the next time you're nearby! More 

Tacoma, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had the lunch sandwich meal. Food was good and it was only $8. Much better than any fast food place.

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

Thank you for your review, travelfromtacoma! We're so glad to hear you think so highly of us. We hope we'll be seeing you again soon. More 

Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stopped in for lunch and the staff was very nice and answered all questions. We got the salad bar and there was more the enough to eat. It was well set up and someone was there keeping it clean and stocked. They also brought corn bread and drinks were included.

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

funtime4430 - Thanks for your great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us and we hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Islamorada, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We've been to several Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q but this particular location has turned into a definite favorite. It's an easy on/off from the highway and there are a couple of gas stations to fill up with gas when traveling. We are typically driving with our dogs and don't want to leave them in the car to go in and... More 

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travelingmom1998 - Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your food to-go and we hope you'll stop by soon for a sit-down visit with us soon. More 

Lancaster, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped in at Sonny's on our way towards Miami's airport. We had spent a week vacationing in the Key's. Sonny's has a billboard along Rt. 1 and since we had never heard of Sonny's before - we thought we would give it a try. The prices are fair...I think we paid less than $10 each for lunch. We had... More 

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

Thank you for your review, kendrash. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your last visit with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

Address: 33505 S Dixie Hwy, 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 - 25
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches

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