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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

33505 South Dixie Highway, Florida City, FL 33034 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
305-245-8585
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Ranked #3 of 31 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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Lakeland, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Good food with very fast service. Staff sees me once every 3 weeks and already know what I want. Small meal or all you can eat, food always hot and good

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in while traveling. All of the food was very good. Only thing missing was hot vinegar for the pulled pork barbecue. Would definitely come back. Oh yeah and my salad bar as good too!

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, charles t! We hope we'll be seein' you again soon. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Best value is salad bar + meat at ~$10. Best of all the Sonny's that I've tried. Not quiet, but not sports barzy either. Probably the best bet for a quick meal in Homestead/Florida City. Convenient to a Walmart and Dollar Tree also as well as a Radio Shack.

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

Thanks for your feedback, MerleMG. We hope we'll see you for another visit soon! More 

Yorba Linda, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We traveled from Orlando to Key West and found our meal here to be one of our best. We had brisket and pulled chicken and both were delicious.

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

Thanks for the great review, edcoulter. We hope we'll see you again next time you're in the area! More 

paris
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

nice American food good ribs, nice service. It is a real American place so no real nice dining but good food after a long exhausting day in the Everglades.

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your ribs, Petrus V. We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We arrived at this place after a long day expecting a great family restaurant, based on the reviews. We were seated in a fairly clean booth, and the place had a rather friendly environment. We were given menus and we immediately picked what we wanted. Upon arrival of the waiter, who was a little grumpy and seemed unenthusiastic, we began... More 

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

Thank you for writing your review, swadmin. We'd like to hear more feedback so we can help make sure you're completely satisfied with your next visit. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details from your experience and your contact information. More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not the place for a 'posh' night out, very busy and noisy but I had a rack of ribs with all the trimmings and my wife had brisket. Good generous portions , speedy service and tasty as well. The help yourself salad area was a bit of a mess but that was probably due to the mass of people overfilling... 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, Colin T. We'd like to hear more about how we can help make your next visit even better - please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your contact information and the details from your experience. More 

Cape May, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very good bbq! We tried a bit of everything, almost lol The food was great and the service was too! Thanks Patsy, you're an outstanding server! She kept our drinks and our plates full!

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

We're glad Patsy took good care of you, BrandiNGarrett! Thanks for writing your review, and we hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped at a Sonny's on the wat to Miami. We were a party of 8 and we were seated immediately. Loads of locals as we were a bit off the tourist route. Our server was lovely and gave us loads of info on Miami too. Food is awesome and HUGE portions. I could not finish my burger. My son... More 

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

Thanks for your great review, Hanli B. We're glad to her you enjoyed your visit, and we hope we'll see you again! More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were sit very quick when entering this place on a Sunday night around 7. My wife and daughter ordered BBQ chicken salad, the food took more than 30 minutes and when it came, the salad were not great with little amount of so-called BBQ chicken. I ordered their special BBQ grilled chicken that day, the waitress put the basket... More 

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

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, WheelingTraveler. Let us help - please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details from your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more from you. More 

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

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 - 25
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches

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