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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 35 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, 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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Budapest
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I tried their special rib that was prepared for a competition and was available for limited time. The flavours and tastiness of it was very-very good. I was just alone and had a main dish. The soft drinks could be refilled. The place looked like nice diner. If you liked you can also buy their sauces at the entrance. For... More

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De Lier
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our first visit ever to Sonny's was a good one. Good food for a fair price and the staff are friendly. The place was packed, but still we did not have to wait long for the food to arrive. Specially loved the 5 sauces you can choose from at your table. Due to the bright lighting at night, not the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were looking for a place that had amazing ribs, my daughter and husband are HUGE rib lovers, and this place delivered! The ribs were amazing. the drinks were the largest we have even seen, the coleslaw was amazing! Just a yummy experience all around, our waitress was this gorgeous, stunning, swetheart, I have to start writing people's names down.... More

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Ocala, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 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
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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210 reviews 210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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

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