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Sonny's BBQ

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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3120 South US 1, Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, FL 34982 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
772-468-9086
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: 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
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Pulled Pork

Had a meal of pulled pot, macaroni and cheese and baked beans with a choice of garlic bread or corn muffin. All were very good but the pork was somewhat cool. Salad bar also available. On RT 1 near Virginia Avenue. Clean establishment.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
BusdriverPhil
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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Stuart, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

went for a late lunch to Sonny's in Ft Pierce. Had some good memories from Sonny's from a couple of years ago. What a disappointment on this visit. The waitress seemed very pleasant and efficient, but the ribs and the chicken felt like they have been lying around for a long time. Very dry. I did enjoy the coleslaw, so... More 

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

Sorry to hear this, Max G! Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details and location so we can help. More 

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
325 reviews 325 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Had a meal of pulled pot, macaroni and cheese and baked beans with a choice of garlic bread or corn muffin. All were very good but the pork was somewhat cool. Salad bar also available. On RT 1 near Virginia Avenue. Clean establishment.

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

Thanks for your feedback, BusdriverPhil. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Fort Pierce, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Our mother enjoys the catfish dinner and always chooses to eat here when we are out and about. Due to her condition she has a difficult time holding the large tea glasses and the heavy coffee cups. We discussed this with them and they are working on getting lighter cups and glasses. It's great to experience those whose wishes are... More 

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Ligonier
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We travel all over the country on business and when we are in the southeast there is a rule. EAT AT SONNYS! We have probably went to 7 or 8 locations and have never had anything to eat that we did not just LOVE. People who work here are consistently nice and helpful and the BBQ is 2nd to NO... More 

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

Thank you for your great review, horizontransport! We're so happy you enjoy your visits and make it a point to visit us every time you get the chance. We appreciate your feedback, and we can't wait to see you again next time you're in the area! More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
281 reviews 281 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We like our BBQ. Had the brisket and pork sandwich. Both were very good. However, I do not understand why the garlic bread is larger than the bun. I did not want to cross flavor garlic and good bbq, so was disappointed to see the size difference for basically the same sandwich. Maybe you get the same meat portion. They... More 

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

Thank you for your review, withvalidity. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and your Senior Discount, and we can't wait to see you again! More 

Fort Pierce, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had not been to Sonny's for a long time....tried the baby back ribs...they were real good...so good I came back the following week and got more....but have to stop for a while so I will really enjoy them again...

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

Thanks for your review, Commish33. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Georgetown, Delaware
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I remember as a little girl every time we came to FL my dad would have to go to Sonny's. As a grown up girl I will never go again. My french fries came out raw, they recooked them but they were not good. My bbq sandwich was dry and not good. My husband did not like his ribs and... More 

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

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Karen T. We're very sorry to hear this happened, and we'd like to make things better. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll give us another chance in the future. More 

Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

I eat at sonnys all over the state and this is a good one! What can I say all the meats are great and if your a fairly big eater as am I. Order all you can eat meal, the chicken is great, sometimes the white meat is a little dry. The sides are good. Check it out.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Bland food,service is slow.overpriced for what you get.But,it's a Chain restaurant,so expectations aren't really high for it.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

As many of you know, I'm a Travel Nurse and I love to eat in restaurants coast to coast. I'll be working in a Level 1 Trauma Center starting tomorrow (Orientation) and decided on BBQ food for a late lunch/early dinner. Have I got a find for you!!!! First off, they got it right in my heaviest Southern drawl I... More 

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

TravelNurseStacy, thank you for the great 5 star review! We're glad that you decided to try us out and enjoyed our sliced pork and sides. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3120 South US 1, Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, FL 34982 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Pierce
  • Phone Number: 772-468-9086

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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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