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Sonny’s BBQ

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American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Catfish Dinner Mother's Fav

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Rohn_10
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Fort Pierce, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
267 reviews 267 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
Contributor
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
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
48 reviews 48 reviews
43 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 

Fort Pierce, Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I decided to try Sonny's again and I must say the issues mentioned in my previous review have been taken care of. The lunch we had was excellent. The way we used to remember them. And yes, they have All You Can Eat still. Quality to me is importnat, and I was glad to see my previous visit was an... More 

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

Lowacane, thank you for giving us another try! We're glad to hear that we were better than ever on your recent visit with us. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Fort Pierce, Florida
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I went today for lunch at Sonny's BBQ and sadly, this will be my last time visiting this particular Sonny's BBQ. Actually, I will have to think long and hard before going to any Sonny's BBQ. Ordered the All You Can Eat sliced pork. The waitress informed me they were running low and couldn't do all you can eat. Really... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, Lowacane. We're sorry to hear that you were not able to enjoy our all you can eat menu items. Let us help! Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with details about your visit, including the location, so that we can address the issue you encountered. We appreciate your feedback. 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, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?