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Sonny's BBQ

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1024 Saxon Boulevard, Near the Intersection of Saxon Boulevard and Medical Center Drive, Orange City, FL 32763 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
386-775-9900
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very pleased

Food was very good, and Mathew could have written the book on how to be a server: attentive but not intrusive, personality plus, humor, etc. St. Louis ribs were the meatiest I have ever had, sliced pork was very lean, sides very good, except mac and cheese that was a bit overdone. The barbecue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
rb2424
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Orange City, Florida
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Crestview, Florida
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch/early dinner. We all had the ribs and no one was disappointed. The dry rub was excellent; the baby back ribs fell off the bone and the cole slaw was perfect. The ladies had the lunch portion and it was quite enough to fill the tummy. The boys had the dinner portions and there wasn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank Patricia H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Patricia H. We hope to see you again soon for your next visit! More 

Cassadaga
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered take out from here twice in December , yes the first time when I got home my order was horribly wrong, and I should have known better the second time. But the girl was so convincing that she double checked it, only to bring it home and everything was wrong. Maybe it's not their fault maybe it was the... More 

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

We're sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with us, Paul. Can you email the details, location, and your contact information to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can help make things better? More 

Copperas Cove, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We're from Texas and we know BBQ. Sonny's was the best I've ever had. Great service, great price, plenty of food, Friendly staff. Can't wait to eat there again!

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

Thanks for the great review, Annie! We appreciate the feedback and can’t wait to see you again real soon. More 

DeLand, Florida
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

service food and meal was not one of the best this is my last visit here therewas not alot to say other tahn not my place to eat at

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Thank Lesley B
Orange City, Florida
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123 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Food was very good, and Mathew could have written the book on how to be a server: attentive but not intrusive, personality plus, humor, etc. St. Louis ribs were the meatiest I have ever had, sliced pork was very lean, sides very good, except mac and cheese that was a bit overdone. The barbecue sauces were good, but I prefer... More 

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Thank rb2424
DeBary, Florida
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We try to eat at Sonny's at least twice a month. The food is good but sometimes just ok. The servers come and go and sometimes your favorite isn't there. We especially like Erin. We always get the ribs or sliced pork and sometimes the ribs come out lukewarm. We like the food but sometimes don't get everything nice and... More 

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Thank Sherryllane
Deltona, Florida
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My husband, a family friend and myself had dinner at Sonny's BBQ, it was good but as there are different kinds of BBQ this was good like I mentioned just noy for me. So, this place may be great for others it was not bad but not my thing! The Staff was nice. The menu was a good size as... More 

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Thank kathryn s
Burnt Hills, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Deltona Sonnys beats Daytona by a landslide,great service,fresh food and on time and delicious! My favorite place to eat in town Love the all u can eat sliced pork with coleslaw, beans and garlic bread! Yum!

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Thank 162marianner
Redford, Michigan
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When visiting from out of town, I went there with my daughter and her fiance' for dinner because this is their favorite BBQ place. They recommended the pulled pork sandwich so I ordered it. When the food came, everyone's meal was so good, I didn't realize it till the end of my meal but no one was talking! Everyone was... More 

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

Thanks for the great feedback, Doug M! See you next time. More 

Wyoming, Michigan
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We have been looking for a great BBQ place and this one was down the street and we passed by a few times. My parents suggested that we go here. We obliged and wow. So tasty and Cheri our server was spot on for drinks and refills. Butv these soft drink glasses were huge. I only needed the first glass.... More 

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Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1024 Saxon Boulevard, Near the Intersection of Saxon Boulevard and Medical Center Drive, Orange City, FL 32763 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Orange City
  • Phone Number: 386-775-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Delicatessen

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 - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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