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Sonny's BBQ

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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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 - 9:30 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
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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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food

Sonnys has wonderful BBQ food at reasonable prices. They have great ribs, a salad bar, homemade coleslaw and baked beans and delicious little corn fritters! Their beverages are huge with free refills and they even give you one for the ride home! Their BBQ sauces are wonderful and are abled to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
JMCS817
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DeBary, Florida
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  • Families with children
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DeBary, Florida
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Sonnys has wonderful BBQ food at reasonable prices. They have great ribs, a salad bar, homemade coleslaw and baked beans and delicious little corn fritters! Their beverages are huge with free refills and they even give you one for the ride home! Their BBQ sauces are wonderful and are abled to be purchased. A must try.

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

we ordered different items, the people who ordered the burgers ordered them medium, they were black on the outside, totally inedible, also when we went to leave they had mopped all the floors, my husband is on crutches and almost had to be carried out because he couldn't walk on the floor with out the crutches sliding across the floor,... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were seated immediately and waitress was less than a minute behind getting our drink orders. A friend said her ribs were good and I got the pulled pork sandwich on garlic bread and FFs. I rated an average on this report as the food was just average. I have eaten BBQ in Lexington NC. (known for BBQ) and Jim's... More 

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

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

Leesburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Service was excellent and the food was delicious. I can't eat any spicy food or anything with garlic. The waitress made sure I got dry toast and smoked turkey without any of the usual seasoning. Even with no seasoning to speak of it was really good. My husband said the pork was very good.

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, cdh13. See you again soon! More 

Vancouver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Was a Sonny's fan from way back but was disappointed this time. I had the Big Deal pulled pork and it almost tasted like it had been boiled or cooked some other way beforehand. The meat was a little mushy and not really smoke flavored as I remember from the past. Their tea is the best, though, and the fried... More 

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

Sorry to hear you were disappointed during your visit, couverite! Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the location and details from your experience so we can help make sure your next visit is better. More 

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The all you can eat is fantastic. I had sliced pork and it was great.if you sign up for there website promotions you can get lots of perks.there are also days were they have specials for the all you can eat.you need to call to find out about what specials are on what days. The only thing is they need... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, tomindeltona. We hope you'll stop by and see us again soon. More 

DeBary, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The salad bar has good selections, the ribs are very tasty, the pulled pork and pulled chicken is very good, and the fried okra is exceptional.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This really is some awesome BBQ when they do it right. I have had it a few times. Once my ribs were a little dry but usually very good. The atmosphere is not my taste. Too bright, big booths, lots of old ladies with big hair. Ha. Next time I will get takeout.

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Oralndo, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My family and I have tried numerous BBQ restaurants over the years but we all agreed Sonnys is still king! It's hard to believe this little chain restaurant keeps beating out all the other places hands down. The food is always good and tastes great, the portion sizes are satisfying, their salad bar is well stocked, the waitresses are always... More 

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

Thanks for your great review, Donna P! We can't wait to see you again. More 

Charlemont, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

For travelers, consistency is almost as important as great food. Having visited many Sonny`s, we enjoy fine barbeque, always well prepared and efficiently served. I always have pulled pork which is nicely smoky and succulent. Iced tea glasses are topped off without asking and napkins appear before they are needed. Well done, Sonny.

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

Thanks for your great review, ijg1018! We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

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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: 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 - 9:30 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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