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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Quick Lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
John M
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Wyoming, Michigan
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Burnt Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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Redford, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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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Deltona, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I went for lunch on Saturday and decided to have the salad bar and soup. The server, Madison was friendly and attentive. She made sure I had everything I needed and since I told her that I wanted to take 2 dinners home, she took my order and told me to let her know when I was ready for them.... More 

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

We’re glad to hear Madison took good care of you during your last visit, Phonecia. We appreciate you takin' the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

It was Mother's day weekend so I decided to treat my mom to some bbq, glad I did! Our server was very nice and the wait wasn't long at all. I had delicious ribs, my are their sauces great!

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your review, PamelaEBarker. We're glad to hear you enjoyed spendin' Mother's Day with us, and we hope to see you again real soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I've been too many Sonny's BBQ restaurants, and this location is one of the best in regards to food and service! The chicken, salad, garlic bread, sweet potato, and fried okra were all cooked properly and was fresh. Our waitress was very attentive and accurate! No complaints today. We came for dinner on a Wednesday evening. Four people were in... More 

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

Thank you for your great review, Sarah P! We’re glad to hear you enjoy visitin' us, and we can’t wait to see you again soon. More 

DeBary, Florida
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 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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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, cdh13. 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, 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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