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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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Today
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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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
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    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
Delicious bbq!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
PamelaEBarker
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Deltona, Florida
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 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
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Additional Information about Sonny's BBQ

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)
Phone Number: 386-775-9900
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Orange City
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?