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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

1024 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL 32763-8467 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
386-775-9900
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Ranked #12 of 77 restaurants in Orange City
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
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Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I'm 60 yrs old and this is the kind of place and kind of food we old fools remember having before restaurants turned plastic. That's the best compliment I can pay: real food, slow cooked flavor, great prices, and wait staff who know their product and actually seem to care about serving the customers. This place is the real deal.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

TooSlim55, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you're a fan of our BBQ and have enjoyed it for many years. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit with us! More

Deltona, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I stopped by for supper,and noticed the improvements as soon as you walked in. A nice open area with bar and place to put your take out orders in. We were seated within one munite, our server took our drinks and meal order within 3minutes. This was after she checked on us after one minute. I had... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

oda5432000, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ and service. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

first of all I am an old man and been to a lot of restaurants---recently reacquainted with sonny's. this one is not local for me but was on the road and stopped. Saw a lot fo smiley staff, good attitudes. got Patty as waitress---WOW! over 50 years had a lot of wait staffs ---she was near the top if not... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

KCBaby255, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us, especially when Patty provided such great service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I love coming to this Sonny's. Seems like I'm here once every couple months. I love their smoked turkey big deal. Two pieces of garlic bread, some smoked turkey and a side for 7.99. For my side I love their baked beans. Best in the business. The restaurant has been recently updated with a bar in the front portion. I... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Ricky J, thanks for the 5 star review! We're happy to hear that you're a fan who loves our BBQ and generous portions. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Deltona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great Food, Great Service, and a wide variety of beverages are always available at Sonny's!! They have been around since 1968 and everything they do just gets better and better! They have many imitators but there is ONLY ONE Sonny's Real Pit BBQ! You may come across some franchisees of Sonny's but their commitment is the same as the Corporate... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Michael G, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ and service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were a large group and ordered a variety of dishes! The ribs were very good as was the chicken, pork and brisket. Soup and salad bar was outstanding for a BBQ joint and the portions were more than many of us could eat. The iced tea was huge and our server was outstanding. They did have a bit of... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Ideeisme, thanks for the great review. We're so happy to hear we were able to sit all of your party together so you could all have a great Sonny's dining experience. We're glad you enjoyed our delicious BBQ and service. We hope to see you all again soon. More

Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you want consistantly good BBQ, this is the place to go. Never had a bad meal there. And their take out is very good too.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

670jimg, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you're a fan of our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Urbana, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

After a stressful trip, we stopped in for a beer. We decided to split a rib meal. The portion was so huge that we both ate our fill and had left over food to pack up and take away. The ribs were big and the sauce was great. I loved the baked beans and the corn bread. $14.95 for a... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Nancy M, thank you for the great 5 star review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our rib meal. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again on your next trip! More

DeBary, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The food isn't even average. The portions are small and the service is so-so. The menus were sticky - gross! And the atmosphere was typical "off-the-interstate" kind of restaurant. Won't go back.

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I go back to this restaurant because my grand son likes it. The BBQ does not get my attention. The service is usually fine. I would take this restaurant ANY DAY over Bob Evans right up the road.

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