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Sonny’s BBQ

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American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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7055 S. Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822
407-992-8818
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10:45 am - 9:35 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:05 pm
Dining options: 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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't miss the salad bar!

The BBQ was very good and not to discredit it, but the salad bar was just as good. It sits in the back of the restaurant and could easily be missed. Don't! It had plenty of pasta and vegetable salads that were a nice side to the BBQ. I would definitely come back if I were in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
chrissB9996MD
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Auburn, Indiana
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  • Families with children
  • Takeout
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Auburn, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The BBQ was very good and not to discredit it, but the salad bar was just as good. It sits in the back of the restaurant and could easily be missed. Don't! It had plenty of pasta and vegetable salads that were a nice side to the BBQ. I would definitely come back if I were in the area.

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My friend and I went there for lunch on a Sunday the service we got I thought was going to be very nice as she started out explaining things to us, but from there it went downhill as if she had spent too much time with us explaining things to us. The poor lady does not know the difference in... More 

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

Sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, Sandra K. We'd like to make things better - please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your contact information and the details from your experience. We appreciate your feedback, and we want to make sure you have better visits in the future. More 

Syracuse, New York
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171 reviews 171 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We recently ate lunch here before heading to the airport for our return flight home. Prices were extremely reasonable, portions were generous and the food and service excellent. The coleslaw was fabulous, as were the green beans. Sometimes sides are an after thought and very often coleslaw is nothing more than a bag of shredded cabbage swimming in tasteless mayonnaise,... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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314 reviews 314 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
878 helpful votes 878 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had never visited this location but it was convenient to the airport and our flight arrived just around lunch time. As with all the Sonny's locations we have tried, this one was not disappointing, We all have our favorite menu items such as sliced pork, chicken and ribs and all were very good. We always like the fries even... More 

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

We appreciate your great review, coastermeister! We're glad to hear you enjoy your visits with us, and we hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

They had a great little deal going on for Valentines. It was for a plate of ribs for two, with three sides and bread. Might not sound like a lot of food, but we were stuffed! And it didn't break the bank! We don't go to Sonnys a lot anymore, as over the past few years they have made some... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, TracyNCliff. We're glad you enjoyed our Valentine's Day Special, and we hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Louisville, Kentucky, EEUU
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Tasty BBQ at reasonable price. Beverages not overpriced. Walking distance to area hotels. Good service.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Had takeout from here and brought it back to my hotel. Restaurant appeared to be very clean, and the service at the takeout window was fast and friendly. Ordered some wings which were excellent, as was the brisket sandwich I had. Baked beans were ok but not remarkable. Portion sizes are big. Would definitely go back.

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your takeout experience with us, mphopkins99. Thanks for writing your review. We can't wait to see you again! More 

Cairns, Australia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Earlier we got take out for the first time at this Sonny's and it was good. One month later on our last night before flying out to Colorado (and then heading back to Oz) we went for a meal and yep it was good again. Service was fast, friendly and great to our kids. We would be happy to return... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, AJG35. We're so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your visits, and we hope we'll see you again. More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The girl at the carry out window told me this was one of the best Sonny's. She wasn't lying. Food was delicious, just what I needed after a day of traveling. Will probably order again before leaving

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you had delicious food after your long day of traveling, samnc3! Thanks for writing your great review. We can't wait to see you again! More 

Jacksonville, FL
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our boys love to eat at Sonny's, and we ate after landing at the Orlando airport, as it's very close by and we were starving. It was Christmas Eve and our waitress was sweet and happy as she could be; which was shocking since she was working on a holiday. LOVE THAT. The food is always consistently good.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, DHancock. We're glad to hear you always have consistently good food and that you were well taken care of during your holiday visit. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7055 S. Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407-992-8818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches

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
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 10:05 pm
Saturday
10:45 am - 10:05 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?