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7055 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822
407-992-8818
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Today
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: 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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet

This place wasn't over crowded and you didn't feel rushed to eat and get out. The staff was friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
dtrenc
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  • Families with children
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place wasn't over crowded and you didn't feel rushed to eat and get out. The staff was friendly.

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Orlando, Florida
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I had a ball from the moment we met Jordan at the front door.( he thinks I'm funny. that beats nuts like some folks think)then we ordered the all you can eat ribs from Tiffany and then we couldn't eat but one serving so they were kind enough to correct our bill.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I eat here every time I'm in town for business. The food is plentiful, cheap, and arrives fast. Exactly what I need after a flight. And the sweet tea is a MUST. I consume far too much.

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Orlando, Florida
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beans, garlic bread, and fries delicious. Chicken breast slightly under-cooked, but great smokey flavor. St. Louis ribs tough. Out of sliced brisket. Chopped brisket all, I mean all fat. Very nice venue, very helpful manager and wonderful waiter.

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

Thanks for the review, Kimham11. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you'll come see us again real soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We arrived early afternoon and got seated right away. The food was very good; the service was too. The whole family gave it the "Thumbs Up".

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us, Clay S. We hope to see you again real soon! More 

Lakeland, Florida
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Was a typical Sonny's BBQ restaurant. It was kind of busy the night we ate there, but we didn't have to wait long to get a table. Service was decent. The food was pretty good.

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

Thanks for your feedback, straw71! We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your feedback, and hope to see you again real soon. More 

Eustis, Florida
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My family dined at this location and arrived at approximately 630 pm. There seemed to be a lot of confusion with the drink orders (5 sweet teas, 3 unsweet teas). When the drinks arrived, there were only 5 drinks brought to the table. There weren't enough appetizer plates and silverware brought to the table. The time between ordering drinks/appetizers and... More 

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

We’re sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with us, TDGM77. Let us help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details from your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you’ll give us another chance soon! More 

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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was in a nearby hotel on a business trip and picked Sonny's because it was close and the desk clerk gave it the thumbs up. I have eaten in some really great BBQ places and a few bad ones so I know it is always a gamble. Sonny's was good (not fantastic), and better than I would expect in... More 

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

We're glad to hear you were taken care of while visitin' us, NoScreenName1960! We look forward to havin' you back. More 

Delton, Michigan
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Not bad for a BBQ restaurant. Food was ok but not great I was disappointed in my brisket. Betty's ribs were good but not great.

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

We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your feedback, Herschel M. We hope you'll come see us again soon! More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Excellent BBQ Ribs. Corn Bread and fries were fresh excellent care from the Manager, very attentive waiters. They deserve 5 stars and more.

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

Thanks for the kind words, Lesi O. Come see us again real soon! More 

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Additional Information about Sonny's BBQ

Address: 7055 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822
Phone Number: 407-992-8818
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7055 South 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, 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
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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