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Sonny's BBQ

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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7423 South Obt, Orlando, FL 32809 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
407-859-7197
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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
Large groups
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Good food

pork sandwich was great with bbq beans, pork platter was plentiful; Huge drinks. Service friendly and efficient. Very busy on a Sunday night. Too much food to have dessert

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
LAD0306
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Staunton, Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Staunton, Virginia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

pork sandwich was great with bbq beans, pork platter was plentiful; Huge drinks. Service friendly and efficient. Very busy on a Sunday night. Too much food to have dessert

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

Thanks for your feedback, LAD0306. We hope you'll stop by again soon. More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The service outstanding The food outstanding The manager and pit boss went out of his way to make sure I was satisfied Well satisfied does not explain the feel good BBQ I needed a crane to get to car I will be back and I will recommend this place to family and friends

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

Thanks for your great review, Tulmyster. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Williamstown, New Jersey
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Stopped here for lunch and as always we were not disappointed. The food we ordered was cooked perfectly. The ribs were seasoned with a very flavorful house rub. The sliced pork was also very flavorful with a wonderful smoke ring and bark on it. The chicken was VERY moist and flavorful

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Orlando, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Don't get fooled by advertising of Sonny's Pitmaster Showdown Sandwiches. Commercials show huge sandwiches (which is expected) BUT when you order them they are the size of sliders at White Castle Burger Joint! Seriously bait and switch advertising. Not at all recommended-the only thing not bad was the salad bar. Nasty spoons brought to table, waitress told us "they all... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, Linda A. We'd like to address your concerns - please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your contact information and the details from your visit. We appreciate you reaching out to us, and we look forward to hearing more feedback from you. More 

Canton, Ohio
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Excellent food and service - they have the best servers around!!! We visit every time we are in town!!! Thank you!!!

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

Thank you for your feedback, Kelly H! We're so glad to hear you always have excellent food and service during your visits. We appreciate you writing your review, and we cannot wait to see you again! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Best food in Palm coast and best staff as well. Sarah Lemoine is the best waitress. Brianna is as well.

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

It's great to hear Sarah and Brianna took good care of you during your visit, Brettcyr! Thanks for writing your great review. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

So much food there was four of us splitting the dinner for four meal and it was so yummy n cheap come With a big appetite its so good

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

Thanks for writing your review, Kstewart23. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope we'll see you again soon! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great service and fresh food. Always love comming here. It's such a family friendly place, the kids usually choose to eat here over anywhere else.

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

Thank you for your great review, Dockside A! We're glad to hear you and your family love stopping by. We hope we'll be seeing you again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We found this place through Tripadvisor. Its cheap, delicious and theres lots of it. The quality of menu is great, we all had something different, and it was all tasty. The drinks are enourmous and kept getting refilled. Great waitress, very helpful, and very entertaining. A good cheap meal out!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Went with friends visiting Orlando. Competition Ribs was a limited time order and they were delicious; add them full time! Prices are very affordable. Banana Pudding was excellent. Friends enjoyed what they had, chicken, brisket, Babyback ribs. French fries came out not very hot or warm. This seems to be a repeat complaint here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7423 South Obt, Orlando, FL 32809 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407-859-7197

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?