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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

310 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8917 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
407-482-9871
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Ranked #1,634 of 3,117 Restaurants in Orlando
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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Orlando, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have visited this restaurant before and been satisfied with everything but the ribs. So we went again and this time the service was terrible. As we entered there was a sign which asked us to wait to be seated. And wait we did. It took forever for the hostess to show up and then it was to tell us... More

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

Patricia H, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're sorry to hear that your service was not exceptional. Please allow us to help! Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with details about your visit, including the location, so that we can address the issues with management. We really appreciate your feedback. More

Orlando, Florida
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428 reviews 428 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I recently stopped in at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q for two Beef Brisket Big Deals! I had mine chopped, thinking back on the juicy, darkly-smoked, “burnt ends” that we had on our first visit; and, my wife chose sliced brisket. Unfortunately, both were incredibly lean, with no fat, or smoke ring. The meat was flavorful; and, full of smoke; but,... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went to the Sonny's on South Orange Blossom Trail. Spotlessly clean if basic restaurant. The staff and service were friendly and welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the pulled pork sandwich and competition winning ribs. They were both served hot and plentiful - but not too much so that it puts you off before you start! Full of... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We recently stopped in at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q for our favorite, the Chopped Brisket Big Deal! However, I was sidetracked by the Showdown Ribs; and, was determined to try them. My wife had her requisite sweet tea, with her big deal; but, I opted for an outstanding Watermelon Lemonade. The drink itself was worth the visit, being flavorful and... More

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

Acecafe911, thank you for taking the time to write your review based on your recent experience with us. We're glad to hear that Watermelon Lemonade was was flavorful. Thanks for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again soon! More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is the first and hopefully last time I will ever have to write a bad review.  I wish there was a zero start. We ordered the Family Feast which came with ribs,  chicken,  pulled chicken, Mac & cheese, fries, corn on the cob, garlic bread and a muffin.  The chicken was chewy and the ribs seemed to be old.... More

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

Tameka M, we're so sorry to hear that your family grew ill after dining with us. Please let us help! Send us an email ASAP with these details, including the location you visited, so that we can further investigate this issue. Your feedback is important and would be greatly appreciated. More

So Cal
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I tried Sonny's BBQ restaurant on our trip over July 4th to Orlando. The atmosphere was nice but the beef brisket was undercooked in my opinion. I don't think I would go back there unless I had to find a place close to where I was staying and there was not anything else available. The food at Sea World's BBQ... More

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

WorldTravelerSoCal, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that your brisket seemed undercooked and not up to expectations. Please let us help! Send us an email with this information, including the location, so that we can further look into what happened and address this with our culinary team. We would greatly appreciate your feedback and hope that you... More

Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I hadn't been to Sonny's in years. Perhaps the last time we ate here was in 2004 when we were moving to our new home and stopped in here. Ten years ago I would have rated it excellent. A lot happens in ten years. Your hair gets gray, you start slowing down, you realize everything is speeding by and you... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good corporate BBQ. Loo for specials in the mailers and with their on-line club. Service has been very good the last couple times I've gone there.

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

Victorucf, thank you for the great 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

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I eat here regularly. Place is clean and food is fantastic big fan of chicken and ribs. The fries are incredible and addictive.

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

Jamesdep45, thanks for the review! We appreciate all of our fans but especially our loyals. Thanks for coming in regularly and enjoying our great BBQ. We hope to see you again soon. More

Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
428 reviews 428 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We recently received a coupon for buy-one get-one on any Big Deal; and, decided it was time for another try... The Big Deal comes with the sandwich, one side; and, one drink. For about $8, it's better than fast food; and, cheaper than other sit-downs. My wife and I both opted for the Chopped Brisket, which was tasty, moist; and,... More

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

Acecafe911, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed our Chopped Brisket. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

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