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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

425 N State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
386 328 4655
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Ranked #23 of 55 Restaurants in Palatka
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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Salt Springs, Florida
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213 reviews 213 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have been here before and it was awful. It has improved a lot but not as good as other Sonnys it good but not great If your in the area it's clean and good service

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Hanover, Ontario
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We are from Ontario and had tried the BBQ in Tennessee. We wanted to also try it in Florida. We ordered the sampler platter for about $15.00 which was plenty for the two of us. It included ribs, chicken, pulled pork and pork brisket. You could choose 2 sides. We had the beans and the coleslaw, both of which were... More

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

LeeHanover_Ontario, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our Sonny's Sampler and salad. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again whenever you're in the area! More

Gainesville, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you want your credit card compromised, go here otherwise stay away. Lady claiming to be the manager does not care that they employ a thief and owner is too busy to come to the phone. Our credit card was compromised on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 and a co-worker had their credit card compromised the next day. BEWARE HERE -... More

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

Mary S., Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so sorry that you had an unpleasant experience during your visit. Please let us make it right with you. Send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with any further details, including the location, so that we can address this issue with our team. We would greatly appreciate... More

Pomona Park, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We are never disappointed going to Sonny's. Best pulled pork I've had anywhere. Great baked beans, too. Good, crunchy cole slaw. Not the best ribs I've ever had but they are good.

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

Carole M, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our pulled pork and baked beans. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Green Cove Springs, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Not a whole lot to say. I have always been a fan of Sonny's and think they have some great BBQ given they are a pretty good size chain now. Given that Palatka doesn't have a lot of choices, this is a great place for good food and reasonable prices.

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

Allan S, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you're a fan and great supporter of our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again. More

Spring Hill, Kansas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Let me start by saying I reside in the Kansas City area and travel weekly to Texas. Arguably, either state has some of the best BBQ in the world. The service was excellent at Sonny's. The place is nice. The cole slaw was really yummy as were the mashed potatoes, but the BBQ?? I left most of it on my... More

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

Kansascloud, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're sorry to hear that our BBQ is not to your expectations. If you would like to provide us with any suggestions or comments, we'd love to hear from you. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your ideas so that we can take them into consideration. We... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The food was okay, as was the pricing, but the restaurant seemed dirty. A friend suggested we have lunch there. I wouldn't go back again.

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

Babciu, thank you for the review. We're sorry to hear that we were not up to your expectations. Allow us to help! Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details about your visit, including the location, so that we can address the issues you encountered. We would greatly appreciate your feedback! More

Salt Springs, Florida
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213 reviews 213 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We thought we would try it again Coffee was cold French fries were cold and pork was all fat corn looked awful bit ice tea was good waitress were all in the corner of the room laughing. Poor service

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

Thank you for your review, Ronald E. We're sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Let us help! Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details about your experience so that we can address the issue. We appreciate your feedback. More

Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The new brisket and sausage sandwich. Best sandwich I've ever had At Sonny's. Definitely will order it again.

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Palatka, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I had the combo plate, and it offered a good selection of the menu. The food was well prepared though the chicken was a bit dry for my liking. The ribs were fantastic. Service could have been better, but maybe it was just my server, as i saw other servers running and being attentive... mine: not so much. I'd go... More

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