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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 #24 of 54 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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Hanover, Ontario
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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17 reviews 17 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
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 reviews 13 reviews
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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Valrico, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

After an unexplained delay (waiting a while for what seemed like a shift change in the"drive-thru" line of an empty restaurant at 3 in the afternoon) I ordered a simple sandwich from the big deal menu with french fries. The turkey was luke warm. I recieved no napkins, no ketchup, no salt/pepper, & no smile. Will not return.

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

@Tyanne C, we are sorry to hear about your experience at our drive-thru. Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com so that we can better address the issues you encountered. We hope you can give us another chance. More

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