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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

4731 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606
352-597-3322
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Ranked #8 of 159 Restaurants in Spring Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
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.
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Detroit, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great prices and nice portion sizes. Service was good too - the only drawback was the atmosphere. Somewhat diner-like with booths...not what I'd expect for a BBQ place. Also, closes too early, and there's not many late night options around.

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FLORIDA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great menu choices.....food is always good and prices are quite fair for the amount of food you get. The service has always been prompt and food is delivered within 5 to 10 minutes. The turkey platter or sandwich is what we almost always order.

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Vine Grove, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Wife and I ate there while visiting Florida. Mike, our server, was a joy; fast and efficient. The food was great. Mom had the baby back ribs, and I had the rib sampler, with baby back and hand rubbed ribs. They were both good, but I lived the hand rubbed. The beans were good and the macaroni and cheese was... More 

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Port Charlotte
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you like barbeque, you'll love Sonny's. The portions are ample, cooked to perfection, and the sides are plentiful to choose from. The staff is friendly and helpful, and check back often. There are 5 different barbeque sauces on each table to make choosing your favorite easy. The napkins are large, and hand towelettes are provided. Senior Citizens get a... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I was visiting my parents in Spring Hill and my mother is a great cook. My mother was going to cook while I was there, but I told her I must go to Sonny's. I got the all you can eat ribs and after you have the ribs you can have whatever meat you want after that. The ribs were... More 

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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We love the salad bar. Have passed by this place several times and just never stopped there until a couple months ago. We now go once a week primarily because of the salad bar and the variety of fresh items offered . Before we frequented another restaurant (chain) because of their salad bar, but to us no comparison.. My wife... More 

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

We're glad you decided to stop by, too, MikeKat! Thanks for writing your review. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Have eaten here many times with friends and family,never disappointed. Great baby back and great pork ribs,my favorite place to go for barbecue.Beans,coleslaw,fries,all are good. Nice salad bar,large drinks

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, a1airboat. Thanks for writing your review. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The restaurant is clean with a nice atmosphere. Staff is friendly and attentive. The food is excellent and the prices are fair.

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

Thanks for your feedback, G6970GPgeorgenb. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can't wait to see you again! More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Real Good BBQ at a great price, pleanty to eat and the chicken was really good. The sauces make it easy to add that extra zing that you may like and range from sweet to extra hot. The service was fast and very friendly with a down home feel. Very nice evening.

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

Thank you for your great review, RPICON2014. We're glad to hear you had a nice evening with us, and we hope we'll be seeing you again soon! More 

Coralville, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Pretty good bbq. A little pricey but a lot of quantity. Enjoyed the ribs and the pulled pork, The service was great. They gave us sweet tea to go.

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

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

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Additional Information about Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

Address: 4731 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606
Phone Number: 352-597-3322
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Spring Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches

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