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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

2707 N Monroe St, I-10 Exit 199, Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 385-2167
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Ranked #135 of 660 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Norman, Oklahoma
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316 reviews 316 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The lunch specials are a bit smaller,but they are cheaper than the other options.  The salad bar is ok.  Service was ok,not the best we have had.  Prices are a bit high, but probably comparable to other similar to other restaurants this area.  BBQ sauce was a wrong for our stomachs although we liked it.  The corn bread and sweet... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We used to love coming to this location but clearly new management has made some changes. We have run into our old servers out at other restaurants and clearly the changes are not working in Sonnys favor. In the past year the food and service quality has gone south. Might as well go to a fast food joint.

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

Jermey H, thank you for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent experience with us. 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 you had encountered. We would greatly appreciate your feedback. More

Paris, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I love the way all types of BBQ sauce is available already at each table. It was nice to try the varieties. I had the bbq chicken salad and it was good. I would have liked shredded chicken instead of sliced but maybe that's just me. The food orders are huge and we left with enough food for another meal!... More

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Tampa, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had the sweet and Smokey pork ribs, slaw and bar-b-q beans. The food was fresh and arrived just a few short minutes after I placed my order. The ribs and beans were served hot and slaw was very cool. Each tasted great. I drank diet-coke which was served in a very large cup. The soda mix was very good... More

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Orlando, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a party of 30 descend on them with very little notice. They sat us in a reasonable amount of time and took care of our group wonderfully. Our beverages were kept full, the food came out hot and the bills were correct in the end. Great experience!

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Clearwater, Florida
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131 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and had a very good meal. We had a combination plate to sample different things and they were all good. We tried all the sauces and really liked them. I think this is a good place to go for BBQ and the price won't kill you.

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Tallahassee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

The Sonnys on Timberlane is the Worst ! Their chicken was at least a day old, dry, threw it away! Either they need the money so bad that they serve bad food or they don't care!

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New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We ordered their 4 meat combo + 2 sides for only $13.49, an excellent value! The brisket is among the best we ever have. The pull pork was very good too but the rib was not quite falls off the bone as advertised although it still tasted good. The chicken seemed a bit dry on the surface, but after the... More

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

MojaveMaxNewYork, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed our BBQ! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you all again soon! More

Birmingham, AL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband & I both had $6.99 barbecue plates. His included a drink, sandwich & fries. Mine was bread, meat & 2 sides. Then came the shocker: a 25% discount for seniors. Our bill was $11.43. The choice of barbecue sauces is excellent, their barbecue is fab, & their mac 'n' cheese is the best I've ever tasted.

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

Judy19, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Please don't eat at Sonny's BBQ I worked there if you seen the food they way they prepared it it will make you sick to your stomach. I have seen the workers drop food in the kitchen and picked it backed up and used it. that is uncalled for. The kitchen is so nasty its FILTHY. And i called the... More

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

Jim W, thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention. We do not agree with the behaviors you have mentioned and agree that it is not ok. Please email us ASAP with this information, including the location, so that we can bring it to the attention of our corporate staff. We would appreciate your feedback. More

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