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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 #113 of 658 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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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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213 reviews 213 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
1 review
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

Ocala, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I love Sonny's BBQ and expected the usual great food that I have had at other locations. This was awful. I was in a hurry to get back on the road, otherwise I would have sent this meal back. My pulled pork sandwich was a (literal) scoop of mush meat, like frozen grocery store BBQ, that nowhere covered the bun.... More

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

Anne J, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent experience with us. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details about your visit, including the location, so that we can address the issues you had encountered. We would greatly appreciate your feedback. More

Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This place is a MUST stop for me when driving through Tallahassee. They have authentic BBQ Brisket Sandwich and dinners with baked sweet potato (so good and healthy).

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

Cesar291, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you're a fan of our BBQ Brisket Sandwich. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. More

Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Every time I've dined at Sonny's and have ordered the all you can eat ribs, I left very disappointed. The first serving of ribs were satisfying, however the second request for a additional order was a big disappointment. I should have sent them back. All rib pieces were dry and over cooked. Who ever is sending the food out on... More

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

Firepro1, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that your ribs were dry and not up to expectations. Let us help! Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with details about your order, including the location you visited, so that we can address the issues you had encountered. We would greatly appreciate your feedback. More

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