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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

6606 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, FL 33542-2510 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
813-782-4272
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Ranked #5 of 75 restaurants in Zephyrhills
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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Eastpoint, Florida
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The new building is much bigger, full bar and nicely laid out. Thoroughly enjoyed our Redneck Egg Rolls and Full Slab of baby back ribs. Great service as usual at most any Sonnys!

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped in at Sonny's for lunch Sunday after a long, hot day of riding. The server was quick with bringing out a much needed glass of sweet iced tea, Sonny's has the best tea! We had the BBQ chicken and turkey platter, it was good as usual. It took only 10 minutes after our order was placed for our... More

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

Kathy R, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you're fan of our BBQ and try to visit as frequent as possible. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit! More

Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very good food and service. Arrived later on in the evening half an hour before closing but weren't treated any differently or rushed.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love the food... and the price. You can find some great smoked meals here. I also like the Salad Bar, Drink glasses are huge...no worry's on refills either.

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

MLeonard50, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoy our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Zephyrhills, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

As a former road warrior I can tell you that whenever possible I would eat at Sonny's in my travels as the food was always good with no exception. The Sonny's in Zephyrhills (my home town) is no exception. Good management.

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

Rvdixie, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that your BBQ favorites have been consistent throughout the years. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Boston, MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I came here for lunch and had an excellent pulled pork and ribs. The sauces were amazing. The sweet/hot sauce was the best of the lot.

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

Fsckit, thank you for the great 5 star review! We're glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed our pulled pork and ribs for lunch. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you both again soon. More

Zephyrhills, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Sonny's In Z-Hills was great back in 2005-06 after the rebuild, remodel it seems to have gone down hill .. The ribs, Chicken,Brisket and sliced Pork have been Dry the last few visits ... Being a fan of the low and slow...and a pitmaster myself ... I used to look forward to eating at Sonny's at least once a week... More

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

Hey Larry S, thanks for taking the time to write that review. We are sorry to hear you feel that way about your recent visits to Sonny's. If you would like to reach out to us, please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with more details and the location so we can address the problems. We hope you can give us another... More

Zephyrhills, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Pork BBQ is out of this world. Tender and jucy. The ribs are also the best around. Clean restaurant, great food and great service

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Brandon, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This Sonny's overcharged me on my order in the amount of $10.00 which I did not realize until after leaving the restaurant. For 3 months I have been trying to get them to refund the overcharge. They acknowledged the overcharge and blamed it on a new employee not knowing what she was doing - poor training I surmise. They said... More

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

As an update to your review, Cheryl - we want to note that we looked into what happened and provided you with a $10 gift card. And then when hearing from you the gift card might have not been functioning properly, we sent you a check for $10. We're sorry to hear this happened to you, and assure you it... More

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

When visiting family in the area we always make a special trip to visit Sonny's. Good atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. You won't walk away hungry here. I'm not a huge fan of BBQ, but there are enough alternative options on the menu. BBQ is very good and the portions are great. I had a Dixon Burger and it... More

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