We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Barbecue, Family Fare
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2900 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL 32780
321-385-2665
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today...
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.
read more
Good for:
Families with children
Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 218 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and great service! Yummm!!!

Great food and great service.. I love this place!!!! I come here all the time and keep coming back for more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Danij4760
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
Add Photo Write a Review

218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food and great service.. I love this place!!!! I come here all the time and keep coming back for more

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is awesome and very homey. You are usually always served within 10 minutes of sitting down and the food is always awesome. I always get the brisket with salad bar. Great place to bring the family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The food is out of this world good great place for romantic dinner or family time the food is awesome the set ice great five star for sure

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Always great service and great food! ! Always great service and great food! Always great service and great food!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I can't believe this is the number one restaurant in Titusville...cold bread, so so service, pork that was so dry the sweetest sauce could hardly save it. This is a chain and it is run like a chain. Nothing about it is friendly or homely. It leaves you feeling bloated and upset. Try a restaurant that isn't so profit driven.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit, Matt B. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your contact information and the details from your experience, including the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more from you. More 

Florida and Maine
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great service, food and great value.one of our favorite places to go whenever we have a craving for good salads and bbq.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, PatFloridaMaine. We hope we'll see you for another visit soon! More 

Titusville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love sandwiches with BBQ pork and beef. The sides are terrific - lots of choices and all well done. The atmosphere is homey, and the service is good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, Al K! We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Miami Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We tried the new sandwiches, the Bomb & Lucille....they were awesome!!! If you haven't tried them yet, get to Sonnys!

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Glad to hear you liked 'em, SheilaDBlau. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Wassenberg, Germany
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Sometimes I think we travel to Florida just so we can eat at Sonny's. It is just about the only restaurant where I have problem picking out what I want to eat because I want it all! I cannot recommend these restaurants highly enough!

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review sbtick! We hope we'll be seein' you again soon! More 

Baldwin, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have traveled extensively in the South and enjoyed many outstanding BBQ restaurants. This one ranks in the middle of the pack. The BBQ is good, but not great, and the price is high for what you get. I spent $28 for a brisket beef dinner, which was a small portion of BBQ brisket, cole slaw, beans and two pieces... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Mike B. We'd like to hear more about how we can help make your next visit better - please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your contact information and the details from your experience, including the location you were at. More 

Travelers who viewed Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q also viewed

Titusville, Brevard County
Titusville, Brevard County
 
Titusville, Brevard County
Titusville, Brevard County
 

Been to Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2900 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL 32780
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Titusville
  • Phone Number: 321-385-2665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?