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“Average food depending on location” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
2210 East Semoran Boulevard, Apopka, FL 32703 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 407-814-8888
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Ranked #35 of 104 Restaurants in Apopka
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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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.
Clermont, Fl. USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Average food depending on location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We go to the Apopka Fl location once a month with a large group. The service is above average for this type of group. the food is usually cold. I have eaten there in small groups and the food is hit and miss but the service always seems to be very good. Other locations are the same way, hit or miss as far as the quality of the food goes.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in Apopka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Part of a chain, this spacious place serves a variety of smoked and wood-fire grilled
entries and sides and has a large salad bar for those who do not want to stuff themselves with succulent baby-back-ribs. pulled pork and other delicacies. Unlike Porkies, which caters to bikers,
this is a very popular family style restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Apopka, Florida
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291 reviews 291 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 112 cities Reviews in 112 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We used to eat at least once a week at Sonny's but they dicontinued serving a baked potato so we don't go as often. Their salad bar is really good and the Apopka Sonny's has an awesome staff.

Visited May 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“We never miss a chance to eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

We visit Florida to see family at least once a year and we never miss a chance to eat at Sonny's at least once on our trip. We love the generous portion sizes and the bbq sauce. Some of the servers are better than others, but I think that you get that anywhere.
If you ever get a chance stop by and get ready to enjoy some awesome bbq!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tangerine, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
“Poor Service Combined with Long Wait and Wrong Order”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Christina took our order but NEVER returned to see if our order was correct (which it wasn't) or to tell us why our order took incredibly long to receive or to offer any refills on drinks or to see if we needed anything else at all. We even flagged down a manager TWICE and only then did she come back with the check. That was the first time she'd stopped by our table since taking our order. Another woman literally plopped the food on the table and immediately left w/o asking us if everything was okay or if we needed anything. Christina passed by our table numerous times but purposely looked away from us and did not stop. She never came to the table after we got our food. She and another server spent enormous amounts of time at a nearby table with other guests (man, woman and two children) while ignoring the rest of us. Our bill was not correct but we didn't correct her b/c it would've taken to long to get her back to our table. Even when we told the manager about her poor service, he didn't ask us what else we needed!!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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