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“For Sonny's BBQ Lovers ... You'll Not Be Disappointed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
1515 Dunlawton Avenue, Near the Intersection of Dunlawton Avenue and City Center Parkway, Port Orange, FL 32129 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
386-492-8820
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Ranked #79 of 142 Restaurants in Port Orange
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.
Palm Coast, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“For Sonny's BBQ Lovers ... You'll Not Be Disappointed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Long-lived Sonny's BBQ lovers can expect the same quality, menu offerings and flavor they've gotten accustomed to. Fast, attentive, friendly and accommodating service.

Visited January 2013
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Port Orange, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“The best bar-b-q in town.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

They closed several Sonny's around here and I'm glad this one stayed open. We don't eat bar-b-q often, but when we get a hankering, this is where we go. The restaurant is always exceptionally clean, the staff very friendly and the food consistently good.

Visited June 2012
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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153 reviews 153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“All you can eat RIBS! Yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I love Sonny's BBQ, especially the ribs and salad bar!
Wish they had these in SC! I usually start eating at the first one I see in Georgia, at the beginning of my stay and continue eating throughout Florida! Great food, affordable, clean, great service!

Visited September 2012
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Glendale, Arizona
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260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
“The class of Port Orange BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

In Florida the best Bar-B-Q shops seem to be cafeteria style with picnic tables, plastic silverware, no service and no plates (just pile the meat on a paper towel on a tray). Sonny's is an exception to this rule, it's a real restaurant with real waitresses and real service. Their meats and sauces are very good. They have a very good salad bar which I order every time because you can add a full serving of the meat of your choice for a couple bucks more. The waitress might not mention it but the salad bar includes their Brunswick stew, a must have, which is your's for the asking. Ask for it.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lake City FL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Good service and great food! This time my ribs were good. The french fries were a little cold but they're great about replacing them with hot ones. The only setback was that the air conditioning was not working and it was hot and stuffy. Some people walked in and left right away. Still, it was overall a good experience!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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