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“Sonny's Sarasota...love the ribs and Sonny's special signature sauces!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q
3926 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
941.364.5833
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Ranked #352 of 851 Restaurants in Sarasota
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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“Sonny's Sarasota...love the ribs and Sonny's special signature sauces!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My son just loves Sonny's! He was 12 the day we discovered it for the first time (heard about how good Sonny's is through friends where we were summer vacationing) almost 2 years ago. Nice casual atmosphere good for families, young, old and everything in-between. He loves the ribs and wide assortment of signature sauces that are on your table. The portions are large and that is perfect for a growing boy...he loves that! The first time we went was on our birthday (he and I share the same birthday) and it was a memorable meal (his Father and sister were there too). We took pictures, laughed and had a good time and most of all had a yummy meal and went away feeling very satisfied if not quite full! Having dessert at Sonny's is usually out of the question I assume as the main meal is more than enough. We will definitely go back on our next vacation...once if not twice...last year we went a couple of times! THUMBS UP to Sonny's...we are big fans!!
GEISH
N.S., CANADA

  • Visited August 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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NEW WINDSOR
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354 reviews 354 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 131 cities Reviews in 131 cities
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
“BBQ is Good, Average, but not outstanding”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

They do offer a VERY GOOD salad bar. The BBQ is at best average. I find the chicken better than the pork or brisket. Again look for Perry for BBQ at the Phillippi Farmers market on Wednesdays

Visited March 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The food is always great and very come as you are. My 2 year old son can be a little boy and I don't have to worry about being asked to leave.

Visited August 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Salad bar, great baked potatoes (not nuked--the real deal), outta this world BBQ, nice atmosphere. Hot food, not a long wait to get your food, many all-you-can-eat deals. 3 kinds of BBQ sauce at the table from sweet to spicy. Nice selection of vegetables. Right on the main road (US 41) just south of Bee Ridge Rd.

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“UUMMMM”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The ribs were good, salad bar could have more to offer. Service was ok. Not on my list to return to soon.

Visited January 2012
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