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“Hit or miss” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q
2551 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 871-6077
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Ranked #676 of 2,001 Restaurants in Tampa
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.
Largo, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Hit or miss”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I have had many meals here. The service is generally good. The food while good, is not always great portions. I ordered the sliced brisket sandwich and only got three slices on brisket. The taste however is really good.

Visited January 2013
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Naples, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great service good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Server was great also was hostess, and cashier. Did it all with great attitude and efficiency. Food was good and price was fair. Overall a good meal and price, with great service. ***Tip: went there before a Bucs game and its walking distance from stadium. They will let you leave your car there. FREE PARKING FOR GAMES

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Cayman
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181 reviews 181 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“The best ribs in town...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

If you like BBQ ribs, look no farther, check Sonny's in Tampa, I seen two locations, Great food, excelent service for sure and the price, very low. A perfect combination.

Visited October 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
“Excellent Value for Money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile


For the past several years, I have returned to this Sonny’s location every time I go spend a weekend Tampa. That is, every time that American Airlines runs a super sale for a Miami – Tampa around $50 each way with complimentary upgrade to First class…

My last visit there goes back to July 3, 2011 (I now find it more profitable to fly to Los Angeles for $300 RT rather than to Tampa for $100…) and I had a very good smoked turkey platter plus baked beans & French fries together with 2 very good garlic toasts for $7.49 (minus 10% senior discount). I added a draft domestic beer for $2.59 and I paid a total of $10 with tax, plus $1.50 tip.

Good food, good service, low price. This is what I call an OUTSTANDING VALUE FOR MONEY!

They are located almost at the intersection of Dale Mabry and Columbus and they have a free parking if you have a car. If not, bus 36, which you can take at the door of my usual Quality Inn on South Dale Mabry, will drop you there.

A couple of blocks from this great place, on Columbus (around the corner on your right), you will find a Cuban restaurant where you can have a good espresso for under $1.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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