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Sonny's BBQ

1500 E Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711-5125
+1 352-243-6422
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“pork” (6 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1500 E Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711-5125
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

I will not give 5 stars to this location for two reasons. First, seems that even that the restaurant is empty they don't have plenty of staff, we always visit once a month and have to wait at least 10-15 min before being seated. Second:...More

Thank HopeMalachi
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Is the better Bar-B-Q ? Well, there is the whole mustard vs tomato vs vinegar based sauce debate. But Sonny's delivers on good food that taste good. The service is always and has always been solid (which makes me wonder why other places have challenges...More

Thank Ronald F
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

Thanks for the kind words, Ronald! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon.

Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a big rib person so I was hesitant about going since I've been to all of the rib places in NJ - boy what a surprise! It was delicious and the service was exceptional. I can't wait to go there again. The different...More

Thank Pilatescrazy19
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thanks for the kind words, Pilatescrazy19! We're glad to hear you're such a fan of our ribs. See you again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2016

Love the all you can eat ribs, but sometimes they are very good and sometimes they aren't as tender as they could be. The service is good and usually quick. I will continue to return for good barbecue.

Thank pegforeveryoung
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Friendly servers, fast service of food, clean restaurant. I like going here, food is exactly what I expect and the atmosphere is cheerful.

Thank jlarteta66
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

They knew we were a party of sixteen. We arrived at 6:20 pm everyone in the party was there by 6:45 and we ordered. Then the wait began, at 7:20 we were told the food was coming. At 7:40 we were told the food was...More

Thank ScottBrinkley
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

When we moved to Clermont we were excited to see a Sonny's. It didn't take long to find out how bad it is! The food is lukewarm or cold when served. They have been out of turkey for months! Staff are rude, indifferent at best....More

Thank travelgrlFlorida
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Temperature running over 90 degrees, heat steaming off the pavement but an intense desire for BBQ was in my palate. Stopped at an old favorite, Sonny's BBQ, for lunch. Ordered their large iced tea and a pork plate with beans and fries. Cornbread was added...More

Thank McMullenLarry
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2016

Thanks for stoppin' by, McMullenLarry! We appreciate your great feedback and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Good bbq that won't break your wallet. Endless chicken and ribs are the way to go! Everything was cooked correctly and the wait staff was friendly

Thank Stevie H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2016

We're happy to hear it, Stevie H.! Thanks for your great feedback. We hope to see you again soon for another visit!

Reviewed June 22, 2016

My fault for stopping at this place again! Dried up pork ribs and sliced beef. It's hard to beleave they would serve such over cooked food. I tried 3 times to call the store tonight to resolve, however the public number listed goes straight to...More

1  Thank MAT939
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2016

We're sorry to hear this, MAT939. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with these details, the location you visited, and your contact information so we can help. We appreciate your feedback and we'd like to make things right.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 E Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711-5125
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Clermont
  • Phone Number: +1 352-243-6422
  • E-mail
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.
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