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Sonny's BBQ

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15800 US Highway 441, Eustis, FL 32726-6500 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 352-589-6888
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:05 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 9:35 pm
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Mt. Dora, FL
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Folks will tell you that the ubiquitous Sonny's BBQ restaurants here in the Southeast are OK - they are where the snowbirds go. But here is a quick warning: STAY AWAY FROM ORDERING A SMOKED TURKEY FOR A HOLIDAY MEAL! That bird we tried to eat tonight was so tough, so bone dry, so full of sinews and ligaments and... More 

Thank DaCheez
Cortez, CO
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in for lunch. We ordered the baby back ribs and chicken. Wrong order came out for the chicken but was quickly corrected. Food is o.k, as is the service. A solid chain restaurant that doesn't try to be best, just consistent. Nothing wrong with that.

Thank MesaCervezaOwner
Tavares, Florida
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We eat here quite often. You can get a half order of baby back ribs at a reasonable price. I can not eat very much, so this is great. The chicken is very good also, and so is the brisket. The baked beans are very good also. Just about everything is good.

Thank Dee827
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

So disappointing. The cook, spent more time chatting with the waitress, than tending the grill. Hard for me to interrupt in order to have a glass of beer. The barbeque was so dry and unflavorful, i just cant imagine how it could be so thoroughly tasteless. I could only manage a few bites. Took the rest home for my dog.

Thank Cappy2200
Eustis, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This Sonny's is consistent with others in the chain. The service is typically friendly and fast. The food quality is good. I feel there are much better local choices for BBQ in the area, but for what they offer, they do it just fine.

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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Great food, the BBQ baby back ribs were amazingly delicious, my husband got brisket he said it was delicious as well. Our waitress wasn't the best but its worth it for the food!

Thank Sammi D
Apopka, Florida
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641 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

The food was great and servicer was Shamika. She was excellent and got our order exactly right. Clean restaurant and I recommend.

Thank thesteevesgroup
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re glad to hear Shamika took great care of you during your last visit, thesteevesgroup. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon! More 

Eustis, Florida
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

The barbecue always tastes super and they have the biggest selection of sauces. Very nice salad bar also. Service is always excellent

Thank Alan L L
Round Rock, Texas
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135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Staff was attentive but the kitchen seemed I'll-prepared for a large group. Brisket was nothing special and slightly tough. I'll pass on this one.

Thank Ken M
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Sonny's was a frequent family place that we always used to visit. Nowadays, we barely go at all. The service are pretty ratchet looking and the chefs-YIKES! You get served quickly and efficiently but the restaurant is okay on the eyes but it's pretty dank in general. The 'new' corn muffins does not even begin to compete with the old... More 

Thank Mackenzie2003
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you feel this way, Mackenzie2003. Can you send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with these details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can help? More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
10:45 am - 9:05 pm
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15800 US Highway 441, Eustis, FL 32726-6500 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Eustis
  • Phone Number: +1 352-589-6888
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?