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Sonny's BBQ

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33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034-5628 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
305-245-8585
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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a barbecue lover, I must say that Sonny's is one of the best. Lots of food, great barbecue flavor and frenzy wait staff. Highly recommend!

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

We're glad to hear it, Susan G.! We appreciate you stoppin' by and hope to see you again soon! More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't bother going to cracker barrel....(.used to be my favorite but their portions and quality changed). It has amazing BBQ meats. I had the rib lunch special. I also had the smoked turkey. We always get the salad bar. Inexpensive and satisfying.

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

Thanks for stoppin' by, Cynthia P.! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

Caldwell, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the food and prices......Our server was great and helped us on which beaches to go to. My wife also loved the food.

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

Thanks for the love, fivestar32! We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had seen billboards for Sonny's on the drive down the FL peninsula, so we knew this was a chain. Decided to check it out after a trip thru the Everglades NP. VERY good BBQ! I had the all-you-can-eat ribs that were a special and DH had the all-you-can-eat pork and both were excellent. You didn't NEED the sauce, which is... More 

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

Thanks for your great feedback, Idreamof! We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Sonny's and try to eat there when we can since they don't have any in our Fort Lauderdale area anymore. They food is always good if you love Bar B Q the way we do.

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

Thanks for your great feedback, Donna W. We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here two nights in a row to eat dinner and both nights the food was good. Overall restaurant was clean the service was efficient and the quality and value was good. I would recommend the brisket as it was so good the first night I had to go back the second night and get it again. The second refill... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Media at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you had a great visit with us, Justin R.! We appreciate you stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After stopping by on a whim a few trips ago to the Keys, I stopped at Sonny's. Best decision I made. It is no a must stop when driving from the airport on my way down. I tend to stick with two items. The brisket and the ribs. The ribs are smoked perfectly and practically fall off the bone, with... More 

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We're so happy to hear you had a great visit with us, travelxphoto! Thanks for your great feedback and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving at Florida City quite late we looked for a restaurant where find a gluten free dinner. Sonny's was a good choice: the waitress was very helpful in explaining us how they work in cooking (eg. using gloves) and helped us a lot in choosing our meals. Maybe non the best restaurant of the world but it worked for us... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had the all you can eat ribs and pulled pork. This way we could try the different kinds of ribs and both the pulled and sliced pork. It was all really really good and very fairly priced.

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Thank Mikkel L
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We're happy to hear it, Mikkel L.! Thanks for stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

My family wanted to try something and this was literally 5 minutes away. The wings were really good...better than I expected and the salad bar was okay. My only issue was, since they had a lot of pork and limited options for chicken, I wanted smoked turkey. Guess what NO smoked turkey since 7 pm 😩😩😩. It was cool because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034-5628 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida City
  • Phone Number: 305-245-8585
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?