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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tregony, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had two meals here and the kids loved it. A great American experience. Value for money and great service. Very meat orientated menu.

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Thank elliscb45
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit once every few months. The food is consistent and tasty . The ladies in the drive thru are pleasant and the wait is minimal.

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Thank Catherine M
Homestead, Florida
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bbq sampler was not BBQ at all. It was meat that had been covered in dry rub and baked. There was no smoke flavor whatsoever. They split the chicken leg with a cleaver; thank you for the bone shards in my food. The ribs had been par-boiled (or over steamed). The fries were cold. The baked beans were passable... More 

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, Seth. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us! More 

miami
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to this Sonny's in Florida City Fl since they opened 10 years ago. I eat here and take out at least once a week. The staff is very friendly and efficient. My favorite is the rubbed ribs and chicken wing dinner. Delicious. I love it all as so does my Family since we do eat here... More 

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Thank maria u
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great BBQ food at an affordable price. They also have salad bar. Plenty of tables booth stile. Not a long waiting.

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Thank Maria A
Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing... The food was greasy but the staff was pleasant. The BBQ beans were pretty good; the sliced pork was tasteless; theb corn nuggets are pictured with powdered sugar sprinkled on them but they are not serve that way. My hubby was really disappointed about that!

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Thank Rebecca A
Tequesta, Florida
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service and typical food you would expect from Sonny's. Pulled pork was a little dry, but the 5 bottles of barbecue sauce fixed that.

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Thank DiaDave
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love giving good reviews, but can't at this establishment. Food in the past had been great: barbecue pork sandwich and beans were great. This last time the food was mediocre. Beans were so bad. I asked the waiter if I could get fries instead which she exchanged. These were good, but when I asked why the beans taste like... More 

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Thank Janie624
Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quick service was great and all the BBQ and salad bar eats were yummy. Definetly surprised at how good the food was for a great price.

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Thank Kelly W
Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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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
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?