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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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Somerset, Ohio
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I needed dinner and saw this restaurant. Food was good - I got the BBQ ribs. Service was fast and well done. This is simply a nice place to eat.

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Thank fossilprep
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant is popular with locals and the service is very attentive and warm-hearted. Avoid their all-you-can-eat offers nonetheless, 'cause the second serving might not be satisfying or well-done like the first (the ribs in my case).

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Thank Thomas K
Woodbridge, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. The food was really good. The service was terrific. I had the salad bar and beef brisket and it was spot on. My boyfriend had a combo sandwich that he ate and never came up for air!

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

We're glad to hear you had great food and service, Elizabeth! Come back and see us again soon. More 

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

We just found this restaurant on our way to Key West. We stayed a night in Florida City. The food is awesome. Try the baby ribs and the garlic bread. The stuff is very friendly and helpful. We loved this place and enjoyed the food!

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

Thanks for the love! Glad to hear you're a fan of our ribs. See you again soon! More 

Miami
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347 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Big Deal special and you can get it for lunch or dinner. $8.99 for your choice of BBQ sandwich a big drink and a side (fries, potato, max and cheese, beans...) Plenty of food. The salad bar is usually great although it can get messy when there is a rush. Hate that. People can be such slobs,... More 

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

Hey southmiamijill - Thanks for your feedback! Glad to hear you're a fan of our Smoked Wings. Come back soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I love BVQ restaurants abd this one did not disappoint. My children had ribs abd the salad bar and they loved their meals. My husband had the brisket, and although he said it's not the best he's ever had, it was very good. I has an absolutely delicioy salad with pulled chicken. Great restaurant for hungry families,... More 

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Thank tiffanysX9001ZY
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, tiffanysX9001ZY! We hope we'll be seein' you for another visit soon. More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restraunt looked attractive and welcoming from outside and didn't disappoint The food.. Especially the ribs were excellent! So pleased we went in. The staff were welcoming and friendly Recommended.

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Thank Klarissayoung
Tregony, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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

Thanks for the kind words, elliscb45! We look forward to your next visit. More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review, Catherine! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Clearwater, Florida
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?