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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)
+1 305-245-8585
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Elsinore, Denmark
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standard resturant which can be found everywhere. Outback. Logan og Longhorn is just better. The BBQ ribs were good, the saladbar not very appealing. You can get better and cheaper food in Florida City

Thank jkanters
chicopee MA
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were waiting for the Honda dealer to work on our car and went over for a bite to eat. We had been there before a year before but didn't find it memorable either good or bad. This time we got a 1/4 chicken with pulled pork, a side and cornbread. It was all very moist and not over cooked.... More 

Thank sellitall
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Sellitall thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback about Barbra along to our team. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Mississauga, Canada
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wife and I were travelling back from the Keys and stopped in just before closing on a Sunday. The staff were very helpful and enthusiastic even though we stayed 20 minutes after closing. The assorted platter was excellent and the portions very generous for the price.

Thank Barry T
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Sonny's while traveling to the Florida Keys. The quality of the BBQ and salad bar were excellent. Pricing average. I would certainly recommend a stop next time you are near a Sonny's location.

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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We choose to eat here because we had a coupon from the motel. We were glad we did. The pulled pork sandwich was great. It was very large and I had plenty to take back to the room to finish later. The service was fast and friendly. We would return again.

Thank JeannetteMichigan
Glencoe, Ontario Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Great value and good food. Used the coupons provided at the hotel for buy one get one draft beer free so nice touch.

Thank CarrieFD
Norman, Oklahoma
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825 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Same menu as in all the other Sonnys. Service was particularly good and food came very fast. Some items like the Baby-back ribs were a bit more expensive than at other Shoneys further north. Food was good as in all the Sonny’s we have tried.

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Sarracenia. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Harrisburg, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

We "discovered" Sonny's BBQ a few years ago on a trip to FL and we have been fans ever since. Anytime I go to FL and am near a Sonny's I try to have a meal there. We love the dry smoked ribs, the green beans, mac and cheese and more. I love that if you purchase the rib all... More 

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Susan S. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Madison, Alabama
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Sonny's is a chain BBQ restaurant through central/south Florida (possibly elsewhere but this reviewer cannot state definitively). I say this because for many folks, BBQ places hold high expectations for unique dishes or sauces. Chains strive for good quality, and consistency across their restaurants. Don't take the aforementioned statement as an elitist snub of chain BBQ restaurants--just keep your expectations... More 

Thank scott42946
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Oh man! We are from Michigan and there is good barbecue around us... but Sonny's was excellent!!!! Good sauce selection! And the egg rolls were fantastic!! Lots of exclamation points, because this place is awesome!

Thank Rachel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 305-245-8585
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?