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Sonny's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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1024 Saxon Boulevard, Near the Intersection of Saxon Boulevard and Medical Center Drive, Orange City, FL 32763 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 386-775-9900
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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DeLand, Florida
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

My Husband & I both ordered pulled pork sandwiches. He ordered the Sweet Carolina and I ordered just the regular. We were both very happy with our sandwiches, fresh, hot and delicious! Our Server was very attentive and courteous. A very pleasant experience!

Thank 287Sylvia
Orange City, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

It's a hit and miss at this location... This time I got a pulled pork meal and the meat was so dried and chewy that it felt like they smoked it uncovered for 2 days (even after I added a large amount of BBQ sauce). I don't like to get pork jerky when I order pulled pork BBQ.

Thank al b b
DeLand, Florida
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

An informal BBQ restaurant. Food is good, well seasoned, and always served hot. Good variety of sauces. Good service and reasonable prices.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Kenneth! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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289 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

BBQ like no other and a salad bar that never ends. The servers show that local hospitality. The sliced pork is juicy and flavorful (never dry) and the ribs fall right off the bone.

Thank BC0313
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116 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The waitress all have attitudes. Very snippy. And they get impartient with you. Salad bar is ok. I think the waitress attitudes was more fresh than the food was.. They give you small portions of food too.. Just turn around and go to Dustins BBQ.

Thank Coryswife26
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, Coryswife26. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and the best way to contact you. Your feedback is important to us. More 

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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I love Sonny's. The salad bar is awsome. The food is reasonably priced. The portions are plentyful. I wish they were in the Virginia area.

Thank Neal S
DeLand, Florida
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

My wife and I had a very poor meals I had the sliced Brisket and Ribs my wife had the pulled Brisket hers was just a pile of fat covered in salt mine was a little better and that also describes the size we both returned our frys as they were cold.Will not go back.

Thank David B
Deltona, Florida
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

The best part in my view is the onion rings here. Wow do they have good fried onion rings. I have had the pulled pork which you would think would be amazing, I think it is just okay. They give you a lot of food here so you won't leave hungry, in fact it is a challenge to eat it... More 

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

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, LL C. Thanks for your great feedback and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Deltona, Florida
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Sonny's never disappoints and our most recent take-out order from them didn't disappoint at all food wise. Our feast for 4 included 3 meats, a couple of sides, 4 drinks and bread. As usual, everything was fresh and delicious. On the downside, when I called in my order, I was transferred without being told I was, talked to 2 different... More 

Thank lindalou66
SonnysBBQ, Digital Managr at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your great feedback, lindalou66. We're happy to hear we could make things right for you and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Quebec City, Canada
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

We went before at another sonny in Florida and we loved the food that was simply delicious. At this one the server was nice and helpful. The appetizer was good. It was a kind of egg roll with pulled pork. My wife and I had the chicken wings and the ribs. The food was cold and the ribs were very... More 

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

We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, papoutte. Let us help -- Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your contact info so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback and we'd like to make things right! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1024 Saxon Boulevard, Near the Intersection of Saxon Boulevard and Medical Center Drive, Orange City, FL 32763 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Orange City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-775-9900
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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