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Sonny's BBQ

#610 of 2,928 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7423 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809-5709 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 407-859-7197
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10:45 am - 10:05 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:35 pm
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Shirley, New York
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on my sister in law's recommendation. The food was very good. I truly enjoyed the pulled pork, beans, coleslaw and corn bread I ordered. My husband ordered the all you can eat ribs with french fries and broccoli. He was brought his dinner minus the broccoli and was told the broccoli was coming right out. Shortly after... More 

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Thank cubana1952
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

The smell of the place just makes you hunger. For me I always get pork three ways pulled ,sliced, and ribs fry's cold slaw and garlic bread ,and it's always good. On this visit we had the sampler plate and the ribs and chicken were great ! But I have to say the pulled pork was too fatty , but... More 

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Thank mjw56111
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, mjw56111! We’re glad to hear you consistently enjoy our ribs, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

New Florence, Missouri
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

We've been before on a visit to Florida so Sonny's is always a reliable stop for some good BBQ at a decent price. Good variety of sauces to go with the pork and ribs. Tasty smoke. Nice sides. Salad bar available.

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Thank midm055
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, midm055. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

I have eaten at Sonny's over the years, though I have never reviewd them. Went here for lunch ordered the dinner Babyback dinner plate sides of fries and coleslaw...they did not disappoint. Great lunch

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Thank 321jeffrey
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, 321jeffrey! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Milton, Florida
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263 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for an early dinner after a long day of traveling. Food was good and so was the service. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. Will be back. We loved the salad with pulled chicken and pulled pork.

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Thank rosifraz
Washington, DC
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283 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

We discovered Sonny's BBQ in the 1990s on our first trip to Orlando. The food is as good now as it was then.

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Thank MdTravelerX2
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, MdTravelerX2! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again next time! More 

Vine Grove, Kentucky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Food was great. Place is simple and tastey!!! I'm digging it. The establishment is clean, smells great and the food is absolutely spot on.

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Thank Kbar101
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, Kbar101! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again next time! More 

Orlando, Florida
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

I was in this Sonny's a couple of months ago and the service was awful. I've been going to this local Sonny's for over a decade it was the worst service ever. I would not have gone back, especially since the corporate office contacted me and said some things they did not live up to. I went, this time, due... More 

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

We’re glad to hear Brittany took good care of you during your last visit, David B! We appreciate you takin’ the time to write your review and hope we’ll see you again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Have been to sonny's on all previous holidays to Orlando , was always busy with a great atmosphere , on the menu it said there was draught beer and wine , neither available at this restaurant. The first time we visited the server was friendly and efficient and the ribs as good as ever . Our granddaughters loved the ribs... More 

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Thank Mary C
Taylor, Michigan
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Google recommended this place so we drove 5 miles from the hotel. Rod liked it but I wasn't impressed. The corn bread muffin had a great flavor but was dry. The rib platter was a good bargain for $22 for two people.

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Thank Jackie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 10:05 pm
Saturday
10:45 am - 10:05 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7423 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809-5709 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-859-7197
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?