We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sonny’s BBQ

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
310 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8917 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
407-482-0888
Website
Today
10:45 am - 10:05 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:05 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 41: English reviews
Level Contributor
125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sonnys has always been one of my favorite restaurants. Love the barbecue and love the sauces. Almost laughed when we came in due to the fact the young lady could not get her face away from her iPhone to greet us. We were greeted after a few minutes. The food was good as usual. Could have been a better experience... More 

Helpful?
Thank David R
Winter Park, Florida
Level Contributor
98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ran in for a quick bite on a Sunday evening. Pulled park dinner filled with grizzle , little flavor and a long hair. Gross. Sweet potato somehow had no flavor and was served with some kind of " cinnamon spread" . Beans over cooked. Corn bread was pasty. Felt sick after eating what little I finished. Sonny's has really gone... More 

Helpful?
Thank matissegirl
SonnysBBQ, Digital Media Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, matissegirl. 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 

Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been looking for a good BBQ spot in Florida & was happy!!! Amazing. I ordered a sandwich (forgot the exact name) but had pulled pork, fried Mac n cheese ... just amazing!!! Prices are good. Def will be going again. Lots of yummy options!

Helpful?
Thank Its_My_Life12
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Smoked meat lover's dream. Nothing special about the salad bar. Service was OK. Not pricey. Family friendly, casual atmosphere.

Helpful?
Thank R G
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, R G. We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Pensacola, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I love Sonny's BBQ. We have 4 in my hometown and we eat there all the time. First there was a problem with the seating. We were on the list and the only ones waiting. Were told it would be about 10 min. No big deal. Until the host walked away and more people were showing up and being sat... More 

Helpful?
Thank CANDACE C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

This experience doesn't sound up to our usual standards, Candance C., and we're sorry for any frustration. Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your contact information so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback and we'd like to make things right. More 

Kalamazoo
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Five of us shared the family feast and we ordered one kids meal, the total for dinner (with tax and drinks!) was under $53! Great service and the food was pretty dang good too.

Helpful?
Thank C H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear it, C H! Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

When we got there, they just ran out of St, Louis ribs, but they substituted it with baby ribs for yes, which were even better. It was quiet with no music played, so was just for us, two over fifty-year-old people.

Helpful?
Thank Golfwithcats
Level Contributor
179 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Place is amazing, food is even better but just the fact that they dont have any kind of service, you know that feeling when you walk in a place and you feel like they are doing a favor to you, that feeling....

Helpful?
Thank Juan C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Juan. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we’d like to make sure your next visit is better. More 

Elbert, Colorado
Level Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The food was ok. The mac n cheese was served cold and the meats were at best warm. The server was very good and attentive to our party's needs. Price was an average of $10 per person this was cheap compared to most of the restaurants on international drive and in the theme parks.

Helpful?
Thank AngeIdB
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to write your review, ange. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Ate here whilst on holiday to disneyworld and absolutely loved it. Fantastic value for money and the food was perfect. The staff were more than helpful couldn't fault the service. Also the drinks are massive lol Will return on next visit

Helpful?
Thank Cat H

Travelers who viewed Sonny’s BBQ also viewed

Oviedo, Central Florida
Orlando, Central Florida
 
Orlando, Central Florida
Orlando, Central Florida
 
Orlando, Central Florida
 

Been to Sonny’s BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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: 310 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8917 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407-482-0888
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sonny’s BBQ and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
lancashire england
10 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sonny’s BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?