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Sonny’s BBQ

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3390 University Blvd, Forsyth Road, Winter Park, FL 32792-7427 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-b-q)
+1 407-671-2002
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10:45 am - 9:35 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:35 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:05 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always order the family meal it's huge feed 4 people, cornbread is awesome the ribs are juicy and everything else is top quality . About 45 dollars.

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Thank Sweetkellygirl16
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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200 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in to take advantage of all you can eat ribs and we weren't disappointed. Sonny's is always consistent with decent BBQ, Sweet Tea and good service. This location has been here for a long time and usually does a good all around job.

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Thank fatbobOrlando
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

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

Westland, Michigan
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

As a northerner with southern roots I don't get to enjoy delicious, real BBQ. But now that I'm visiting Florida I found the best BBQ. If you love pulled pork, this is your place!! Thank you Sonny's for serving up a taste of my childhood!! I'll be back!!

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Thank Amy B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

I've been going to Sonnys In Ocala Fl for many years and order the same thing every time, tonight was no different, I ordered the salad bar and BRUNSWICK STEW.. the waitress came out with chicken dumplings instead and said tried to give me that , not even saying they were out, told her that's not what I ordered and... More 

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Thank Sandy C
Winter Park, Florida
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you are looking for good BBQ they have it. It is a little noisy inside but you can get by without too much trouble.

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Thank TLR83
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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241 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Lunch included a half rack of baby back ribs, Cole slaw, steamed broccoli and corn bread. Delicious and satisfying. Service was quick and courteous and can't wait to go back with my family. Parking is free and soda refills too.

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Thank Luvsviolet
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, Luvsviolet! Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

Orlando, Florida
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

My wife and I had lunch at Sonny's on University; we normally visit the one on Red Bug Road in Oviedo. We both ordered the Big Deal sandwich; my wife ordered the pulled pork and I had the sliced pork. What they brought my wife was disgusting; her sandwich was about 1/3 fat. She moved the fat to the side... More 

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Thank John-from-Florida
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, John-from-Florida, and we'd like to help. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your contact information so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

Ribs, pork sandwich, fries, tea, all good. Don't understand why the upcharge to fully cook the fried okra(the way it is supposed to be cooked anyway),. Never had half cooked okra 50 years ago in Georgia. Staff was very attentive and provided exceptional customer service.

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Thank Lance M
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, Lance M. Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! More 

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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

My dad and I stopped here for a quick bite to eat, and it was pretty good. I had the ribs and they were surprisingly very good, the portions were good size, and the service was relaxed (which was good in our opinion). I would recommend this place to someone who is looking for something quick but with a great... More 

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Thank Michael L
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Michael L.! We appreciate you takin' the time to leave us a review and we can't wait to see you for your next visit. More 

Oldsmar, Florida
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

Dropped in here for a quick late lunch/early dinner. Like all Sonny's BBQ in the state of Florida, food quality is consistently good. I had the smoked turkey with green beans and cole slaw and strawberry iced tea. Quick service as there were only a few parties in the restaurant. Good value for money.

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Thank directorfantasies
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, directorfantasies! We appreciate the feedback and can’t wait to see you again real soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Barbecue, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 3390 University Blvd, Forsyth Road, Winter Park, FL 32792-7427 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-b-q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Park
  • Phone Number: +1 407-671-2002
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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