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“Best BBQ Anywhere”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #7 of 183 Restaurants in DeLand
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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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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.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Sonny's has the very best BBQ anywhere. This is true for this DeLand location and every other Sonny's as well. And their beans are simply tops - my favorite of all places I've been to - none better. Sonny's is by far my favorite BBQ place in the country. It's what I compare BBQ to.

Thank James D
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We went there on a Friday night. It was the first time for me. The waitress was very nice. I had the fried catfish which was very good. Someone else had the all you can eat salad bar which she enjoyed. There was never ending pitchers of sweet ice tea. Decent prices. We all came home with left overs.

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Thank ed s
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Sonny's isn't the greatest BBQ you can find but it's your best bet for very good BBQ if you're in a new town hoping to find a good meal by judging the look of the store fronts. Most restaurants that serve ribs or pulled pork along with a coffee shop list of non-BBQ items tend to cook their pork into submission for that "fall off the bones" offering that is so dry they have to drown the pork with sauce. At Sonny's the meat doesn't fall off the bone but the meat is done right. The sauces and beans aren't world champs but they;re just fine. The salad bar has most everything you want and includes soups and a Brunswick stew that is so good it's worth the stop all by itself.

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Thank denisx
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Took a phone order for Brisket then arrive to pick up and sorry, we are out of Brisket....fail. How do you run out of BBQ at 7 pm on a Saturday? Had to change order to pulled pork. Then get home and no sauce was put in the bag. Sad, a little effort maybe?

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1  Thank Subatomic
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Nice new building but unfortunately, the food tasted old and dried.

The staff/mgr did nothing to rectify the problems either.

Poor service

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