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“It's all about the sauce”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #22 of 82 Restaurants in Eustis
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
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.
Orlando, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“It's all about the sauce”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

My first experiences with Sonny's has not been so great, and it was quite a few years ago. At a friend's urging I went back, because it was one of her favorite places. Neither time, did I like the texture of the meat, and in both cases I ordered the combo with both the chicken and ribs. Both times I felt the meat could have been more tender. It actually amazes me that I do hear so many people saying that they love their bbq. I am assuming it is because they either like their sauce or they don't. I am afraid, I am one that does not. The sides are generally good, but are very much like fast food, which is ample if you are there to enjoy their bbq. I would suggest that you try them once to see if you like their sauce.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank IrishKim
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Mount Dora, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sonny's BBQ! Great!.... sometimes!!!”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

I went there with my son, it was a weekday around lunch time so it was busier than other times of the day i guess. We were seated promptly, but we didnt have a waitress/waiter come to atleast get our drink orders for 10-15 minutes. 3 other tables were seated after us. 1 gentleman from another table started to complain about the time it was taking. Me and my son got our drinks first, but the other table GOT THEIR FOOD FIRST. Atleast 10 minutes before I did. Their food must of been waiting for them back there because it was within 3-5 minutes they had food on their table! So i guess if you complain there, you get your food faster! regardless of who sits down first!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank CTLW
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Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Always great”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

I always have good food with great people. Locals love going there.

Visited February 2012
Thank sasparilla97
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Umatilla, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Consistent level of food and service”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

We visit here 2-3 times a month. The level of service, quality of food, and quantity of food is consistent and good! If we can't decide where we want to go eat we just go here because it's always good, prompt and while they are generally busy, we don't have to wait.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Reinhas
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Tavares, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“very good”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

like this place for food and friend ly people that work here great bbq

Thank Phillip B
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