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“Went with high expectations, left dissapointed” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sonny’s BBQ

Sonny’s BBQ
Ranked #7 of 57 Restaurants in Haines City
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Went with high expectations, left dissapointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Read a few reviews and saw it scored reasonably so we ate there whilst on holiday. The food was cold, the portions small even by uk standards and the staff were not overly friendly. That said it was cheap. Will not return. I dont know how it surviveswith Mannys chop house nearby. The exact opposite to this place. (see seperate review if interested)

  • Visited March 2013
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Its the pits ok!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

What can you say , you see the TV ad and think... Mmm this looks good! Its NOT,dry soul less food! Poor service! Dirty uncleaned tables! Flat beer! And kitchen staff that look like they came out of state pen!

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Haines City, Florida
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not impressed!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

This place was busy and the service was poor. They ran out of items on the food bar and the food we got was cold. We will not be back

Visited February 2013
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eagleville
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great bar-B-Q near Orlando”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed a nice lunch at Sonney's today. The had a lunch deal on ribs for all you can eat for $10.99. The ribs were great and the service very good also. The drinks they serve( soda, teas etc ) come in 32 oz glasses that are constantly refilled. You have to try the corn bread. A very nice place to eat!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great BBQ at a great price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

For a chain restaurant, Sonny's has the monopoly on great BBQ. The ribs, pulled pork and smoked turkey are mouth-watering delicious. There are a variety of sauces on the table to choose from so there is literally something for everyone. The thick Texas toast melts in your mouth. The fries always arrive crispy and hot. The lunch specials are very affordable and include a side and drink. Sonny's has some of the best sweet tea around!

Visited January 2013
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