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“Worth a visit”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #620 of 3,777 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Food was excellent, but seems that the portions were a bit skimpy. Even though I asked, I could not get seconds on some of the sides. Brisket was excellent, but not enough sauce.

  • Visited July 2013
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Seoul, South Korea
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Excellent value and great food.”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

We ordered the family meal and it fed us for that night and another meal at home. I highly recommend the ribs. The wait staff here was extremely pleas t and helpful. They went out of their way to serve us. We are only here I vacation but will likely visit this restaurant again.

  • Visited June 2013
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South Charleston, West Virginia
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good but not Great”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were seated quickly however our waitress was a bit slow getting to us and in checking on us. The servings were huge the pulled pork was good, but the pulled chicken was dry, I loved the Beans and the slaw was pretty good. Overall a decent dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had the BBQ pulled chicken with fries and garlic toast. The food was good but my complaint was the chicken was a bit on the cold side. The sweet potato fries that we got as an appetizer were good. Prices were reasonable. We were there a bit late so it was not busy. Service was good.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Christina616
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OCOEE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“SONNY'S SCORES A BULL'S EYE!”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

The ribs are out of this world. I don't think that you can get better ribs anywhere at any price.
Cost is low, quality high...who could ask for anything more?

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank PAUL H
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