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“My home town favorite”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #19 of 145 Restaurants in Oviedo
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.
Oveido
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“My home town favorite”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is my hometown favorite. The wife and I eat here at least twice a month and it is always a friendly atmosphere and great food. The prices won't send you away crying either. A particular favorite are the baby backs. If you aren't happy tell the manager they don't like you to go away unhappy.

  • Visited December 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Very good, dependable BBQ.”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We like Sonny's, and the one in Oviedo is particularly nice to go to. The barbecue is consistently good. I think they do pulled pork better than almost anyone else, which is particularly impressive for a chain. The service here is always friendly and fast, too.

Visited December 2012
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Cosby, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
“Excellent service with a touch of humor...”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We have been to Sonny's other restaurants many times, but this one stood out due to our server Miqui who exhibited a good customer rapport from the order taking to the taking of payment.

The food was consistent with our past experiences with this chain. Good flavors served near hot and without reserve to volume.

This unit seemed larger to us with patio seating mainly for the smokers and those people that like to eat with their dog. There were an abundance of both types of customers when we visited at 1PM on a Tuesday.

Value is excellent. We were out the door for $22.54 before tip, but including two draft beers. We will stop back in when we are back in the Oviedo area.

  • Visited November 2012
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Oviedo, Florida, United States
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Comfortable place to visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Love the pulled pork lunches and dinners, pulled chicken and sliced turkey is good too. Ribs are great, they offer sweet potatoes. Like I said, it is a comfortable place to get Florida style barbecue.

Visited October 2012
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Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good BBQ at Reasonable Price”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

My wife and I frequent Sonny's a couple of times each month and service is usually very quick and always courteous. The food is good and there are daily specials with Baby Backs on Thursdays for 12.99. Their Baby Backs are tasty and tender and come with two sides and corn bread. Our favorite is the "Big Deal"; a sandwich and a side with a large drink for $7.99; you can get sliced or pulled brisket, pork, or chicken; free refills on your drinks as well as to-go cups. The sliced pork is the best in my opinion. Like all BBQ, the meats can sometinmes be fatty, but our experience has been that they will always correct any problem we have with our orders.

  • Visited October 2012
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