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Sonny's BBQ

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2210 East Semoran Boulevard, Apopka, FL 32703 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 407-814-8888
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10:45 - 21:35
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's really bad when we have been to this location 4 years and it seems like Friday nights are ridiculously famous for running out of ribs.

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Thank Carla L
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, Carla L. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback. More 

Altamonte Springs, Florida
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74 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How do you run out of ribs when you are a BBQ place that serves an all you can eat rib meal? Amazing. Oh well, we are headed to Keller's where we know we will be able to get a delicious meal - ribs and all.

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Thank FLTravels123
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations, FLTravels123. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us a another chance! More 

Longwood, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Why did they take the meat out of the Brunswick stew and still charge full price? The stew was delicious and worth the extra price. Is this going to be the norm?

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Thank P4418WNjohns
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, P4418WNjohns. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us. More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Staff is always friendly. The food is usually good and the prices are not bad. The sweet tea is good and they have several sauce choices on the table. We go about twice a month!

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Thank Daniel C
Apopka, Florida
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50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The food is consistently good and priced reasonable, but service is inconsistent, it does not seem to improve over time. Good location and it's easy access from more than 1 road.

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Thank Waldy S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Waldy S. We’re always open to hearing further feedback from our guests and invite you to email us your ideas to social@SonnysBBQ.com. We look forward to speaking with you! More 

Altamonte Springs, Florida
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74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Food was good as always, however the blonde headed bartender working that evening made the visit less desirable. From our table we had a direct line of sight to the bar area - glad my meal wasn't being served by him. He spent his time picking his teeth, touching his face and running his fingers through his hair. Not once... More 

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Thank FLTravels123
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your visit, FLTravels123. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your phone number, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's been my daughter and myself went to this restaurant to eat some ribs the ribs are very dry the tables felt very sticky barbecue sauce I don't believe I will be going back to this restaurant again the pulled pork have a lot of grit in it more grit than pulled pork

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Thank Mariluz H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Mariluz H. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us a another chance! More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had 13 of us go to Sonny's after out Grandmother's funeral. We didn't even make reservations, and within 10 minutes they had everything setup. Great food as well.

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Thank tracitaylor73
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, tracitaylor73 ! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Longwood, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Sixteen of us ate on the patio on a Friday night at 7:00. Various orders, all taken and delivered with true professionalism. Our server never missed a beat, with smiles a on her face! My husband had ribs (always!) and I had BBQ'd Chicken Salad -and, will have again!!

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Thank coolskwerl
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, coolskwerl We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Now there are many types of BBQ. Sonny's has its own style which is why it's a chain. Enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. Prices were OK and everyone seemed to be enjoying. Plenty to fill that bbq craving if you have it. Was clean and friendly

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Thank Chef L
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the love, Chef L! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:35
Monday
10:45 - 21:35
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:35
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:35
Thursday
10:45 - 21:35
Friday
10:45 - 22:05
Saturday
10:45 - 22:05
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2210 East Semoran Boulevard, Apopka, FL 32703 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Apopka
  • Phone Number: +1 407-814-8888
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?