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Sonny's BBQ

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15800 US Highway 441, Eustis, FL 32726-6500 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 352-589-6888
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10:45 - 21:35
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:05
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Mount Dora, Florida
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the absolute worst dining experience a person can have. If this is your idea of bar-b-q, time to wake up. Ribs were dried out and small, pulled pork was fatty, and the brisket not lean at all....and top that off with 30 minutes to wait for luke warm, over priced food. Stay away from chains..go to a local... More 

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Thank JAHSKA
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We appreciate you takin' the time to reach out, JAHSKA. 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 another chance! More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked their sweet tea redneck egg rolls smoked chicken wings the bomb sandwich is awesome they have great service and great food

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Thank Kenny H
Leesburg, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go there once and month my husband get's the baby-backs and I get the sampler. So good! Has beer and wine and the bill is under $49 and I take food home great price. Service is friendly and and there when you need them whether there your server or not - Great Pleact

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Thank June R
Bardstown, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Being from the northeast, admittedly my experience with real BBQ is very limited. That said, however, I have had the opportunity of late to gorge myself with everything from pulled pork nachos to smoked brisket and everything in between. Went to Sonny's with four others and ordered the Family Sampler, consisting of array of very tasty southern BBQ and 3... More 

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Thank StephenBoyle291
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, StephenBoyle291! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your family sampler, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Northeast Aegean Islands, Greece
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Had the sampler plate. Value is supper for the price. Had to take home left overs, and had them the next day for lunch. Food is very good.

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Balloontwister. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Tavares, Florida
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We have always had good food here. The Bar B Que Baby Back Ribs are very good. I love the sauce. Good salad bar. All of their food is very good.

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Thank Dee827
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Dee827. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Eustis, Florida
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We ate here recently and ordered an appetizer before our meal and asked to receive it prior to meal. Never came till after main meal was served. Ordered Sampler platter and only gave two ribs! Chincy! Food was alright but not great. Barbecue beans were too sweet.Salad bar was decent! Service was good but could've been better. Never aked if... More 

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Thank arubab0b
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your last visit. We’d like to try to make things better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and you phone number so our CS team can reach out. More 

Eustis, Florida
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Sonny's is good BBQ. It's not "great", certainly not "average"; but not the BBQ like you get in the small town no-name diners on back roads! You know you can go to Sonny's and always get a good BBQ sandwich on really good garlic toast. They have a really good salad bar as well! This last visit was an early... More 

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Thank DLL4
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

Howey in the Hills, Florida
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Our last visit to this Sonny's location was in January of 2017, a Floridian, a Colombian and two Oregonian's. We ordered the four person assorted platter and a side of the friend okra and it was truly perfection in sweet Southern BBQ. The best part was our server Carrie who arranged for a quick kitchen tour so those not familiar... More 

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Thank Robert_W_Mann
Mt. Dora, FL
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Folks will tell you that the ubiquitous Sonny's BBQ restaurants here in the Southeast are OK - they are where the snowbirds go. But here is a quick warning: STAY AWAY FROM ORDERING A SMOKED TURKEY FOR A HOLIDAY MEAL! That bird we tried to eat tonight was so tough, so bone dry, so full of sinews and ligaments and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:05
Monday
10:45 - 21:05
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:05
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:05
Thursday
10:45 - 21:05
Friday
10:45 - 21:35
Saturday
10:45 - 21:35
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15800 US Highway 441, Eustis, FL 32726-6500 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Eustis
  • Phone Number: +1 352-589-6888
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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