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Sonny's BBQ

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33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034-5628 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 305-245-8585
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at Sonny's while traveling to the Florida Keys. The quality of the BBQ and salad bar were excellent. Pricing average. I would certainly recommend a stop next time you are near a Sonny's location.

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Michigan
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose to eat here because we had a coupon from the motel. We were glad we did. The pulled pork sandwich was great. It was very large and I had plenty to take back to the room to finish later. The service was fast and friendly. We would return again.

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Thank JeannetteMichigan
Glencoe, Ontario Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value and good food. Used the coupons provided at the hotel for buy one get one draft beer free so nice touch.

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Thank CarrieFD
Norman, Oklahoma
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810 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 567 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Same menu as in all the other Sonnys. Service was particularly good and food came very fast. Some items like the Baby-back ribs were a bit more expensive than at other Shoneys further north. Food was good as in all the Sonny’s we have tried.

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

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

Harrisburg, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We "discovered" Sonny's BBQ a few years ago on a trip to FL and we have been fans ever since. Anytime I go to FL and am near a Sonny's I try to have a meal there. We love the dry smoked ribs, the green beans, mac and cheese and more. I love that if you purchase the rib all... More 

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

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

Madison, Alabama
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sonny's is a chain BBQ restaurant through central/south Florida (possibly elsewhere but this reviewer cannot state definitively). I say this because for many folks, BBQ places hold high expectations for unique dishes or sauces. Chains strive for good quality, and consistency across their restaurants. Don't take the aforementioned statement as an elitist snub of chain BBQ restaurants--just keep your expectations... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh man! We are from Michigan and there is good barbecue around us... but Sonny's was excellent!!!! Good sauce selection! And the egg rolls were fantastic!! Lots of exclamation points, because this place is awesome!

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Thank Rachel M
bakersfield
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old school bbq place. Nothing special here. All you can eat selections are a decent value. Kind of a Denny's like rib spot. Ribs were good, not great, but they worked. I'd pass on their own draft brew. Salad bar was plain-Jane. Excellent service. Clean. Decent value. I suspect there's better options in FCity, like a pickup meal at the... More 

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Kamloops
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at a hotel in the area for a few nights and ate at several places. This place was the top of the heap. Great food at good prices brought to your table fast. What more could you ask for? If I had to do this trip over again, I'd eat here every night.

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Thank asorokop
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped here after a detour to the Everglades Alligator Farm. Good ribs, good sauces, good sides and good service. Would eat here again.

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, labcoat99. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034-5628 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida City
  • Phone Number: +1 305-245-8585
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?