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Sonny’s BBQ

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35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 863-422-1117
10:45 - 21:35
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:35
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:05
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Chatham, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This location has been renovated to the 'new' standard and is a lot more welcoming now. Food was a mixed success. My partner had a very good meal - me, well not so much. The BBQ's pork was very good as was the baked sweet potato of my partner. My BBQ's chicken as satisfactory whereas the baked sweet potato was... More 

Thank digger20142014
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has been spruced up since our first visit in 2009. Food is good without being memorable. Wine list is absolutely basic, red or white comes in a small plastic glass with a sealed lid but it's drinkable. We try and sit in Miss Rose's section, she is a diamond especially if your English as she loves the accent... More 

Thank Stronghead
Haines City, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're just looking for quantity and quality doesn't matter then Sonnys will probably be ok for you but for myself and my wife it's not a place we'll visiting again soon!!! There are much better ribs in Haines city 🙁

Thank olivian-1951
Providence, Rhode Island
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No matter which one you choose, they are usually pretty consistent with quality and quantity. The experience can differ between time of day, day of the week and how friendly the server. I have noticed that the Haines city FL does have an issue with the temperature of food that is delivered, usually comes cool which for me is an... More 

Thank Merrichris
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been here for decades. But has long since passed from the original owners. It was much better back in "those days". They remodeled the restaurant - but the quality and prices of the food still remain average.

Thank Bob A
Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went due to this restaurant has a great marketing campaign. Once we were inside it was average, cold food at the Haines City location. Price expensive or close to moderate but not worth for the quality of food. They look very busy like if theyre cooking on the spot but it wanst like that. I said in my mind,... More 

Thank corderojose
Bedford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this makes a change as its not quite as manic as some the food is very good it was clean and tidy and the servers hepful well worth a viset

Thank andrew4433
Davenport, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner and the food was so so... the air conditioning was way too cold in the restaurant. The food when delivered was cold but the flavor was awesome. Our waitress was EXCELLENT and extremely helpful. They just need to work on the food temps and it would be a grand slam.

Thank Tamara T
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of food, not exactly gourmet, but filling and tasty (sometimes a bit too tasty, the salad would be better with less dressing) and good service. Good family restaurant.

Thank Chris C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Shame I didn't take any pictures. I got the sliced pork with Mac and cheese and bbq beans. For the $10 price tag it was good value compared to some other local places. The meat melted in your mouth and it was so tender. The size of the drinks were massive and with them being bottomless they were great. Sadly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 22:05
10:45 - 22:05
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Haines City
  • Phone Number: +1 863-422-1117
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?