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Sonny's BBQ

1128 Canal St, The Villages, FL 32162-1685
+1 352-430-1461
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“pulled pork” (29 reviews)
“cornbread” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (53 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1128 Canal St, The Villages, FL 32162-1685
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I dined at Sonnys on August 14th, to celebrate "Sonny's 88th" birthday. Sonnys had baby back ribs (which were meaty and tasty), 2 sides (mine were, baked sweet potato and baked beans) plus cornbread for $8.88. This was a great deal and...More

Thank beverlylmathis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today is the day to celebrate Sonny's Birthday! Got an email that it was a deal on the ribs! Comes with two dices and bread! What a treat! Ribs were falling off the bone, perfectly cooked and delicious! Had Gillian as a server and she...More

Thank ggerskine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch after driving back up from Orlando. I ordered the combo sampler. The ribs were very tender. The brisket and pulled pork may have been good if they were not cold upon arrival. Definitely, pass on the mac and cheese (sorry). We...More

Thank DianainAruba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in Lake Sumter Landing makes this location perfect. Wait staff are very friendly and attentive to your needs. Food was what I expected from any Sonny's. This location offers you a to-go drink that you can take down to the square for nightly entertainment....More

Thank WilliamDowns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made it to Sonny's before 3 and got the Senior special. I had the chicken and my husband had the pulled pork. With the two sides, tea, and cornbread we had a delicious lunch and so reasonable. We will go there again.

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Service always pretty good, have to give 5 stars for consistency of the food! Always fast, hot, and tasty!

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Had been to Sonny's many times with mixed reviews. Today was not a good food day for me. Pulled pork was cold and had a flat taste to it- terrible. I got slaw as well. It. Amen in a bowl with enough for 6. The...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We visited Sonny's on a Saturday evening for dinner. The restaurant was busy, but was not too crowded, so we were seated promptly. The waiter was quick to take our drink and appetizer order. We ordered some fried pickles. They were cooked well, and were...More

Thank srockey
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you want Texan BBQ then Sonny's is your place. We went around 5 PM and walked right in surprisingly. Great nicely by the hostess, waitress was attentive, and brought our dinner fairly quickly. It was delicious as always. The breast of chicken was smoked...More

Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Husband loves BBQ and we thought this would be a good choice. This was perfect!! All I can say is thank goodness they offer all you can eat. One and a half chickens later, two sides and garlic bread I think he is full!! We...More

Thank Lori B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1128 Canal St, The Villages, FL 32162-1685 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  The Villages
  • Phone Number: +1 352-430-1461
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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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