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Sonny's BBQ

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1030 W Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 863-983-4171
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Boca Raton, Florida
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345 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stop at lunch while passing thru the town. We were hungry. Place is clean. Ribs are great as in typical Sonny's. Service was next to instant and very pleasant. Enjoyed our food. Will stop again if life bring us to this part of Florida

Thank VSPE
Small town in Hell - aka, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

On the first trip consisting of the younger lady I am dating, myself and one of my kids, I had a chance to indroduce her to this establishment. My kids were born in the South and were raised there 12 years before I was Retired from my Navy Service, and moved back to the Midwest. We enjoyed this place when... More 

Thank harrist2017
milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

First opened in 1968 this is not a chain but an independent which is always nice to see. A bit of a cross between diner and fast food but clearly very popular with locals. Good food and lots of it, the beer was a bit restrictive and the baked potato was not done properly and the ribs a little under... More 

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

Thank you for reachin’ out, David D. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at many sonnys bbq and really like them. Arrived at 11:15 ordered my favorite 3 pork platter, my wife had the salad bar which was skimpy. The waitress was very nice told me the coleslaw wasn't ready yet, my wife finished eating from the salad bar when another waitress tells us none of the sides I ordered... More 

Thank Mike B
Helena, Montana
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115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our motel in Clewiston was within walking distance of Sonny's so we gave it a try. Menu was hard to decipher for one of us who needed a gluten free meal and the server tried his best but the choices turned out to be very limited. Seemed like a fairly popular place as several families were dining, and our meals... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Daniel E. 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 

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Sometimes the food is done well and sometimes it is not. Most of the time the food is not hot or even warm. Who wants cold macaroni and cheese? The food is excellent at times but not lately. We eat there enough to really see this.

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

Thank you for takin' the time to write your review, Emma M. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more from you. More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

My wife ordered the half chicken and it was so over cooked that even the thigh was to dry to eat. Her green beans were fresh out of a can and unseasoned. They were reminiscent of hospital food. I had a half rack of baby back ribs and they were burnt and had almost no meat on them and what... More 

Thank Kevin H
Arcadia, Florida
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Always stop at Sonny's on our travels to Ft Lauderdale. Good food, good service. Our favorite for BBQ

Thank djc85
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, good service, friendly atmosphere. New waiter, a little off his game but good. Food is consistently yummy. Salad bar always needs service, it's usually a mess and unappealing. Reasonably priced and good portions.

Thank lorraine_helen
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We ate there during the hurricane Matthew evacuations. Even though they did not have a full menu because of delivery problems they did offer a few items. We ordered brisket which generally is good. The food we were served had so much fat and was very mushy. They had been closed the day prior due to the storm and the... More 

Thank Madeleine P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 W Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clewiston
  • Phone Number: +1 863-983-4171
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?