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Sonny's BBQ

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1500 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-1802
+1 386-279-0166
11:00 - 21:30
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the all you can eat ribs and it was a great deal. Had both dry rub and the sweet sauce and both were fantastic. Great service and you have to try the redneck egg rolls

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

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great food will return ordered the sampler and added a pound of turkey will eat here again .wait staff was friendly and courteous

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

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

Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch. Great deals. $10 for pulled pork and ribs with coleslaw. $11 for ribs with slaw and fries. Very good service. The ribs and pulled pork were very well prepared. They have a salad bar for $4, but too much food to take advantage . We go here whenever we're in DeLand.

Thank rlewan
Islamorada, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter lives in Deland.. I bring my grandsons here when we visit. Food is reasonable and the BBQ is delicious! A nice place for the family to gather

Thank Cathy j
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I just visited Sonny's BBQ and had the best food around town. I started with an order of redneck egg rolls (excellent choice) and then ordered the BBQ combo plate, delicious! Dark meat chicken, pulled pork, brisket, and ribs with fries and coleslaw. Amazingly good! Best BBQ I've had since the bearded pig in jacksonvile

Thank Randy C
Brandywine, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was down in Daytona Beach for a few days and I always make sure that I stop by Sonny's for a bite. Before I left, I stopped by Sonny's and got Pulled Pork (4lbs) to go home with me and a rack of baby backs. This place does NOT disappoint. Their prices are pretty reasonable and always delicious!!

Thank PattiSnowHare
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I love their all you can eat...and I love the way they look at me when I ask for the third or fourth plate. The BBQ sauces are good, different choices, and it's national franchise so there's no "bad surprises" when dining there. Just sometimes they give you different kind of pork and some are dry some are very moisture... More 

Thank Bobbyaisss
DeLand, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

While better than Porkie's Sonny's brisket sandwich is very dry. Yes, I know they give you sauce to put on it but the brisket itself was either cooked too long or too fast. Good brisket is not dry even without sauce. I went to the Take Out window. Stood there and stood there. No one came. I finally went into... More 

Thank RyMagee
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Had the smoked chicken wings that were very good, and Sonny's sampler of brisket, chicken, pork, and ribs. Mac n cheese was ok, cornbread is good and the pork/ribs was good. Didn't really care for the brisket or chicken.

Thank Tally8585
Daytona Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

As soon as you walk in the door you can notice the uncleanliness and sloppy kitchen while you wait to find out we're your going to sit or find a hostess in a half full restaurant. The service was horrible,messed up a order,over cook(burnt) meat. Terrible experience, been back 7 months later. Nothing changed, I wouldn't recommend this location to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  DeLand
  • Phone Number: +1 386-279-0166
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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