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Sonny's BBQ

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15800 US Highway 441, Eustis, FL 32726-6500 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 352-589-6888
10:45 - 21:35
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Fri - Sat 10:45 - 21:35
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Eustis, Florida
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here recently and ordered an appetizer before our meal and asked to receive it prior to meal. Never came till after main meal was served. Ordered Sampler platter and only gave two ribs! Chincy! Food was alright but not great. Barbecue beans were too sweet.Salad bar was decent! Service was good but could've been better. Never aked if... More 

Thank arubab0b
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your last visit. We’d like to try to make things better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and you phone number so our CS team can reach out. More 

Eustis, Florida
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sonny's is good BBQ. It's not "great", certainly not "average"; but not the BBQ like you get in the small town no-name diners on back roads! You know you can go to Sonny's and always get a good BBQ sandwich on really good garlic toast. They have a really good salad bar as well! This last visit was an early... More 

Thank DLL4
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Howey in the Hills, Florida
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Our last visit to this Sonny's location was in January of 2017, a Floridian, a Colombian and two Oregonian's. We ordered the four person assorted platter and a side of the friend okra and it was truly perfection in sweet Southern BBQ. The best part was our server Carrie who arranged for a quick kitchen tour so those not familiar... More 

Thank Robert_W_Mann
Mt. Dora, FL
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Folks will tell you that the ubiquitous Sonny's BBQ restaurants here in the Southeast are OK - they are where the snowbirds go. But here is a quick warning: STAY AWAY FROM ORDERING A SMOKED TURKEY FOR A HOLIDAY MEAL! That bird we tried to eat tonight was so tough, so bone dry, so full of sinews and ligaments and... More 

Thank DaCheez
Cortez, CO
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Went in for lunch. We ordered the baby back ribs and chicken. Wrong order came out for the chicken but was quickly corrected. Food is o.k, as is the service. A solid chain restaurant that doesn't try to be best, just consistent. Nothing wrong with that.

Thank MesaCervezaOwner
Tavares, Florida
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We eat here quite often. You can get a half order of baby back ribs at a reasonable price. I can not eat very much, so this is great. The chicken is very good also, and so is the brisket. The baked beans are very good also. Just about everything is good.

Thank Dee827
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

So disappointing. The cook, spent more time chatting with the waitress, than tending the grill. Hard for me to interrupt in order to have a glass of beer. The barbeque was so dry and unflavorful, i just cant imagine how it could be so thoroughly tasteless. I could only manage a few bites. Took the rest home for my dog.

Thank Cappy2200
Eustis, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This Sonny's is consistent with others in the chain. The service is typically friendly and fast. The food quality is good. I feel there are much better local choices for BBQ in the area, but for what they offer, they do it just fine.

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, the BBQ baby back ribs were amazingly delicious, my husband got brisket he said it was delicious as well. Our waitress wasn't the best but its worth it for the food!

Thank Sammi D
Apopka, Florida
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647 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The food was great and servicer was Shamika. She was excellent and got our order exactly right. Clean restaurant and I recommend.

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

We’re glad to hear Shamika took great care of you during your last visit, thesteevesgroup. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15800 US Highway 441, Eustis, FL 32726-6500 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Eustis
  • Phone Number: +1 352-589-6888
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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