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Sonny's BBQ

33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034-5628
+1 305-245-8585
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034-5628
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Sonnys the night we were staying at the Housville hostel to explore the Everglades the following day. It was after 9 and only the fast food places were open. Being health food freaks we chose Sonny's as the least offensive and we...More

Thank Heba K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had good service. The food was average quality. The portions were very large. I doubt I would go back. There are better options.

Thank 532jefferyf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And the food was good too. Stayed in Florida City for 2 nights and ate at Sonny's both nights, the first because it was walking distance from our motel second because the food and watermelon mojito's were so good. Sorry bar tender I can't remember...More

Thank angela0808_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice expansion featuring a bar area and an opportunity to relax while waiting for takeout. Nice variety of sauces to complement assorted meats and the baked beans are spectacular.More

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SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're happy to hear you've enjoyed our BBQ. We'd like the opportunity to connect with you further to learn more about your experiences and how we can be worthy of a 5-star rating on your...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018

The fact that they stay open a little later than most sit-down restaurants in the area, was a big plus. The service was fine and the food was satisfactory.

Thank AprilRain35
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

For me and my friend absolutly the best meal ever in USA, everything was great and also restaurant looks pretty

Thank Veronika K
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We only spotted sonny on last day of our 2017 visit to the keys,but vowed we’d eat there this time. Oh and were we glad we did! Seriously great food ,wonderful service and a lovely welcoming atmosphere. We visited 6 times in our forthright there...More

Thank mags e
Reviewed 25 June 2018

It was a great place to eat, the food tasted so good, and the prices were very reasonable. Great for big family gathering or just want some good BBQ food.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I am travelling Florida and thought “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” so when in America, eat BBQ. This was my first time in Sonny’s and loved it. I got there on a Saturday evening in the middle of dinner time with no...More

Thank Attis1
Reviewed 11 June 2018

the new look is out standing always great food and service and not to mention the price is right will be back soon

Thank allaboutthekeys
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034-5628 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida City
  • Phone Number: +1 305-245-8585
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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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