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Sonny’s BBQ

35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731
+1 863-422-1117
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (45 reviews)
“ribs” (76 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 am - 9:35 pm Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a Sonny's. Nothing special to rave about. They offer the same menu choices as other Sonny's. But the staff was super friendly. The salad bar was also well kept with full containers and little to no food around the salad bar.

Thank TammyC24
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I've been eating here for over 20 years. They have remodeled recently and the new digs should go for another 20 years. But the ribs are why I come here. It's a family favorite and we come in mass. They make 4 different BBQ sauces...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Ate here after a day trip to Bok Towers. Shared the Sampler Plate with my spouse with an extra order of BBQ Beans and we had plenty for 2 people. Also had 3 cousins with us who really enjoyed their food as well. Service was...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018

We were recommended this chain of restaurant and decided to try it one night with friends. Being our first time, we were not sure what to order. After mentioning this to the waitress, she didn't really seem to care and did not offer any opinion...More

Thank Jojo4LGJC
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Went here for a lunch and a dinner, and both were wonderful!! Would not hesitate to visit again when we return to Florida in April!

Thank sheila662016
Reviewed 24 February 2018

I had never been before but we gave it a shot. I ordered the Jerk Chicken and couldn't decide which sauce I wanted (between the original, sweet BBQ, and spicy) so I put them all on. The sweet and original sauces are very good on...More

Thank jkoz148
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Oh, how I wish we had a Sonny's in TN! We always make it a point to eat at Sonny's at least once while in Florida, so we had to stop by the one closest to our vacation house in Haines City. The flavor of...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Our group of 12 decided on Sonny’s for our weekly dining night out. As usual the restaurant was clean and the staff friendly. We were all seated promptly. My wife and I had the full rack of baby back ribs which were very good along...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

been to Sonnys probably 50 times in the last 8 years...that's when we moved to FL. We went the other night. And for the first time, I got a burger. The server brought us out tomatoes and lettuce and onions...etc. The burger was crazy delicious....More

Thank JoAnn S
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Always great, I had salad/soup bar, both soups were the same, normally they are different...salad bar was great though after asking them to refill chicken salad, crab salad etc...my friend had the pulled pork sandwich, he said was great, quick& kind service, nice place...convenient location

Thank lollipopkid
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Kate M
9 May 2016|
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Response from Graham L | Reviewed this property |
The food is good,with an extensive menu,the portions are average for us Americans,but probably large for anywhere else,and of course of you are not happy with the food you can always send it back,I certainly will continue to... More
Stewart K
22 January 2015|
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Response from Rosie N | Reviewed this property |
I believe most if not all Sonny's BBQ will serve beer and wine but will not have a full bar. The Sonny's BBQ I wrote about in Haines City, Florida will serve beer and wine and multiple types of soft drinks.
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
10:45 am - 9:35 pm
10:45 am - 10:05 pm
10:45 am - 10:05 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Haines City
  • Phone Number: +1 863-422-1117
  • E-mail
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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