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Sonny’s BBQ

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310 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8917 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 407-482-0888
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10:45 - 22:05
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:35
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:05
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Central Florida, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I do order out often from Sonny's. When company from out of town comes to visit we eat sandwiches and ribs are great.

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Thank charlie62299
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks,charlie62299 ! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again next time! More 

Orlando, FL
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you're in a Sonny's coverage area, you pretty much know what you're going to get. It's not amazing BBQ, but it's always pretty good and it's darn cheap. We get a lot of Sonny's catered at work and it's usually pretty decent. You get what you pay for at Sonny's. They have hardcore fans and they have hardcore haters.... More 

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Thank Poncho1973
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Poncho1073. If you'd like to talk to us more about how we can make things better, please email the details, location, and your phone number to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so our team can reach out. More 

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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Sonnys has always been one of my favorite restaurants. Love the barbecue and love the sauces. Almost laughed when we came in due to the fact the young lady could not get her face away from her iPhone to greet us. We were greeted after a few minutes. The food was good as usual. Could have been a better experience... More 

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Thank David R
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, David! Thanks for stoppin' by and leaving us a review. We hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

Winter Park, Florida
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Ran in for a quick bite on a Sunday evening. Pulled park dinner filled with grizzle , little flavor and a long hair. Gross. Sweet potato somehow had no flavor and was served with some kind of " cinnamon spread" . Beans over cooked. Corn bread was pasty. Felt sick after eating what little I finished. Sonny's has really gone... More 

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1 Thank matissegirl
SonnysBBQ, Digital Media Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, matissegirl. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and the best way to contact you. Your feedback is important to us. More 

Orlando, Florida
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129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I have been looking for a good BBQ spot in Florida & was happy!!! Amazing. I ordered a sandwich (forgot the exact name) but had pulled pork, fried Mac n cheese ... just amazing!!! Prices are good. Def will be going again. Lots of yummy options!

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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Smoked meat lover's dream. Nothing special about the salad bar. Service was OK. Not pricey. Family friendly, casual atmosphere.

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Thank R G
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, R G. We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I love Sonny's BBQ. We have 4 in my hometown and we eat there all the time. First there was a problem with the seating. We were on the list and the only ones waiting. Were told it would be about 10 min. No big deal. Until the host walked away and more people were showing up and being sat... More 

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Thank CANDACE C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

This experience doesn't sound up to our usual standards, Candance C., and we're sorry for any frustration. Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your contact information so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback and we'd like to make things right. More 

Kalamazoo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Five of us shared the family feast and we ordered one kids meal, the total for dinner (with tax and drinks!) was under $53! Great service and the food was pretty dang good too.

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Thank C H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear it, C H! Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

When we got there, they just ran out of St, Louis ribs, but they substituted it with baby ribs for yes, which were even better. It was quiet with no music played, so was just for us, two over fifty-year-old people.

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Thank Golfwithcats
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208 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Place is amazing, food is even better but just the fact that they dont have any kind of service, you know that feeling when you walk in a place and you feel like they are doing a favor to you, that feeling....

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Thank Juan C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Juan. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we’d like to make sure your next visit is better. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:35
Monday
10:45 - 21:35
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:35
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:35
Thursday
10:45 - 21:35
Friday
10:45 - 22:05
Saturday
10:45 - 22:05
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8917 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-482-0888
Description
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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