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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
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10:45 - 21:05
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Bardstown, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being from the northeast, admittedly my experience with real BBQ is very limited. That said, however, I have had the opportunity of late to gorge myself with everything from pulled pork nachos to smoked brisket and everything in between. Went to Sonny's with four others and ordered the Family Sampler, consisting of array of very tasty southern BBQ and 3... More 

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Thank StephenBoyle291
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, StephenBoyle291! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your family sampler, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Northeast Aegean Islands, Greece
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Had the sampler plate. Value is supper for the price. Had to take home left overs, and had them the next day for lunch. Food is very good.

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

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

Tavares, Florida
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We have always had good food here. The Bar B Que Baby Back Ribs are very good. I love the sauce. Good salad bar. All of their food is very good.

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Thank Dee827
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Dee827. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Eustis, Florida
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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 

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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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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 

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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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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 

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Mt. Dora, FL
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank DaCheez
Cortez, CO
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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.

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Thank MesaCervezaOwner
Tavares, Florida
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

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Thank Dee827
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:05
Monday
10:45 - 21:05
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:05
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:05
Thursday
10:45 - 21:05
Friday
10:45 - 21:35
Saturday
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
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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