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Sonny's BBQ

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33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034-5628 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 305-245-8585
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Subject: Sonny's BBQ Location: Florida City, Florida, United States, North America Title: Sonny's pulled pork sand. vs Shrivers at SW 280 St. Dixie Hwy ID#: 441096064 November 29, 2016; Today I requested a large pulled pork sandwich TO GO at Sonny's BBQ in Homestead / FL. City; to compare to Shiver's pulled pork sandwich purchased just days prior to the... More 

Thank tompastian
Key Largo, Florida
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141 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited many Sonny's BBQ restaurants throughout the state of FL, and always have had a good visit. This particular Sonny's is no different, clean establishment, good food, and efficient service.

Thank DLady69
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large menu with all the usual BBQ dishes and sides. Flavors were good but the ribs were small and dry and the brisket was on the tough side.

Thank Michele P
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179 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, friendly service. I had an Alligator burger :). We both loved the deserts even though we were pretty full up by then. Sweet and chocolaty! Big enough for 2 each! Great location to stop by at on the way out of the Everglades too

Thank Kevin P
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great Place for Family. Drive Through is a special touch. Price is acceptable and fare. From Brazil in Miami.

Thank robertopO9674GL
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We all liked the food at this place. Nice grilled chicken burger and hamburger. OK prices and discounts.

Thank Allie73Valje
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely would go to shivers anyday over this place! Coming from up north you'd think a little southern hospitality!!! Our waitress was very pushy and made us feel rushed, the hostess looked half dead and even multiple times expressed it was my daughters 7th Birthday and they did absolutely nothing!! Overpriced for horrible food!!

Thank mjazzyj15
Key Largo, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Always consistent! Good BBQ! Fast and clean. Price is not cheap, but very reasonable. Also they have an AYCE menu, and a nice salad bar. I come here often, and have never been disappointed.

Thank keyskj
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

As soon as l heard they had all you can eat ribs, l made it a point to go. They were delicious. I think they were called the St. Luis Sweet and Smoky Ribs. You get 2 generous side dishes as well. My girlfriend got the burger and it was excellent. I ate about 4 plates of ribs since it... More 

Thank Roly82
Louisville, Kentucky
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife & I wanted to try someplace different for lunch, and we were in this area after going to the alligator farm. Portions were generous, food was very good, as was service. We'd happily visit Sonny's again, when near there again.

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?