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“Always a stop when in Florida” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #674 of 3,749 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always a stop when in Florida”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

We always to go Sonny's when we visit Florida. The food was exceptional but the service could have been a little more attentive. It is worth the visit when in Florida and great for families.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fromAA
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
FromAA, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you and your family enjoy visiting us when you are in Florida. We appreciate your feedback and support!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

I would rate this chain of restaurants as one of if the not the best for Ribs and chicken.The portions and the taste is just magic.I would tell anyone who is near a Sonnys to go in an have a feast...... and at a reasonable price.Enjoy

Visited September 2013
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Thank you for the great review, displeased064! We're so glad to hear that you enjoy the ribs and chicken when dining with us! We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the best BBQ joints!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

I lived in Florida for a couple years and this was a staple restaurant for the family. Having moved away, I always want to eat at Sonny's when I return for vacation and to visit family. We had 12 in our party and this location couldn't have been better prepared. They were awesome, the service was a little slow, but the food was amazing as always. Make sure you don't miss this one when you are there.

Visited August 2013
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Thank you for the great review PinxA! We're glad we could accommodate your large party and are happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. Come back and visit us when you're in Florida again!
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King City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic southern style barbeque”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

We are staying at an efficiency suite in the Walt Disney World area so we decided to try the take out family feast for four. It was plenty of food for us, and we even had leftovers. The ribs and the bbq beans were best I have ever had. The staff was friendly, and our order was ready quickly. The food was still warm when we go back to our suite. You can not go wrong. It is the best bbq taste and value in town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ronnyp188
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Food was excellent, but seems that the portions were a bit skimpy. Even though I asked, I could not get seconds on some of the sides. Brisket was excellent, but not enough sauce.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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