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Sonny's BBQ

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1128 Canal St, The Villages, FL 32162-1685 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 352-430-1461
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11:00 - 21:00
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly I'm not a big BBQ fan. But this place might convert me, staff=awesome & food was even better.

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

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

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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All good! Loved the food. I had the turkey sandwich with a sweet potato side and garlic toast. It was tasty and served promptly so the service was good as well. With the $2 up charge you got the side and unlimited coke. My hubby had the Pork and pork which was sliced pork and pulled pork. He had the... More 

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

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

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice in December, once before the menu change, and, of course, once after.. Less selection.. food so-so.. What Happened,?? .. was my Villages go to for BBQ, after Oakwood.. I understand the Snowbirds are in town.. but where is the quality. Had to send our food back, due to over cooking.. The Brunswick Stew is still outstanding!!

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

Thank you for reachin’ out, Brian N. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

met friends there pre busy season and ended up with very dry ribs....old....we said something and they tried to make it right but since the restaurant was not busy, we should not have been served as they called it "older ribs". it makes sense to have the fifo affect in place but the quality of the fifo should be looked... More 

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

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

Clermont, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to eat there Friday night. We were finished with our meals and just sitting and chatting. When I noticed the staff cleaning up my boyfriend asked what time they closed. Our server told us they closed at 9. It was almost 9:30! Sorry. We didn't realized they closed so early on a Friday night.

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

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

Florida
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276 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it is due to cost, or maybe it is because of having so many seasonal visitors here in winter they still draw a big crowd, but the Sonny's in The Villages has made a definite move to smaller portion sizes and a more limited menu. The babybacked ribs we ordered were literally half the size of portions at Oakwood... More 

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Thank garybirder
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details your phone number, and the location you were at. We appreciate you takin’ the time to write your review, and we hope we can help make your next visit better! More 

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166 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at Sonnys, having the pork and ribs combo special for $9.99 plus a Yuengling beer for $2. My wife had the pulled pork and I had the regular sliced pork. We both had ribs and one side plus delicious corn bread.

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Thank Charles H
Greenville, Ohio
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251 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been several years since we had eaten at a Sonny's. Friends took us there today. The restaurant is clean and attractive. The staff are friendly. We were quickly seated and our waitress quickly took our order. The food was good, but temperatures inconsistent, some foods were hot others barely luke warm. For the most part it was a... More 

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Thank gmet47
Leesburg, Florida
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

soft bbq meats done right excellent wait staff and good beer selections . bbq ribs pork , chicken wings , sandwiches

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Thank j1ceasar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing the water served us write away it took 5 minutes for 3 full chickens and 2 pulled pork sandwiches. The only bad thing is the mac and cheese is dry and tough

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1128 Canal St, The Villages, FL 32162-1685 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  The Villages
  • Phone Number: +1 352-430-1461
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?