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Sonny's BBQ

1500 E Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711-5125
+1 352-243-6422
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (12 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
“sliced pork” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1500 E Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711-5125
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franchise been at this location for 15 years and this trip marked my first and second visits to this outlet. Had my 2nd experience come first I would not have gone back! It shows up the difference of having experienced and passionate staff in the...More

Thank Kenneth R
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, Kenneth. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us!

Reviewed 15 October 2017

This place really is hit or miss when it comes to food quality. We usually do the drive thru and the last visit was one of the worst. The chicken was cold and dry and even the fries, which are usually good, were cold and...More

Thank billdozerGroveland
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Had not given any business to this Sonny’s location in well over a year due to poor food quality. Decided to try again but big mistake! For takeout got a cheeseburger with fries & a bbq sandwich. When we arrived home there were no fries...More

Thank suzytubbs
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My friends brought me to this place to eat a real American BBQ (I'm from Brazil just to clarify) and I enjoyed everything! The waitress was very nice with us, explained all the questions and suggested the best plates. I tried the baby ribs and...More

Thank Luciana N
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I like to stop here for sliced pork and garlic bread to make sandwiches for the family for work the next day. It heats up Nicely and takes good cold if need be - something different for mid week!

Thank Bethk1964
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We ate here for bbq ribs.. I will never go back to eat there again. The ribs were dry and nasty. The restaurant smelled bad. Ick.. dirty. Would not recommend.

Thank sweet244
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Service was ok, friendly. Food all taste same be it ribs, pulled pork or chicken. Oh well lesson learned.More

Thank Jimmy W
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for takin’ the time to write your review, Jimmy W. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

We visited Sonny's with a group of friends. We have been to this Sonny's several times. The quality, of the pork especially, is very consistent. Every time I have had it the meat is moist and has a good flavor. They have a good selection...More

Thank TravelerCentralFLA
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Went in on a Friday night with a few friends, had never been before. I am not a BBQ expert by any means but I have been to a few places and I am learning what’s good and what’s not. The waitress was very friendly,...More

Thank kliq6
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations, Kliq6. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We visited Sonny's at about 5:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. Seated quickly; service was rather speedy. However, the quality of the pulled pork was NOT up to par as compared to that which I have experienced at other Sonny's in other cities. For example, too...More

Thank Justice M
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, Justice. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 E Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711-5125
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Clermont
  • Phone Number: +1 352-243-6422
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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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