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Sonny's BBQ

1500 E Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711-5125
+1 352-243-6422
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (6 reviews)
“sliced pork” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 - 22:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1500 E Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711-5125
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My cousins favorite spot so had to try it on our trip to Florida. Service was very good and we had a great meal "Ribs w/beans, coleslaw & cornbread" and "Ribs & Chicken w/fries, coleslaw & garlic bread" We both enjoyed Sonny's

Thank c0verdale
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for sharin' your feedback with us. Nothin' better than some slow-smoked BBQ, and we're glad we were able to serve you some of your BBQ favorites. We hope to see you again when you travel through any state with a Sonny's BBQ.

Reviewed 18 March 2018

Went to Sonny's Barbecue and had the Pork plate: pulled pork, ribs and sliced pork with salad and baked beans. An addition is Corn Bread which looks like a cup cake. There was plenty of food and I brought home enough for a second full...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We have visited this location many times. The food is usually good but it certainly can be hit or miss. It really just depends what and when you order. The last three or four visits have been disappointing because the food takes so long to...More

3  Thank Blackie05
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share the details of your experience with us. It is our goal to serve each and every one of our guests with southern hospitality and ensure each guests has a great experience. It sounds like we have let...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and I had an enjoyable lunch at Sonny's BBQ in Clermont, FL, recently. We chose a bbq plate for lunch that included smoked bbq, baked beans, and cole slaw with cornbread.

Thank bowmanh
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We ate dinner one night at Sonny's BBQ, one of my friends really likes this place. The food was good and the service was also. Three of us had the wings and ribs platter and the other person had a combination platter of ribs, pulled...More

1  Thank Debra W
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We got under cooked pork. One hour later we are pulling off the turnpike so I could puke. 45 minutes after that crapping my brains out at a rest area. We were sick for 3 days. I called the restaurant and told them we got...More

1  Thank iheartfloridabeaches
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Had a desire to enjoy a Sonny's barbecue dinner. I enjoyed the pork plate and my partner had the sandwich. More that I could eat and it was up to standard.

Thank McMullenLarry
Reviewed 2 November 2017

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

1  Thank Kenneth R
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

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

1  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

1  Thank suzytubbs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
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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