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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q - CLOSED

2742 S 8th St, Fernandina Beach, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-8682
+1 904-261-6632
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
3 Mar 2015
“So Long!”
1 Jan 2015
“Deserved to Close”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2742 S 8th St, Fernandina Beach, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-8682
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 3 March 2015

Not much to review, since it went out of business a few months back. Used to be OK. Had a small salad bar. Wait staff were friendly.

Thank flyplayne
Reviewed 1 January 2015

I don't like to see anyone out of work, but this location was the worst and it's closing - while surprising - was deserved. Food was way below the quality of other Sonny's and just a generally bad time. The ribs were just disgusting and...More

Thank davidrA3168AF
Reviewed 21 December 2014

this business is closed now i noticed, which isn't a surprise because it was slow service and pretty bad food. not up to Sonny's standard. hopefully it won't reopen.

1  Thank AlcaTorda1
Reviewed 16 December 2014

We've been regulars at Sonny's on the Island for almost 8 years, eating there at least once a month. I just drove by and their sign says "Restaurant Closed" so I called their number and the voice message also said "The Restaurant is Closed" with...More

4  Thank PaulG1514
Reviewed 13 December 2014

We went to Sonny's tonight with our son and his family (7 of us in all) after the Christmas parade - about 7 p.m. We stood in line behind a group of 6 waiting to be seated. We waited about 10 minutes when a member...More

2  Thank brazvisitor
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Good food; good service-but the past 2 visits (Sept. and October 2014), they were out of meats....In September, it was the sliced pork and last night, it was the bbq chicken! How can you run out??? We do enjoy the smoke, the food, and the...More

Thank BluntandHonest
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2014

BluntandHonest - We're very sorry to hear this happened! We certainly don't want you to be disappointed with your visits - let us try to make things better. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with details from your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at...More

Reviewed 19 July 2014

we stopped by last week on our stay in Fernandina, the food was very good, service was good, would recommend......

Thank Pamela H
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Pamela, thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you decided to give us a try and enjoyed our BBQ and service. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again whenever you're in the area.

Reviewed 10 July 2014

BBQ was great. Service was good. Try the Redneck egg rolls, they are great. I had ribs, wife had pulled pork and our son had a combo. We all enjoyed our food very much. Went for an early dinner, around 5:30, did not have to...More

Thank 757BrentC
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

757BrentC, thank you for the excellent review! We're happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed our BBQ, especially our Redneck Egg Rolls! We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you all again soon!

Reviewed 21 June 2014

Sonny's BBQ in Fernandina Beach had many years of Good Food, Value & Service, but over the last 5 Years fell off, BUT Over The Last 3 Months has taken Steps to get back to Greatness! They Have A New Kitchen Staff that Knows BBQ,...More

Thank JustinKG
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

JustinKG, thank you for the great 5 star review. We're glad to hear that we have been able to provide you excellent food and service with our new team and glad to hear that you're a fan. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 June 2014

Go hungry, or you will miss out on the opportunity to sample all of the different types of sauces and rubs they have to share. I have lived in St. Louis, Memphis, and Texas and would put the food here up with the best. The...More

Thank HyattHilton
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

HyattHilton, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ and sauces. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 2742 S 8th St, Fernandina Beach, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-8682 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-b-q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-261-6632
Description
Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
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