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Sonny's BBQ

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3120 S US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, FL 34982-6304 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 772-468-9086
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Kihei, Hawaii
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

When ever we got over Florida way ,we try and stop at a Sonny's. Stop at the Sonny's in Fort Pierce. Great food as always,love the sampler platter-pork,chicken,brisket and sausage. Tasted great.

Thank jerry h
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Meal satisfied, but felt portions could be a bit bigger. Sizzling Sweet BBQ sauce was tasty. Service was quick, but we felt could be more friendly, especially bringing us the bill without asking if we wanted dessert.

Thank Pep77
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for reachin’ out, Pep77. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Bangor, Maine
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I went to Sonny's as it was in close proximity to where we were staying in town. I've always had a craving for good BBQ and Sonny's did not disappoint me. I mostly order Brisket when eating at a BBQ place and this was the case both at a lunchtime visit and another for the evening meal. I particularly enjoyed... More 

Thank miket2581
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, miket2581! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your brisket, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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133 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for our lunch today and were not disappointed. We had Amanda for our waitress and she did a fine job. The salad bar was fresh and had lots of options for gluten free people. The soup was chicken and dumplings (not gf) but my husband loved it. He also had his beans (the portions are getting smaller)... More 

Thank CMcgirr99
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re glad to hear Amanda took great care of you durin’ your last visit, CMcgirr99. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon! More 

Rossville, Georgia
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

My family was in town for a wedding and we stopped in for lunch, after church Sunday afternoon. We were seated right away, our orders were taken promptly, the waitress was very nice and helpful with menu choices. The food tasted really good! I have no complaints at all aboutour visit to Sonny's. I have one every big compliment, our... More 

Thank tntellis4
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I love Sonnys, no doubt about it. Even from way back in the 70's. You can't beat their pulled pork sandwich. Which is way larger than I can eat in one sitting. Out waitress was gem, very sweet and did everything she could for us. Lovely time with mom, as we reviewed our day at the art show and laughing... More 

Thank jdappraiser
Central Florida, Florida
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Dropped in at a suggestion of a friend. There was not a wait when we came in. We were seated quickly. The waiter was very helpful and efficient. The food was okay.

Thank cstone30
Monticello, Minnesota
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2 reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

While vacationing in Port St. Lucie, Fl. we ate dinner at Sonny's in Fort Pierce. We were not disappointed. The restaurant was clean and had a nice atmosphere. The waitress, Ashley, was fun, pleasant and attentive. Our food came to our table in a reasonable amount of time. We ate ribs, both with sauce and dry rub, brisket, and chicken.... More 

Thank Jerome19sixty5
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you had a great visit with us, Jerome19sixty5! Thanks for stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I was craving some BBQ so I stopped in to my local Sonny's, I ate the All You Can Eat Pork. It comes with 2 sides (I had broccoli and baked sweet potato) and bread(either corn bread or garlic toast, I had the garlic toast). with an unsweet tea, it costed around $15. The broccoli was lightly seasoned and steamed... More 

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

Thanks for your great feedback, Mark C.! We appreciate you stoppin' by and hope to see you again soon. More 

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86 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This place was the best of the best sonnys for many years. Went in memorial weekend. Place is dirty as in disgusting floors and tables :( Wasn't very busy at the time, food to table slow, slow not like a sonnys BBQ My first ribs were poor, 2nd better, corn cooked to death , green beans cold, toast had been... More 

Thank Tastebuddy12
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Tastebuddy12, we take these matters very seriously and we'd like to look into this for you. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location of your visit, and your contact information so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback and we'd like to make things right. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3120 S US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, FL 34982-6304 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Pierce
  • Phone Number: +1 772-468-9086
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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