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Sonny’s BBQ

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35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 863-422-1117
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10:45 - 21:35
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:35
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:05
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Fremont, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some folks around the pool from Kansas made that statement. I think they've got issues. We had pulled pork (AYCE), brisket, pork and beans, Broccoli, sweet potatoes. All were amazingly good. Reasonable prices.

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Thank SmiLarG
Davenport, Florida
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a huge barbecue fan, but we wanted to give this place a try. This place and the food was awesome. I had the brisket sandwich and the fried pickles. I would highly recommend, food and service was great!

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Thank Tom K
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

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

Winter Haven, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want great spareribs or pull pork this is the place for you, they even have a salad bar my husband loves.

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Thank taschwartz
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

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

Stuart
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125 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

She ordered chopped beef brisket with sweet potatoes and green beans. I had the sample platter with pulled pork, sliced pork and ribs with bean and slaw. Very good and large portions. You can't go wrong with Sunny BBQ.

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Thank Warddav47
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Warddav47! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Franklin, New Hampshire
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for something different and saw their ad on TV, I was pleasantly suprised. We had their sampler. Everything was moist and tender. Their sauces were excellent. The meals at the other tables made me wish that I had more room. Service was great. Plan to go back again.

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Thank Carl C
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, Carl! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to Florida on holiday we make a number of visits to this restaurant as the food is fantastic and the service is great. Outstanding value for money with the endless ribs is a very popular choice. You will not be disappointed make the effort and travel to either this restaurant or the one near the Florida... More 

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Thank Justine J
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, Justine! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Salisbury, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times in the last 3 years we have even met the owner who is very friendly. We have never gotten a bad meal or bad service at this restaurant each time we go I do order the endless ribs and enjoy them immensely., when you ask for seconds or even third there's no dirty looks... More 

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Thank Bob N
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, Bob! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Always have liked Sonny's but the Haines City location is hit and miss. Sometimes the food is luke warm and sometimes the service isn't great. This time it took 10 minutes to seat us even though half the tables were empty. The service was OK and I understand as they were training new waitresses. My pulled pork, BBQ beans, and... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Henry W. We’re always open to hearing further feedback from our guests and invite you to email us your ideas to social@SonnysBBQ.com. We look forward to speaking with you! More 

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Our favorite is the beef brisket on garlic toast. Has to be slathered in spicy sweet sauce! Also like the pulled pork. Yum!

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Thank Mark H
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious rack of baby back ribs, along with all the great sides! Food is always good at Sonny's. Service is friendly, quick, and you get a huge meal for a good price. We always make Sonny's a must stop at least twice when we travel south!

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Thank David H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:35
Monday
10:45 - 21:35
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:35
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:35
Thursday
10:45 - 21:35
Friday
10:45 - 22:05
Saturday
10:45 - 22:05
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Haines City
  • Phone Number: +1 863-422-1117
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?