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Sonny’s BBQ

35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731
+1 863-422-1117
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (47 reviews)
“ribs” (72 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 - 21:35All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our group of 12 decided on Sonny’s for our weekly dining night out. As usual the restaurant was clean and the staff friendly. We were all seated promptly. My wife and I had the full rack of baby back ribs which were very good along...More

Thank tom4cats
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

been to Sonnys probably 50 times in the last 8 years...that's when we moved to FL. We went the other night. And for the first time, I got a burger. The server brought us out tomatoes and lettuce and onions...etc. The burger was crazy delicious....More

Thank JoAnn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always great, I had salad/soup bar, both soups were the same, normally they are different...salad bar was great though after asking them to refill chicken salad, crab salad etc...my friend had the pulled pork sandwich, he said was great, quick& kind service, nice place...convenient location

Thank lollipopkid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late dinner with a friend. Food seemed to have been 'held' for a long time as the ribs were dry and chewy. Salad Bar was uninspiring with some items depleted and others looking very 'tired'. Both soups offered were almost empty...More

Thank digger20142014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a quick BBQ blast, on the 27, this is an ideal place. They even do curbside! Friendly, but not particularly speedy, staff, and the whole restaurant has been updated. We have been coming here for 14 years, and love it.

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to get to my local Sonny's quite often While traveling through Haines City, I thought why not. The food is good and priced very reasonable for bbq. We both had the all you can eat sliced smoked pork. It was yummy. Sorry I...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Food here was ok, not the best but not the worst I’ve ever had. But the service was probably the worst we’ve ever had in Florida !! We visited the one on H27 , it wasn’t too busy but we were ignored on arrival, eventually...More

Thank diamondgirl38
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations, Diamondgirl83. 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 20 November 2017

Perfect for when you just want some BBQ. It is isn't the best BBQ in the world. But it is good food for a good price.

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 15 November 2017

When we visited Sonny's it was going to be a meat experience. We both had their Family Feast which consisted of mouthwatering ribs, succulent BBQ Chicken, tender Pulled, Pork and delicious Brisket, beans, coleslaw, fries, corn bread and ice tea. We ate all we could...More

Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Busy but friendly and efficient. Smells great from the moment you enter. Though BBQ is the rule, there’s also an abundant salad bar (with a bit of dessert). Ribs meaty and charred; pulled pork has a great smoky taste. Wish the sweet sauce weren’t mixed...More

Thank Julia O
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Kate M
8 May 2016|
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Response from Graham L | Reviewed this property |
The food is good,with an extensive menu,the portions are average for us Americans,but probably large for anywhere else,and of course of you are not happy with the food you can always send it back,I certainly will continue to... More
Stewart K
21 January 2015|
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Response from Rosie N | Reviewed this property |
I believe most if not all Sonny's BBQ will serve beer and wine but will not have a full bar. The Sonny's BBQ I wrote about in Haines City, Florida will serve beer and wine and multiple types of soft drinks.
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 22:05
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
  • E-mail
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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