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Sonny's BBQ

#687 of 2,975 Restaurants in Orlando}
€€ - €€€American, Barbecue
7423 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809-5709
+1 407-859-7197
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (17 reviews)
“pulled pork” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (47 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 - 21:35All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7423 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809-5709
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Sonny's and have a location near our home that is much newer. This location is the original decor and although clean enough, is lacking atmosphere. The food, however, is just as good as any Sonny's-wonderful! I had the baby back rib special for...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't go wrong with Sonny's BBQ. It was a bit off the interstate but worth the drive. I later found one on Semora close to the Ace rental car return and airport.

Thank mikeyd1951
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here numerous times over the years. Staff is attentive. Food has always been excellent. Price is great. If you’re looking for bar b que, Sonny’s is great.

Thank Liv895
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Liv895. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Waited for the waiter to acknowledge my presence. He never did. A waiter from another section came over about 15 minutes after I came in. I ordered the rib dinner. Meat was not very tender but tasted good.

Thank Harvey38
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I had the chance to go for a solo mission for a good ribs/meat restaurant without the grumbling family in tow, so I chose this Sonnys as I had happy memories of this chain from previous visits to Florida in the 80s and 90s, and...More

Thank KingBP
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

This is concerning to hear, Leon. Could you please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with these details, the location of your visit, and your number so that we can look into this matter further? We greatly appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

If you want AMAZING Ribs - this is the place!!! I have been craving ribs for a few days and a friend recommended Sonny's and it was well worth the trip. We did not realise it was National Pulled Pork Day on 12 October and...More

Thank BGoliath
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for your great review, BGoliath! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your ribs and were able to take advantage of National Pulled Pork Day, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 29 July 2017

I was looking for a place to eat in town, someone told us about Sonny´s BBQ restaurant so we drive to this place. since we got in we had the nest services, the lady was really good, she brought us drinks with a great actitud...More

Thank Melvin C
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We visited heremail whilst staying in kissimmee, well where to start very run down establishment, food was awful, ribs special the night we went they were awful, undercooked! Would not recommend a complete waste of money. Lots of better places.

Thank murrayschicken
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

This is concerning to hear, Murrayschicken. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? We'd love to get you in touch with our team.

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We had found the St cloud FL location food to be slipping so we tried this location and will be back for sure. Wait staff was fast and attentive. Had all you can eat chicken under ten dollars and all you can eat ribs under...More

Thank Beverly O
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for your great review, Beverly O! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we can’t wait for you to stop in again for your next visit.

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We were on the run but wanted good BBQ for the memorial holiday. We stopped here and the good was excellent. The service was a little slow however.

Thank Candi Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 7423 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809-5709 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-859-7197
  • E-mail
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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