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3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 941-364-5833
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Florida
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to have the Sarasota Sonny's BBQ cater lunch for our staff during teacher appreciation week. We had pulled pork, chicken, and mac and cheese. The food was absolutely delicious and everything you can think of is provided - from drinks and plates to toothpicks! If you are having an event, you can't go wrong by ordering... More 

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Thank Floridayaya
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Floridayaya, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback along to our team. We hope your next event is catered by us too! More 

naperville
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We always visit this Sonny's location when we come to Sarasota a couple of times when we are here. We love their food. This time the girl who waited on us had on the dirtiest apron. It looked like something a mechanic would wear it was that dirty. If they allow something that dirty I can imagine how the kitchen... More 

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Thank onthego1937
Middletown, Ohio
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Well done, juicy and very flavorful, in fact ranked #1 in beef sandwich. Loved it. Did not get salad bar, to pricy! Nice establishment. First time visiting Sonny's but by far not the last.

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Thank J5649CFmichaelt
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Michael T. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We ordered several dishes for Super Bowl Sunday. It kept very well in cooler until we were ready to serve. Food went over extremely well and it was an easy serve and clean up.

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Thank kemo514
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, kemo514. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Bradenton, Florida
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232 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Saw the ad for their smoked wings and got some today to be ready for Super Bowl Sunday ! Glad I got them today, had to try one and while they are smoked there is not any seasoning on them. Will be going to the store tomorrow to buy some wing sauce. I'll sauce them up some and do them... More 

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Thank cozbill
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I love the ribs baby back are my favorite.. But the sauce is what makes them awesome. I also love that they leave the sauce on the table so I can add as much as I like.

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Sarasota, Florida
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214 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Slightly worn around the edges, this is a very southern restaurant with lots of comfort food. I've had the chicken at Sonny's before (different location) and it's very good. This time we ordered the ribs, baked beans, corn on the cob, salad bar, a side salad, and the redneck egg rolls. Ribs: meh, not great but decent. Beans: fine, nothing... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Yessyhara. 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 

CENTRAL WI
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219 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

2 SIDES,,13,00 ,g,f, full sandwich soda,fries,,,the whole meal was good ,,butter was rock hard for muffin,,but,,i wanted wings ,,but full rack special won,,,,will go again

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Thank JOEYGCentralWi
Skokie, Illinois
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167 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

In the few times we've eaten at Sonny's, it has been pretty good. Of our 3 meals, the pulled pork and pulled chicken got good reviews from my table mates but my brisket was really dry. All the sides were great. Hope to rate them higher if we go there again.

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Thank Steve K
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I ordered a beef brisket chopped sandwich @ 6pm. Service was fine but the beef brisket was dry and no BBQ sauce on the sandwich or offered. I had to ask for the sauce. Wanted a baked potato too. They told me it would be 20 minutes. I was tired so I said no potato. When I picked up my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:30
Monday
10:45 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:30
Thursday
10:45 - 21:30
Friday
10:45 - 22:00
Saturday
10:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-364-5833
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?