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Sonny's BBQ

4600 Recker Hwy, Winter Haven, FL 33880-1249
+1 863-293-4744
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“sliced pork” (3 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“ribs” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4600 Recker Hwy, Winter Haven, FL 33880-1249
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1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Love Sonny's! The sliced pork is my favorite along with a side of cole slaw and great beans! Ice tea is sweet and plentiful. The salad bar is not bad...but I go for the pork! Make sure you try the sweet barbecue sauce!

Thank MLB1952
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We took a break from our meetings, headed out to Sonny's for Lunch....... My Brisket was great, all 4 of us really enjoyed our meal. I had forgotten how good the BBQ is at Sonny's as I it had been 10 to 12 years since...More

Thank mspreh
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

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

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Met friends here that we only see once a year. We were seated promptly, and the waitress understood that we wanted to visit and chat for awhile before eating. She said, great, wave when you are ready to order and in the meantime enjoy the...More

Thank Ken W
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

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

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We loved the food here... very tasty. The only negative is the gluten free menu... please work on one that gives the actual food in the Resturant that is gluten free and not just a list of what has gluten in it. Our server could...More

Thank Donna B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for reachin’ out, Donna B. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have been here many times over the years, this place has gone downhill in my opinion. The prices have gone up and the quality of food and customer service has gone down. I'm not sure if they are overly busy and short staffed but...More

Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Dropped in after a full day of shopping and was amazed at how clean everything was, how friendly the hostess and wait staff was and how well stocked the soup and salad bars were. Not used to this in any of the other Sonny's I...More

Thank June G
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Service was slow ,but ok . But the young lady that wait on my wife and decided t ok give her self a big tip on my bank card . For 37 .54 dinner. Want be back there . If you go watch your credit...More

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a long time since I ate at Sonny's. Still fantastic after all these years. Delicious food and good service. The waitress even accommodated me when I asked her to take a photo of me and my friends. I had the brisket lunch and...More

Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Five members of the Act IV Players opted for a late lunch after a performance last Tuesday. One of our group said she does not do barbecue. I told her about the great salad bar, but it was her loss. We 5 had different combos...More

Thank Bill L
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thanks for your feedback, Bill! Hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I grew up going to this sunnys. It's always a lunch favorite. The food is good, resteraunt is clean and service is friendly.

Thank relaxuremind
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

We're glad to hear it, relaxuremind! Thank you for the great review and we look forward to your next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4600 Recker Hwy, Winter Haven, FL 33880-1249
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 863-293-4744
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Description
Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
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