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Sonny's BBQ

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33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034-5628 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 305-245-8585
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in homestead on our way to the keys. We are from the UK and not familiar with this chain and so we went on trip advisor which had very positive reviews for the restaurant. Unfortunately neither my husband nor myself enjoyed our food. My pulled pork was dry and not very warm. My husbands fries were cold. The... More 

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied durin’ your last visit, daisy120. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your phone number, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us! More 

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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have made it a tradition to stop at sonny's on the way to the Keys. We have not been disappointed yet. Sonnys barbecue isn't cheap by any means, but the pork is reliably good. Love the baked bean side, too.

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

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

Warsaw IN
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This centrally-located, clean local favorite offers a nice variety of menu choices for pork, chicken and sides, and has a decent salad bar. The service is friendly and speedy.

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

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

Charlotte, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick shout out to Sonny's in Palm Coast. Very tender baby back ribs..and our server and service was amazing. A good value..with drink specials...and not crowded at all for a Friday night. Thanks.

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

Thank you for your great review, Robert B! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your tender baby back ribs, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are enjoyed the food! We started with chicken wings. Our main courses, sampler platter, brisket, pulled pork and a hamburger made everyone happy. We all took leftovers back to our hotel. Would gladly stop in again when close.

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manger at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

Key West, Florida
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for a quick lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The place was very busy but was seated right away and was waited on by Ali. Had the BBQ chicken. The chicken was moist and the sides wife very good also. Especially like tube large to go cups.

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Homestead, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First night in Homestead we ate at Shivers, the ribs were terrible and so cold but next night we ate at Sonny's and they were better.

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

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

Mississauga, Canada
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189 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been in business since 1968, and it shows. At 3 pm on the Sunday we were there it was packed. Service was quick and efficient. My wife and I split the ribs and smoked wings with two sides, w picked slaw and fries, it also came with delicious corn bread. Add two beer and with tip the... More 

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Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Minkster56. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived for lunch. Had BBQ chicken. The chicken was oh so fresh tender and juicy. The sides are just as good. Even the huge sweet tea was a pleasure. Our server was friendly professional and efficient.

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

Thank you for your great review, 1william5555! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your BBQ chicken meal, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

phoenix, MD
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good; although, server made a minor mistake with my order because she was not listening and later took away cornbread plate before I was finished eating.

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

Thank you for takin’ the time to write your review, hairywater. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more from you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33505 S Dixie Hwy, Florida City, FL 33034-5628 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida City
  • Phone Number: +1 305-245-8585
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?