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35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 863-422-1117
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10:45 - 21:35
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:35
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:05
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family was in town watching college baseball for the week. We stopped at Sonny's one night and are glad we did. The pork has great flavor, brisket was the best we have had and chicken was good. We will be back next year.

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Thank Deron G
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

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

Haines City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by the Drive through window and ordered a Turkey sandwich meal. This included fries and a soda. The aroma was good and made me hungry than I was. The clerk was very nice but I had to wait a long time at the window after they took my money. And whe I got home and sat down to eat,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love heading over to Sonny's BBQ in Haines City. Great staff and the food is great. Haven't had a bad meal there yet.

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

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

Greater Cincinnati
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of 12 meeting for lunch. Hadn't seen one another for years. Sonny's seated us with a smile and assigned us a most efficient waiter. His name was "Sid". We were ther for almost 4 hrs and were never rushed. We had everything from ribs to hamburgers. It was all good, and the salad bar was exceptional!... More 

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

SudieQue, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback about Sid along to our team. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Lake Alfred, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While usually shying away from chain BBQ's, a friend wanted to go. I expected the rustic wooden benches and tables, a rustic atmosphere, loud country music. I do not mind rustic if it's comfortable and the food is good. But I found Sonny's to be more upscale and unique with comfortable seating, lighting, and atmosphere. While very busy, the service... More 

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

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

Fremont, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Some folks around the pool from Kansas made that statement. I think they've got issues. We had pulled pork (AYCE), brisket, pork and beans, Broccoli, sweet potatoes. All were amazingly good. Reasonable prices.

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Not a huge barbecue fan, but we wanted to give this place a try. This place and the food was awesome. I had the brisket sandwich and the fried pickles. I would highly recommend, food and service was great!

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Thank Tom K
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

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

Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you want great spareribs or pull pork this is the place for you, they even have a salad bar my husband loves.

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

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

Stuart
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

She ordered chopped beef brisket with sweet potatoes and green beans. I had the sample platter with pulled pork, sliced pork and ribs with bean and slaw. Very good and large portions. You can't go wrong with Sunny BBQ.

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

Thank you for your great review, Warddav47! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Franklin, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I was looking for something different and saw their ad on TV, I was pleasantly suprised. We had their sampler. Everything was moist and tender. Their sauces were excellent. The meals at the other tables made me wish that I had more room. Service was great. Plan to go back again.

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SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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: 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
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?