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Sonny's BBQ

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1128 Canal St, The Villages, FL 32162-1685 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 352-430-1461
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had been to Sonny's many times with mixed reviews. Today was not a good food day for me. Pulled pork was cold and had a flat taste to it- terrible. I got slaw as well. It. Amen in a bowl with enough for 6. The amount of slaw was much larger than the amount of BBQ. Will not go back... More 

Thank Richard B
Wildwood, Florida
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243 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Sonny's on a Saturday evening for dinner. The restaurant was busy, but was not too crowded, so we were seated promptly. The waiter was quick to take our drink and appetizer order. We ordered some fried pickles. They were cooked well, and were quite tasty. The dinners we ordered were smoked chicken and sliced pork. The chicken was... More 

Thank srockey
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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306 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want Texan BBQ then Sonny's is your place. We went around 5 PM and walked right in surprisingly. Great nicely by the hostess, waitress was attentive, and brought our dinner fairly quickly. It was delicious as always. The breast of chicken was smoked perfectly, tender, and very good. The two sides that come with it are of a... More 

Thank NCluvtrav
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband loves BBQ and we thought this would be a good choice. This was perfect!! All I can say is thank goodness they offer all you can eat. One and a half chickens later, two sides and garlic bread I think he is full!! We will be back.

Thank Lori B
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252 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The egg roll appetizer we had was the large enough for two people to share. We liked the BBQ sauce on it instead of the sauce it came with. My husband had the pork salad which was a very large portion. Our server was Steven. He was pleasant but not real attentive. We were seated and no one came to... More 

Thank WabashO
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

First time to The Villages and we had to try this Sonny's location. We were not disappointed! Delicious food and drink. Staff very friendly!

Thank Gail S
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Highly recommended for BBQ lovers in the area. Very delicious food. Ordered the pork...three ways? that had pulled pork, ribs...and something else, but was very very delicious. Ate here with family and the consensus was we'd eat here again. The only problem was when we first arrived service was slow. Slow to first be seen and slow to receive our... More 

Thank GoogleEarth_Traveler
The Villages, Florida
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Wait staff works hard, but the food is just mediocre. Usually crowded, but not sure if there are many repeat customers

Thank Susan S
New Albany, Ohio
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Go early. Sonny's is a favorite spot of the locals. My wife and I both had the Combo meal with chicken, pulled pork, and sliced pork. beans, and cole slaw. Great service and priced right.

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

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

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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Honestly I'm not a big BBQ fan. But this place might convert me, staff=awesome & food was even better.

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

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1128 Canal St, The Villages, FL 32162-1685 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  The Villages
  • Phone Number: +1 352-430-1461
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?