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Sonny’s BBQ

35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731
+1 863-422-1117
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (44 reviews)
“ribs” (68 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tried to bring my family and was met with a very unhelpful hostess, who effectively told us to go away they were too busy. We offered to split our group and she didn't even make eye contact with us as she shook her head. Won't...More

Thank Colin O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good BBQ doesn't require me to add sauce. It should be moist and tender. Sonny's is very dry. Dissappointed

Thank 590jacquelinew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Sonnys BBQ with family for a nice sit down meal at the end of our vacation. Wasn't impressed at all. After reading the reviews, we hoped for a lot better than what we received. On ordering the waitress seemed to rush taking our...More

Thank StaryStel
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, StaryStel. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to add to the title really. Waitress seemed a little grumpy. Chicken wings and baby back ribs, nothing to write home about. Standard fare, quick bite down the road.,

Thank TheJellies
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, TheJellies. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the feast for four ! Getting a bit pricey now but still not bad value to feed four inc soft drinks too

Thank johngU1213AI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portions are huge. Food is delicious. Highly recommend. Prices are very reasonable.this is an annual vacation stop for us.

Thank Kathy903
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Visited last night Food was lovely. I had beef brisket which was delicious. could have been hotter though. was only just warm. There wasn't a lot of people in but service was really slow. Has a lovely time and lots of choice on the menu....More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The staff were wonderful, if you like pork or chicken then this is the place. The restaurant was clean, the staff were excellent the menu was good and the prices were wonderful. The food was wonderful I had a pulled pork sandwich which was so...More

Thank GOODHANDBAG
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Not good but I guess it wasn't bad. Food was the good side of average and the atmosphere was okay...

Thank Emo_Monkey_239
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your review, Emo_Monkey_239. 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!

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Sonny’s BBQ 35620 Hwy 27 Haines City, FL 33844-3731 Consistently Good Food Whenever we’re traveling on US27 through Haines City, we try and stop in at Sonny’s for some BBQ. Arrived just before lunch time. We were seated promptly and our server took our order...More

Thank Richard E
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Kate M
9 May 2016|
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Response from Graham L | Reviewed this property |
The food is good,with an extensive menu,the portions are average for us Americans,but probably large for anywhere else,and of course of you are not happy with the food you can always send it back,I certainly will continue to... More
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Stewart K
21 January 2015|
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Response from Rosie N | Reviewed this property |
I believe most if not all Sonny's BBQ will serve beer and wine but will not have a full bar. The Sonny's BBQ I wrote about in Haines City, Florida will serve beer and wine and multiple types of soft drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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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