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Sonny's BBQ

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1024 Saxon Blvd, Near the Intersection of Saxon Boulevard and Medical Center Drive, Orange City, FL 32763-8467 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 386-775-9900
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11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Troy, North Carolina
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service was great! The young man that waited on us did a great job. I asked if I could sample the pulled pork and the chicken to make my decision, the waiter was told NO by the cook. My thought after this was that they should be a little more willing to please their customers. I ordered pulled chicken, cole... More 

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

We’re very sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your recent visit, Sharon H. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us. More 

Deltona, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Love their sliced pork with a sweet potato and salad. my husband loves the pulled pork, Great food at a great price.

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Thank pbeach2
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, pbeach2. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Avon, Indiana
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stopped in while traveling through Florida. Heard that Sonny's BBQ was great and it was. We found the servers to be friendly and the BBQ food to be good tasting. We stop by here again. My spouse gets the pulled chicken while I get the sliced brisket. We like stopping here for lunch. The prices and portions are smaller,... More 

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Burgas, Bulgaria
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Sonny's is a classic barbecue restaurant, typical for the southern US. The all-you-can-eat salad bar is worth it, as it also offers soup and deserts. I almost always get the pulled pork - it is great with their sauce. Sometimes there is a waiting line to get a table, but that is to be expected for a restaurant that serves... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I recently stopped in for my Free Big Deal:BBQ sandwich, fries, & drink, for my Birthday last month. I had got the same last year, and it was simply OK. I got the Brisket and asked for it to be separate from bread-since I would have it for lunch many hours later. There was hardly enough to make a sandwich... More 

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Thank NightmaresGrim
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been here half a dozen times and it is not bad, but at the same time I'm not impressed. When you do the all you can eat chicken or ribs, your first plate is good (not great). And the next plate borders on edible. This is like eating at your aunts house, the one that doesn't spend to... More 

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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, Richard C. We’d like to try to help make your next visit better—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 

Deltona, Florida
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Sonny's ribs are very good, but nothing else has been special. Having tried other barbecue items, I will only go for ribs.

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

Thank you for takin’ the time to write your review, Anita W. 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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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious rack of baby back ribs, along with all the great sides! Food is always good at Sonny's. Service is friendly, quick, and you get a huge meal for a good price. We always make Sonny's a must stop at least twice when we travel south!

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Thank David H
DeLand, Florida
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My Husband & I both ordered pulled pork sandwiches. He ordered the Sweet Carolina and I ordered just the regular. We were both very happy with our sandwiches, fresh, hot and delicious! Our Server was very attentive and courteous. A very pleasant experience!

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Thank 287Sylvia
Orange City, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

It's a hit and miss at this location... This time I got a pulled pork meal and the meat was so dried and chewy that it felt like they smoked it uncovered for 2 days (even after I added a large amount of BBQ sauce). I don't like to get pork jerky when I order pulled pork BBQ.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 1024 Saxon Blvd, Near the Intersection of Saxon Boulevard and Medical Center Drive, Orange City, FL 32763-8467 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Orange City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-775-9900
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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