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Sonny's BBQ

#617 of 2,920 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7423 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809-5709 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 407-859-7197
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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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Washington, DC
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275 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered Sonny's BBQ in the 1990s on our first trip to Orlando. The food is as good now as it was then.

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Thank MdTravelerX2
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, MdTravelerX2! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again next time! More 

Vine Grove, Kentucky
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. Place is simple and tastey!!! I'm digging it. The establishment is clean, smells great and the food is absolutely spot on.

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Thank Kbar101
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, Kbar101! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again next time! More 

Orlando, Florida
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in this Sonny's a couple of months ago and the service was awful. I've been going to this local Sonny's for over a decade it was the worst service ever. I would not have gone back, especially since the corporate office contacted me and said some things they did not live up to. I went, this time, due... More 

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

We’re glad to hear Brittany took good care of you during your last visit, David B! We appreciate you takin’ the time to write your review and hope we’ll see you again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Have been to sonny's on all previous holidays to Orlando , was always busy with a great atmosphere , on the menu it said there was draught beer and wine , neither available at this restaurant. The first time we visited the server was friendly and efficient and the ribs as good as ever . Our granddaughters loved the ribs... More 

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Taylor, Michigan
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Google recommended this place so we drove 5 miles from the hotel. Rod liked it but I wasn't impressed. The corn bread muffin had a great flavor but was dry. The rib platter was a good bargain for $22 for two people.

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Thank Jackie C
Buckeye, Arizona
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

One of the things I really miss in Phoenix is really good Bar B Que, so I had to go to Orlando and visit Sonny's because I know THIS is good BBQ!!!! Everything is good here. Not fancy, so after a day in the parks you can just come, relax and have a fabulous meal. I had St Louis ribs... More 

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Thank Patricia58P
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank ya so much Patricia58P! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. :) More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Went as a group of six. Food was excellent and reasonably priced along with drinks. Staff were very nice. This is close to hotels so is ideal to visit.

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

Thanks, Sue P! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we can’t wait to see you again! More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I went for the all you can eat sliced pork, loved it. Also on our table we had ribs, turkey, sliced pork and brisket. The brisket was a little chewy howver. The final bill, an absolute steal after Disney prices

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, Stephen! See you again soon. More 

Crossville, Tennessee
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Sonny's was a regular stop for me when I lived in Florida. Sadly there is not one near me now. I had the slices pork plate. It was moist and tender with a nice smoky flavor. I sure miss this place!

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Willingboro, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We passed this restaurant on our way back to the hotel and decided to try it. I am so glad we did we had a very enjoyable lunch. My husband had the baby back rib lunch and I had the pulled pork. They were both fantastic fall off the bone ribs and the pulled pork was not dry. I loved... More 

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

We appreciate your feedback, denised721, and we hope we'll see you for another visit soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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: 7423 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809-5709 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-859-7197
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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