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Sonny's BBQ

1128 Canal St, The Villages, FL 32162-1685
+1 352-430-1461
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (28 reviews)
“ribs” (52 reviews)
“cornbread” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1128 Canal St, The Villages, FL 32162-1685
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service always pretty good, have to give 5 stars for consistency of the food! Always fast, hot, and tasty!

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 28 May 2017 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...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank srockey
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed 13 May 2017 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...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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....More

Thank WabashO
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank GoogleEarth_Traveler
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 11 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 reviewResponded 14 March 2017

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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