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Sonny's BBQ

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1030 W Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 863-983-4171
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Helena, Montana
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our motel in Clewiston was within walking distance of Sonny's so we gave it a try. Menu was hard to decipher for one of us who needed a gluten free meal and the server tried his best but the choices turned out to be very limited. Seemed like a fairly popular place as several families were dining, and our meals... More 

Thank Daniel E
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes the food is done well and sometimes it is not. Most of the time the food is not hot or even warm. Who wants cold macaroni and cheese? The food is excellent at times but not lately. We eat there enough to really see this.

Thank Emma M
Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife ordered the half chicken and it was so over cooked that even the thigh was to dry to eat. Her green beans were fresh out of a can and unseasoned. They were reminiscent of hospital food. I had a half rack of baby back ribs and they were burnt and had almost no meat on them and what... More 

Thank Kevin H
Arcadia, Florida
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always stop at Sonny's on our travels to Ft Lauderdale. Good food, good service. Our favorite for BBQ

Thank djc85
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, good service, friendly atmosphere. New waiter, a little off his game but good. Food is consistently yummy. Salad bar always needs service, it's usually a mess and unappealing. Reasonably priced and good portions.

Thank lorraine_helen
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We ate there during the hurricane Matthew evacuations. Even though they did not have a full menu because of delivery problems they did offer a few items. We ordered brisket which generally is good. The food we were served had so much fat and was very mushy. They had been closed the day prior due to the storm and the... More 

Thank Madeleine P
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Good BBQ at good prices. The ribs, hamburgers, and pulled pork sandwiches are good. I love the corn nuggets!

Thank Stacy L
Valrico, Florida
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44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

As part of business, we dined at Sonny's in Clewiston. The food was really good. The drawback was the server. He was slow and didn't offer to fill our drinks. He also didn't come back to check on us. Would've been a five otherwise.

Thank Pdhoffman
Belle Glade, Florida
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The food is ok very unpredictable? CLewiston doesn't offer much as far as restaurants so this would be a option you may consider?

Thank Angela J
Homestead, Florida
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Food was typical Sonny's ... good. Can't beat their fried okra or barbecue beans. Yummy barbecue. So why just three stars? Hubby and I visited on a Sunday prior to the lunch crowd. I needed to use the restroom after our meal. To be frank, the ladies room was deplorable, as if it hadn't been cleaned in a couple of... More 

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

Thanks for bringin' this to our attention, mellywoodcock. Can you please email your feedback, the location, and your phone number to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can talk to you more about your experience? More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 W Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clewiston
  • Phone Number: +1 863-983-4171
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?