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Sonny’s BBQ

35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731
+1 863-422-1117
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“pulled pork” (46 reviews)
“ribs” (70 reviews)
“texas toast” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
35620 Hwy 27, Haines City, FL 33844-3731
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great greeter. Great server. Plentiful food taste great! Good atmosphere. Clean surrounding. Staff appreciation was obvious.

Thank 451larry
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Sonny BBQ and were very disappointed at the service we got . The staff seemed uninterested and we had to wait 10 minutes before a waitress came over to ask us what drinks we wanted . The food was cold when it came...More

1  Thank neil t
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, Neil T. 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.

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Arrived to eat here after a long day at the parks, 2 families, 8 in total. The waitress couldn't be bothered to answer our questions about the choices on the menu, told 'mind if you want the steakburger and gonna ask for it well done...More

1  Thank Steven B
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This place never disappoints the service is fantastic the waitresses are awesome this is coupled with the fact that the simple menu delivers exactly what you want. They offer simply brilliant barbecue food cooked well and plentiful we really do highly rate this restaurant thank...More

Thank Justine J
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

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

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Heard really great reviews so we headed here, as 2 families of 4, 8 in total. Arrived and spent 10 minutes sat waiting for a table, no idea given as to wait times, absolutely no hospitality at all or even acknowledgement we were waiting. After...More

Thank Jpgreagsby
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, Jpgreagsby. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us another chance

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Fast service good food good value for a quick meal this place is perfect easy to find with good parking

Thank Mo11oyr
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

First let say I am a Carolina style BBQ lover. I would cook 24 whole hogs on an open pit using vinegar BBQ recipe and that is my favorite. Luckily I like all BBQ sauce except mustard. Sonny's pit cooks it's meat so it has...More

Thank tom4cats
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is a decent BBQ, however it reminds me of an all you can eat chain. Average food, non descript dining. My dad used to like to eat here but not my favorite BBQ

Thank rogervin
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The BEST BBQ and service you could ever want. Even when they are packed the service is great and food arrives before you know it. They have all-you-can-eat ribs and the plates will keep coming at your request plus you can always get their wonderful...More

Thank LizNfl
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Ignored by at least 4 hostesses which should have warned us to go elsewhere. However we were seated and served by someone who looked like they'd rather be elsewhere!! The food was lukewarm and unappealing. We tried our best but really have to say this...More

Thank Christopher W
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Kate M
8 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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:45 AM - 9:35 PM
10:45 AM - 9:35 PM
10:45 AM - 9:35 PM
10:45 AM - 9:35 PM
10:45 AM - 9:35 PM
10:45 AM - 10:05 PM
10:45 AM - 10:05 PM
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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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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