Went to Sonny's with my four kids. Had an awesome waitress named Erica. The food was great. We ordered what our waitress recommened she was very knowledgable. The food was enough to satisfy us all. We will be going back for good food and hope to have the same waitress.
We usually frequent other BBQ joints because of location to our home. Found ourselves in Sanford with an appetite and were drawn into Sonny's by that smokehouse smell. The parking lot was almost full, which is a good sign, but franchises seem to do a good job attracting patrons. So the real test is what's going on inside. The hostess was very pleasant and seated us promptly. The waiter came to our table immediately after and greeted us with the usual introduction and questions about drinks and possible appetizers. He was friendly and engaged us in conversation without being pushy. The drinks were delivered in adequate time and the food came shortly after. The pulled pork was very tasty and did not have too much fat. The temperature of the food was good, especially the fries which can loose there appeal when left on the kitchen counter too long. I would say the best part of the meal was the BBQ beans. I pride myself as being somewhat of a baked bean connoisseur. The recipe here had just the right amount of meat as to not be over bearing on the beans themselves and still give flavor. Another point that sets these apart from others is the consistency of the sauce surrounding the beans. If you have too much, the concoction is 'runny' and invades the other food on your plate (although mine were served in their own plate) or they come across as dry and 'sticky'. These were as close to perfection as I have seen in Central Florida. The check was appropriate for the type of food ordered, as we have all seen the checks getting larger at many restaurants. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good BBQ at a reasonable price with a family atmosphere.
omg I was so impressed i had some unexpected guest's com in from out of town that's the problem with being close to the theam parks.
anyway i ordered the ham holiday meal with all the fixens . I must say it was awesome i only had to give Sonny's a days notice and i brought home the most fantastic meal all the kin folk loved it !
I'm not so sure it weren't better than granny used to make .the staff there at the Sanford location were really helpful and cheerful they made life with the kin folk alot easyer thank you so so much .I too have ben to Bubbalou's wasn't bad once you got past the grissel they don't have anything on ya'll your the best ! thankyou again so so much
After going to Bubbalou's the last several times we wanted barbeque, decided to give Sonny's a try. Paid $43.00 for a Feast for Four from Take-out menu. Everything was terrible. The ribs were tough and fatty, the chicken was really dry and the beans were hard. I won't go back.