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Anyone Eat in Sonny's BBQ?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by GlockGuy24, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. GlockGuy24

    GlockGuy24

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    They have a chain of them down south. Most of them are in florida. I Love there ribs and pork. There garlic bread is the best I ever had. There food is very good. Anyone ever eat there? Also another place I like is called the Iron Skillet. They are located all over the U.S
     
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    I eat at Sonny's every once in a while. I do like their garlic bread. But they do not do a good job with their beef.
     

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    Yeap I had it and never been back. South Florida sucks when it comes to BBQ (period)

    Nothing they do even remotely comes to and Texas or Memphis style BBQ. To add to their beef sucks, their pork is dryer than a shara desert. Sonny'S BBQ is for people who dodn't know what BBQ is.
     
  4. jawjaboy

    jawjaboy Casual lead ho

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    Sonny's BBQ is mmmm...OK. The best southern BBQ is found by visiting numerous BBQ joints until you find your favorite. Usually they are MOM & POP outposts.
     
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    Stainless Chili Very concerned

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    The next time I'm driving from Philadelphia to Crisfield MD, I'll get the name of a little spare-looking place in DE.

    Stopped there by accident. A few milers north of Dover, on St.13, probably.
     
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    Ditto on the Moms and Pops.

    I think Sonny's was started around Venice, FL. There are a lot of them on the interstate from GA to Tampa and south.

    For a treat, try Fat Buddies in Franklin, NC (behind Lowes).



    ;c
     
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    Holly eats.com

    I have yet to be disappointed by their recommendations.
     
  8. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    Sonnys is good in my book. I had Sonnys cater my (wedding) rehersal dinner. Being from the west coast I am no expert on southern style bbq anyway.

    For me I'll take Santa Maria style Tri-Tip BBQ!
     
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    I tried a Sonny's in Charlotte once and the pork seemed so dry. After laying the sauce on extra thick you could swallow it. By far not the best.
     
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    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    Yep. Sonny's sucks. I won't go back. I prefer real barbecue.

    Best store-bought I ever ate was a place called Fat Matt's (not sure about the spelling--it may be "Fat Mat's") in Atlanta. It was a real dive in a not too great area, but wonderful barbecue.

    NRA_guy
     
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    PirateShot CalmerThanYou

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    I prefer Pierce's Pitt Barbeque in Williamsburg.
     
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    another lame BBQ place in my area is known as Woody's BBQ. Same like Sonny , just okay for those that are not BBQ aficionados.__
     
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    when I go up to see my wife's side of the family we always stop at Bessinger's in Charleston, SC. Great stuff and the sauce is mustard based, the way it supposed to be.
     
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    If you want real barbecue you better head to NC (Eastern). All that Memphis, Texas, and SC style cue is for the dogs.;) Real men eat it with vinegar, and lots of it! Can't beat good Eastern Carolina Style Cue' with a side of Brunswick Stew IMHO.
     
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    Sonny's sliced pork is OFTEN very juicy and flavorful...
    Their beans are fantastic...
    Their garlic bread is delicious...

    They do the all-you-can-eat specials for like $7.00...
    Meat, beans, bread, everything...

    If you make a sandwich using all of the above, with a lil' BBQ sauce, you'll be munchin'
    one of the best flavor combinations you've ever experienced...
    It's a scene man!

    Their ribs are smokey, and can be very good on a good day, when they're thick, juicy, and meaty...

    Smokey and dry is bad... Smokey and juicy can be enjoyable...

    I drive a lot, and don't pass by a BBQ place if I'm hungry, or at least "not full"...
    Even the supposed great places are often "generically" good...
    I do the Ribfest here in Florida every year and eat from all the award winners and it's good,
    but I've never been blown away there...

    I have my favorite spot... who serves what I think are unbeatable ribs...

    But Sonny's is Sonny's...
    I can be happy there...

    Before I hit submit I'll add one more thing...
    My brother recently started flying commercial for American, and in a year I'll be able to benefit
    from a certain pass for family...
    I'll be able to fly for free...
    (I still don't believe it'll ever come to pass... not my luck...)

    I plan to take occasional long weekend mini vacations to expand my adventures in BBQ (or whatever)
    and see what all the regional fusses are about...

    ;c
     
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    Sonny's comes in handy for a quick fix!! :)
     
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    {All that Memphis, Texas, and SC style cue is for the dogs. Real men eat it with vinegar, and lots of it!}

    and that's the main reason why I hate carolina style of BBQ.;)
    texas and even memphis does it oh so much better. Now I will admit that between TX and N-SC area, they do more pork vrs beef ( yeap tx is hot and heavy on beef ).

    The heavy vinegar based dipping sauces is just too much for a Southern Boy like myself to handle.:cool:
     
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    I used to go to Sonny's for a hamburger, not the BBQ. I'm sure I've had it, it just must not have been memorable enough for me to have remembered.

    Burgers were good, however.:)
     
  19. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    I eat Bessinger's about once a year. It's like eating lead. That, and it's overpriced. their lunch buffet was $15 and that was without a beverage. Forget it.
     
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    I had a rib eating contest with my grandson at Sonny's. We each crapped out after 3 racks apiece of baby back ribs. They were more than OK but their side dishes were the worst. Even the baked potatoes were off. The locations look like a bad diner but for $13.99 for all you can eat baby-back ribs or only $10.99 for St. Louis style, you don't expect too much. It's OK for a once in a while, but I really would not go too often. This refers to the Atlanta location on Cheshire Bridge Rd. near I-85.