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Sonny's BBQ

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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4731 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606
352-597-3322
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today...
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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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not impressed

For a Tuesday visit, they were out of the brisket and corn on the cob. So I opted for ribs, baked potato and green beans (since they said the broccoli was microwaved). I asked if the green beans were microwaved and was told they were steamed. Well they were canned green beans and my potato... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Kristyj620
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

For a Tuesday visit, they were out of the brisket and corn on the cob. So I opted for ribs, baked potato and green beans (since they said the broccoli was microwaved). I asked if the green beans were microwaved and was told they were steamed. Well they were canned green beans and my potato wasn't cooked. The ribs were... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were disappointed, Kristyj620! Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details and location you were at so we can make things better. More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I guess the food was excellent because it brought us back three times in two weeks. The salad bar is a nice addition and great to add just a side meat to for a lighter healthier lunch. The place could do with an updated look but there are no complaints on the food

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The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We decided to have Rib's, normally we choose for Rib City. But in Spring Hill there isn't a Rib City restaurant, so we went to Sonny's. This was a pleasant surprise! The inside of this restaurant looks quite the same as Rib City also a nice atmosphere. The Rib's however where even better than expected! We really loved them! We... More 

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

Thanks for your great review, Bolly-and-Billy. We're looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Over the course of 3 visits I've tried the dry rub ribs, sliced pork, pulled pork, chicken and brisket. I found the chicken to be a bit dry but was very happy with the other meats. The coleslaw, mac n cheese and (especially) the corn bread muffin are all tasty. My mom, who generally doesn't care for meat, liked the... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, topherG68. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Tottenham ON
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We dropped by for lunch and the service was fast and super friendly. The food was delicious and the portions were huge! My husband and I shared a dinner for two - we had chicken (a half chicken!), ribs and pulled pork. The roast chicken was smoky and delicious, the pulled pork was tender and moist and the ribs were... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, GetnThere. We hope you'll stop by for another lunch soon! More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Manager was very nice as well as all the help. Food was fresh and the salad bar is always stocked up.

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

Thanks for writing your great review, Justin99_12. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Spring Hill, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If your looking for great home cooked meals, this is it and great prices,Great ribs and lots of choice of side dishes. Enjoy !!!

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

Thanks for your feedback, Heidi R. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food and the service was good. We had a little wait time. Easy to get in and out of but because it was busy parking was a little slim. This Sonny's service alcohol which is usual to me.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Hoover37. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great prices and nice portion sizes. Service was good too - the only drawback was the atmosphere. Somewhat diner-like with booths...not what I'd expect for a BBQ place. Also, closes too early, and there's not many late night options around.

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FLORIDA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great menu choices.....food is always good and prices are quite fair for the amount of food you get. The service has always been prompt and food is delivered within 5 to 10 minutes. The turkey platter or sandwich is what we almost always order.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, DALEKATE. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope we'll see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4731 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Spring Hill
  • Phone Number: 352-597-3322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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