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Sonny's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
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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
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
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My husband and I like this place. We usually get the Red Neck Eggrolls for a appetizer they are awesome!!! My husband has tried many things and usually always likes what he gets. Sometimes they have a "all you can eat ribs" my husband says the 1st serving is the best the 2nd is ok by the 3rd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Tracy B
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Southold, New York
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  • Families with children
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Southold, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I like this place. We usually get the Red Neck Eggrolls for a appetizer they are awesome!!! My husband has tried many things and usually always likes what he gets. Sometimes they have a "all you can eat ribs" my husband says the 1st serving is the best the 2nd is ok by the 3rd they're crap... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I heard they had a salad bar and this is a first visit for me. It wasnt good. The restaurant needs a good cleaning and the salad bar is something I wouldn't even put in front of my family. Its just thrown together. Not very pretty to look at, and I don't know how they can even call it a... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

came for lunch. love good bbq and was not disappointed. had the big combo with 4 meats. pork, brisket, ribs and chicken were all great. beans were good and mac and cheese extra creamy. loved their 4 sauces and the sweet tea was perfect. have to recommend.

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

Thanks for the feedback, Mike J. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal! More 

Reviewer
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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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
Reviewer
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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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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