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Sonny's BBQ

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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exactly what you expect....

This is your typical chain Sonny's. The food is good; its not great, but it is enjoyable and expected. The service is solid. My drinks never went empty nor were dishes left on the table. The restaurant was clean and well maintained.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
BBredeson
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Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Families with children
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Hudson, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The title says it all, Sonny's (and not just this location) is hit or miss. Ribs hardly had any smoke flavor at all and tasted like old pork. Chicken was good, I think the chicken is the most consistent thing on the menu, probably the best bbq chicken around. Sides nothing to write home about. Service was average.

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Tampa
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Love the slice pork, and especially getting the Big Deal at lunch. The salad bar is very good and a nice variety. This is an awesome place and the servers are super.

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

Thank you for your great review, Meztaz! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your slice pork, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Davenport, Florida
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We decided to visit Sunnys BBQ on our visit to Spring Hill as we saw that it rated quite highly on trip advisor. First impression weren't great, small bar area and very dated in side with booths that could give you a spinal injury, that aside i was looking forward to some real BBQ cooked food. Well our waiter took... More 

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

We’re sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with us, Shandyandy30. Let us help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details from your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you’ll give us another chance soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is your typical chain Sonny's. The food is good; its not great, but it is enjoyable and expected. The service is solid. My drinks never went empty nor were dishes left on the table. The restaurant was clean and well maintained.

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

Thanks for the feedback, BBredeson. We appreciate you takin' the time to write your review, and hope to see you again real soon! More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Today was my 10th time at Sonny's since March and I can't wait to eat here again. The food is awesome, the broccoli steamed to perfection, the baby back ribs make me come back each time. Everything is delicious and the service always great. Just make sure you take a sweater as the air con is often too high (to... More 

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

We're glad to hear you enjoy visitin' us so often, Lowdgerine! We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review, and hope we'll see you again real soon. More 

Pinellas Park, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Whenever we need to find a reasonable restaurant to eat that includes picky children and adults with healthy appetites, Sonny's always satisfies! I like the salad bar in particular. My only "beef" (no pun intended) is that they don't have soup on the salad bar. But you get a good meal for the price. And the service is quick!

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

We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review, JGW33782. We look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

All you can eat is so good and affordable. It is a nice family oriented place to come to, if your just visiting or you just want some darn BBQ. Nice salad bar, and staff. Food is perfect, chairs are comfortable. Tables are clean. Highly recommend.

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

We're glad you enjoy hangin' with us, Kristan T.! Thanks for the review. More 

Spring Hill, Florida, United States
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

While I am not a BBQ fanatic I managed to find a good meal anyway. The family loved the BBQ. The seating is not the most comfortable but okay if you don't sit there and chat after your meal. The noise level from the patrons and the staff was a bit loud but not as bas as some other local... More 

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

Thanks for the feedback, Gary C. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Weeki Wachee, Florida
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Food is reasonavle.. portions are smal l though.. but.. they do have a killer salad bar.. we go there sometimes just for it. Servers are attentive for the oat part.. need to get there early evening or expect to wait..

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Guildford
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Such a cool place. Great service, good portions sizes, amazing rainbow cake and more monkey nuts than you could ever need

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Additional Information about Sonny's BBQ

Address: 4731 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606
Phone Number: 352-597-3322
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Spring Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

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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, Delicatessen

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?