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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: 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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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    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
Good family eating

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
JGW33782
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Pinellas Park, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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29 reviews
21 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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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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Tampa, Florida, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I don't eat bbq often but if I do, this is the best place around here. The food tastes great, tons of it, nice waitstaff, fast, good prices.

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Michigan
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Stopped in for a late lunch before going fishing. Good BBQ flavor. Food was good. Service was fair. Not many people in the restaurant but slow service...very slow.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Hockeygroom. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon! More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The one the thing I can say about this chain that not all are created equal. I have eaten at several Sonny's through out the state and find this one to be one of the best. The food is cooked as Sonny did when he started Sonny's in Gainesville. The attention to detail results in consistently above average tasting barbecue.... More 

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brookhaven
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Ever since pit boss bbq left spring hill there has been a void in the bbq department. sonnys doesnt smell or taste like real bbq. i want to like it but every visit leaves me disappointed. their salad bar is a complete rip off!! I can't recommend this restaurant. try big ums up the road..its not spectacular but its cheaper... More 

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

Sorry to hear that, chillin73. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details and location from your visit so we can make things better. More 

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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, Family Fare

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?