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2707 North Monroe Street, I-10 Exit 199, Tallahassee, FL 32303
+850-385-2167
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10:45 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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My Partner and Myself went in for dinner we was seated within a few minutes, we ordered the large beers but did not have any so they gave us a pint size beer and we had to call them when we was ready for a refill, the food was okay My Partners Mac and Cheese when it first came out... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
robert572
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Juno Beach, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip we stopped at this restaurant while driving along the interstate. Both my wife and I have always enjoyed Sonny's and we expected this to be a pleasant lunch break; however, we were quite disappointed at this location. My wife ordered the baby back ribs and remarked to me that they had an interesting taste - one... More 

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Juno Beach, Florida
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My Partner and Myself went in for dinner we was seated within a few minutes, we ordered the large beers but did not have any so they gave us a pint size beer and we had to call them when we was ready for a refill, the food was okay My Partners Mac and Cheese when it first came out... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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254 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I stay in hotels 300 + nights yearly, so a good delivery experience is paramount. I had the chicken dinner. It was great. Everything I ordered was there and the food was hot and fresh. Overall, a great place to eat.

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

Thanks for the review, ChuckMosher. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, and hope to see you real soon! More 

Toledo, Ohio
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stopped in at Sonny's for a late lunch. The wife got a pulled pork sandwich $11 with a side and drink, I got a pulled pork platter $8 with cole slaw and baked bean. Restaurant is rustic inside, it had a salad bar that looked messy, we didn't order that option. Food was pretty average for BBQ not a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, iamwizer. We’d like to try to help make your next visit better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more from you. More 

Perry, Florida
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Our wait was short and the waitress was very nice. We had our grandchild with us and she loved the salad bar.Food was very good and she kept our tea glass filled. We will be back,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Sonny's is our favorite place to eat. Always good food. We go there for every holiday. sonnys even catered our wedding.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Terriberrys. See you again soon! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

bbq chicken and the pork dinner was perfect. the sweet tea was awesome. alot of parking for all. right next to the hotel.

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

Thanks for your great review, Steven P! Stop by to see us again soon. More 

Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Every time we eat here we receive terrible service! If you do decide to go, just ask that you don't get Matt or Crystal if you want somewhat decent service. They are extremely rude.

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

We're sorry to hear this, Summer S. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details and location from your visit so we can get you in touch with a manager. More 

Miami, Florida
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479 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

With having two "Seminoles" in the family our visits over the years to Tallahassee are never without a stop to Sonny's and we have never been disappointed. Although I am not a fan of the salad bar, the lunch specials and BBQ are hard to beat for the value. Extra side of "Garlic Bread" are always a must for us.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were in town visiting and we wanted bbq, so I googled sonnys menu and the food LOOKED great. So I called in my order for 1/2 chicken, side of smoked sausage , and ribs with baked beans and potato salad. We we got our food, the meat was dry, smokeless and tasteless. No essence of bbq. We were expecting... More 

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

Sorry to hear this, lot2011. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details and location from your experience so we can help! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2707 North Monroe Street, I-10 Exit 199, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +850-385-2167

Price and Cuisine

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

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
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm

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