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Sonny's BBQ

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American, Barbecue, Family Fare
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2707 North Monroe Street, I-10 Exit 199, Tallahassee, FL 32303
+850-385-2167
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Today
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Descent Bar-B-Que Restaurant

This restaurant has a wide variety of bar-b-que choices on their menu. They have about four different choices of bar-b-que sauces for your specific taste buds. There service was very good and the waitress we had was excellent. She even went out of her way to find someone to show my wife how to use... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Glenn W
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Columbus, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
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Savannah, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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Columbus, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a wide variety of bar-b-que choices on their menu. They have about four different choices of bar-b-que sauces for your specific taste buds. There service was very good and the waitress we had was excellent. She even went out of her way to find someone to show my wife how to use a particular function on her... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, Glenn W. We hope you'll stop by for another visit soon! More 

mississippi
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

First time at a Sonny's and it was good. The waiter was great and very attentive. We had the Redneck Egg Rolls(very good). I enjoyed a salad. Husband and Daughters had BBQ sandwiches which they all liked. This is a great place for a quick meal that isn't fast food. Is it the best BBQ...it's worth trying-- Reasonable prices

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

Glad t hear you enjoyed our Redneck Egg Rolls, lynot011. See you again soon! More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

First of all, we always check out locally owned businesses, and Sonny's did not disappoint. First, the smoked wings we had as an appetizer were quite frankly the best wings I've ever had. Marinated overnight in chipotle seasoning and olive, then smoked and grilled, nothing tops these. We opted for the all-you-can eat dinner. Ribs, pulled pork, and brisket were... More 

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

Thanks for your great review, Project Highway C. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stopped here because I had not been to Sonny's in a while. Most of the ones back home closed. I was a little disappointed because it wasn't as good as I remembered it. The staff was very friendly...just the food seemed to have dropped off. Thanks!

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

Sorry to hear that, iampaidfor. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your feedback and contact information so we can help. More 

FL Keys
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I joined about 20 coworkers at Sonny’s recently. I’m not a fan of Sonny’s. We make outstanding BBQ at home. I had fried okra and the salad bar for dinner. Fried okra was the winner. It arrived smokin’ hot. The salad bar was average. Beer prices were very reasonable. A jumbo goose island IPA was only $3.49. The stand out... More 

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Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Stopped in because this place is by our hotel. The reviews weren't bad so we tried it. I'm a BBQ nut. I ordered brisket and fries. The best thing we ate between the three of us was the fried okra. That was actually awesome. The rest of the food was just not up to snuff with good barbecue. The brisket... More 

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

We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your meal. El_Bandito_Blanco. We'd like to make things better - please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your feedback and contact information. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review, and we hope we can help make your next visit better. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We took it easy and just had the pulled pork, garlic bread and two sides (incl). There was plenty of food an there was no need for more unless you want to pile on the pounds! Good, honest, tasty, simple fare at reasonable prices and given the parking lot was almost full others thought it too.

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

Thanks for your feedback, RealHoltyboy. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was one of my husbands old stomping grounds which we were excited to try when visiting FSU. I was honestly disappointed. My brisket was very dry. I am not an expert on BBQ but all the brisket I have had before was extremely tender. The favors of the BBQ sauce were really good. The drink sizes are huge! And... More 

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

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, Eve_in_the_World. We'd like to hear more about how we can help you have a better visit next time. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your feedback, contact information, and the location you were at. More 

Okeechobee,Florida
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This Sonny`s has all the favorites and beer on tap, which not all of them do. But it also has Sonny`s brand of beer, it`s fairly inexpensive compared to others and it`s really good. I`ve never seen a Sonny`s anywhere else with it. The food was good, the service was very good, so if you`re in the mood for BBQ... More 

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

Thank you for writing your review, ErininOkeechobee. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope we'll be seein' you again soon. 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, 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
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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