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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 18
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  • 10
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  • 12
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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
Good chain, ribs and chicken

Sonny's is almost always a good choice for ribs, BBQ, chicken. Next to interstate, lots of parking. Staff is friendly and service is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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alexandria va
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Ligonier
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134 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, this was our first time at this Sonny's, but it was the same as the rest of them that we have eaten at in the south.....PERFECT!. From being seated to being waited on by Amber (Very Sweet Girl) to leaving, things just could not have possibly been better

Helpful?
Thank horizontransport
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear Amber took such good care of you, horizontransport! We hope to see you again soon for your next visit. More 

Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Sonny's for over 25 years and could always count on a pretty good, consistent hot meal. The past few years we have noticed a decline in the quality and consistency of the food as well as shrinking portions. Unfortunately, our most recent trip to Sonny's was our last. The brisket and ribs were cold, dry... More 

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

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. We’d like to try to make things better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to ensure that you have a better experience during your next visit. More 

alexandria va
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119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sonny's is almost always a good choice for ribs, BBQ, chicken. Next to interstate, lots of parking. Staff is friendly and service is good.

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Thank ritch62
New Orleans, Louisiana
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I don't get to stop in Tallahassee often but when I do I hit Sonny's BBQ for dinner. I utilized their drive-through tonight. Austen took my order and @ 3 minutes later he had it ready at the window. The sweet sauce was perfect for the tender pulled pork BBQ sandwich. The Mac & Cheese was richly made and still... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, Spachistorian! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The meat is dry & tasteless, the sides are nasty, & over priced for the portions you get. Will never eat here again.

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1 Thank Toiyea G
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you feel this way, Toiyea. Can you email your feedback and the location you visit to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can talk to you more about your concerns? More 

Youngstown
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I love Sonny's BBQ Pulled Pork Dinner!!! I usually eat here once a week every time I stay over-night in Tallahassee

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Thank Dot C
Lake Placid, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Love Sonny's BBQ ribs, not this particular one. Not sure if they changed the recipe or what but they were just ok. Corn bread was good and coleslaw was good.

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Thank cwinsl0w
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

hank you for taking the time to write your review, cwinsl0w. 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 

DFW
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

WOW, what a disappointment!!!! Back in the late 80's I ate at Sonny's at least once a week when I lived in Tallahassee, and it was GREAT. Good Ribs, good beef, good chicken; but last month I had their Ribs and they were Horrible; and the wife had sliced beef and it was 'just OK'. 1/3 of the Ribs were... More 

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Thank JeromeW99
Helenwood, Tennessee
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great location good food very nice staff, nice clean right off interstate great barbaque and sauces to pick from

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Thank Scoobydootn
Lone Tree, CO
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188 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The best thing about our visit to Sonny's was our waiter, Tyler. He was friendly, attentive, and eager to please. The pulled pork platters he brought us were pretty good, and so were the BBQ beans. I thought the meat portion was a bit skimpy. I've been to several Sonny's locations, and this place was fairly representative of the chain.... 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: Barbecue, American

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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