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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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10:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
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  • 10
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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
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  • Families with children
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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
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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399 reviews 399 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 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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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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Sorry to hear this, lot2011. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details and location from your experience so we can help! More 

Columbus, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Thanks for your great review, Project Highway C. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Savannah, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 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
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107 reviews 107 reviews
90 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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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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