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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    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
A quick afternoon lunch

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,

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
karenog2012
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Perry, Florida
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Toledo, Ohio
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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441 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 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 reviews
6 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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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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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134 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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Glad t hear you enjoyed our Redneck Egg Rolls, lynot011. See you again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

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Additional Information about Sonny's BBQ

Address: 2707 North Monroe Street, I-10 Exit 199, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone Number: +850-385-2167
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Family Fare

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?