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Sonny's BBQ

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6606 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33542 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
813-782-4272
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BBQ done right

One of the better BBQ's that I have been to in Florida. We both had the ribs and they melted right off the bone. Very generous sides so you will never walk away hungry. Our waitress Bianca was the super...restaurant was clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pam B
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Sand Lake, Michigan
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Michigan
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an amazing meal here tonight and a large part of that was our waitress, Nicole. She anticipated our every need and was lightning quick with a contagious smile. I hope that they appreciate her as much as we did!

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Sand Lake, Michigan
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the better BBQ's that I have been to in Florida. We both had the ribs and they melted right off the bone. Very generous sides so you will never walk away hungry. Our waitress Bianca was the super...restaurant was clean.

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Thank Pam B
Newfield, New York, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

then you have to try Sonny's. This place is great. Staff is fabulous and the atmosphere is wonderful. Must try while you are in town!

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

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

Oregon, IL
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I never come to Zephyrhills without eating at Sonnys! Absolutely the best sweet tea ever. Love the BBQ but during this visit the meat was cool but the rest of the meal was great! Think this was a server issue as more than one of our party had a cold meat dish. Will try again next time as the taste... More 

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Thank bartland4
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Went in for some wings. They sell them by the pound but they often seem inconsistent in what you receive. Use to be the best place in the area but not anymore. Better barbecue and wings just a few miles north in Dade City.

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

Sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, Randy. Can you email the details, location, and your contact information to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can help make things right? More 

Zephyrhills, Florida
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

People are always friendly. On the delivery pick up, the last couple of times we used it, our food wasn't warm. No napkins no forks. We were staying @ a hotel (we were in between homes till we closed) noticed it when we got back to the hotel to eat.

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Thank karenfU6785EZ
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, karenfU6785EZ. If you'd like to talk to us more about how we can make things better, please email the details, location, and your contact information to Social@SonnysBBQ.com. More 

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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

So here we are at another Sonny's barbecue we are at the drive thru waiting on our food and you got to try the redneck egg rolls pretty good they are usually friendly and nice at this restaurant so we are waiting now for our food at the drive thru so so if you are in Zephyrhills stop in and... More 

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Thank smiley3301
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, smiley3301. We hope we'll see you for another visit soon! More 

Boaz, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

The food and service is the best around this area. we eat there two to three time a week and find the food very good and the service excellent also. This Sonnys seems to be better than several others we have eat in during our travels. You can depend on good food at a fair price and if ever a... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, Donald! We appreciate the feedback and can’t wait to see you again real soon. More 

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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a bad experience at another restaurant and went here instead. Great choice. We had the Big Deal with sliced brisket. The only bad was too much fat on the brisket; as much fat as beef. The baked beans are awesome. I love their sauces. The waitress and hostess were great. I highly recommend Sonny's for real bbq.

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

We're so glad to hear you had a pleasant experience while dining with us, Randy! We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and hope to see you again real soon. More 

Dade City, Florida
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Sonny's BBQ is consistent and very good. I love their beans - there is nothing like 'em. And sliced pork sandwich on garlic bread with beans and large tea is about as good as it gets.

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your review, JasonFSU. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again real soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6606 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33542 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Zephyrhills
  • Phone Number: 813-782-4272

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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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