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Sonny's BBQ

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American, Barbecue, Family Fare
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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, 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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  • 30
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family lunch

We always can count on Sonny's Barbecue restaurant in Florida and look forward to eating there. We were not disappointed! My brother ordered catfish which he loves, even though it was not on the menu, there was no problem ordering it. We also had turkey barbecue and a rack of ribs. Sides of cole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Judymcsedona
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Sedona, Arizona
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  • Families with children
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Sedona, Arizona
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We always can count on Sonny's Barbecue restaurant in Florida and look forward to eating there. We were not disappointed! My brother ordered catfish which he loves, even though it was not on the menu, there was no problem ordering it. We also had turkey barbecue and a rack of ribs. Sides of cole slaw, beans and potato salad were... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We got the family meal for 4. It was a good deal and we even took a container of leftovers home. Very good BBQ.

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Milwaukee
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This has been in business forever. I tried it years ago and I thought I missed something so I tried it again. I found it dirty and the food grease filled. Just not my place.

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Crystal River, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Restaurant was quite busy this Saturday night. Promptly seated and greeted by our waitress. Food was super quick, and our server was very attentive. Would definitely visit this location again.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Amother23. We can't wait to see you again! More 

Holland, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I loved the ribs there and the sides were awesome too. We had really great service here. My father-in-law says this Sonny's is the best around and I agree. We also stopped at a Sonny's in Lakeland, Fl and service was bad and food wasn't as good.

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your ribs, Jaci M. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon! More 

Bradford, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went for an early dinner (430pm) and were seated right away. Drinks came quickly as did the apps. We got the hillbilly eggrolls which were excellent. Dinner arrived quickly and was excellent. I had the sampler which had chicken, ribs, brisket, and turkey. It was great and I used each of the sauces. I sampled a little of everything... More 

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

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

Montpellier de Medillan, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great tasting ribs, good after a long day of skydiving, cheap as well. Service excellent, my server was very good.

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

Thanks for your feedback, marcel p. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Happy Hour specials are great. Call and Premium liquors, 2 for 1. There is a bar area, small but quaint and cozy. Will run into locals or meet snow birds. TV's to watch sports, races, etc. Great to snack and have a few drinks or a full meal. The only negative is the service. I have never eaten in the... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, Druantia59. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon! More 

Dade City, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We have eaten here several times now. We especially enjoy the all-you-can eat menu but it's a good idea to order this during the quieter times or you can be waiting a while for refills. Not too expensive and very tasty.

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Dade City, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We love going to Sonny's after shopping and pick-up BBQ sandwich and ff and big tea to take home to enjoy after a busy day. Lots better than a fast food burger and you get a better meal for the same price .

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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: 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
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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