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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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Today
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: 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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cozy place for barbeque and great happy hour specials.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Druantia59
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
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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 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Zephyrhills, Florida
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was limited to what I could eat as I was not on " cheat day" ..I only had the salad bar.. :( But my family ate very well. A.U.C.E. BBQ plate, Chicken Wings, The Whole Hog specialty sandwich, and a chicken sandwich. They even had corn nuggets ... How hard it was sitting at this table with the food... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, MLeonard50. We're lookin' forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Gladwin, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We tried this place for the first time and was pleasantly surprised at how good the food and service was. Each of us ordered a different entree and all were equally good. Make sure to get the cinnamon butter for your corn bread. Several different types of BBQ sauces on the table for you to try. Service was quick and... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, RickL4570. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Glendale, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We tried sonny's for the first time. The pulled pork is very tasty, and well worth trying. Both food and service were great. We hope to eat here again on our next trip to Zephyrhills

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

Thanks for your great review, Max B. We're looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Zephyrhills, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Come here a lot, Good food and service, Drink specials. staff is nice. Food plentifull and comes out fast

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

Thanks for your feedback TJ557! We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sonny is pretty much the same where ever you go... wish they would bring back the BAKED WINGS! My fav are the baby back ribs and pulled pork. The beans are pretty good as a side.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Rose V. We'll forward your suggestion along! More 

Zephyrhills, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is definitely my kind of food an atmosphere . We go in Sonnys a lot I have never had a bad meal or service in there

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

Thanks for your great review, moopop. We can't wait to see you again! More 

Hampshire, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Oh yes! I had previously found another bbq place I shall not name on my Garmin satnav but then selected Sonny's real pit bbq after the previously disappointing meal. Great food at a reasonable price. Could be very busy at certain times of the day. Attentive and friendly staff. But mouthwateringly good pulled pork and all the classics could be... 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: 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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