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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 - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 32
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food & Friendly Staff

Wonderful place to go for a couple, a family, or a larger group. Expect a little wait on the weekends because it is very popular. Everything on the menu is mouth watering good. It's a nice casual atmosphere yet come as you like in jeans or jazzed up attire. The staff is very friendly and they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Towanda, Pennsylvania
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Towanda, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to go for a couple, a family, or a larger group. Expect a little wait on the weekends because it is very popular. Everything on the menu is mouth watering good. It's a nice casual atmosphere yet come as you like in jeans or jazzed up attire. The staff is very friendly and they tend to tables well.... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great place to eat, good variety and definitely good food. Have eaten there in the past. Remodeled a few years ago. Very nice.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a relatively new facility, completely rebuilt on the original property. Inside service is good, with a friendly staff. Great atmosphere, and very clean. The drive-thru moves well, with an equally good and pleasant staff.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I visit this sonny's anytime i am in the area. This time it was great as usual, i have no complaints. The salad bar is really good and the food is good ole bbq. If you ever visited a sonny's before, this is the same, no different. Wait staff was good and very friendly. Parking is good

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good ribs, mac and cheese and cornbread. Nothing fancy but plenty of good food. Several choices of BBQ sauces but didn't need any!

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

Thanks for your review, Susan H. We hope you'll come see us again real soon! More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The barbecue is great and not expensive. Everything there is good but I really recommend the corn nuggets as an appetizer.

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

We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your feedback, Steve R. We hope you'll come visit us again soon! More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place was highly recommended. We got take out. Rids and Brisket were dry, not very good. My relatives eat there and they say it is always good. Maybe this was a one time thing.

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We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your feedback, Steve R. We hope you'll come visit us again soon! More 

Zephyrhills
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I love ribs and get the best at Sonnys the ribs are tender and plenty of them never had a problem with anything the staff is very helpful and polite and very reasonable cost?

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

Thanks for the review, Janet J. We hope to see you again real soon! More 

Columbus, Georgia
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had driven for over six hours to reach our destination. We asked about BBQ and Sony's was recommended. We shared a sample platter and it was very good! Service with a smile and food was served hot and tasty!

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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

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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