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Sonny's BBQ

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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30975 Highway 441 South, Commerce, GA 30529 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
706-335-4741
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 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, 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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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

We usually try to shop and eat at a Sonnys for lunch on our way to Helen. The food is always good and tasty. Their ribs are always cooked to perfection and the pulled pork is fantastic. When I cook at home I only use sonnys sauce. It's not quite as good ad the restaurant but it gets me by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Rizzo8520
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  • Families with children
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Carnesville, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

i really loved the food and the staff was really good toke really good care of me had a really good meal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Everything here was excellent. Our waitress, Julia, was very friendly and knowledgeable and was very helpful to us. She was quick and we felt like she really cared about our experience. The food was very tasty, I had the pulled pork and ate every bite. The music suited the place and everything seemed clean. The salad bar was very well... More 

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

Thanks for the awesome review, Jesse C. We'll be sure to pass the word along to Julia! More 

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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We usually try to shop and eat at a Sonnys for lunch on our way to Helen. The food is always good and tasty. Their ribs are always cooked to perfection and the pulled pork is fantastic. When I cook at home I only use sonnys sauce. It's not quite as good ad the restaurant but it gets me by... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, Rizzo8520. See you again soon! More 

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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Love me some BBQ and Sonny's hasn't disappointed me either time I have stopped in. The staff has always been excellent. Place is always crowded so that tells me others must also like it also.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Tommy H. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can't wait to see you again! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful service Friendly Staff very good food Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and he joked around with us. I would visit this place again.

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

Thanks for your feedback, coreydclark. We'll see you again soon! More 

Cold Spring, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to Sonny's while we were spending the night in town on the recommendation of our Days Inn Hotel person. I'm not a meat eater (my wife is) but I was told they have the best Macaroni and Cheese. They do! My wife loved her pulled pork sandwich. Service was great. The salad bar was very complete.

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

Thank you for your feedback, Brian O. We're glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed your meal, and we hope we'll see you again soon! More 

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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went here recently and the service was really slow , plus they were out of regular ribs! They offered baby backs instead but they were not as good as their regular ones. It will be awhile before we visit again .

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

We're sorry to hear this happened, Marsha41. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details from your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at so we can try to make things better. More 

Florida
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

they actually didn't have any pulled pork, they blamed it on the football game letting out earlier than expected but it wasn't even busy in the store and it was approximately 6:45pm when we arrived. Other than that it was average for sonny's. Server seemed slow, saw more of the other server on our isle, Julia was our server on... More 

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

We're sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with us, Tammy W. We'd like to hear more about how we can make your next visit better - please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with more details from your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I just had the worst meal ever. Food took awhile and when delivered to table it was cold. And the bread and fries were not just cold but also hard. When you spend $10 for a dinner you expect better service and quality than fast food. Meal was so bad I most likely will never darken door of Somny's again.

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

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Bamagritsgirl79. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we’d like to make sure your next visit is better. More 

Sautee, Georgia, United States
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134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We go there at least (1) per month to take care of business and most of the time we eat at Sonny's for our main meal. I had seen their ad for the Chicken Wings and so I ordered thru our server Ashtyn and my Wife ordered the smoked turkey (lunch menu) and we were promptly served. Our surprise since... More 

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

Thank you for your great review, Von K! We're glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed your meals. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and we can't wait to see you at your next visit! More 

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Additional Information about Sonny's BBQ

Address: 30975 Highway 441 South, Commerce, GA 30529 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
Phone Number: 706-335-4741
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Commerce
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30975 Highway 441 South, Commerce, GA 30529 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Commerce
  • Phone Number: 706-335-4741

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, 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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