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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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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, 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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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
Good food and fair price.

The food was good but not great. I ordered ribs and they were a little tuff to chew. Otherwise it was OK. It deserves a four rating based on our experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Rick L
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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Commerce, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Sonny's is great place for wings. I love their smoking hot sauce. I do lots of take out and use both inside and the drive through. Always have excellent service. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The food was good but not great. I ordered ribs and they were a little tuff to chew. Otherwise it was OK. It deserves a four rating based on our experience.

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Commerce, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you decide to eat here, make sure you go inside rather than using the drive-through. We've had a number of negative experiences using the drive-through. For example, our last order included pork that was so dried out that I couldn't even feed it to the cats. On more than one occasion there has been no one staffing the drive-through... More 

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Carnesville, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

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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