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Sonny’s BBQ

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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1380 East Boone Avenue, Kingsland, GA 31548 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
912-673-7262
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11:00 am - 9:35 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:35 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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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Same quality service and food as other Sonny's

We enjoy having Barbq on the road while traveling and often stop at Sonny's locations along the interstate. Their bar-bq may not be "gourmet" but it's consistently good. We each had their bar-bq salad and ice-tea (no alcohol here). Tab came to $24. Clean, efficient waitstaff, reliable meals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Ernie B
,
Christiansburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Keene, New Hampshire
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great chain bbq restraunt. Had a burger with pulled pork, sausage, onion rings with garlic bread for the bun.. excellent. Sweet tea is the best around, they sell it by the gallons.

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

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

Naperville, Illinois
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stopped at this restaurant because AAA gave it two diamond rating. We enjoyed the fried okra. We ordered the Chicken & Ribs plate because the chicken was suppose to be a quarter size. What we got were three ribs and a half of a leg and a thigh. It cost $11.95. I didn't think about the portions until we... More 

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

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, LenEvanston. Please email Social@sonnysBBQ.com with the details and location from your experience so we can address your concerns. We appreciate your feedback! More 

Christiansburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
381 reviews 381 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We enjoy having Barbq on the road while traveling and often stop at Sonny's locations along the interstate. Their bar-bq may not be "gourmet" but it's consistently good. We each had their bar-bq salad and ice-tea (no alcohol here). Tab came to $24. Clean, efficient waitstaff, reliable meals.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Ernie B. Come back soon! More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stopped on our way to Jacksonville. The food was really good, the staff were very nice. I would for sure go back.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Emberp30. We're lookin' forward to having you again! More 

Kingsland, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I usually get the dieters plate, (salad bar and ribs), they have all kinds of bbq, good food. Family oriented restaurant with a quiet atmosphere.

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

Thanks for your great review, pattiann16. We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Ottawa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoyed some very good BBQ ribs, and an excellent peach cobbler for dessert - as recommended by our charming waitress. And the selection of draft beers would meet the tastes of most thirsty travellers, served at just the right chilled temperature for a warm evening. The prices on the menu were quite reasonable, and a good variety of food... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Everything was just OK. We were a party of four. I was the only one who had not eaten at a Sonny's before. We had the salad bar and pulled pork which were good but the ribs were dry and without the slow cooked flavor I was looking for. My tablemates said it was not as good as they remembered.... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, RERD09. If you'd like to tell us more about how we can make your next visit better, please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details and location. More 

manassas, va
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Best BBQ in Kingsland, GA. I eat here at least twice per week when I am in town and I have never had a bad meal.

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

Glad to hear you've always had great meals with us, EurekaManassas_Va! We're lookin' forward to seeing you again. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the first time that I've ate at this place of business. I have to say, when we arrived, they seated us very quickly, The waitress was very kind and professional to us. Our food came out in a timely matter. I feel that it was okay.

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St. Marys, Georgia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not many places like this will give you a drive-thru for all of your take out needs. The food is good and the amount of take out you get is enough for two people.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Only2morrow! We hope you'll be back for more take-out soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1380 East Boone Avenue, Kingsland, GA 31548 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Kingsland
  • Phone Number: 912-673-7262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • 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 - 9:35 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:35 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:35 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:35 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:35 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:35 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:35 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?