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“Florida BBQ.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
1794 South West County Road 484, Ocala, FL 34473
1 352-245-5595
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Ranked #75 of 393 Restaurants in Ocala
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
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.
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Florida BBQ.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

It is the best thing available from a restaurant in Ocala. If you went better BBQ hit the road side stands. I grew up on Texas and Kansas City style BBQ. Love Memphis style. It took a while to get used to it, but NC style BBQ is good too. Sonny's is ok. Not the best, but if you want bbq and dont want to cook it yourself or take a trip, it works.

Visited September 2012
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Springfield, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“sonny's bbq on college av. in Ocala”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

really good bbq, think it is the best we have ever had. My husband got the special they were running this month for all you can eat baby back ribs and they were so good , he ate about 3 racks. the brisket was very good as well.. I got the endless salad bar that came with endless soup which was clam chowder or brunswick stew and as much cornbread as you want. for a dollar more, you can add 1/4 lb of bbq to the salad bar. the cornbread was like cake and sweet. our waitress Lynnette did a great job and was freindly. the staff all seemed to work together helping each other out for the most part. enjoyable experience. definitely plan on returning again and bringing family when they come.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Alabama
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74 reviews 74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Always dependable for a good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We go to Sonny's exclusively for really good bar-b-que. The service is fast and we have never had a bad meal there. It's near the Hwy. 75 exit at Hwy. 484 leading to Dunnellon and is convenient for us to visit when we travel back and forth to Tampa or Orlando, which we do on a regular basis for business. The baby back ribs are meaty, smoked just right, absolutely the best for the price and we have never been disappointed. There are great specials for Seniors between 1 & 4 PM weekdays. Go!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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