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“Descent food, poor service, nothing special.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
11341 Panama City Bch Pky, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
+1 850-230-4742
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Easton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Descent food, poor service, nothing special.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I have had BBQ everywhere from PA to FLA and in between. If you've stopped at those little road side shacks out there, Sonny's doesn't come close. As a straight up restaurant, the food was descent.
I don't know if the young man who waited on us was generally disinterested in his job or doesn't think the "snow birds" know the difference between good service or bad. Let me say that if he had worked for me he'd be out of work now. It wasn't that he was rude but if you order all you can eat pulled pork, please come back once in a while and see how we're doing.
One final thought, the best BBQ in PCB was 2 Blondes BBQ on Thomas Drive. Don't look for atmosphere there but the food was exceptional. I'd give a review but they aren't listed.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Everton, Missouri, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Better than the expensive ones in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

BBQ is excellent, good healthy side choices, quick service, and great value for the money. We enjoy lunch there almost once a week.

Visited February 2013
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kentucky
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67 reviews 67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Always love going to Sonny's, the PC Beach location didn't disappoint. Very good ribs, good sides, good salad bar, good service.

Visited February 2013
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lack of food!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

They were out of baked beans and large buns! Substituted corn on cob which was stale and mushy. The BBQ sandwiches were dry We were very dissapppinted.

Visited February 2013
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Cantonment, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I had the pleasure of eating at Sonny's BBQ and the food was great. I ordered the all you can eat chicken and had baked beans and greens on the side. The service was outstanding and I must have had 3 employees come over and talk to me at the table. The setting is always casual and comfortable. I would recommend eating here or at their other locations.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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