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Sonny's BBQ

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1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
+1 352-245-5595
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant, we visit frequently for their all you can eat ribs. Service is great and our favorite server Robin has the best customer service and personality.

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Thank Elizette H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Media at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the love, Elizette! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

BBQ was excellent and more than enough food, the ribs fall off the one and were delicious. very convenient to the hotel.

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

We're glad to hear it, Judy! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Ocala, Florida
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I love Sonnys. Their ribs are so good. So is the pulled pork, so is the chicken, etc, etc. The smoked wings are also awesome, so tender. I have only had good food.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed the Smoked Wings! Thanks for the review, Cindear, and we look forward to your next visit! More 

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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

just left sonnys, problum they dont care what you ask for. my mom asked and we both said make sure you toast the bun. bun came untoasted. I ordered brisket and rib dinner and the meat was bearley warm. we have been thru this a few times and it takes forever to get it fixed , so we wated for... More 

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

We apologize that your recent visit was not us to expectations, Penny B. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with the best way to contact you. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us a another chance! More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Best baby back by far. One word of caution... Check your order if you do drive thru. They gave me the wrong order and by the time I found out it was too late to change it.

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Thank samantha w
Oldsmar, Florida
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248 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We got there an hour before closing & were given very good service. The food was very good & the waitress was attentive.

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

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, Donna M.! Thanks for stoppin' by and we can't wait to see you next time. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Stopped in here south bound off I75 at the end of Jan 2016. Most of the food we ate is all dry rub and requires lots of their signature sauces to moisten the meat up. The do have a couple of nice mass produced BBQ sauces to try. This is a chain and its depends on your choice of wet... More 

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

Thanks for your great feedback, haroldslangille. We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

St. John
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

I always look forward to taking a trip to Florida because we dont have any Sonny's locally where we live. having said that I am not looking as forward to eating at them as much now. We visited this location 6/4/16 on our way home from Orlando. I had the all you can eat ribs and the first set of... More 

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Thank bamatide12
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you disappointed with your visit, bamatide12. Can you send us an email with these details of your visit, along with the location you visited and your contact information to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can look into this for you and help? More 

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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

First time in a Sonny's. large sized sides and tasty ribs, which would have been better if they were warmer when delivered. Sat at pick up station too long, as waitress had tables spread too apart.

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave us your feedback, Elizabeth C., and we're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit. Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can ensure your next visit is better. More 

Ocala, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Close to our home, we make frequent visits to this Sonny's location. Friendly, clean, fresh salad bar, and excellent service. No doubt - the BEST baked beans and YUMMY baby back ribs!

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, Linda N.! Thanks for takin' the time to leave us a great review and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-245-5595
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?