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425 N State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177-2447 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+386-328-4655
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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 - 9:30 pm
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Green Cove springs Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately the quality of the Bar B Q has decreased in the past year. The portion are more than ample but the meat has a lot of fat and taste dry as being reheated.

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Thank Rivercats4077
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Rivercats4077. If you'd like to talk to us more about how we can make things better, please email the details and location to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can help. More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic smokey flavors! Love the brisket and Carolina pulled pork sandwich! Corn Nuggets are a sweet and tasty side. Plenty of sweet tea and good service!

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

Thanks for the great review, Gayle S.! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The beauty of a chain is the fact it's consistent this place was no different friendly staff and clean

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

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, Aaron M.! Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

Salt Springs, Florida
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464 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped eating here due to cold food. This has improved greatly hot food spotless and good prices worth stopping try it

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

This makes us happy to hear, Ronald E.! Thanks for stoppin' by and takin' the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Albion, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Had the Baby Back Ribs, with green beans, mash potatoes, garlic bread and coleslaw. Waitress was excellent! Did not feel rushed. Loved the atmosphere! Loved that the BBQ was added in the baking process...not a after effect! Food was 10 times better then Johnny's!

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

Thanks for the kind words, Valerie W.! We appreciate your great feedback and we can't wait to see you again next time. More 

Palatka, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Clean and friendly. Food is prepared well. I'm a big fan of the ribs and the recent AUCE Rib special did not disappoint

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Thank Kate E
Interlachen, Florida
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This is a great Sonny's. This is my local go-to for BBQ. I have been many times and never disappointed with the food, although the service is sketchy at times. Their catering service is great, but expect your order to be at least 30 minutes late (have experienced this 3 times). Their take-out service is good. Very affordable and great... More 

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Thank Clay J
Crescent City, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Good experience. I ordered the salad bar and pulled pork sandwich. The salad bar was really clean and stocked. Our food came so fast that I had just started my salad. They treated us really good.

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Thank Mindy K
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I have visited a Sonny's, so I cannot compare it to other locations. Compared to Famous Dave's and other similar BBQ joints, this has been my best experience. The pulled pork was lean and tender. Hubby started with the AYCE ribs, and then was able to switch to any of the other varieties of meats... More 

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, Kasey D.! Thanks for takin' the time to leave us your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Hastings, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Always go here for my Birthday, have no problem getting in and out, best ribs around with A baked potato, sour cream and butter, bread or corn bread. Price is just right for what you get.

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Thank Pauline S
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 N State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177-2447 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palatka
  • Phone Number: +386-328-4655
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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