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Sonny's BBQ

11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
+1 850-230-4742
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“pulled pork” (33 reviews)
“ribs” (73 reviews)
“cornbread” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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1 - 10 of 302 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm not a huge barbecue fan but the family wanted to eat here (there were 8 of us) so we went. I will suggest the pulled brisket on the garlic bread with the smoky BBQ sauce. It was actually very tasty.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten at Sonny's a few times over the years. The beverage glasses are a great size, don't have to worry about refills if the restaurant is busy. I thought the price on the BBQ salad was a bit misleading. Description is a BBQ salad,...More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delighted to find Sonny's open when the rest of the world was closed for irma. A lovely greeting from great staff and we were seated in a tired booth. The place could use a spruce up. I ordered a Sonny's sampler, which came not hot...More

Thank Ormstein
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reachin’ out, Ormstein. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super fun place with amazing food. Everything was served promptly and done to perfection. Even the salads were fresh and tasty.

Thank happilyretired2017
Reviewed August 9, 2017

OK, I've eaten here about as often as I have eaten anywhere in PCB. Why? I like the french fries, I like the sauce, I like the cole slaw, I like the sweet tea. and I love watching the people come in. This isn't Firefly...More

1  Thank TravelDoc2009
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

It wasn't my first time at this location, but I never too it to go thru a drive-thru window. Big mistake! BBQ ribs were dry and over-cooked. The rest of the platter wasn't too bad, but the ribs which I craved the most just spoiled...More

Thank Evgeniya S
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, Evgeniya S. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

I reviewed Sonny's last year and eating there is a yearly tradition for my family. This year's visit was a little disappointing, though the food was still okay. The problem was service - our food took a long while to arrive, the main course arrived...More

Thank Iw p
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations, lw p. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll...More

Reviewed July 10, 2017

As usual, our meal was fabulous. Fast, hot and good prices. Fried okra is excellent! Brisket is great; sliced is less fatty than chopped. Baked beans, bread, everything is good. And the sweet tea is a welcome treat from a southerner visiting Florida!!

Thank first-timer2NYC
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a awesome place for BBQ & reasonable price check them out. Most everything was 1 or longer wait so we got off the beach and found Sonny's. Great BBQ & staff was great. I give them 5 stars

1  Thank Briankeith2013
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We always looks forward to Sonny's while on vacation. Unfortunately, Sonny's is now off of our list of places to eat while visiting Panama City Beach. Both our spring and summer vacation visits left much to be desired. The food was cold and tasted terrible....More

Thank TRH1145
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations,TRH1145. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us...More

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MaxyeHenry
Often Freedom From Religion Foundation will receive complaints from members that a private-owned business in their area is offering a discount to customers who present a church bulletin. These “church bulletin discounts” show up as promotions at a variety of businesses including restaurants or grocery stores for anyone demonstrating their status as a believer or church attendee. These types of promotions are illegal under federal law. The Civil Rights Act states in relevant part, “All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation . . . without discrimination on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.” 42 U.S.C. §2000a(a). As a place of “public accommodation,” it is illegal for restaurants, grocery stores or other businesses to discriminate, or show favoritism, on the basis of religion. Church bulletin discounts are restrictive promotional practices, which favor religious customers and deny customers who do not attend church, and nonbelievers, the right to “full and equal” enjoyment of the restaurant, store or other business. Church bulletin discounts may also be prohibited under your state’s civil rights law, or your city’s municipal code and ordinances. Often, the state and local laws contain similar, if not the same, language prohibiting discrimination at places of public accommodation on the basis of religion. Any promotions should be available to all customers regardless of religious preference or practice on a non-discriminatory basis. No place of public accommodation can advertise– in broadcast (radio or television) or print advertisements (newspapers, church bulletins, etc)– any sort of discount to customers who present a church bulletin. Rather such promotions must be offered to the public at large, and not single out any one religious group. For example, instead of offering a “20% discount to customers with church bulletins on Sunday,” a restaurant could advertise, “20%off Sunday brunch.” If you come across a business that is offering a church bulletin discount, you should approach the manager, owner or a supervisor to alert them to the illegality of the practice. You also have the right to ask for the same discount! If you need further assistance to stop this discrimination, please contact FFRF. It is helpful if you forward us a copy of the coupon or advertisement and provide the name and address of the discriminating business. Written by Rebecca S. Markert, FFRF Staff Attorney
February 1, 2015|
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Response from Becky K | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Mike M. from Kentucky. It doesn't seem you are asking any question, just trying to impose yet more religious restrictions (of God) in this country. I commend any restaurant who gives a discount for this, yet I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $16
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-230-4742
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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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