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11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
+1 850-230-4742
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destin, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sonny's is always the go to in Florida for good barbecue, I can't complain I've gone to this restaurant more times than I can count

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Shawn K. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Laguna Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Sonny's last night & had the all you can eat ribs. The ribs were great. Fall off the bone. Sides were great. Cornbread, the best in the area. Served shaped as a muffin. Wonderful! Kitchen a little slow, but worth the wait. Waitress was friendly & attentive. Will be back. Great for whole family.

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, wpenr0se. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Virginia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Sonny's 2 or 3 times in the weeks we stayed in PCB. They have excellent pulled pork, and very good cole slaw and mac & cheese . The fries were standard but good and crisp. They have a small salad bar, but I did not have that. They have about 6 choices of sauces on the tables,... More 

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Nice_trip. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Sonny's while we were down in PCB visiting in Jan. The food was great and the atmosphere was nice - but the service was a bit slow. Once the food arrived, we kind of forgot about the troubled service and ate WAY too much - but it was delicious. I'd probably go back and give them another shot... More 

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Jon K. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

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128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a ok place to go,. it used to be a not to miss stop, a year ago. service was almost not, service did not. servicer acted as if he did not want to be there. had to explain over and over what we wanted, and still did not get it right. this was also the only sonnys we... More 

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Michigan
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256 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is what it is, and for what it is, it isn't bad. It's typical BBQ, nothing outstanding but all around good. Ribs were smoky and fall off the bone. BBQ beans are decent. Good selection of sauce. Big salad bar (didn't have it but you walk by it). Service was prompt and very good. Go expecting a decent but... More 

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

Thank you for your review, visamastermichigan. We’re always open to hearing further feedback from our guests and invite you to email us your ideas to social@SonnysBBQ.com. We look forward to speaking with you! More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THIS PLACE IS THE WORST BBQ I HAVE EVER (TRYED TO) EAT!!! it was so dry service was ok price not bad I wont be back!!

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

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations, lumirhamsa. 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 another chance! More 

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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was delicious. Service was great. Seemed short staffed the night we went there, but our waitress was pleasant and kept us happy. Have four different bbq sauces on the table that you add to suit your own taste. Almost as good as my own :) We also like the family meal for four. A variety of meats and lots... More 

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Patty S. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Burlington, Iowa
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135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

The weather was fantastic so decided to get some take out and enjoy the Panama City Beach conservation park..we ordered the sampler plate...a little of everything they have. Wow...fantastic BBQ!!! and such a copious serving the 2 of us had enough for 2 full dinners!!

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, MrWedge10. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

destin, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

The hostess and server were both nice. The food was consistent like always. My go to BBQ joint in Florida.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $16
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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
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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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

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

over a year ago

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