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Sonny's BBQ

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11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-2452
+1 850-230-4742
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“pulled pork” (34 reviews)
“cornbread” (28 reviews)
“ribs” (80 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-2452
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner after driving all day. We had not been to a Sonny’s for years and it was just like we remembered. My husband got the half chicken, which was as good as he remembered. I had the pulled pork, again,...More

Thank Barb D
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

I had the all you can eat ribs, okra, and baked beans. I enjoyed my meal very much. My wife and son got the sliced pork and it was good too. My daughter got the pulled chicken and she liked it. The service was good...More

Thank misterowens
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Good location, great food, wonderful service, and fair prices. Everything on the menu is good! Only 2 places in the area for ribs and this in one of them.

Thank CarolinaRealtor
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Sonny’s has been a favorite place we’ve gone to for many years. Whenever we are in Floirda we try to eat there at least a couple times. Love their pulled pork and sliced pork meals.

Thank Donald O
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Maybe we just had an off night but the food was as not up to Par. My wife ordered smoked wings and ribs. The ribs were great but the wings were over cooked and were hard as a brick. They were black! I ordered pulled...More

Thank JubileeJerry
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Hi there. Thanks for takin' the time to share this information with us. We appreciate you givin' us the opportunity to make things right during your visit. We aim to serve up the best BBQ around, and hope to serve you your favorites again in...More

Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Good food , attentive service but a bit slow . The ribs were tender & flavorful , but the sliced pork was rather dry & tasted a bit old & bland . Still a good place to stop for lunch but needs to step it...More

Thank mitzimomg
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Hi there. Thanks for takin' the time to share your feedback with us. We aim to serve up the best BBQ around slathered in southern hospitality. We'll be sharing your comments with our Pitmasters to look into so we can earn 5-stars in your book...More

Reviewed February 9, 2018

Smoked Wings appetizer is delicious! I love the salad bar and chicken salad that comes with it! Great atmosphere and service! Love that we live around the corner, it is one of our faves to go to!

Thank CSHelmer
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Stopped at a Sonny's on the way to Panama City Beach and had a great meal. Tried the one in PCB on Super Bowl Sunday. Not busy, ordered ribs...all down hill from that point. Not so hot describes the quality and temperature of the food....More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Food was great as always. If we are in Florida we are eating at Sony's. Nothing better as far as barbeque.

Thank Daushund
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Good BBQ at a good price. They are clean and welcome. For was prepared and served quickly. Staff was great. The atmosphere was not load and we were able to carry on a conversation with out yelling. If you're looking for the normal consistent BBQ...More

Thank dkocala
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Hi there, Thanks for stoppin' by! If you have any feedback on how we can go from 3-stars to 5-stars in you're book, please send us an email at social@sonnysbbq.com to let us know. We value what our guests have to say and we love...More

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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
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $16
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
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-2452
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-230-4742
  • E-mail
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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