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8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
850-944-6633
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Pensacola, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ordered a BBQ sandwich and added the French fries and drink for $2 and it was plenty. The sandwich was so full I had to eat it open-faced with a fork! Great table service by Nick. Thirty minutes from start to finish.

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Thank Larry H
Pensacola, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eat here often on family occasions.... Love the dry rub ribs and the mustard BBQ sauce that is available by request only. They also have a 25% senior discount but you have to ask for it.

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Thank Mdog1945
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are traveling with our dog so eating on the road is tricky. Plus my husband is gluten intolerant. SO, we stopped at Sonny's. We both got chopped brisket, baked potato and French fries, green beans and broccoli. It was all fresh and tasty. The veggies were cooked perfectly and not over seasoned. There were 2 kinds of sauce and... More 

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Thank Mardi A
Troy, Missouri
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying overnight in Pensacola and wanted a place close to the hotel. Sonny's was recommended and glad we did. The kids meals are really reasonable and the amount of food is large portions. My wife and I both had the meat combo and all the BBQ was great. The sides and the cornbread were awesome. The staff was... More 

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, ChadSimpson! Thanks for takin' the time to write your review. See you again next time you're in the area! More 

Texas
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DO NOT waste your time or money. This restaurant needs some updating number one and the food was just awful!! BB ribs were very fatty as was the pork 3 ways that we ordered. Wasn't cheap either!!

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Thank GawHhApm8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Sonny's ribs!! Every time I go to Pensacola, I stop on Chellie Road for some Sonny's ribs!! My nephew Kris had one of the messiest looking sandwiches I have ever seen in my life! He ordered it with some of everything on it!! And, he ate IT ALL!! I could not eat a big sandwich like that, but... More 

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Thank PJKOwens
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Located just across the street from where we were staying. Walked in and were greeted and seated by friendly staff. Our waitress, Taylor, was cheery and helpful, explaining the menu and offering several choices when we weren't quite sure just what to order. Her suggestion hit it out of the park - a pulled pork sandwich on toasted garlic bread... More 

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Thank awaywego123
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear Taylor took such great care of you, awaywego123! Thanks for stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon. More 

ABQ,NM
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Had the combo with ribs- ribs were tender and messy. Sides were okay but not memorable. Skip the salad bar and the appetizers as neither are memorable. Portions on platters are filling. A bit noisy as this is a family place and there were many kids around.

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

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, HDRW. Thanks for stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Laurelville, Ohio
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel and so we decided to give it a try. We got a combo plate of 4 BBQ meats. The only complaint we had was the ribs were mostly bone and the meat was very tough. The shredded pork, beef chunks and the chicken were very good. The manager asked us how... More 

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

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

pensacola, United States
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I eat BBQ whenever I can and I eat it all over the country. This is one the better Sonny's I've visited. The BBQ is always moist, the place is alway clean and the salad bar is always stocked. Kristen is usually my server and she is very pleasant and fast. She makes you feel like you are her only... More 

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

We're happy to hear Kristen takes such great care of you, Robert R.! Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review. We hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: 850-944-6633
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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