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Sonny's BBQ

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4731 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606
352-597-3322
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today,...
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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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New SMOKED Wings

I love wings and I never thought I would be reviewing these new wings at Sonny's but they deserve it! The wings have a rich smoky flavor. They are healthier than the fried version and were great on their own but good with a little BBQ sauce and blue cheese also. See Robert at the bar- he works hard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Jill R
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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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Guilford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ordered the family feast and a couple of appetizers and we needed to bring home a lot! So much delicious food!

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Thank proctors1990
Gettysburg
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pork and my husband had beef brisket. Both were perfectly cooked and we enjoyed having four different barbecue sauces on the table. If you are in the mood for barbecue, try Sonny's.

Helpful?
Thank gettysburggal35
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, gettysburggal35! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and can't wait to see you next time. More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this Sonny's for the past 4 years and it is always good.. Good food and great service keep me coming back.

Helpful?
Thank catlee69
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, catlee69! We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Dunedin, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know Sonny's was a chain until after we had eaten here. I consider myself something of a BBQ rib aficionado and these Baby Back Ribs were among the best! I chose the 3-meat sampler with ribs (of course), pulled pork and sausage. The pork was succulent with subtle flavors infused into the meat. The sausage was dense, flavorful... More 

Helpful?
Thank Empress9999
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, Empress9999! We hope to see you again soon for your next visit. More 

Fairfax, Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always nice to eat at Sonnys! A great place for families, not real fancy but great food and the best service. Restaurant is always clean and the staff very friendly.

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Thank Georgiagirl75
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

For the price its the best BBQ in the area! We've tried other places in the area and for a lot more money the difference in quality just isn't there! There is also a small salad bar available to give you something different!

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

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

Weeki Wachee, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I love wings and I never thought I would be reviewing these new wings at Sonny's but they deserve it! The wings have a rich smoky flavor. They are healthier than the fried version and were great on their own but good with a little BBQ sauce and blue cheese also. See Robert at the bar- he works hard and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jill R
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your wings, Jill. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Spring Hill, Florida
Level Contributor
78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This is just a typical Sonny's restaurant. One thing for sure I don't go there first thing during the day because you're going to get yesterday's leftovers. If they're not leftover then they have the driest ribs and pork you will ever eat. If you're good to the waitress and she knows she's going to get a good tip order... More 

Helpful?
Thank alozam
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with us, alozam. Let us help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details from your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you’ll give us another chance soon! More 

st. louis
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I got the sampler , my Mom got the chicken platter and my husband got the beef dinner. We all were very happy. I also got the salad bar and thought the items were very good. The service was warm and attentive.

Helpful?
Thank stlcardinals09
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, stlcardinals09! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with your family and hope to be seein' you again sometime soon. More 

Spring Hill, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Love our Sonny's BBQ in Spring Hill. It is one of our group's favorite places to dine. Never a bad meal there, never a long wait and it is delicious!

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Thank 788nancy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4731 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Spring Hill
  • Phone Number: 352-597-3322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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

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