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2707 North Monroe Street, I-10 Exit 199, Tallahassee, FL 32303
+850-385-2167
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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's not bad it's just not the Sonny's I remember growing up. Smaller portions and the new hipster building design was goofy

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Thank b w
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to visit this Sonny's since they had done their remodel. The furnishings look nice and liked the addition of a few outdoor tables (although we did not sit there). We were very disappointed with their salad bar! There was none of their staple banana and coconut dessert or their iced raisin and cinnamon bread. When I asked... More 

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Thank Stacey C
Miami, Florida
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219 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the restaurant had been remodeled since our last visit, the food was disappointing. We do not recommend this Sonny's.

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Thank William G
Colquitt, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I went to Sonny's BBQ Saturday, it was mainly to enjoy their salad bar and family atmosphere. I was shocked to see the salad bar had moved and shrunk in size and offerings. I was more shocked to notice that in place of a salad bar they had placed beer on tap. All of the TV screens showing soccer.... More 

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

Thanks for bringin' this to our attention, Jay. Can you please email the details, location, and your phone number to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so our team can speak with you more about your concerns? More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very dissatisfied with our food today The fries on all plates were cold , green beans not even warm .. Server brought us more fries. New building and nice . Manager best show the Kitchen how to serve quality food

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1 Thank sunonme2day
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear this, sunonme2day. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can look into this for you and make sure your next visit is better. More 

Florida
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a not so good experience at this newly renovated Sonny's. The interior of the restaurant looks very different from the typical Sonny's we've all known for years. Bare floors, heavy red chairs, garage doors installed in one section of the dining room, and an abbreviated bar area. The food was just OK. My wife's chicken was dry, the... More 

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

We're sorry for any frustration you experienced, flhandster. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with these details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can help make things right. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I love Sonny's ribs. So moist and tasty. At least 4 different sauces on the table to try, too. Corm muffins are the best here. My son loved his pulled chicken. I'm not crazy about the other chicken only because it's very smoky and that's my particular taste. But it was tender and moist also.

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Thank DHerman_12
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you had a great visit with us, DHerman_12. Thanks for the kind feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Kalispell, Montana
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped into Sonnys. Sign says voted best in 2015. I got the wings and sweet ribs. The wings were dry the ribs dodnt have a lot of flavor to the meat. The flavor was in the sauces on the table. I had the corn on the cob and the baked potato. These were also overcooked. I wouldn't choose to... More 

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

Thanks for makin' us aware of your experience, montcowgirlup, and we're sorry for any frustration. We'd like to help -- Please email the details, location you visited, and your contact information to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you'll give us another chance soon! More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Close to our hotel, it was perfect. young man who assisted us at the take-out was knowledgeable about all their products, made some good suggestions, and was excited it was our first time at any Sonny's. We had 1/2 chicken and order of ribs along with good side of broccoli, homemade baked beans, corn on cob and cornbread. He loaded... More 

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

We’re happy you enjoyed your visit, WalterInSoCal. Thanks for writing your review. We hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

Lemont, Illinois
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453 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Been to several Sonny's in different locations all over and I always enjoy. Love the casualness, the food tastes great, prices are decent and service is usually pretty good. This was another successful visit. Enjoyed the ribs, the very large glasses they use scare me. Only kidding, they are so large it takes two hands to take a drink! But... More 

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

Thanks for the great feedback, Sandra N.! We appreciate you stoppin' by and leavin' us a nice 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2707 North Monroe Street, I-10 Exit 199, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +850-385-2167
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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