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Sonny's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6606 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, FL 33542-2510 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Central Florida, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were in town for just one night and wanted a Good Meal. There isn't a lot to choose from in Zephyrhills so we went with a standard BBQ place. Sonny's has been around for a long time so it is predictable. Tripadvisor Overall Rating goes from Average to Very Good as a choice selection. The BBQ was GOOD, but... More 

Thank Tom U
Heerlen, the Netherlands
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was very friendly and fast. The food was good and the portions were big. Unlucky for me, I had no more room for dessert...

Thank Seefeel
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

This place it's consistently the best BBQ around. Ribs are my favorite and their Sweet and Smokey ribs are very good. The new smoked wings are awesome as well. The iced tea is the best around incomes and large glasses. There are other barbecue places around but they are hit-and-miss on the quality. This Sonny's is by far the best... More 

Thank ralphvelez7
Zephyrhills, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is not a greasy spoon. This store is next to the very top of all Sonny's BBQ. Food cooked and presented just right.

Thank bruneaup2016
Zephyrhills, Florida
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a fairly popular restaurant in the South featuring mostly barbecue pork. I don't eat pork but they have some beef items. Just a few things keep them from getting a fifth star. One is NO BEEF RIBS. That is a major flaw as well as some of the beef items are not barbecued but you add the barbecue... More 

Thank richardcarey1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Live the Rib Dinner for 2. Price is right, $22. Large rack of your favorite BBQ with 3 sides and garlic or corn bread. Sometimes can get a $5 off coupon by following info on the table. We love it and are always stuffed when we leave.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the love! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Best pulled porl sandwiches you can get in zephyrhills. Sweet potato with cinnamon butter! Fast and friendly servers. Ive been here several times. Never dissapointing.

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

So glad to hear it, Megan! Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Best location of Sonny's for food!! I was disappointed when we walked in with a party of 5 and there were 2 girls at hostess podium, one was slumped over the top and head propped up on hand. The other standing next to her looking totally bored. Our first impression was like we were bothering them to come in. When... More 

Thank Melanie L
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Craving bbq. Clean, friendly service , great food. Great bbq, even their burgers are awesome ...... Love this place.....

Thank Leanne H
Belleville, Michigan
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Stopped in Zephyrhills at end of Chapter 2 of the motorcycle journey around continental US. Sonny's was suggested by friends. Did not disappoint. Had the ribs which were tender and juicy. Ordered the baked sweet potato - huge. Service was great, not too crowded for a Monday night.

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, James M. Thanks for your great feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6606 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, FL 33542-2510 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Zephyrhills
  • Phone Number: 813-782-4272
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?