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Sonny's BBQ

5715 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207-4004
+1 941-755-1444
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Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible32%
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
5715 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207-4004
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11 - 20 of 51 reviews

Reviewed September 25, 2016

I wasn't sure about eating here since some of the reviews were not so good. The food we ordered was very good and our server was on top of the refills. The place could use some remodeling and from what I understand, they are in...More

Thank TWS1161
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2016

We appreciate your feedback, TWS1161, and we hope we'll see you for another visit soon!

Reviewed August 21, 2016

On different occasions we have been to this Sonny's. Dinner with friends seemed like a good thing. Friends arrived first got the table. Our waitress took our drink order came back took our food order, didn't mention any of the specials. Seemed preoccupied with her...More

Thank Tammy A
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, Tammy A. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us!

Reviewed August 11, 2016

Walked in around 5PM and only 2 tables full. Put in our orders & waited & waited & waited. The 5 of us looked around & now the tables are filling up and 1/2 of them were already eating. I asked our waitress what was...More

Thank jennifer f
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2016

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Jennifer. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and i have never been here befor and went here at lunch time after reading a few questionable reviews about the service..but my husband wanted BBQ!! The service ended up being great and the food was good!! My husband and i really enjoyed...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I had ordered my food the meat had no flavor the baked beans were spur just not my type of ribs joint won't go backMore

Thank Teddy M
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, Teddy M. Can you 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? We appreciate your feedback and we...More

Reviewed May 21, 2016

Pulled pork and ribs were very good here. Friendly wait staff and casual atmosphere. Clean facility.

Thank Elaine T
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2016

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, Elaine T.! Thanks for stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

The food was good, but not special. The decor was nothing spectacular. Clean. Fine staff. The salad bar was basic.

Thank desifoto
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, desifoto. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to hear more from you soon.

Reviewed February 13, 2016

Went to Sonny's yesterday. It was on my gluten free app as having a gluten free menu. What they have is a list of food you can't eat that was two pages long. After navigating the menu I ordered the chopped brisket lunch. When it...More

Thank Betsycart4
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

We're sorry for any frustration you may have experienced, Betsycart4, and we'd like to help. Please send an email to Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you'll give us another chance...More

Reviewed February 7, 2016

we never eat there but have picked up. last time this summer june 2015, we got home and the food was just terrible..fatty ribs, brisket dried up..(my dog ate it though). swore i would never go back. well its super bowl day and its 3...More

Thank gary s
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2016

We're sorry for any frustration you may have experienced, Gary S. We appreciate your feedback, and we'd like to ensure your next experience with us is better. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your contact information so we can look into this for...More

Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a large group and service was great, and the food was very good, and portion were very large. Pulled pork was great, also hard buffalo wing which was not bad. Overall a great value.

Thank Ken B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2015

Thanks for the kind words, Ken! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with your group and hope to see you again real soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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: 5715 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207-4004 (Formerly Sonnys Real Pit Bar B Que)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-755-1444
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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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