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“standard can be good”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #69 of 117 Restaurants in The Villages
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
The Villages, Florida
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993 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
“standard can be good”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We have eaten here twice and found it to be very enjoyable. The ribs are very meaty and you have a variety of sauces to use. The service was excellent and the manager on the floor was very engaging and funny. He was everywhere and making sure everyone was happy and their food was good. Why don't other restaurants learn how important this an be? Most of the food was what you'd expect from a chain restaurant - good, enjoyable and tasty. Maybe a little fattening, but you knew that when you went there.

  • Visited November 2012
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The Villages, Florida
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Ribs fall off the bone”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Sonny is a chain but will not disappoint. Their ribs are about as good as they get and they have a bunch of sauces to smother them with. Great value!

Visited November 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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223 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good restaurant good deals from 1-5!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Sonny's has good pulled pork with good sauces. We ate here twice but the best deal is for lunch when you get the pulled pork and 2 sides.our friend ordered the all you can eat chicken and he did have several pieces without any problems! Waitresses were cordial and very helpful.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Luckycharm14
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SUMMERFIELD, FL
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“SURPRISINGLY GOOD”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We had the all you can eat chicken and pork. Both were done perfectly. The corn bread was a disappointment. It tasted like and had the consistency of pound cake with creamed corn poured over it. The service was excellent. Creat value.

Visited October 2012
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Reston, Virginia
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Barbequed Top Fuel!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

A great Rib chain right next to the Don Garlits museum.
Good food, pleasant atmosphere, friendly wait staff and good prices too.

Visited October 2012
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