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“Just okay.”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #59 of 120 Restaurants in The Villages
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
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.
Reviewed August 24, 2013

The food was great but we only saw our server twice throughout the whole meal. We sat with empty cups for over 20 minutes. Come on Sonny's you can do better

Thank Brent S
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you for your review, Brent S. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Help us improve! Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with any details you would like to share about your dining experience so that we can better address the issues you may have faced. We appreciate your feedback!

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

If you want to be greeted with glee...go see Larry at Sonny's. Larry the table seater makes certain that everyone is enjoying themselves and are glad they came to Sonny's. The ribs are great and the salad bar excellent with many options for the dieters in your group. Will definitely return for some high energy Larryisms...

Thank Mark A
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2013

Thank you for the kind words, Mark A! We're glad that Larry can accomodate your needs and make your experience exceptional. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food is always good, portions generous, and prices excellent. It is certainly not "gourmet," but people don't expect that at a barbeque place! They have wonderful senior deals at lunchtime, and you can get smaller lunchtime portions in the evenings if you so desire. However, one of the best things about Sonny's is it's friendly staff. They always make us feel like old friends!

Thank Kathleen H
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Nice service, but it is kind of a bar scene restaurant, but many couples eating dinner also.

Great burgers also.

Thank Ronald B
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Combine a really LOUD comedian wannabe running around doing nothing productive, skimpy portions, and dry, overcooked meat and you get an unsatisfactory dining experience. Top it all off with a runny, overly sweet and overpriced "fruit cobbler" ($4.00) and you'll wish you had gone to a real Sonny's where they have real down-south cooks who know how to prepare BBQ. Avoid ths sad place and try one of the good places to eat in the area. There are several good restaurants in The Villages... Sonny's is not one of them.

Thank Navigator414
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

@Navigator414 - We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. If you'd like to discuss details with us one-on-one, email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can help. Include which location you went to and your contact information.

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