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“Very good BBQ”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #3 of 43 Restaurants in Florida City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, 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 March 5, 2013

I ordered the combo plate. The beef brisket was good, the pork bbq and pork ribs were excellent. The bbq chicken was a little bland. Good coleslaw. They also had some great chicken wings. They were very crispy, which is how I (and my granddaughter) like them.

Very nice staff.

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Thank PapaDisc
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a franchise operation but it is a good one.

The food is consistently good (if you like BBQ). The service is consistently good. The prices are fair. Can't beat it on the road. We wish Sonny's had stores in our home town. They are hard to beat............unless I am doing the cooking!!!!

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I ate here on a recent Everglades trip. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. Servers were friendly, fast and accurate. Place was very busy but food was served without any abnormal wait.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Had lunch here one day on my trip. Very good pulled pork and the service was also very good. I am not a big barbeque fan but this was fantastic.

Thank kimjady
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Excellent food and great service too. Love the Big Deal Combo for lunch with the best fried okra you can imagine.

Thank Sue M
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