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“Good for the BIG eaters”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #2 of 40 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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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 October 25, 2013

How we adore Sonny's. Why can't we have one in England?
The atmosphere is really cool and the staff very friendly. You are welcomed as soon as you go in. A member of staff will show you to your table and give you a menu each.
Then your server comes along and takes your drink order (always massive drinks) whilst you ponder of the menu.
The BBQ chicken is lovely and I really really love the corn bread.
I don't know why my husband orders the 'eat all you can ribs' because with the rest of the meal, he can never find room for anymore. The corn on the cob, Sweet potato, coleslaw and what a lovely salad bar too.
We always bar a couple of Sonny's BBQ Sauce to bring home

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

CrazyCaz49, thank you for the great 5 star review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our friendly atmosphere and flavorful BBQ. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope to see you again in the near future!

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Nice restaurant, excellent staff, food delicious: we had a delicious pulled pork and it really made our day, after a hot and humid day at the Everglades.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Aseretana, thank you for the great 5 star review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our pulled pork and great service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again when you're in the area!

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Sonny's has one of the best salad bars in the area. BBQ is very good on chicken and pulled pork.
Also recommend the Black Angus Hamburgers and Cheese Burgers.

Family friendly and affordable. The also have beer, wine and full liquor serves. Atmosphere is Country Casual.

Very popular with locals.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

WKLG, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoy the salad bar and our Black Angus Hamburger. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

it great place to eat because the lunch time menue and evening menue is great choice would eat there again

1  Thank vinetta
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Thank you for your review, Vinetta. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the lunch and dinner service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We picked up a little card at our hotel that advertised a $5.99 special that included drink and everything. The girl at the front desk was also high on this place so we thought we would give it a try. We had eaten at Cracker Barrel the night before for the first time and fealt terrible later because the food was so greasy. We were happy to see a very nice salad bar and so many healthy choices. I decided to get the salad bar with my entrée and a side of steamed broccoli that was very good. My friend had the special, with a baked potato, that he said was the best he had ever had. It was amazing how easily it came out of its skin. This place was very clean and busy and our bill was less than what we spent at Wendy's for lunch. The location was great too. After dinner we were able to walk over to Walmart and buy a few things for our trip to the Keys. We'll stop by here again on our way back up. .

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Thank you for the great review, Michelle V! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ special and experience. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again on your next visit to South Florida!

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