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“best food ever!”
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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Restaurant details
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.
Wassenberg, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“best food ever!”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We LOVED it! Had lunch there and couldn't clear our plates. I had pulled chicken, my husband the pulled pork. Really outstanding! And friendly personnel.

Visited January 2014
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Sbtick, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you both again soon!
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Get Choice”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Good fresh salad bar and great Menu. Good Chicken wings with all different flavours. Would recommend this Sonnys. Staff was awesome and service was fast. Would return anytime.

Visited December 2013
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Bigdeb, thank you for the great 5 star review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon for more of your favorite BBQ meals!
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cardiff uk
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132 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Not quite”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

The salad bar was very good and generous but we were a bit disappointed with the quantity of meat served. Service was fine.

Visited January 2014
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Vjj, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that the quantity of meat served was not up to expectations. Please allow us to help! Send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with details about your visit including the location, so that we can address the issues you had encountered. We would greatly appreciate your help!
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Pleasanton, California
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323 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
Reviewed December 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been to Sonny's in Florida and this one did not disappoint either, the consistency and friendly service just a delights. Just driving back from Key West and saw this Sonny's walked in and got the family combo. It was delicious and I left full and happy. Great BBQ and assortment of sauces. This location and the staff did great.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Bo C
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Bo C, thank you for your great 5 star review! We're glad to hear that you decided to stop in with your family to enjoy our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your support. We hope to see you again soon in the future!
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Miami, Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“This experience was awesome!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I already love this place because of the awesome BBQ food and the reasonable prices, but this last time we REALLY LOVED IT because we had the most amazing waiter ever!! He was really cool with us and it is a shame that it took me this long to write this review because I simply do not remember his name :-(

Visited November 2013
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Alex B, thank you for the 5 star review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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