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“Still The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #119 of 567 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
Gainesville, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Still The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Just can't beat the taste of Sonny's - always good, always reliable! We love the sliced pork and chicken and generous serving of garlic bread!

Visited September 2013
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Strathroy, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Put Pork on your Fork!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

First night in Gainesville and very hungry. Stopped in at Sonny's BBQ and had their "all you can eat ribs". Ribs were good, but not exceptional as you would expect in a speciality restaurant. Prices were reasonable with lots of food supplied.

  • Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sonny's rules!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

The restaurant Sonny's is one of the best places I've ever eaten at. The BBQ style meals are amazing and the service is great. I really prefer the pulled pork sandwich and add some sweet BBQ sauce, but the food in general is very delicious. I enjoy this restaurant greatly.

  • Visited December 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good for Tomato Intolerant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

I love the sliced pork and the mustard based barbecue (packets only) because it tops the meat off perfectly. I miss BBQ with the no tomatoes in my diet, but I can enjoy the smell and enjoy a meal with BBQ lovers. Be careful of over meats since they are marinated or pre-sauced upon arrival.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Go to BBQ!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Love my Sonnys bbq, can't go wrong when your craving bbq. Love the pork sandwich on bun or garlic bread piled with coleslaw and choice of sauces. Love the salad bar,chicken salad is yum! Good food and good value, don't forget the sweet ice tea!

  • Visited November 2013
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