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“wonderful all you can eat chicken”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #35 of 574 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
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.
MIAMI
Level 6 Contributor
815 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
“wonderful all you can eat chicken”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Sunday, was all you can eat chicken dinner, with 2 sides plus either garlic bread or corn bread.. all for $10. How can you beat it?

Visited February 2014
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
MIAMISHEILA, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our all-you-cant-eat chicken dinner meal. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!
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Cape Coral, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Family Special is worth every penny.”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

There were 4 of us and we ordered the family special. What a great deal it was we eat till we could eat no more and packaged the remaining food to go. Even came with 4 large drinks that they re-filled to go when we left.

Visited January 2014
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
CaptainMorgan6, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed our filling BBQ! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!
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Alabama
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good food close to the raceway”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We always eat at Sonny's when we're at Gator Nationals or the Super Chevy Show. The food is always good and the service is decent. The portions are huge and they keep the refills coming on time.

  • Visited March 2013
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Alsabrook, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoy stopping by when going to Gator Nationals and Super Chevy Show. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for being a great supporter!
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Valrico, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Gainesville classic”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Sonnys at it's best. It started in Gainesville. We always go on homegame weekends and they are always prepared for the huge crowds. Always a pleasure.

Visited October 2012
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for the great review, Lynea D! We're glad to hear that you enjoy visiting our Gainesville location for home games. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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“Bad service and atmosphere”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stopped in here for dinner, after moving our UF student into the dorms, and were never so disappointed! Poor service and tons of empty tables! Our waitress took our order and after it seemed like half an hour, we got up and went to the cashier. She located our meal, which had been sitting at the counter waiting to be picked up! We paid and left with it! The cashier told the waitress in no certain terms, that we had needed to be served, but she just told us, she would get to us soon. Love Sonny's BBQ, but this particular restaurant may need to rethink who works as wait staff due to poor attention to the guests. No fun!!
Food was fine as usual!!

  • Visited August 2013
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for your review, BHappynow. We're sorry to hear that this happened. Let us help! Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details so that we may address these issues. We appreciate your feedback and hope that on your next visit to Gainesville, you and your family can give us another chance!
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