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“More than ribs are hot!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonny’s BBQ

Sonny’s BBQ
Ranked #4 of 125 Restaurants in Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
PUNTA GORDA
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“More than ribs are hot!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We know and like to stop at Sonny's when we are in Lake City, Florida. Usually everything is good, but this time the air conditioning was not working. We thought about leaving but the staff turned the fans on high and that seemed to work, so we stayed. It seemed though that the staff had been working in the heat and that seemed to affect the service. Our appetizer didn't come until after our baby backs...the bread was cold and we weren't given any butter for our potatoes or a plate for our bones. Our waitress was concerned with our dissatisfaction and ended up not charging for our appetizer and giving us both free desserts. So, we both had too much to eat, but we were happy. As always, the ribs were great and we will stop again.

Visited July 2013
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North Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We eat at this Sonny's location regularly. The food is consistently good. Sometimes the service is a little slow, but the food is always good.

  • Visited July 2013
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Lake City FL
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great ribs!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

They had a special all you can eat ribs for a very reasonable price. The meal was great and so was the service. The atmosphere was relaxing. Sonny's food and service is always great!

  • Visited July 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

This place had the best BBQ I have had in a very long time!!!! So good we even got some to take with us

  • Visited June 2013
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Hebron
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39 reviews
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“Really good food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Walked over from the hotel and have not been in a Sonn'ys before. Food was good and reasonably priced. Waitress was excellent. I had the Ribs and my husband had chicken. Both very good.

Visited May 2013
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