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“Tasty BBQ”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #55 of 482 Restaurants in Ocala
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.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Tasty BBQ”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went to Sonny's as we were staying in a hotel next door.
I love BBQ and I wasn't disappointed! I ordered the Sweet Carolina sandwich (pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw in the sandwich), had the okra and corn nuggets to start. Portions were very generous and the prices are great. My sandwich sent me to BBQ heaven! It was so tender and so much flavour! Can't wait to come back!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Blumer990
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Blumer990, thank you for your great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again whenever you're in the area!
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The first”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

First time, and defiantly not the last time we will visit Sonny's. It was great. A friend from Florida always told me it was his favorite place to eat. Now I know why

Visited March 2014
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Thank Tom B
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Tom B, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit with us! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to many more visits with us.
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Jefferson City, MO
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Food OK - Service Slow”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

We just happened by, and it looked like a good place to have lunch. The salad bar was very good. We had the Dixon Burger - OK, and chicken wings - OK. The very negative side was the slow service. It seemed to us the staff was more interested in talking to each other than waiting on customers. Another item that keeps me from returning to restaurants - filthy toilets. Sorry, but that was the case. We'll pass it by next time.

  • Visited March 2014
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Randy E, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent visit with us. Please help us change this. 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 feedback.
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Ocean City, Maryland
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great as always!”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Just off the interstate and fast, fresh food. We had pulled chicken but you can get beef, pork, or turkey. The service was quick and friendly. Manager stopped to check on our satisfaction. Wide selection of sauces to choose, but it's great just as it is served.

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Thank H M
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
H M, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our pulled chicken and friendly service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!
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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Been there twice and it is the best.”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

They have wonderful food and service. The salad bar is very good with a lot of variety and the ribs are soooooooo good.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Roseann2013
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