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“Typical Sonny's.”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #28 of 226 Restaurants in Orange Park
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.
Reviewed December 28, 2013

I have been to many Sonny's throughout the east and this one has always been a little sub-par compared to the others usually because of the food. It seems like other Sonny's we always get more food and it tastes better. I have been to this particular one about 4 times simply because it is closer for us, but this last time the service was absolutely outstanding which made up for the food. Personally the one in Palatka, FL is better.

Thank Allan S
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2014

Allan S, thank you for our review. We're sorry to hear that your experiences with this particular location did not meet the expectations that our other locations do. Please help us with that! Send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with details, including the location, so that we can address any issues you had encountered. We would greatly appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

On first examination, we thought we'd stumbled into a Ponderosa or some similar chain. It is a plain, no frills, clean and friendly place. The food was amazing. 'Q for 2' was $18 and got us an appetizer (bbq nachos with pulled pork), and two entrees each with two sides. Pulled pork, brisket, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, bbq beans and baked sweet potato. Large portions, friendly attentive wait staff, and could even get a beer. We arrived at 11:30 am, about 20% full. By 11:50 it was packed, with a waiting line. This was a Friday. They had several sauces available, all of which were very good. I'd eat here again

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Thank Epolanowskirn
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Epolanowskirn, thank you for your great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our "Q for 2" special. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

When ever I go out for BBQ, Sonny's is where I go. The choices of sauce or a rub plus the choices if sauce at the table is great. You start with a very good slow smoked meat and add extra sauce if you like. The large glasses of tea to the sides and terrific corn bread make it a winner.
The fast friendly service and competitive prices are tops.

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Thank Larry H
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

The food in this place is fantastic. The portions are generous. I recommend "All You Can Eat - Ribs", ribs originals and BBQ. The salads are buffet style.

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Thank Victor C
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Every trip we make to FL has to include a trip to Sonny's. We love their sliced pork, sweet potatos, and coleslaw. The portions are small which we like, and the price is more than reasonable. We wish we had one in CA.

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Thank seniorsleuths
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