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“Best BBQ In Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #7 of 65 Restaurants in Palatka
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, 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.
East Palatka, Florida
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best BBQ In Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

They have just remodeled this building and they did a fantastic job. All the food is great. You should try the BBQ Ribs all you can eat. That is the way to go. The salad bar has just about everything, if you are into salads. Try anything they offer and you will love it.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lots of food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Big portions and lots of food for what we paid for, but pretty average quality. We enjoyed people watching and the service was good. If we hadn't stumbled across it we would never have found it from our hotel and wouldn't say you should go out of your way to search it out, but it did the job for all the family.

Visited March 2013
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Miami
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Good BabyRibs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed one Friday night in Palatka and to my surprise most restaurants closed about 9 pm. We were happy to have eaten here as we love babyback ribs and they were good. The service was very good too. Very attentive lady waiters.

Visited March 2013
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Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Food is good and the service is also. We go there often. On Sundays, it is croweded, but you can get in fairly fast if you do not have a large party with you.

Visited February 2013
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Palatka, Florida
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111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Where do you get the best sweet tea?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Sonny's in Palatka! I don't know why but the sweet tea here is something to "write home about". I'm not crazy about the remodel but the food is still the same good quality for a great price. The baby back ribs are my personal favorite. A great place to go after the normal lunch crowd on any weekday if all you have is an hour for lunch. Take out service is good, my food has always been as ordered. Ample parking and seating, on a main four lane going through town. Good family dining.

  • Visited January 2013
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