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“Very Average”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #114 of 799 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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.
Lorena, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Very Average”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Traveling along I-10, saw a sign & decided to try it.

The sliced brisket & baby back ribs were a little on the dry side; however, the chicken received rave reviews from those at our table that got it.

Prices ranged at our table from about $10 for pulled pork to $15 for the rib sampler, which was two racks of ribs (about 5 ribs a rack).

Probably the best bang for our buck was the $13 plate the guys got that had brisket, pork, chicken & a rib, plus 2 sides & garlic toast.

The service was a little less than desirable. We had to ask for refills on our drinks, and one person never got his tea refilled, although his glass was empty before they even brought out the food.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delish!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Went to sonny's for early dinner after driving in from Tx. The dinner menu was out, but we wanted half rack of baby back ribs. Heather our waitress quickly got the luncheon menu for us. She and Van the trainee have superb service and meal was great. Will definitely go back

  • Visited July 2013
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Sonny's didn't disappoint”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were traveling with our dog and staying nearby so we opted for some takeout from Sonny's BBQ. We tried the pork ribs, pulled pork and sliced pork - everything (including the veggies) was very good.

Everything was tasty and the staff was pleasant. We would recommend this Sonny's.

Visited June 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“BBQ--good & lots!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Hit all-you-can-eat rib night and really enjoyed the St. Louis style ribs and fixings. Salad bar was full-fresh and Clean. Even grabbed an ice cold beverage from the very decent draft offerings.
Staff was good, restrooms were very clean and manager stopped by to ensure we were taken care of.
It is a franchise but well done--recommend it!

Visited June 2013
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“Terrific service and great BBQ.”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Justin is a terrific server and a very affable young man. Catfish was excellent, the pulled/chopped beef and pork were very flavorful, moist, and delicious. Wish we had a Sonny's on the west coast.

  • Visited June 2013
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