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“Great service good food”
Review of Sonny’s BBQ - CLOSED

Sonny’s BBQ
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.
Naples, Florida
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7 reviews
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“Great service good food”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Server was great also was hostess, and cashier. Did it all with great attitude and efficiency. Food was good and price was fair. Overall a good meal and price, with great service. ***Tip: went there before a Bucs game and its walking distance from stadium. They will let you leave your car there. FREE PARKING FOR GAMES

  • Visited December 2012
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Grand Cayman
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347 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“The best ribs in town...”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

If you like BBQ ribs, look no farther, check Sonny's in Tampa, I seen two locations, Great food, excelent service for sure and the price, very low. A perfect combination.

Visited October 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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146 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
“Excellent Value for Money”
Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile


For the past several years, I have returned to this Sonny’s location every time I go spend a weekend Tampa. That is, every time that American Airlines runs a super sale for a Miami – Tampa around $50 each way with complimentary upgrade to First class…

My last visit there goes back to July 3, 2011 (I now find it more profitable to fly to Los Angeles for $300 RT rather than to Tampa for $100…) and I had a very good smoked turkey platter plus baked beans & French fries together with 2 very good garlic toasts for $7.49 (minus 10% senior discount). I added a draft domestic beer for $2.59 and I paid a total of $10 with tax, plus $1.50 tip.

Good food, good service, low price. This is what I call an OUTSTANDING VALUE FOR MONEY!

They are located almost at the intersection of Dale Mabry and Columbus and they have a free parking if you have a car. If not, bus 36, which you can take at the door of my usual Quality Inn on South Dale Mabry, will drop you there.

A couple of blocks from this great place, on Columbus (around the corner on your right), you will find a Cuban restaurant where you can have a good espresso for under $1.

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