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“Good BBQ”
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.
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Good food, priced right, under $15 per adult meal, which would include an All-You-Can-Eat Rib dinner.

Thank Colo_Slim
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We love barbeque. Anytime we head south we always try to find the bbq place that the locals like to go to. During our recent trip to St. Pete's Beach, Florida we discovered Sonny's. From the inviting décor, large selection and friendly waitstaff the entire dining experience was wonderful. Although Sonny's has a number of locations in Florida it did not have that "chain restaurant" feel where it seems that the employees are all about quick turnover and not about customer service and great quality food. We ordered in the bar area at the "Take-out" counter. Our server was knowledgeable and able to efficiently explain the extensive menu. She even offered suggestions so that, as first time customers, we could get a good sampling of some of their signature dishes. When our food arrived she thoroughly confirmed our order for accuracy and made sure that we had plenty of plasticware, napkins and even provided lots of extras packets of several of their sauces to try. The portion sizes were generous, we ordered 3 of their lunch specials which included cornbread or garlic toast, 2 side items and the bbq. We had enough food for 3 adults and 1 child, including a bit leftover. The only caution I would give is to double check which side items are prepared with bacon or ham.

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Thank Kelley P
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

I have had many meals here. The service is generally good. The food while good, is not always great portions. I ordered the sliced brisket sandwich and only got three slices on brisket. The taste however is really good.

Thank Lifeguard8
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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

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Thank Jason D
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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.

Thank wrp57
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