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“Good Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonny's BBQ - CLOSED

Sonny's BBQ
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, 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.
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

My daughter, grandson, and I had a late lunch here, and we were very happy with the food, service, and price. The waitress was very friendly, other wait staff stopped by to check on us too.
I will return here often!

  • Visited September 2012
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Helpful?
Thank F150nurse
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31 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
257 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Smoke in your eyes and on your food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

There are better bar-b-que places in Florida.

This one seems to get smoke, grease and fat everywhere.

I could not wait to get out of this place.

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
Thank David L
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Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Real BBQ by a**”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

There are just so many great BBq places in South Tampa so go out and support local, Uncle Rodney's on McDill just N of the Base is my Fav, Alabamba BBq on Dale Mabry is very good as well.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank hardluck13
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chester le street
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198 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Average Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Have read all about these bar b q places, and knew exactly what i wanted, unforunately the menu was very restricted, if very competitively priced. Would have to search out a better place to get the item i wanted (steak tips).

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank guycarr360
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Florida
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good but you will taste it all night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

My family loves this place for fast BBQ it is good, I have had better but not at this price. The sweet tea is the best I have had.

Visited August 2011
Helpful?
Thank z1andb2
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