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“Health code violator ”
1 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Health code violator ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

People may not be aware this Sonny's closed temporarily in May 2014 for egregious violations (i.e. roaches in the smoker, etc.). Visited for 25 years but will NEVER return. Feels as if my family has been betrayed. Please think twice before stopping.

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Thank Robert M
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Robert M, thank you for your review. We're so sorry to hear that you will not be returning to this location. We highly appreciate your feedback and always look for ways we can improve. Send us an email at Social@Sonnysbbq.com with these details, including the location, so that we can address your concerns. Your feedback is important to us and would be greatly appreciated. We hope that you can give us a chance to make things right!
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31 reviews from our community

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English first
Temple Terrace, Florida
Level Contributor
65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“No customer care”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

Don't plan on asking for any alterations to the menu, not at this restaurant. I ask for okra as my side with a sandwich, I expected to pay the difference for an up-graded side, I do this all the time at my regular Sonny's. Not at this restaurant.even though the server said people ask all the time.
I will not be stopping at this restaurant again,

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank mmcreative
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Mmcreative, we're so sorry to hear that your service was not exceptional. Please help us make it better! Send us an email at Social@Sonnysbbq.com with these details, including the location, so that we can address the issues. Your feedback is important to us and would be greatly appreciated. We hope that you can give us a chance to make things right!
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Watton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Winter Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Excellent value, good food, friendly staff, very clean restaurant, excellent prices, I had a huge plate of food including, 2 quarters of chicken, 10 slices of beef, 10 slices of pork, french fries, 2 corn dogs, 2 chunky spare ribs, coleslaw, and all you can drink coffee/cold drinks.

Visited May 2013
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Thank 24411272
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
24411272, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our great value and service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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188 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sonny's always has good barbque; pork, beef or chicken. I had the new Carolina pork sandwich this trip - cole slaw on top of pulled pork on garlic bread. I really enjoyed it. In a party of 6 and everyone enjoyed their meals

Visited April 2014
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Thank Robert L
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Robert L, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you and your party enjoyed our BBQ! We appreciate your support and hope to see you all again soon!
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
“Love those Ribs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Had to try their ribs. They didn't let me down. Very tender,cooked just right,meat falling off the bone. Loosen your belt when you eat here. Alot for your money and quality food. Service was a bit slow, but the wait was worth it when you see your food. Nice cozy place. Friendly service.

Visited March 2014
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Montel38, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you're a fan and appreciate the kind words. We hope to see you again for more of your BBQ favorites!
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