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“Never go to Sonny's again”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #1,184 of 2,405 Restaurants in Tampa
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.
Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Never go to Sonny's again”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Probably the worst Bar-b-que food I have ever had. Meat dry and tasteless. No atmosphere and staff not really customer centric at all. I don't unerstand how anyone can rate Sonny's anything but terrible.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Port Huron, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“your going to want a case of the sauce”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

They are known for the BBQ pulled pork sandwiches. OH HECK.. this is an awesome place to sit back, relax and eat your fill. Get the all you can eat chick or pulled pork. They are wonderful and homemade cornbread with honey butter. mmmmm just awesome. Wish we had one here in Michigan!

Visited July 2012
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Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Hasn't changed in 20 years”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

The BBQ is the same as when we lived in FL. The salad bar is ok, but not wonderful. The price has just gone up...like everything else.

Visited April 2012
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistently good.”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Great barbecue, especially for a chain. The salad bar is always fresh and the meats are delicious.

Visited June 2012
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Miami, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great BBQ near Bush Gardens for price”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Service was great and food was service was fast. The food came hot and all together along with the children’s food which is a great plus. The baby back ribs and pull pork sandwich were very good! The kids also enjoyed their chicken fingers and Mac n cheese. Great place for fast service and a great meal!

  • Visited April 2012
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