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“Good, fast and affordable”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #23 of 196 Restaurants in Brunswick
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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.
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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.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good, fast and affordable”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

There was a long line when we arrived, but it moved quickly. The portion sizes were reasonable and so were the prices. The chicken BBQ was amazing. I really liked the variety of sauces.

  • Visited April 2013
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Orillia, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good sothern cooking”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Wow if you want a great southern bbq try Sonny's try the platter of chicken, ribs ,pulled pork,and brisketThere baked beans are awsome.great place to stop on your way south

  • Visited February 2013
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Good Thunder, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We've eaten at other Sonny's and found them to be about average, but this one was right next door to our motel. My wife had a pulled pork sandwich-OK. I had ribs- probably not to my taste- a little dry. Sauces very good, fries ordinary, baked beans excellent.
One large complaint, not Sonny's fault, whether it be state, municipal,or county no beer on Sunday!!
BBQ without beer? Seriously?

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank John N
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Brunswick, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“They wanna make you feel good.”
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Ive eaten here a few times and its very hit and miss i come here sometimes and they are so busy that you have to wait an hour to sit down and then another hour to eat and other times its in and out in 45 min. Food is good the people are serving are very nice and its not very expensive thats why its so busy. All in all not a bad resturaunt to take the fam to.

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Almonte, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing Food and Service”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have eaten at other Sonny's BBQ restaurants in the past, and found the BBQ to be pretty good even though it is a chain. We recently checked out this one out for lunch. When we arrived the debit/credit machine was down, so they were only accepting cash. We were quickly seated, drink and food orders taken. I ordered the dry ribs with beans/slaw. My wife ordered the hamburger with fries. The oder took about 10 min to arrive. When the order came, my wife's was a chicken burger. The said it would take another 10 min to make a hamburger so offered up a pulled pork sandwich that could be made quickly. That arrived in a few minutes. My ribs were dry and tasteless. The sides and corn bread were good. The pulled pork was just OK and the fries were good. I may try a different Sunny's in the future but not this one again. If you are looking for good BBQ in the area, so to Southern Soul on St. Simons Island.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank George S
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