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“Great BBQ!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #23 of 193 Restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Mathews, Virginia
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great BBQ!”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was my first time eating at a Sonny's BBQ. It is a chain restaurant in the south. We stopped in for take out and the greeter was friendly and the BBQ was awesome. I know next time that I go trough the area, it will be a place to stop for lunch or dinner.

Visited January 2014
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Steve6668, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ and friendly service. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Midway, Georgia
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great BBQ for a Chain”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Sonny's in Brunswick Ga is an exception to the chain. The owners take real good care of the business and it's customers. Quality BBQ restaurant at affordable prices. I usually eat there for lunch, and order the Big Deal Combo. You get to pick from, Sliced pork, pulled pork, smoked turkey, or brisket, with either fries, bbq baked beans, or mac and cheese. It's like 6-8 bucks. They have a all you can eat ribs night for under 15 bucks, can't beat it.

  • Visited September 2013
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
B S, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoy stopping by for the Big Deal combo! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again on your next lunch break!
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Chattanooga
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125 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Very Good Food!”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We have eaten at several Sonny's and they run fairly consistent. The Brunswick one has good food and is always very clean. Most times I have a turkey sandwich on a bun with swiss cheese and I will say, the turkey at this Sonny's is the best I've had (not dry). The salad bar is a little smaller than some of them but has a great variety of things on it and there are different things each day so it's not always the same ole stuff. I always have sweet tea when eating at Sonny's and I like it sweet not middle of the road - some days the tea here is good, others not so much. We've eaten here many times and with the exception of one server (we are determined to remember to decline her section in the future - we just always forget!), the service is very good. Overall, a very good place to eat.

  • Visited September 2013
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Little River, South Carolina
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5 reviews
“Sonny's BBQ”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great food and very generous portions. Had an excellent meal here. Service was excellent as well. The ribs were outstanding and the brisket tender and juicy.

Visited September 2013
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Thank George G
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lots of BAR B QUE”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Love their all you can eat barbque platter. Onion rings are some of the best. And the serving staff is alwats attentive

  • Visited August 2013
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