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“My Go To BBQ in Dublin”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #31 of 93 Restaurants in Dublin
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.
Reviewed October 27, 2011

Because this is a chain, you are pretty sure to get fairly consistent food here. Sonny's is Sonny's. I'm not from Dublin, but work here and when I want BBQ, this is where I go. Sure there is Buffalo's and the other chain restaurants, but Sonny's is as good as it gets for a true BBQ experience for me.

My partner likes to go early to ensure getting fresh options at the salad bar. The restaurant is really never crowded and we have always had a pleasant meal here. There are very few diners in Dublin that eat late, so there may only be a couple people eating if you go around 8PM. I like to just get a rack of ribs or a pound of ribs and skip the meals that come with the sides.

For Dublin, where there is not a ton of choices, this is a good bet for a good salad or a very good meat meal. In Dublin, Sonny's gets a Very Good rating.

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Reviewed October 16, 2011

In town for 3 days on business. Wanted Bar-B-Q. Sonny's is usually pretty good. I like whole, dry rubbed pork ribs, not the St. Louis cut they now offer. Ordered a rack and sides. The rack the server delivered was dried out and obviously been sitting in a warmer for hours. I told the girl "These ribs are disgusting". If they don't have fresh ribs, I will order something else. She came back with a suggestion of ribs with sauce on them. Told her no sauce just fresh ribs or none. I guess the cook got the picture and sent out the fresh cooked rack he should have sent first instead of trying to get rid of an old rack. The meal turned out to be good after all and the server did all she could to please.

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Reviewed February 26, 2017
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