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“A BBQ Oasis with Southern Hospitality!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sonny’s BBQ - CLOSED

Sonny’s BBQ
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, 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.
Auburn, Illinois
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A BBQ Oasis with Southern Hospitality!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

My wife and I found a BBQ Oasis on our way back to Illinois, after a 2-week vacation in Florida. I’ve eaten at several of Sonny’s locations in the past and enjoy their pulled pork. This time, I tried the smoked turkey breast special and it was delicious. The turkey was very tender and moist…I would order it again.

But, the real star at this location was our server, Angela. She was very polite and personable. Angela made our visit to Sonny’s especially enjoyable. After we paid the bill, Angela said she would pray for us to have a safe trip home!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank DESAuburnIL
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Thought we could rely on Sonny's”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

We frequently stop at Sonny's whem we're on the road. Figure it's dependable but this time we were disappointed. The food was not up to par. Both my turkey & my wife's pulled pork were served at barely room temp. Texas Toast was old, tepid & stale.
Never saw our server until I went up to the counter to ask for my check. Seems she was working the "drive-in" window.
Oh well, scratch them from the list of "reliables".

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AllanF
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