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“On par with most other Sonny's BBQ joints !”
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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.
Lake Park, Georgia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“On par with most other Sonny's BBQ joints !”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This Sonny's wasn't anything different than all the rest....the food was enjoyable & the service was good :) I would definitely eat there again !

Visited July 2012
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Huntsville, Al.
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not like the other one.”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We've eaten at the Sonny's in Panama City Beach and thought this one would be the same, with good food and good service. Boy, were we wrong. The service was slow and we had to ask several times for multiple things. The food was okay at best. Definitely not the Sonny's we had remembered. Will not be returning to this one.

  • Visited November 2012
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Tallahassee, Florida
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“No Complaints”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

I was nervous about eating here after reading some of the reviews but found it to be a typical Sonny's. Same type of decor, service and food that I get back home in Tallahassee. We were a group of 12 (kids, teens and adults) and there were no complaints. We ordered two feasts for four and ate at the restaurant. The portions were actually larger than we get when ordering take out. It was a great value.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Alice W
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Fort Lewis, Washington
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“5¢ beers and real southrn bbq”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

we went on a monday and had 5¢ draft beers and all you can eat bbq.. our bill came to be about $35-40 bucks but after a military discount came down to about $25. wonderful.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Holly D
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New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Run, do not walk, away from Sonny's BBQ in Georgia!”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

My husband and I ate at Sonny's near Lake Park, Ga on 4/14/12 for dinner. Both of our meals arrived luke warm at best. My husband got the Super Combo plate with ribs, chicken, beef brisquet and pulled pork. The brisquet looked stale, hard and old. He ended up getting FOOD POISONING! We are sure it is from Sonny's because he at an apple and coffee for breakfast and a few chips for lunch because we were driving to Wisconsin from FL and ate on the run....neither the apple nor the chips is what gave him food poisoning- it was dinner at Sonny's. We ate there at 6 pm, and at around 7 pm he started getting severe abdominal cramps and nausea. We also had to stop numerous times throughout the night for him to use the bathroom. When we finally got home 15 hours later, we called the manager and he assured us it wasn't from the restaurant my husband got food poisoning...oh really? He apologized but said there was nothing he could do. A full day after eating there, my husband still has abdominal cramps, a low grade fever and still making frequent bathroom trips. He is miserable. I must warn anyone who thinks about stopping here, go ANYWHERE else. Your stomach will thank you for it later!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank ShannonL41012
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