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“Very Good BBQ”
Review of Sonny’s BBQ

Sonny’s BBQ
Ranked #1,129 of 2,001 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, 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.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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816 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,105 helpful votes
“Very Good BBQ”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have been to several Sonny's BBQ restaurant and think they have some of the better pulled BBQ in the area. I have also tried their ribs and the sliced BBQ and find those two just average, hence I stick with the pulled pork. The interior is typical BBQ joint and the service is very good.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Take out BBQ good”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

we usaully get sonnys for take out not much for us to dine in not our type of spot good service food is standard they must be doing something right have grown into quite a franchise here in the south

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1 Thank Robin S
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Ridgeland, SC
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Would travel back down ANYTIME for their food”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Excellent restaurant !!! Fast service, excellent food, staff very courteous , can't say anything more !!!! Just the BEST !!!!!!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank smthchlt29936
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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best in town.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

My husband and I go every week, Great service, great food. The staff is awesome. Restaurant is clean. I usually get the big deal, great, tasty, great value. The Tea is always fresh.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Barbara C
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Jacksonville, Florida
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“It's okay but not my favorite”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I haven't been to Sonny's in a long time because it is only average. I would go to Bono's before I would go to Sonny's.

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Thank L H
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