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Sonny’s BBQ

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3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 386-752-1117
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lake City
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Good service and good food. Recent remodel looks great. Like that they have a variety of sauces at your table and a roll of paper towels for the messy stuff. Overall a great lunch.

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1 Thank Kbass
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to heat it, Kbass! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
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255 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Use your fingers if you like, they supply plenty of napkins!!! The ribs are finger licking good and you can get any kind of sauce you like plus there's a variety on your table. Won't break the bank either if you want to "treat" a few people!!!

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2 Thank Janell M
Hinesville, Georgia
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

My step father wanted a pork sandwich and I was in the mood for sliced beef sandwich. Sonny's has the greatest garlic bread sandwiches in the area. For a chain that is concentrated in the Southeastern United States area, the flavor doesn't change too much from restaurant to restaurant because of the inspections performed by corporate regularly on the way... More 

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1 Thank John B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review, John B! We look forward to seein' you again soon. More 

Casselberry, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Awesome food, service, and atmosphere. Service with a smile coming, during and going. Employees are very friendly and not fake. Food is just as wonderful as the employees

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1 Thank JustAuntie4u
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The service was great. Food was AWESOME!! They accommodated our whole group with no problem. We will go back and will tell others about them.

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1 Thank loisb380
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Lois! Thanks for stoppin' by and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Lake City, Florida
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454 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had dinner here last night and have tried it several times since they remodeled recently. Sometimes the service and food are great, but mostly not! Last night we were seated and sat for 10 minutes without being acknowledged. I was ready to leave and the friend we were with wanted to stay. Finally our served appeared and said she... More 

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2 Thank travlingal51
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We value your feedback, travlingal51, and we'd like to talk to you more about how we can make things better. Can you email the details, location, and your phone number to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so our team can be in touch? More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We were traveling back home to St. Petersburg Florida from a fabulous week in Gatlinburg Tennessee and needed to stretch and be out of the car for a while. Since Sonny's was at the exit it was very convenient to get in and out of to get back to the highway once we ate. Redneck egg rolls are by far... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Decided to take a rest for the night and chose to stay at a hotel at this exit specifically because there was a Sonny's! As always, we were not disappointed. The restaurant was clean, the service was fast and friendly and the food was fantastic as always.

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1 Thank L H
Huddersfield
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We had an evening meal at Sonny's. It didn't let us down with the standard of food. It does offer drive through now, which is affecting the service in the diner, as the staff appear to be working two areas, so it was a little slow, but nothing serious. Staff were friendly.

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1 Thank no1ChipnDale
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food we got was Awsome, also the Waitstaff was Awsome to.The ribs that my husband & a friend of ours were good.Me & his wife got the barbarque.

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1 Thank Chris L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-752-1117
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?