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Sonny's BBQ

) #37 of 155 Restaurants in Palm Harbor ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
30503 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
+1 727-785-5585
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
“baby backs” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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30503 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten lunch here a number of times and usually order the ribs with baked beans and fries. Have to say they are good, just not memorable. BUT for the price, it is well worth the money.

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 5 July 2017

4th of July craziness..... so crowed.... told it was a 20-25 minute wait to be seated but turned out to be only 10.... waitress Tatum was adorable but super busy... we were told they ran out of baby back ribs ( it was only 5:30)...More

Thank Cheryl C
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We’re glad to hear that we made it right and that Tatum took great care of you durin’ the 4th of July, Cheryl C. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon!

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I had the Sweet Carolina pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw, all on the same bun. It was delicious and service was fast and friendly!!

Thank Sheila A. K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The ribs are so tender and tasty, my husband had those, and I had the salad bar as it has a nice selection of vegetables, and various salads, good value for the money.

Thank br878
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Been to the one in Largo, this's just as good. Our great waiter Jeremy, remembered all for our party of 4. Had baby backs, chicken & rib combo (huge 1/4 chicken), tasty sides of sweet potatoes & corn. Wonderful cinnamon butter & rolls, & desserts...More

Thank Michaelene2013
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Great place for bbq Large salad bar. Bar. Some outdoor seating. The ribs are the best but there are lots of other choices on the menu. The ice tea is fresh brewed and the serving is large. They have a drive thru.

Thank chruss
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is our first time at this Sonny's BBQ, and it was downright delicious. The Hog Sandwich, Baby Back Ribs and Pork 3 Ways were all wonderful. If you love BBQ, this place is one you want to try.

Thank Elizabeth C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you for your great review, Elizabeth C! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your hog sandwich and baby back ribs, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was a disappointment. I had ribs -- what else? -- and they were tough and almost flavorless unless you slathered them with sauce. The place is seriously mediocre.

Thank MarkLOlson
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

We appreciate you takin' the time to reach out, MarkLOlson. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us another chance!

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Food was good and "plenty." Waitress was kind, helpful, and attentive. Overall experience was good. This was our second time here.

Thank David M
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, David M. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 7. Most of us had the ribs and they were good. We also had the pulled chicken and the ribs and wings platter, which were also good. One person did not get there food until some of us were done...More

Thank Jill H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30503 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palm Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 727-785-5585
  • E-mail
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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