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Sonny's BBQ

3650 Tyrone Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710-1127
+1 727-341-2990
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (11 reviews)
“cornbread” (10 reviews)
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
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3650 Tyrone Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710-1127
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ribs, beans & coleslaw were good, waitress was polite and efficient, but the meal was difficult to enjoy because of the lack of cleanliness of the restaurant. Everything in the restaurant had a layer of grunge from salt & pepper shakers to menus to bathroom...More

Thank Z_Florida_Foodies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been back since Oct. 2003! The sulfites are just way to high and makes us both sick. Sure, tastes great going down, but it comes back later and it's not fun at all. Friend just went there on 1/27/18 and made comment that the...More

Thank denali1230h
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Heard a lot about this BBQ chain, so we tried it out. The bottom line is that the atmosphere is a bit worn. The beer/wine selection is very limited. The baby back ribs didn't taste freshly cooked. The sauces which are available at the table...More

Thank R_n_R_Travellers
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Our family had lunch with a friend today. Service was great and the food was good. No complaints! I've been going to this Sonny's for several years and will continue to do so. Great spot for quick BBQ.

Thank TeamPowerHouse
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

After having fabulous bbq in Nashville and Chattanooga, we were very disappointed in this place. Food was average at best, but service was fine. Our son had the endless salad bar, and that was ok, but bbq not so much.More

Thank 1818Dee1818
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for takin’ the time to write your review, 1818Dee1818. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more from...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

went in for fathers day and they were out of chicken.now how can a BBQ PLACE be out of chicken? Place was FILTHY! dISSAPOINTED

Thank joe b
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I do not love this much BBQ but I can tell that the food was good, the size of the plate is very well served so if you do not so much do share with some else and the price is fair.

Thank MarianaPavanRibeiro
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I can say that we were disappointed with Sonny's. I though that for a rib place that the ribs would be melt in your mouth fall off the bone delicious, but that was not the case. The salad bar is okay...but my ribs were tough...More

Thank deborah t
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, Deborah T. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us.

Reviewed 13 May 2017

you can't go wrong for barbecue..everything is good and quick serve..where ever we are we try to go to sonnys

Thank Nathaniel S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great food! Had the pulled pork, loved it. The choices of sauces offered was awesome and the salad bar was fresh and tasty. The cornbread, though... Best cornbread i've ever tasted!

Thank mgviens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3650 Tyrone Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710-1127 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-341-2990
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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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