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Sonny's BBQ

3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622
+1 941-364-5833
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (12 reviews)
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
“full slab” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Value
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LOCATION
3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came in and was seated. Was told the server would be with me soon. She wasn't, she got stuck on the takeout. Another server took my order. I got all you can eat ribs, special for the day. I was brought my order, the...More

1  Thank Roy Q
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, Roy Q. 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 14 September 2017

I'm giving Sonny's a "very good" rating due to the pulled pork. Otherwise, it would have been an average rating. Frankly, I was the only one of the 4 of us who really enjoyed any part of their meal. The others found everything else too...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy Sonny's BBQ! Great food--barbecue, sides, salad bar...all so good. Their pricing is reasonable. Service is consistently good. Well worth your time, if you're a barbecue lover!

Thank Lorinn S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited Sonny's recently and enjoyed their tasty baby back ribs. They were amazing! Fall off the bone. Trully a delicatacy. One of my all-time favorites.

Thank Bird3181
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Last two trips have been disappointing. Have always gone here for good BBQ, but no more. Tried it again last week. Ordered a side salad with my pulled pork dinner. Dinner came right after the waitress brought my salad. I asked them to keep it...More

1  Thank gteter1113
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, gteter1113. 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 4 June 2017

Love Sonny's can't ever get enough when I make it down south and can actually get some . We even bought some and put in cooler and brought home to my daughter

1  Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Great food at great prices. Service is what you would expect. Food is very good and the sauces are great. It's like going to chilis for fajitas. You can buy better but not for the money. Love this place.

Thank TheEd W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were lucky enough to have the Sarasota Sonny's BBQ cater lunch for our staff during teacher appreciation week. We had pulled pork, chicken, and mac and cheese. The food was absolutely delicious and everything you can think of is provided - from drinks and...More

Thank Floridayaya
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Floridayaya, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback along to our team. We hope your next event is catered by us too!

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We always visit this Sonny's location when we come to Sarasota a couple of times when we are here. We love their food. This time the girl who waited on us had on the dirtiest apron. It looked like something a mechanic would wear it...More

1  Thank onthego1937
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Well done, juicy and very flavorful, in fact ranked #1 in beef sandwich. Loved it. Did not get salad bar, to pricy! Nice establishment. First time visiting Sonny's but by far not the last.

Thank J5649CFmichaelt
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Michael T. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
10:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-364-5833
  • E-mail
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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