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Sonny’s BBQ

230 S Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091-3937
+1 904-964-8840
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
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230 S Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091-3937
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here on Easter Sunday. We expected a long wait but were seated promptly and our food was fast and hot. Great service!

Thank fsugirl24
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Whenever my husband and I pass through Starke FL, Sonny's BBQ is a must. The all you can eat ribs are so tender and delicious and the service is great.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Very convenient location right on Rte 301in Starke, we like to stop her for a quick lunch when traveling throught the area. Food is always good, service fast and hospitable. Pulled pork is a favorite. Great cole slaw.

Thank AnitaS484
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Hi there, Anita. Thanks for takin' the time to leave a review for us. We appreciate you sharin' such kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon for your BBQ favorites.

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were driving from Savannah, GA, to Tampa, FL this week and stopped at Sonny’s Barbecue” in Starke, FL, on Hwy 301. If you’re near Starke, watch out for the speed traps (really!!) and stop at Sonny’s Barbecue. We both ordered the...More

1  Thank Brentmo
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Had the salad bar and rack of baby back ribs. Both were very good. The ribs were just how I like them, not completely fall off the bone and just the right amount of “chew “. Wait staff was very courteous. Would definitely go back.

Thank Wayne D
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

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

Reviewed 29 November 2017

My husband and I go out of our way to plan a trip to this Sonny's whenever we are traveling on I-95 south toward I-75 in FL. Friendly service, amazing salad bar, wonderful food. Can't say enough about it. I wish all Sonny's especially the...More

Thank veggiegirl60
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

In town on business and met four other folks there. We were quickly seated, and our waitress was at our table promptly to take our drink order. Food was good, this place has an extremely nice salad bar. Very clean.

Thank Stacy P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

For me there are only two places to get Bar B Que. Sonny's is second on the list only because the number one place is closer to home. We stopped at this Sonny's for lunch near the end of our 3,000 mile road trip. The...More

Thank watercop
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

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

Reviewed 2 October 2017

This may be the best Sonny's BBQ in Florida. The food is good, the staff is great, they work hard to keep making the building better and you cannot beat the location. Stop here on the way to the ballgame and pick up your tailgate...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We eat here as a family a few times a month. Sonnys is Sonnys it's BBQ. The reason we keep coming back is the great service. Make sure to ask for Leslie when you go. We

Thank hakecc
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yes they serve beer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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 - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 S Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091-3937 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Starke
  • Phone Number: +1 904-964-8840
  • 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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