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Sonny's BBQ

#691 of 1,975 Restaurants in Tampa
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Barbecue
15412 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-1821
+1 813-960-3595
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
15412 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-1821
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

As an addition to our Easter dinner, I purchased two quarts of their BBQ beans to compliment our Honey Baked Ham. It always goes over well and adds character to our meal I highly recommend it.

Thank Ken E
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The only better bbq I’ve had was in SC, this place is amazing. Variety of meals with different kinds of bbq sauce, taste great, never gets old, and the employees are really nice and friendly. Always come here when you’re in Tampa 🍗🍖❤️

Thank Eric3871
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Whenever we are in Tampa we always stop by Sonny’s for smoked Turkey and salad bar. The food is quick and salad bar is always fresh. The last few times we have had Christina wait on us and she is always a pleasure. We never...More

Thank BAMF82
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We LOVE Sonny's for just about everything on their Menu! Of course the Ribs are great, as well as the pulled Pork, Beef Brisket and even the Smoked Turkey! The Salad bar is excellent also! I like they offer several different BBQ Sauces too, try...More

Thank BearNTrout
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This particular location of this chain has been open for 16 years. At least on of the servers has been here the entire time; and actually has over 31 years with the chain. She is one of at least two servers who have been here...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Yes that happened and I had to ask for it to be cleaned. Other than that the food was good. Ribs were a little more on the fatty side but it is pork. Love the sauce and beans.

Thank helluvabock
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Great prices, quick service and yummy food! What could be better? The whole hog sandwich is my favorite.

Thank Debora M
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here for dinner. Restaurant wasn't crowded. We had great service, food was excellent. Restaurant could definitely use a more modern renovation.

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Why am I addicted to this place? I love the Hog sandwich and the cornbread and beans. Reasonable prices and good BBQ Take-home!

Thank Debora M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great BBQ and decent prices! Sonny's has been around for decades and remains one of the top places for LEAN barbeque meats. An old special, the Big Deal sandwich - meat of choice on garlic bread with a side and drink - remains a hugely...More

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15412 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-1821 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-960-3595
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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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