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Sonny’s BBQ

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Barbecue
406 US Highway 41 Byp N, Venice, FL 34285-6056
+1 941-484-1327
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (9 reviews)
“beans” (9 reviews)
“wings” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
406 US Highway 41 Byp N, Venice, FL 34285-6056
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time in my life had southern BBQ.Always grilled at home. Had the 2 meat platter special with jalapeno sausage and brisket corn bread baked beans and coleslaw,Teriffic value for the price.The meats and BBQ sauces were very good,The beans a little too sweet...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is truly amazing that the BBQ is truly incredible. Great beans, slaw makes you feel like this is an authentic place and not a chain. We experienced good service and terrific food!!!

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by to enjoy barbecue sandwiches. We selected the brisket and pulled pork. Both were okay but nothing spectacular. We tried several sauces too. Once again nothing spectacular. Other nearby barbecue restaurants are better.

1  Thank Dan K
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Surely not the prettiest place but the greatest food of the trip. Service was exceptional just a perfect lunch for friends.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I HAVE HAD SONNYS AT SEVERAL,,,locations,,,smoked wings,,,but they didnt finish them off on the grill,,,they do this at all the sonnys ive eaten at,,,but why not hear???? i dont get it ,,, sonny do you have an answer,,,i live super close and love only good...More

Thank JOEYGCentralWi
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

We appreciate you takin' the time to reach out, JOEYGCentralWi. 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 13 August 2017 via mobile

First, let me say we have eaten dine in and take out dozens of times. Most recently, it was eat in. The female server was excellent and kept out drinks refilled. She was attentive without hovering. The bathrooms, both men's and women's, are disgusting. I...More

Thank Indians65
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, Indians65. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The cream corn balls are fantastic! What will they think of next? Cream corn rolled in batter SWEET. A must try when you visit. I love their pulled pork sandwich with the Original BBQ sauce. They have daily specials which are very reasonable. The rack...More

1  Thank Karyn M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Having never been here we stopped in for dinner. Several people have made mixed comments about this franchise, not this particular location. While walking towards our booth there was a lot of food scraps on the floor, we were told that is was from earlier...More

Thank mr49phil
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, mr49phil. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us another chance!

Reviewed 16 June 2017

I had the ribs for lunch today. It was a late lunch, and sometimes ribs can be dry. These weren't at all. They were moist and fell off the bone. I like the BBQ sauce there (I like a sweet tomato kind). Had BBQ beans,...More

Thank XManNL
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Everything tasted smoked, and that was the only taste in the chicken - Heard so much good about this place but it wasn't near any of that... A one time expericence.

Thank Kim E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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: 406 US Highway 41 Byp N, Venice, FL 34285-6056 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-484-1327
  • 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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