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Sonny's BBQ - CLOSED

5715 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207-4004
+1 941-755-1444
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible35%
28 Sep 2017
“* * * C L O S E D * * *”
18 May 2017
“It's gone!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
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5715 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207-4004
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

last night was watching TV all night long Sonny's BBQ was advertising so today I got in my Truck and headed across town ~ after Driving 35 minutes I pulled into there Parking lot on 14th street west~ and there Gone ! ! ! Left...More

Thank lucky5715
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Drove by last week and it's completely gone. The others are open (like the one on Rt. 64 and Rt. 75), though, just this one's closed.

1  Thank Joe K
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered a meal to go. The only thing edible was the baked potato. The corn was burnt and hard. The corn muffin was stale. The ribs were cold and dry. I'll never waste my money here again. This place needs to close.

1  Thank Joseph C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

This is concerning to hear, Joseph C. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? We'd love to get you in touch with our team.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Extremely poor service, server stated our food may take awhile because they had a new cook. No sign of any responsible manager. Very unprofessional staff. Very disappointing as Sonnys has good BBQ. Restaurant was very noisy and not well maintained.

Thank RickFin1972
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My wife, friends and I frequently visit Sonny's, but we would not go back to the Bradenton location at 5715 14th St West, even if the food was free! An absolutely horrible..horrible experience. Groups were leaving as we entered making comments such as the wait...More

3  Thank jerryjarzy2017
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, jerryjarzy2017. 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 10 January 2017 via mobile

Food is average BBQ. Lettuce on the salad bar had lots of brown in it, so really could use replaced. Pulled pork was tasty. Had a new waiter today (2nd day). Not sure how he was trained, but he needs help. He did not know...More

Thank hermrc
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Thank you for bringin' this to our attention, hermrc. 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 6 December 2016

We like ribs, and Sonny's are some of the best. Platters are generous (go for the half rack if you don't want the full rack -- it's not on the menu, but they are very accommodating) and the food is great!

Thank kymrukatz2016
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Hard to find a place to eat on Thanksgiving in Bradenton Florida. My sister and I settled on Sonny's and we were pleasantly surprised. The smoked turkey breast was tender and tasty and lots of it. The cornbread stuffing was also very good. Mashed potatoes...More

Thank Louis S
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Ribs were good and the service was great (Casey). The entire restaurant could use some renovations. The floor was sticky as though it had not been mopped in some time. My wife didn't want to stay due to the atmosphere but I like Sonny's ribs.

1  Thank ScottBfromArnoldMD
Reviewed 15 November 2016

OK, I'm not a fanatic about BBQ, but I can tell when it has no taste. Traveling to Tampa from ft Myers,on a Sunday night the wife says she would like some BBQ for supper. So, we dialed in the GPS and headed to Sonny's...More

2  Thank John L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 10:00 PM
10:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5715 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207-4004 (Formerly Sonnys Real Pit Bar B Que)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-755-1444
  • 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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