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4434 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210-7321 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 904-777-0730
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Middleburg, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have eaten at Sonny's many years. They deserve to know the many accolades their patrons relay to others. Lunch May 18th tried a different meal, The Big Deal Sandwich with garlic bread, side of fries and LARGE drink. The cost is very reasonable. I usually make the brisket into two sandwiches since there is enough meat. I've been to other... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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340 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were attending a conference nearby, and needed to eat dinner before the evening session began. We are not familiar with the area, so we drove until we found a restaurant chain we know. This building looks old, but we like Sonny's so we thought we'd give it a try. The restaurant is dated, but clean. It was already getting... More 

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Thank Gators89
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty good for a chain restaurant. Good service. Baby back ribs are very good. Fall off the bone good!!

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1 Thank Ray G
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to write your review Ray G! Hope to see you again soon for your next visit! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I come here a lot with my family. The food is always good. This time it came out extremely fast. The servers are wonderful.

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1 Thank Eric S
Florida
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I would give this restaurant 2-1/2 stars if I could. My sister had the All-You-Can-Eat special. She had pulled pork, 2 pieces of chicken, corn on the cob and French fries.. The pulled pork and fries were the best part. The chicken was dry and the corn was overcooked. She didn't finish either one. She said it wasn't tasty enough... More 

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1 Thank VeggieGirl3
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, VeggieGirl3. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can look into this for you and help. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We found the food to be better than average, but not enough to write home about. The dining area was clean, if somewhat dated and the service was acceptable.

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1 Thank gofishugh
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review, gofishugh. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

If anyone follows my reviews, then you would know we frequent Sonnys BBQ often. We were ready to give up on Sonnys BBQ after a few very bad experiences. I mean truly... Never visit again. (And we are ones that would go to Sonnys many times per year) We were asked to give it one more try. If anything was... More 

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Thank Suzy Y
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Suzy Y! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again real soon. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been eating at this Sonny's location for years! We always enjoy our food and the friendly waitstaff. Last night we decided to order take out. MISTAKE!! We ordered the Feast for 4. First of all, we were shorted one of our sides. Second, the sliced pork was so full of stringy fat that we were... More 

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1 Thank Misty1972
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us, Misty1972. We'd like to hear more about your experience so we can make things better. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your contact information and the details from your experience, including the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll give us another chance in the future. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

I'm not a huge BBQ fan but Sonny's used to be the only place I went. I couldn't stand the competitors and this was the only place you could get full pieces of deep fried corn on the cob. Since my last visit the prices have risen (understandable with rising food costs) and the menu has changed but the lunch... More 

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1 Thank MezriDax
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your detailed review, mtaylo3. We'd like to hear more feedback from you so we can make things better. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your contact information and the details from your experience, including the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll give us another chance in the future! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2014

One of the best Bar B Que restaurant's in Jacksonville. The service is good and the food is plentiful and good too

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4434 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210-7321 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-777-0730
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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