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Sonny’s BBQ

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3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 386-752-1117
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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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Lake City, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy Sonny's BBQ! The BBQ is great, but my favorite is the potato soup and salad bar. In my opinion, it's the best! Love, love.

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Thank tealo2017
Hayden, Alabama
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We always stop at a Sonny's as we travel up and down I-75 going to Disney World. We ate at this one on May 10. Our family had ribs, bbq chicken, the salad bar, and the redneck egg rolls. Everything was very good. The salad bar was fresh and had a great selection. The restaurant was very clean. Overall a... More 

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Lake City, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake City has by far the best Sonny's of them all. Best service, best food and atmosphere. Always clean as a whistle.

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1 Thank bkbirdmon
Decatur, Alabama
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Typical Sonny's BBQ good enough to eat. Service was fast and friendly. Beats fast food. The restaurant was very clean, restrooms were very clean, plenty of parking we traveled in a 30 foot motorhome and had plenty of room. Easy access to I-75.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We are locals who visit about once per week. We have never been disappointed. We love their well equipped salad bar which includes seafood (fish) salad, chicken salad, potato and macaroni salad and all the veggies. The salad bar includes the soup of the day, a choice of bread and fruit or pudding for dessert, and fresh baked muffins. If... More 

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

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

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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183 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's all done right here. The meat is how it should be done. The sauces offer a variety. Bottomless sweet tea. And their prices aren't ridiculous! Nothing else to say. haha But seriously. If you love good BBQ this is THE place!!

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1 Thank LoveKYlivn
Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

No waiting seating. Both of us had the lunch brisket with a one trip salad. The 4 BBQ selections on the table were good. Brisket was tender and the Salad was fresh. First time to a Sonny's. Would try them again.

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

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

Cincinnati, OH
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is the best mid priced BBQ join you will find. I love the 4 sauces and the St. Louis Ribs! Great service, terrific tea and lots of great sides to choose from.

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

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

Owensville, Indiana
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323 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

5pm early dinner, they were just getting busy. Food was very good-pulled pork was tender and their 4 BBQ sauces are on the table to choose from. Sides were also tasty - baked beans and cornbread were the best! Coleslaw and baked sweet potato were also excellent. Their huge salad bar is also very good. Waitress was very attentive.

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1 Thank Denise D
Lake City, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The food is very good. The red neck egg rolls are excellent. Good portions and very good service. We went a few years ago and it was terrible. The service was bad, meals forgotten and wait time sucked. I have to say they have totally turned it around. The wait staff is right on top of everything and friendly.

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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, 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: 3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-752-1117
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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