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Sonny’s BBQ

3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
+1 386-752-1117
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
“baked beans” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
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11 - 20 of 201 reviews

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.

1  Thank Linda N
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

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!

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.

1  Thank Leah W
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

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!

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...More

1  Thank Denise D
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...More

1  Thank Kat C
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Was driving through Lake City a couple weeks ago on a Sunday (3/12) afternoon and thought that Sonny's would be a safe choice. It took about 5 minutes of standing at the register to place a to-go order and only when I caught someone's attention...More

Thank Gothiclion
Reviewed 29 March 2017

There are a few of these around the area. Food is pretty basic, but OK. Had Chicken which was only average and Pulled Pork which was a little better. Service was efficient and friendly. Prices seem a little high for 2 sandwiches, but I guess...More

Thank saltsy372
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I've eaten here for over 20 years now, and although the outside and inside has been remodeled, the food is as good as it's ever been. Prices are good, especially if you get an all you can eat special. I love their Sweet BBQ Sauce!

1  Thank Duane B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

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

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love the food, I eat here pretty regularly. Gets crowded very often. Wait staff is very nice. Multiple flavors of BBQ sauce, ranging from sweet to fiery.

1  Thank lanhamfutch
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

To food was great and the service was excellent. Our server was Jo. She was very attentive and did a great job.

1  Thank Richard L
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Richard, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback about Jo along to our team. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 February 2017

My husband and I would rather drive 60 miles to go to this location rather than Jacksonville until last night. We went and the waitress did fine but we started off with fried pickles that were $4.99 and got a very small quantity of them....More

Thank Shelly P
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

We’re sorry to hear you weren't satisfied during your last visit, Shelly. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details your phone number, and the location you were at. We appreciate you takin’ the time to write your review, and we hope we can help make your...More

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Rob M
When do you have Brunswick Stew??
12 May 2016|
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Response from Vicki1962 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I believe it is year round.
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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, 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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