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Sonny's BBQ

1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
+1 352-245-5595
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (39 reviews)
“cornbread” (13 reviews)
“chicken” (21 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and the service was good. They have a salad bar and meat option which was perfect for our "keto" diet. We chose chicken on three bone as the waitress referred to it. Delicious flavor, but the portion was smaller than expected. We are...More

Thank DMcG_11
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Sonny's has undergone a major transformation in past months. The family atmosphere has morphed into a pseudo-bar-pub atmosphere minus the dark lights and loud music. I'm not quite sure if this is successful for them or not. It hasn't impressed our family so much. The...More

Thank appyhabit
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Had the Carolina sandwich which was wonderful. Only wish I could have eaten more for the ribs being served to the person near me also looked delicious. Place had very steady take-out and dine in service. Very reasonably priced

Thank dutchmanBangkok
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your great review, dutchmanBangkok! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your Carolina sandwich, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal. Very happy would highly recommend. The waitress was outstanding couldn’t ask for better. Thank you Sonny’s the renovations are assume.

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Traveling south on I-75 we got off at the Ocala exit and spotted Sonny’s BBQ. Great value for lunch. The cole slaw was delicious and the chicken, although a tad dry, was very good. Next time I would skip the Mac and cheese and try...More

Thank scooperman
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

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

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great food and good service overall. the waitress made a couple mistakes on our order but they were corrected. Good food - love the bbq.

Thank seetheusainaford
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Three of us stopped here for lunch ... one guy had pulled pork, corn on the cob, green beans and corn bread ... all was great ... another friend had a brisket s'wich ... OK to that ... I had dark meat chicken quarter, slaw...More

Thank mike g
Reviewed 7 September 2017

After driving N to GA, getting to our room, waiting in line for gas as more stations were running low or out, we go to Sonny's for dinner. It was perfect, St. Louis ribs, chicken, cornbread, green beans, potato salad, coleslaw, sweet tea. Ready for...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Every kind of meat and southern side items you could want, with 8 or so different BBQ sauces to go along side. Sweet tea is delicious as well.

Thank Ali K
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Driving south to Cape Coral Florida. Spending the night at Ocala Sun RV Park. Went to Sonny's BBQ. Had the all you can eat turkey. Excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Iralgo
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I am pretty sure that there are several locations in Ocala. I am not sure about gift certificates.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-245-5595
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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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