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Sonny's BBQ

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630 N Navy Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32507-1242 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 850-456-2000
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11:00 - 21:35
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:35
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:05
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ANNA
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sonny's is now added to my list of favorite places to eat in Pensacola. Everything was great, service was great, appetizers were great, pork egg rolls and corn nuggets, food was great, loved all of it! Can't wait to go back!

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Thank farmgurl1973
Norman, Oklahoma
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810 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the first time we eat at a Sonnys. As usual their baby back ribs are excellent. IWe also ordered the sweet potato and BBQ beans and they were both great. I wold return.

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Thank Sarracenia
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Sarracenia! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your baby back ribs and BBQ beans, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love sonnys! It's basically right across the roads from my house. I haven't had anything I didn't enjoy. The egg rolls are a must. And 99cent drafts are the bar are awesome as well! The staff is awesome, always up for a good quick conversation.

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Thank Michelle D
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Michelle D! We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Philly
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354 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Sonny's is a no frills BBQ restaurant catering to all types. Our group of eight had a great meal with the standouts being the ribs. Good value. Would return.

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Thank appetitetogo
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The pork egg rolls are the best! Excellent taste and very smooth texture. Also loved the brisket. Large portions. The only negative is the hard bench seats, not good for bad backs. Other family members really liked the ribs.

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Thank Daviddeik
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

Portland, Oregon
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483 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We always love visiting this Sonny's BBQ when in the area. The food is wonderful and so is the service normally. The only disappointment this time was the amount of brisket on the plate and the lack of bark. The pieces of sliced brisket were small, very unlike the previous times we were here. However, the pulled pork was delicious.... More 

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Thank Willy W
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for reachin’ out, Willy W. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Mason City, Iowa, USA
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Friend and I ate at Sonny's for the first time recently. The menu has many choices. The food was excellent and was served very quickly after we ordered. Service was good too.

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Thank Matt A
Conway, Arkansas, United States
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Good Bar BQ place. Great taste and good menu selections pricing isn't bad. Very clean and well staffed.

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Thank Glensmith501
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51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Was kind of miffed when we got here because we left another BBQ restaurant angry- let me just say that the folks at Sonny's BBQ made up for it. The food was amazing- the only thing that surpassed the food was our waitress. We ordered everything she recommended. Everything was hot and tasted fresh. Definitely one of the best Sonny's... More 

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Thank Pamela V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We came here for the pulled pork and cole slaw. We needed black eyed peas to complete our meal. Spoke with Manager and was told corporate won't allow it. This is unacceptable. I would recommend that Black eyed peas be added for New Years. It's a Southern thing.

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Thank Cbradallen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:35
Monday
11:00 - 21:35
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:35
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:35
Thursday
11:00 - 21:35
Friday
11:00 - 22:05
Saturday
11:00 - 22:05
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 N Navy Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32507-1242 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-456-2000
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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