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Sonny's BBQ

3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622
+1 941-364-5833
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Last two trips have been disappointing. Have always gone here for good BBQ, but no more. Tried it again last week. Ordered a side salad with my pulled pork dinner. Dinner came right after the waitress brought my salad. I asked them to keep it...More

Thank gteter1113
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, gteter1113. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us.

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Love Sonny's can't ever get enough when I make it down south and can actually get some . We even bought some and put in cooler and brought home to my daughter

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Great food at great prices. Service is what you would expect. Food is very good and the sauces are great. It's like going to chilis for fajitas. You can buy better but not for the money. Love this place.

Thank TheEd W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were lucky enough to have the Sarasota Sonny's BBQ cater lunch for our staff during teacher appreciation week. We had pulled pork, chicken, and mac and cheese. The food was absolutely delicious and everything you can think of is provided - from drinks and...More

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

Floridayaya, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback along to our team. We hope your next event is catered by us too!

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We always visit this Sonny's location when we come to Sarasota a couple of times when we are here. We love their food. This time the girl who waited on us had on the dirtiest apron. It looked like something a mechanic would wear it...More

Thank onthego1937
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Well done, juicy and very flavorful, in fact ranked #1 in beef sandwich. Loved it. Did not get salad bar, to pricy! Nice establishment. First time visiting Sonny's but by far not the last.

Thank J5649CFmichaelt
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Michael T. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We ordered several dishes for Super Bowl Sunday. It kept very well in cooler until we were ready to serve. Food went over extremely well and it was an easy serve and clean up.

Thank kemo514
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, kemo514. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 4 February 2017

Saw the ad for their smoked wings and got some today to be ready for Super Bowl Sunday ! Glad I got them today, had to try one and while they are smoked there is not any seasoning on them. Will be going to the...More

Thank cozbill
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

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

Reviewed 27 January 2017

I love the ribs baby back are my favorite.. But the sauce is what makes them awesome. I also love that they leave the sauce on the table so I can add as much as I like.

Thank pam816
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Slightly worn around the edges, this is a very southern restaurant with lots of comfort food. I've had the chicken at Sonny's before (different location) and it's very good. This time we ordered the ribs, baked beans, corn on the cob, salad bar, a side...More

Thank Yessyhara
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for your review, Yessyhara. We’re always open to hearing further feedback from our guests and invite you to email us your ideas to social@SonnysBBQ.com. We look forward to speaking with you!

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:30
Monday
10:45 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:30
Thursday
10:45 - 21:30
Friday
10:45 - 22:00
Saturday
10:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-364-5833
  • E-mail
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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