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Sonny's BBQ

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15412 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 813-960-3595
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are looking for a place to get your order wrong every time you go then this is the place for you. I have given this place several chances, but I won't be anymore. Today, the food was so dry it was uneatable. Literally every time I have gone, my order has been wrong. As frustrating as this is,... More 

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Thank ajc315
Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My sister and I ate there this week. They allowed us to get the children's meal, which was ample food. We even had left overs! The iced tea is delicious. Full size side of baked beans. Wonderful coleslaw. We had a great server also. And other than a small piece of fat in my pulled pork it was trimmed nicely... More 

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Thank Marcella727
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it, Marcell727! Hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Odessa, Florida
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69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

On a rather regular basis we stop by for a good and quick lunch at the Sonny's on N Dale Mabry. Food is always good and service friendly. Especially like the salad bar option when in a hurry. Selection is very good and always fresh. Soups are always wonderful and I would tell you do not miss out on the... More 

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Thank mike s
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I order take out from this sonny's every other or every third month. It's consistent and it's good...its Sonny's they have it figured out, I've never gone wrong with them. This visit I decided to try their new Redneck Eggrolls which is pulled pork, Cole slaw and jack cheese in an egg roll wrapping, fried. These are all things I... More 

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Thank ItsMeAlex
Tampa, Florida
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

It is nice to see that a chain like Sonny's keeps its standards and quality up there year after year. The service is friendly, the food always good american BBQ and when they run their specials a super value. If you order the AYCE you really get "All" that you can eat and can;t ever say you walked away hungary.

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Thank Madmac007
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

This makes us happy to hear, Madmac007! Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

I have visited Sonny's all over, this one was my least favorite. The Sliced Pork I had was cut much thicker than any other Sonny's I've ever been to, in addition the meat was quite fatty. Service was good.

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, Alan M. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review, and we hope we can help make your next visit better! More 

Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Been here a few times but after our last visit we preferred elsewhere. Food is ok, great for ribs and excellent service. A place for big eaters.

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Thank scarab666
SonnysBBQ, Hi everyone! The advertising agency I work for is looking for some people in the Orlando area to share their opinions ab at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, scarab666! We hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Tampa
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I have to say I have never had a bad meal at this Sonny's location. Now there are fancier BBQ places around with the prices to go with it but for the money, food quality and service, I find it had to beat.

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Thank FlaStateFan
Odessa, Florida
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69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Did lunch with friends and the salad bar is excellent and good value if that is all you want. BBQ meats are generally good with the ribs being the best. Service was excellent and ALL the staff was very friendly. If you want a quick in and out meal, it is decent food value priced.

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Thank mike s
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Some days, I really want what Sonny's delivers and am glad this location is still open (while so many others have closed). Some days, I don't want the Golden Arches or the "King" but the sliced pork on garlic bread with fries at a reasonable price and a large drink - The "Big Deal". The staff here are very friendly... More 

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Thank Bill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15412 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-960-3595
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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