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Sonny's BBQ

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5328 New Jesup Hwy, Rt 95, exit 36, Brunswick, GA 31523-1214
+1 912-264-9184
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11:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually avoid chain restaurants but we make an exception for Sonny's in Brunswick, GA. The food is always top notch and the servers are right on the ball too. We'll be back again :-)

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

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

Columbus, Indiana
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have eaten at 3 other Sonnys. Thought those were good. This restaurant really has good food. Loved the fried corn. Everything was great!

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

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

Islip, New York
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Love Sonny's BBQ, always friendly staff, Food is excellent. Sliced smoked pork is so buttery , moist and tender. Garlic bread, coleslaw , baked beans all fabulous and fresh.

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Thank michele m
Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while on a road trip. The food was good, although the BBQ was quite dry before sauce was added. Service was fast and efficient.

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Thank travelmore149362
Manassas, Virginia
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320 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The bbq we had was average but the sides were really good; slaw and cornbread were outstanding. The meat had a good flavor but was kind of dry - like it was left in a warming oven. Server was okay - it was definitely just a job to her. The women's bathroom was disgusting.

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Thank Yorkiemom19
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have been a fan of Sonny's for over 35 years when I lived in Florida. This is the same. Great job to keep it all going.

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Thank Rich R
Dursley, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful, I ordered the platter. The food tasted great, I didn't think it would be quite so dry. The meats seemed like they were smoked and then left in an oven to keep warm. The sides were great, cornbread was excellent. They offer takeout which is good for those on the go.

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Thank exploration88
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our cornbread and sides during your visit, exploration88. Thanks for writin’ your review. See you again soon! More 

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224 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Sonny's had quick service and generous portions. I rediscovered this on a recent visit to the location on US Hwy 341 in Brunswick. I had a lunch plate with pulled pork, cole slaw, baked sweet potato, and garlic bread (2 large slices). The pork was okay. It was cooked properly and not dry. The portion was appropriate for lunch. The... More 

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Thank James C
safety harbor, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The ribs were ok, but not very tender. The chicken was dry and rubbery. The highlight of the meal was cold beer. I have eaten at many Sonny's but this was not up to par.

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Thank Thomas C G
Florida
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147 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I had lunch here today, Friday, at about Noon. No wait. Had the lunch special ribs, with baked beans, slaw, and Texas toast. Everything was wonderful. The ribs were meaty and had a good smoked flavor. The beans are always good as was the slaw. Service as great and as usual, I had my "to-go" cup of ice tea. I... More 

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

Thanks for your great review, retiredorange! We're glad to hear you had a great visit. See you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5328 New Jesup Hwy, Rt 95, exit 36, Brunswick, GA 31523-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 912-264-9184
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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