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Sonny's BBQ

15935 Northwest US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
+1 386-462-3180
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (15 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
“garlic bread” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
15935 Northwest US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sonny's has some pretty good American BBQ. The ribs are good with some good BBQ sauce. Most of the sides are good too.

Thank tufgator
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch while traveling On I-75. Service was prompt and friendly. Prices were reasonable. The BBQ was good, though not the best I've ever had. Would gladly return when wanting something besides fast food when traveling.

Thank Gofar19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tired from a long day on the road. Greeted by a friendly waitress. Food delivered in a timely manner. Food was tasty and hot. Not fancy but good.

Thank cslu1
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This Sonny's was remodeled within the last several years. We went with a friend a few weeks ago on a Friday night. Overall, we had a good experience and our service was excellent. The food was good. There are other bbq places I prefer, however,...More

Thank Paca S
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

No doubt some 20 years after college, this continues to be one of my favorite restaurants around the world. They offer top notch BBQ at a reasonable price with excellent service. The sides are always fresh. If you enjoy salads they offer a fantastic salad...More

Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 22 April 2017

These ladies work their behinds off to get your order in and your food asap! The salad bar is fresh and if you step to the bar, the beer is cold!

Thank Q4696YHtimh
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Q4696YHtimh. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to some good barbeque but that was not the case. We split a Sonny's sampler to taste a variety of food. The brisket was greasy. The ribs and were dry pork. The chicken was not moist. We tried a little bit...More

Thank Nambe91
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for reachin’ out, Nambe91. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Salad bar was minimal at best, soup was supposed to be a stew which it wasn't like any stew I've ever had, it consisted of baked beans corn tomatoes and bar-b-q sauce and mystery meat/fat! Was awful! Last time we were at a Sonnys they...More

Thank vluv2travl
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Stopped in on a spur of the moment decision, close to our hotel. Seated quickly, with our server taking our drink order and handing us menus. Took longer for drinks to arrive than expected. Server took our meal order, both of us with a Pull...More

Thank teamthominator
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We took the kids out for dinner and had great friendly customer service with amazing food. We go to Sonny's pretty often in Gainesville FL, but the service and food in Alachua FL is ALWAYS so much better. Well worth the drive.

Thank Jeremy L
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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
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15935 Northwest US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Alachua
  • Phone Number: +1 386-462-3180
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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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