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Sonny's BBQ

15935 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
+1 386-462-3180
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
15935 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was slow, menu is not varied, waitress likes to talk to much about herself. Not sure about cleanliness.

Thank travelinglady178
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

The salad bar at this Sonny’s location is the best of any Sonny’s. The pulled pork plate had ample portions and was tender. The only reason I gave this location a rating of 4 is because it was so cold and an airvent was blowing...More

Thank basgds
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Quick stop to go order. Could split the pull pork on garlic toast, very tasty. Service with a southern smile.

Thank withvalidity
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Sonnys is consistently good. This sonnys worked with me to get a platter not on the menu (pork and brisket). There was a lot of food, hot and tasty. Waitress was good. Enjoyed it.

Thank Cheryl Q
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Sonny's has been around for over 50 years I believe, and they are consistently great. BBQ that is arguably excellent. I personally love the diet plate which is smoked turkey with the AYCE salad bar. The salad bar has all kinds of goodies on it....More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We eat here as a group at least 2 times a month. the food is always good, the wait staff is good but sometimes the food coming out is slow. We are always out of there within our hour lunch. I will go back, really...More

Thank Christie W
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Typical BBQ. It's good. If you are traveling down 75 and want BBQ get off the Alachua exit and go have some.

Thank Linda H
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Hi there, Linda, H. We appreciate you takin' the time to write your review. We're so glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again real soon.

Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Service sucked and portions were small. Our waitress came to our table twice during our entire visit and when it came time to get the check she ran off. She was running towards the kitchen when we yelled for our check. While trying to tell...More

Thank Amanda B
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Hi there, Amanda B. We aim to make each and every guest of ours feel right at home and we're disappointed to hear that we let you down on your last visit. Southern hospitality is just as important to us as servin' up the most...More

Reviewed April 17, 2018

We love the salad bar as they always have a wide selection and it is always fresh. The meat is sometimes dry but still good tasting. The sauces in the table helps.

Thank TravelerforBees
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Sonny’s is always good BBQ. Today my husband & I split pulled pork, baked beans, & French fries (7.99). The corn bread was very mediocre & nothing was hot. Our waitress, Therese, was terrific. We were traveling & in a hurry and Therese gave us...More

Thank Alicia N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15935 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Alachua
  • Phone Number: +1 386-462-3180
  • E-mail
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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