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Sonny’s BBQ

3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
+1 386-752-1117
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (43 reviews)
“baked beans” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While traveling we were looking for a quick stop to get something to eat other than fast food. Sonny,s turned out to be perfect. Both rack of baby back ribs, sides and BBQ sandwich were delicious! Staff friendly, restaurant clean and very family friendly. This...More

Thank mjw1224
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing billboard signs along our trip home from Florida, we got hungry for BBQ to go. Had to Time our stop for Lake City to find an open Sonny’s location (open 11am). Went to carry out counter & ordered 2 pulled pork sandwich meals. Had...More

Thank P466BQrobertp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way back to Atlanta and stopped here for a bite. The people are extremely friendly and the food was tasty.

Thank Levette H
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Was traveling for work stop here every time great food great service and great prices! I try to stay away from fast food fried stuff . Here great grilled meats add your own sauce or none great salads and the Ice Cold Ice Tea come...More

Thank 315billyg
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We love Sonnys...this place was good for dinner while we stayed in Lake City on the way to north GA mountains for Thanksgiving

Thank spacemountainmom
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I had heard of Sonny’s but never tried a meal there. I was pleasantly surprised. The place was clean and the service was very attentive. I had the BBQ ribs and my wife had the brisket sandwich and both meals were excellent. Our server was...More

Thank cowbulls
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

We’re glad to hear Damara took great care of you durin’ your last visit, cowbulls. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon!

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Pulled pork night was amazing. Just melts in your mouth. The different sauces on the table just add to the experience. A must try when in northern Florida.

Thank Curlyqmom
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

We’re happy you enjoyed our pulled pork during your visit, Curlyqmom. Thanks for writin’ your review. We hope you’ll join us again soon!

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed with Sonny's BBQ great service and great food at a reasonable price. I had the St Louis Style Rib Dinner

Thank Ken S
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for your great review, Ken! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your ribs, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Food came out quickly. We had the brisket (thick cut and very tender), 2 meat special with pulled pork and ribs (tasty) and a kids meal with ribs ("really good"). For sides, we really liked the garlic bread and potato salad. Corn bread was good....More

Thank nagiffag
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It had been some time we last went to any Sony's BBQ. We are glad we stopped we enjoyed our lunch. Drinks are huge and offer a to go cup.

Thank Nancy G
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

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

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Questions & Answers
Nancy B
4 December 2017|
Response from griff83147 | Reviewed this property |
No they do not serve wine and beer.
Dale N
11 September 2017|
Response from Ghowd | Reviewed this property |
Rob M
11 May 2016|
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Response from Vicki1962 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I believe it is year round.
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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, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-752-1117
  • 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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