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Sonny's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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1794 South West County Road 484, Ocala, FL 34473
+1 352-245-5595
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Flint, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ribs were tough with no flavor. Overrated. Chicken wings under cooked. Best part of meal was beans and cornbread.

Thank Wlazlo
Palos Hills, Il
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sonny's has the best bbq! We are from the Chicago area and wish they would open Sonny's there. We really look forward to enjoying lunch or dinner here when we come to Florida. This particular restaurant, however, also has a fantastic manager. Patrick cheerfully resolved an order issue we encountered. We were very impressed with his personal concern. Here is... More 

Thank BarbJPalosHills_IL
Capron, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best BBQ dinner we've had in a long time! And so much food!! Everything we had was delicious, pulled pork, brisket and of course, BBQ ribs. Also there corn nuggets are fantastic! Our waitress couldn't have been nicer, and the service outstanding. Will definitely be back.

Thank 308donna
Falcon, Colorado
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu at Sonny's is unbelievable!! All, and I mean ALL dishes are just delicious! The sides are incredible as are the servers. Very competent wait staff and you will enjoy chatting with them. They have a "secret" ingredient and it is the hickory wood used to cook almost everything. Cannot get a bad meal here even if you tried!!... More 

Thank Robert B
Okeechobee, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty terrible and I like a Sonny's but not this one. Food salty meat dry. Don't know what else to say. Not worth stopping.

Thank Karla W
Ocala, Florida
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Sonny's is the best in central Florida. There are many other choices but Sonny's has them all beat hands down. They can even feed the vegan in your group.

Thank L3740SEjamest
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Stopped one evening for dinner and noticed a line of several cars waiting for take-out and a pretty full parking lot - thought "wow, this place is popular!". Got inside and the dining room was pretty packed - nevertheless, we got seated reasonably quickly. We soon found out what was going on - a busload of young folks had pulled... More 

Thank Rich L
North Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It was so good, as always, and the price was great. We had leftovers for the next day too. The pulled pork is the best. Our waitress was helpful and friendly. Love Sonny's!

Thank Marque3812
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great food, great service and bottomless Sweet Tea plus one to go. Sits right on the I 75 exit. Easy on/off with plenty of parking. Pass up Cracker Barrel and give Sonny's a try.

Thank Thomas O
Burlington, United States
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stopped here to eat before touring Don Garlits's Drag Racing Museum. It is so close!!! We walked inside and were seated with menus. We both ordered the pulled pork plate, which came with garlic bread (or cornbread) and 2 sides - spouse chose french fries and macaroni and cheese, and I chose a baked potato and BBQ beans. Our... More 

Thank Jerry L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1794 South West County Road 484, Ocala, FL 34473
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-245-5595
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?