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Sonny's BBQ

425 N State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177-2447
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (10 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
“fried okra” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
425 N State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177-2447
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We sat at the bar and service was excellent. The food comes out quickly and they are very attentive. Dry rub wings were amazing and husband had hamburger that was delicious. Our friends had a sampler platter and brisket which all was good.

Thank MamaFu1028
Reviewed 14 August 2017

BBQ is a very personal thing when it comes to food. Every part of the country has their own style and type which is always the best. When I comes to southern style BBQ Sonny's has it nailed as a chain. We just had dinner...More

Thank Jeff M
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your great review, Jeff M! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your BBQ dinner out, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

They have really good BBQ and we always oeder the sampler plate it gives you the best of everything ribs, brisket, pork, chicken and you get 2 sides with toast. They also have a salad bar for those people who like a varity of things...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our food. But glad I brought in a sweater. It was cold. I Had pulled pork sandwich which was excellent and husband had pulled chicken sandwich which he said was a little dry, but still good. Drinks are huge, which I liked. Staff very...More

Thank Darlene T
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Sonny's bbq have great ribs. The service was good and so was the food. There's other places that would've made my tummy happier but Sonny was across the street from my hotel and I didn't want to drive.

Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

From Texas, so I was presently surprised the BBQ was as good as it was! Great staff , service and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank tammymkim5
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stopped by Sonny's for lunch and we had the beef brisket along with the amazing salad bar. The salad bar was so well stocked and everything was fresh. Our waitress was very attentive and we would recommend this Sonny's.

Thank maryroserobinson77
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, maryroserobinson77. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Sonny's BBQ in Palatka lives up the the name known all over the South. Their entrees are delicious, fair priced, and the sides are just as varied and delicious also. The staff is professional, friendly, and informative. You won't regret dining here.

Thank muskyb0b
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, muskyb0b. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Was greeted right away as I walked in the door and promptly seated. The wait staff was amazing. Had my drink order and my appetizer and dinner order to my table in under 15 mins. The food was amazing I ordered the AUCE ribs, which...More

Thank Ethan C
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Average at best. Good service, clean place. Prices fair. Nice cold beer, and sweet tea. Pork was tasty

Thank RichardZ872
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 N State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177-2447 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palatka
  • Phone Number: +386-328-4655
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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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