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Sonny's BBQ

11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-2452
+1 850-230-4742
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (33 reviews)
“cornbread” (28 reviews)
“ribs” (73 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-2452
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was actually pretty good barbecue sauce is to die for great customer service really really fast so if you want lunch on the Fly you better come here it's a bit pricey for fast food kind place with a drive through window but it...More

Thank susanhorn4life
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 27 November 2017

I had the smoked turkey sandwich and fries, both were good, I also had the salad bar and it was fresh and good. The others in our party said their food was good, it was my first time eating there and will eat again if...More

Thank 715faithc
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Stopped for dinner while in PCB. Restaurant was not full as it was 3 PM. Ordered the three meet sampler. Food was cold and had to sent back. Waitress said she would get me a new meal but I received a microwaved return. Not impressed....More

Thank Minitrains
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Minitrains, we’re sorry to hear this! Let us help. Email us the details, location and your phone number to social@SonnysBBQ.com so our team can look into this.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Each time I am in Panama City Beach, I come here 2-3 times a week. (Usually here 2 weeks) Each time I eat here it’s very consistent and the best service. If bbq is on your mind when you’re here in Panama City,this is a...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We live only a half-mile from this restaurant and it is the go to place for BBQ when we are in the mood for that type of food. We always use the drive thru, so I can't attest for the dine-in experience. The Sonny's sampler...More

Thank JPatlanta3
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, JPatlanta3. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Easy location. Very good meat. The fries were very good. Large portions of food. Great place if you want BBQ.

Thank 790kenneths
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I'm not a huge barbecue fan but the family wanted to eat here (there were 8 of us) so we went. I will suggest the pulled brisket on the garlic bread with the smoky BBQ sauce. It was actually very tasty.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Have eaten at Sonny's a few times over the years. The beverage glasses are a great size, don't have to worry about refills if the restaurant is busy. I thought the price on the BBQ salad was a bit misleading. Description is a BBQ salad,...More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Delighted to find Sonny's open when the rest of the world was closed for irma. A lovely greeting from great staff and we were seated in a tired booth. The place could use a spruce up. I ordered a Sonny's sampler, which came not hot...More

Thank Ormstein
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for reachin’ out, Ormstein. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Super fun place with amazing food. Everything was served promptly and done to perfection. Even the salads were fresh and tasty.

Thank happilyretired2017
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Often Freedom From Religion Foundation will receive complaints from members that a private-owned business in their area is offering a discount to customers who present a church bulletin. These “church bulletin discounts” show up as promotions at a variety of businesses including restaurants or grocery stores for anyone demonstrating their status as a believer or church attendee. These types of promotions are illegal under federal law. The Civil Rights Act states in relevant part, “All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation . . . without discrimination on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.” 42 U.S.C. §2000a(a). As a place of “public accommodation,” it is illegal for restaurants, grocery stores or other businesses to discriminate, or show favoritism, on the basis of religion. Church bulletin discounts are restrictive promotional practices, which favor religious customers and deny customers who do not attend church, and nonbelievers, the right to “full and equal” enjoyment of the restaurant, store or other business. Church bulletin discounts may also be prohibited under your state’s civil rights law, or your city’s municipal code and ordinances. Often, the state and local laws contain similar, if not the same, language prohibiting discrimination at places of public accommodation on the basis of religion. Any promotions should be available to all customers regardless of religious preference or practice on a non-discriminatory basis. No place of public accommodation can advertise– in broadcast (radio or television) or print advertisements (newspapers, church bulletins, etc)– any sort of discount to customers who present a church bulletin. Rather such promotions must be offered to the public at large, and not single out any one religious group. For example, instead of offering a “20% discount to customers with church bulletins on Sunday,” a restaurant could advertise, “20%off Sunday brunch.” If you come across a business that is offering a church bulletin discount, you should approach the manager, owner or a supervisor to alert them to the illegality of the practice. You also have the right to ask for the same discount! If you need further assistance to stop this discrimination, please contact FFRF. It is helpful if you forward us a copy of the coupon or advertisement and provide the name and address of the discriminating business. Written by Rebecca S. Markert, FFRF Staff Attorney
1 February 2015|
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Response from Becky K | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Mike M. from Kentucky. It doesn't seem you are asking any question, just trying to impose yet more religious restrictions (of God) in this country. I commend any restaurant who gives a discount for this, yet I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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 - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-2452
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-230-4742
  • 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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