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Sonny's BBQ

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8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
+1 850-944-6633
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went through the drive thru tonight and picked up a pulled pork dinner plate with Cole slaw, bake beans,and corn on the cob. It only cost $13 and the side were great. The pulled pork was kinda fatty tonight. Normally it's better. Overall I was happy but hope the meat quality is better on my next visit.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good BBQ, great value and service. Salad bar was small but good. Service was very good. We enjoyed the food and visit.

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, scato2016. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Fayetteville, Georgia
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147 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We so enjoyed our food. We bought the sampler plate with chicken brisket and ribs . Well worth the stop. We will be seeing them again

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

Fairfax Station, Virginia
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The BQ sampler platter was fantastic. It allows you to try four of their signature meats. They have four BQ sauces that are all excellent.

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SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The food is great, have been coming for years recommend it to everyone. The remodeling looks good and there's more TV's to watch the games no matter where you sit.

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Thank Butch0915
Pensacola, Florida
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We absolutely love Sonny's but the high walls that were put in the dining area makes a customer feel caged and we cannot see the wait staff if something is needed. The older design needed improvements but those high walls to seclude the bar area are awful. I hope they make enough off the bar to make it worthwhile.

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Thank Cristar23
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for reachin’ out, Cristar23. 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! More 

Mission
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My wife and I are always looking for good BBQ. This is excellent BBQ.The Daily Meal ranks this as Number one out of 25 BBQ chains in the US.I have been to five of the others. Rudy's, Goode Company in Houston, Pappa's in Houston, Bill Miller in San Antonio and Dickey's all over Texas. The only one that I feel... More 

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Roanoke, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Wife and I both had sandwiches. Sweet Carolina and whole hog. Both very good. $9- $10 when you add fries.

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Thank Jesse T
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We just had a delicious dinner tonight at Sonny's BBQ on Chellie Rd, very close to the Hampton Inn we are staying at. Nice atmosphere, recently remodeled, good selections on the menu, friendly service, and our food came out quickly. Plentiful portions...excellent value for what you pay. We had the pork 3 ways...ribs, sliced and shredded...and neither of us could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I was pleased with my visit to this sonnys. The restaurant felt very new and clean. The service was nice and the food was fresh and what you would expect from this BBQ chain. They had a nice variety of sauces and the salad bar was full of options and clean.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-944-6633
Description
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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