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Sonny's BBQ

8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
+1 850-944-6633
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sonny's is a chain BBQ restaurant throughout Florida. I've eaten at a few of them over the years and all have been good. I've eaten at this one on several occasions and the food is always great. The portions are filling; I usually get the...More

Thank TEM19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were greeted immediately at the door to be seated, the bathrooms were grimey with black filth on them. Service was mediocre, but was fed great food and overall okay exprience.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is clean and the staff is friendly. There is something on the menu for everyone and the prices are reasonable. If you're in a rush the food comes out quick too.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

My husband almost inhaled the ribs, baked beans and corn. I enjoyed the well stocked salad bar. The menu featured pork and chicken, a ton of sides and great corn bread. Vegetarians can have the salad bar or enjoy sides like a sweet baked potato....More

Thank Silvia M
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This Sonny's has finally been improved. Food is still the same as all the other Sonny's. Clean salad bar and friendly staff. Thank you for updating this Sonny's. Keep it up!

Thank Weekendouting
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Very reasoable prices, great service, wonderful, tasty bar b que! One of the best in the area, packed on a Sunday afternoon, but service was fast and friendly! Will definitely return when I’m back in Pensacola.

1  Thank Dizymaus
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The food was actually good, and that's saying something, considering the Sonny's quality the last few years. My only gripe is the portion sizes of both the meat and fries on The Big Deal. It was more like a sampler plate.

1  Thank GrownManX
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had a 2 meat plate and sandwich plate. Both were fantastic. I am gluten free and didn't have a problem finding something to eat. Great service and they kept our drink cups full. Excellent value.

Thank thickbluebug
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the red roof inn next to Sonny’s and decided to try Sonny’s to see how it was. The food was excellent service was good all around nice place to eat

Thank Chrisl62
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

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

Reviewed 16 October 2017

My mother and I were in Pensacola to move her household goods from Florida to Maryland. We had checked into our hotel and wanted to get something to eat. A Sonny's BBQ was not to far away, so we decided to eat there. The service...More

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

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

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • 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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