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Sonny’s BBQ

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2720 State Road 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32092-0772 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 904-824-3315
Today
10:45 - 21:05
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:05
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 21:35
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Alexandria, Virginia
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on our way to another attraction and hungry for lunch when we spotted Sonny's. Thank goodness! We were seated quickly by the friendly staff. It was lunch, so there was a luncheon menu, which we indulged in. I had the smoked turkey sandwich, the hubby had the pulled pork. Both good. There was a variety of sauces on... More 

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Thank clwslark
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

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

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89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A couple of months after our last visit to Sonny's, we were surprised to see a new very reduced menu. That's not always a bad thing but, in this case, I was disappointed. My husband ordered a half rack of ribs but had to ask if that was an option because only a full rack was listed. I finally decided... More 

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Thank Cathy S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, Cathy S. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us. More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped in for a quick bite. Tea was good and Fried pickles were very well made. The Sandwiches Pork(Carolina ) and Turkey on toast were almost out too fast(on top off the appetizer) but they were perfectly made. It was just after lunch rush 1:30 pm. Service was solid and I have to hand it to the... More 

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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The service was good and the menu reliable if you are familiar with Sonny's chain. The waitress was attentive and friendly.

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prague
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were looking for a place for lunch that was not typical fast food. I spotted Sonny's as we gassed up our car, and declared it would be the place to go. I knew it was a good choice as soon as we pulled into the parking lot and saw that most of the other people dining there were locals... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We all loved it! My husband grew up in Florida so we had to eat here. My 9 year old granddaughter even told the server how noce she was. Everyone there was extremely nice and the food great!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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551 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 589 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Restaurant was clean and servers were attentive. Ordered brisket, fries, green beans, garlic toast and banana pudding. All was good, however pudding was to die for! Reasonable prices and I will return.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely loved this restaurant. It always is a planned stop on our frequent Florida trips. Although, our last visit there wasn't the great experience that we are used to. We placed a carry out order and took our two meals back to our hotel 3 minutes away. The waitress was very unprofessional. She was very rude... More 

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Thank TeamATL
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, TeamATL. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us. More 

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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is our first time coming to Sonny's.... We were VERY impressed with our sweet natured waitress, Allyson. She guided our choices perfectly and was efficient and thorough with our service! Apps and entrees arrived quickly and hot! She let us take our time ordering, too. This was perhaps one of the best meals we had when we were visiting... More 

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Stirling, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great deep fried egg rolls....I had Salad bar and brisket. Great flavour on the brisket and loved the sauces. My wife had the wings and loved them....maybe add an option for more heat. Our friends had the sampler....great portion and tons of meat!! Great price for the food we consumed... :) Our server, Allyson was excellent and was very customer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:05
Monday
10:45 - 21:05
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:05
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:05
Thursday
10:45 - 21:05
Friday
10:45 - 21:35
Saturday
10:45 - 21:35
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 State Road 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32092-0772 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3315
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?