We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sonny’s BBQ

2720 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0772
+1 904-824-3315
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (39 reviews)
“pulled pork” (18 reviews)
“cornbread” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 AM - 9:35 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2720 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0772
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (218)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We wanted a sit down meal without having to deal with downtown parking and found Sonny's - a great choice. Varied menu with a nice variety of meals and sides. Fall-off-the bone ribs, tender flavorful pork, great potayo salad, and baked beans with chunks of...More

Thank ddillinger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a pleasant experience. 4 adults & 1 12 year old. Ordered baked potatoes on 2 of the orders, returned the first set as either the potatoes had been cooked all day or were rotten. Second set(waiter said these should be good, they opened them...More

1  Thank wreckon95
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is one of our priorities to serve you quality food and it sounds like we've let you down. We will be passing your feedback along so we may look into...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent. Ordered the samplers and kid meals. Would return if I lived close by.

Thank Cashewfeni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped there for dinner. I should have turned around and left when I saw what a mess the salad bar was but I was hungry and didn't. After being seated I looked around and saw how dirty the restaurant was. But, I forged forth and...More

1  Thank gz3034
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is located on State Road 16, in the western outskirts of St. Augustine, on the way to Starke or Gainesville. The service was great and the food was too. I had a rack of baby-back Ribs with fries and cole slaw. Quite a nice...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The worst Sonny's I've ever stop in at... Corporate needs to pay a visit and monitor this location..

1  Thank Mr Z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Although Sonny’s is a chain, we r always happy with their food. This year tho their wonderful salad bar looked a little “littler” tho good. Beets were in tiny pieces instead of whole slices and a few of the raw vegetables were absent. The ribs...More

Thank MagicMarla
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Stopped in to Sonny's for lunch today on our way to Sebastian, FL. My husband and I both ordered the BBQ Salad plate. Pulled pork for my husband, and pulled chicken for myself. The salads were very large, and were full of meat, lettuce, roasted...More

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Both the food and service were great! I'd definitely recommend for a quick meal if you're in the area.

Thank Kerrie C
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

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

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Really good BBQ, everything was cooked proper, had delicious sides and bbq sauces to fit your taste buds, and portions were well sized. I would recmmend this place to a friend.

Thank William C
Nearby HotelsSee all 78 hotels in St. Augustine
Days Inn St Augustine West
502 reviews
.19 km away
Super 8 St. Augustine
358 reviews
.25 km away
Howard Johnson St. Augustine/ I-95
941 reviews
.34 km away
Hampton Inn St. Augustine - I-95
589 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Restaurants
66 reviews
.20 km away
China Max Online
14 reviews
.45 km away
3rd Street Diner
17 reviews
.83 km away
Blondi's Diner
128 reviews
.88 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Augustine Outlets
203 reviews
.67 km away
St. Augustine Aquarium
49 reviews
1.97 km away
Adventure Landing
23 reviews
.40 km away
Escape U
176 reviews
6.63 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
27 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from babybuys | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:45 AM - 9:05 PM
10:45 AM - 9:05 PM
10:45 AM - 9:05 PM
10:45 AM - 9:05 PM
10:45 AM - 9:05 PM
10:45 AM - 9:35 PM
10:45 AM - 9:35 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0772 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3315
  • 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing