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Sonny's BBQ

) #1,385 of 1,882 Restaurants in Tampa $$ - $$$ American, Barbecue
10010 E Adamo Dr, Between Philip Lee Boulevard and S Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619-2620
+1 813-621-8784
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Overview
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good32%
  • Average21%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“corn nuggets” (3 reviews)
“bbq chicken” (3 reviews)
“great ribs” (2 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
10010 E Adamo Dr, Between Philip Lee Boulevard and S Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619-2620
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 4 March 2017

I hate to see my favorite Sonny's close but at the rate it is going I imagine it won't be long. With each visit it gradually gets worse. The dining room was really dirty, food napkins, straw papers and when my wife told the waitress...More

Thank George33510
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

This is concerning to hear, George33510. Could you please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with these details, the location of your visit, and your number so that we can look into this matter further?

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal which was a rib & pulled pork special. Plenty of food. Hadn't been here for awhile but as I remembered it. Walking distance from our hotel. Good service.

Thank omawhite
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manger at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped at a Sonny's BBQ again and weren't disappointed. We hadn't been to this one before but we look for them when we are in Florida. The ribs and sandwiches are good, and they don't use MSG in their rubs or sauce. You get...More

Thank Llamma2
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manger at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Llamma2. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 17 December 2016

We arrived as the restaurant opened at 11. We had eaten here a couple of weeks before and really enjoyed our meal. I would have written a different review then. After rather a long wait (at a place that is usually nearly instantaneous), our server...More

Thank solomon5
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I went there for Labor Day because my husband and I wanted BBQ without having to cook this year. I thought it would be crowded but surprizingly it was not. We were sat at a table in the very back and left alone for about...More

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

Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, Debi! Can you please email the details , location, and your phone number to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so our team can make things right?

Reviewed 14 July 2016

I've been eating at various Sonny's for 35 years and this location used to be good, food consistent and service better than average. That was then... this is now... Eat with friends last Sunday and was busy but not so people were waiting. The white...More

Thank Uncle1time
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Sonny's is a chain and this location falls in line with the very good service and great food that I've come to expect. If you're looking for a good BBQ meal, try this place. If you're looking for something unique, pass on Sonny's.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Brandon W. We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Best bbq around and affordable , nice environment. Fresh food and awesome corn nuggets! We had ALL you can eat ribs and then switch to chicken, is was delicious!

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

We're happy to hear it, RyeOrtiz! Thanks for stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Love sonnys food! The wait time for the food was a bit long but besides that good food and they waitress were also nice people.

Thank ingridtravels20
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear it, ingridtravels20! Thanks for stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon for another visit.

Reviewed 17 May 2016

we should have just returned to Smokey Bones, but tried this place. Not even close. The ribs, the BBQ chicken, the sides were simply average - nothing to return forMore

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

We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, Jeff B. Let us help -- Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your visit, location you visited, and your contact information so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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: 10010 E Adamo Dr, Between Philip Lee Boulevard and S Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619-2620 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-621-8784
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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.