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Sonny's BBQ

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 good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible13%
21 Mar 2018
“Sonny's is always good”
19 Mar 2018
“Dinner”
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Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
10010 E Adamo Dr, Between Philip Lee Boulevard and S Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619-2620
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed March 21, 2018

What can you say pork all ways is great. Pulled, sliced, ribs, they got it all. The side are very good also. Give them a try.

Thank Rhino32713
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

We walked in and the smell was horrible and should have sent us back out the door. Second was a very rude waitress, we were tired and just wanted to get dinner done. They brought our food. The corn on the cob was brown. It...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed January 7, 2018

My wife and I were traveling and were hungry and exited ST RD 60 at Brandon and traffic was terrible so we stopped at the first restaurant we saw, this Sonny's. After standing at the hostess desk for a little while we had to ask...More

Thank norme-ormond
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Sonny's is one of my favorite BBQ places, especially with their sweet BBQ sauce.. tasty! I've had pretty much everything on the menu, but especially like the sliced pork, beef brisket, and baby back ribs. The sides were good as well. Sweet tea and red...More

Thank AdventureEveryday
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

While I was in Tampa I ate here many times. Never had an issue and our waitress never let our drinks go dry. The staff was very friendly and for the price it's hard to beat. I usually got the whole hog sandwich on garlic...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Always love their food and stopped by for a chicken dinner and enjoyed a couple beers. Young lady at to-go counter was great

Thank Richard V
Reviewed March 4, 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 reviewResponded March 6, 2017

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 January 19, 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 reviewResponded March 6, 2017

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 January 4, 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 reviewResponded March 6, 2017

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 December 17, 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
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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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.
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