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Sonny's BBQ

) #1,298 of 1,882 Restaurants in Tampa $$ - $$$ American, Barbecue
15412 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-1821
+1 813-960-3595
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“sliced pork” (4 reviews)
“cole slaw” (2 reviews)
“salad bar is” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
15412 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-1821
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great BBQ and decent prices! Sonny's has been around for decades and remains one of the top places for LEAN barbeque meats. An old special, the Big Deal sandwich - meat of choice on garlic bread with a side and drink - remains a hugely...More

Thank TampaTrips
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

First I'm disappointed to find out that all you can eat has been removed for sliced beef only. Next my son ordered a water and waitress brought him a coke and said it was free. Another waitress had to bring him a water. Ordered an...More

Thank JoeLeo237
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, JoeLeo237. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 4 February 2017

Sonny's has always been our go to place for BBQ. Tonight is was very disappointing. Service was very slow. We waited for almost 10 minutes before our drink orders were taken. I ordered a beef brisket sandwich and my husband the beef brisket plate. The...More

Thank hme357
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your last visit. We’d like to try to make things better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and you phone number so our CS team can reach out.

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong with the food. They seemed to be having issues getting food out of the kitchen. When management takes your drink order they may understand the need for more help. I understand BBQ is slow cooked, but it doesn't need to be...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are looking for a place to get your order wrong every time you go then this is the place for you. I have given this place several chances, but I won't be anymore. Today, the food was so dry it was uneatable. Literally...More

Thank ajc315
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My sister and I ate there this week. They allowed us to get the children's meal, which was ample food. We even had left overs! The iced tea is delicious. Full size side of baked beans. Wonderful coleslaw. We had a great server also. And...More

Thank Marcella727
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it, Marcell727! Hope we'll see you for another visit soon.

Reviewed 23 August 2016

On a rather regular basis we stop by for a good and quick lunch at the Sonny's on N Dale Mabry. Food is always good and service friendly. Especially like the salad bar option when in a hurry. Selection is very good and always fresh....More

Thank mike s
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I order take out from this sonny's every other or every third month. It's consistent and it's good...its Sonny's they have it figured out, I've never gone wrong with them. This visit I decided to try their new Redneck Eggrolls which is pulled pork, Cole...More

Thank ItsMeAlex
Reviewed 24 May 2016

It is nice to see that a chain like Sonny's keeps its standards and quality up there year after year. The service is friendly, the food always good american BBQ and when they run their specials a super value. If you order the AYCE you...More

Thank Madmac007
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

This makes us happy to hear, Madmac007! Thanks for the great review. We hope to see you again soon for another visit!

Reviewed 6 February 2016

I have visited Sonny's all over, this one was my least favorite. The Sliced Pork I had was cut much thicker than any other Sonny's I've ever been to, in addition the meat was quite fatty. Service was good.More

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, Alan M. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review, and we hope...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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15412 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-1821 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-960-3595
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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.