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Sonny’s BBQ

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1380 Boone Avenue Ext, Kingsland, GA 31548-6511 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 912-673-7262
11:00 - 21:35
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:35
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South Carolina
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to eat at Sonny's when we lived in Florida. Good BBQ, side dishes are all good and garlic bread good as well. Price is right, quantity of food is more than enough. You can't go wrong at Sonny's!

Thank Rlg1958
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food was ok, nothing special or outstanding though. The services is good, friendly and efficient. I thought the ice tea was good. I had the beef brisket, it was tender, but a little dry, the baked beans were good, and the corn on the cob tasted like it was frozen and reheated. The 4 sauces displayed on the table... More 

Thank Dave N Y
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

9-30-206 When I visit the south Sonny's is always a must have for dinner at least once on my week vacation. My family of 6 stopped here, seated promptly and attended in the same manner. The service was fast, friendly, and amazing! Our waiter asked how we wanted to split our check. Would eat at this location again and suggest... More 

Thank Prncssriss
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The food was okay, the waiter was kind. It was the nickel and diming me to death that ruined it for me and I won't go back. I asked for mayonnaise and pickles to go on my sandwich. I was told that there would be an additional charge of 15 cents. I said, "nevermind. " I did tell the manager... More 

Thank WendiWindBlows
Glenwood, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The server was very courteous and helpful. The food was great and plentiful. We met with extended family at Sonny's for an evening meal. We had ages ranging from 7 to 70. They provided a place for 9 of us to sit together. The atmosphere was great for a family or a group of friends or business associates. I liked... More 

Thank doodlebug2016
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, doodlebug2016! We hope we'll be seein' you for another visit soon. More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I've been to Sonny's twice and had the dry rub ribs both times. They are fantastic! Sonny's is a must when visiting Kingsland, GA

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

Thanks for your feedback, Denise! We can't wait to see you again next time you're in the area. More 

Naples, Florida
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Pulled off of I-95 at Exit 3 for lunch. Plenty of options abound at an otherwise typical interstate exit in the south. Sonny's is good barbecue and its food is generally consistent at each restaurant.

Thank P921XXrichardm
Salt Springs, Florida
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510 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and was very busy. Food was great and good portions and prices. Very good and clean great salad bar. Try it

Thank Ronald E
Charlotte, North Carolina
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop here today on our trip through Kingsland Georgia. We have been to this Sony's before in the past and it was okay. Today, it was much better. We were seated very quickly even though the place was busy. Our server was very polite, very friendly, and very quick. My drink never got more than half empty... More 

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

Thanks for the review, Jim! We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to seein' you again soon. More 

Houston, TX
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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

It ain't pretty, and it is usually sticky, but Sonny's is the place for some of the best BBQ around. Always get the garlic toast! Try all the sauces at the table. As far as I am concerned the only side that counts are fries because you can scoop up the bbq sauce with them!

Thank TXCtrow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:35
11:00 - 21:35
11:00 - 21:35
11:00 - 21:35
11:00 - 21:35
11:00 - 21:35
11:00 - 21:35
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1380 Boone Avenue Ext, Kingsland, GA 31548-6511 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Kingsland
  • Phone Number: +1 912-673-7262
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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