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Sonny's BBQ

) #11 of 30 Restaurants in Alachua €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
15935 Northwest US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
+1 386-462-3180
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (15 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
“garlic bread” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
15935 Northwest US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Sonny's was remodeled within the last several years. We went with a friend a few weeks ago on a Friday night. Overall, we had a good experience and our service was excellent. The food was good. There are other bbq places I prefer, however,...More

Thank Paca S
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

No doubt some 20 years after college, this continues to be one of my favorite restaurants around the world. They offer top notch BBQ at a reasonable price with excellent service. The sides are always fresh. If you enjoy salads they offer a fantastic salad...More

Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 22 April 2017

These ladies work their behinds off to get your order in and your food asap! The salad bar is fresh and if you step to the bar, the beer is cold!

Thank Q4696YHtimh
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Q4696YHtimh. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to some good barbeque but that was not the case. We split a Sonny's sampler to taste a variety of food. The brisket was greasy. The ribs and were dry pork. The chicken was not moist. We tried a little bit...More

Thank Nambe91
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for reachin’ out, Nambe91. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Salad bar was minimal at best, soup was supposed to be a stew which it wasn't like any stew I've ever had, it consisted of baked beans corn tomatoes and bar-b-q sauce and mystery meat/fat! Was awful! Last time we were at a Sonnys they...More

Thank vluv2travl
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Stopped in on a spur of the moment decision, close to our hotel. Seated quickly, with our server taking our drink order and handing us menus. Took longer for drinks to arrive than expected. Server took our meal order, both of us with a Pull...More

Thank teamthominator
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We took the kids out for dinner and had great friendly customer service with amazing food. We go to Sonny's pretty often in Gainesville FL, but the service and food in Alachua FL is ALWAYS so much better. Well worth the drive.

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Has ribs, chicken, brisket, hamburgers, and the usual sides. Waitstaff is attentive and there is seldom a wait. Close to I75 so, if you are traveling, you don't have to settle for fast food.

Thank GatorSenior
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We've eaten at this Sonny's BBQ for over 25 years and last night was our last! I will be telling my family and friends as well to avoid this establishment! The place was nasty with food on the floors, sauce splatted on the walls near...More

Thank Aimee S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations, Aimee S. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017

We hadn't been to a Sonny's in several years. We wanted fast food, but decided to stop here. We were seated right away. It was Sunday and they filled up after church let out. The staff was extremely polite. Our server was highly informative and...More

Thank loonqueen
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

We’re glad to hear Salis took great care of you durin’ your last visit, loonqueen. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15935 Northwest US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Alachua
  • Phone Number: +1 386-462-3180
  • 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.
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