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Sonny's BBQ

15935 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
+1 386-462-3180
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“ribs” (16 reviews)
“cole slaw” (4 reviews)
“pull pork” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
15935 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When eating out this is the restaurant we chose. Food is consistent, and service is excellent. Restaurant is newly remodeled.

Thank Bec D
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we dined a man started placing a thermometer into each item on the salad bar. When he dropped the thermometer on the floor and picked it up and continued sticking it in each container I went up and asked him if he was a...More

Thank TravelerforBees
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Service was slow, menu is not varied, waitress likes to talk to much about herself. Not sure about cleanliness.

Thank travelinglady178
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The salad bar at this Sonny’s location is the best of any Sonny’s. The pulled pork plate had ample portions and was tender. The only reason I gave this location a rating of 4 is because it was so cold and an airvent was blowing...More

Thank basgds
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Quick stop to go order. Could split the pull pork on garlic toast, very tasty. Service with a southern smile.

Thank withvalidity
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Sonnys is consistently good. This sonnys worked with me to get a platter not on the menu (pork and brisket). There was a lot of food, hot and tasty. Waitress was good. Enjoyed it.

Thank Cheryl Q
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Sonny's has been around for over 50 years I believe, and they are consistently great. BBQ that is arguably excellent. I personally love the diet plate which is smoked turkey with the AYCE salad bar. The salad bar has all kinds of goodies on it....More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We eat here as a group at least 2 times a month. the food is always good, the wait staff is good but sometimes the food coming out is slow. We are always out of there within our hour lunch. I will go back, really...More

Thank Christie W
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Typical BBQ. It's good. If you are traveling down 75 and want BBQ get off the Alachua exit and go have some.

Thank Linda H
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi there, Linda, H. We appreciate you takin' the time to write your review. We're so glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again real soon.

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Service sucked and portions were small. Our waitress came to our table twice during our entire visit and when it came time to get the check she ran off. She was running towards the kitchen when we yelled for our check. While trying to tell...More

Thank Amanda B
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi there, Amanda B. We aim to make each and every guest of ours feel right at home and we're disappointed to hear that we let you down on your last visit. Southern hospitality is just as important to us as servin' up the most...More

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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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15935 NW 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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