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Sonny’s BBQ

3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
+1 386-752-1117
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
“baked beans” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
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3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The smoked chicken is Amazing fried okra is a guilty pleasure. My grandson only eats the sweet Carolina sandwich atmosphere is very family oriented.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last two visits to Sonny's in Lake City, the chicken was dry and the rest of the meal not so great either. The service was very good and the restaurant was clean. Should I give them another try? There are now many restaurants in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sonny's is a franchise type BBQ Restaurant. This location in Lake City is pretty good. Service is quick and friendly. The food is always good. If you are looking for a good meal sit down or take out, Sonny's may just be the place for...More

Thank griff83147
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome BBQ! Brisket Burnt Ends were the best. Friendliest staff we have met on this trip. We will be back.

Thank Judy3808
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Good all the way! One of the best Sonny's we've enjoyed! The meat was smoked to perfection! Fries were hot & delicious. Iced tea always brewed and huge glass with refills and to go cups! We have loved Sonny's for 30 years!

Thank Jana M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving down to FLA we don't want to eat too much fast food but I read some reviews of Sonny's so we stopped by. Food was very good, not greasy, but I ate too much to keep driving.. If you are driving down to FLA...More

Thank Topher E
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We eat here often. The food is always great. The service is always great. Nice and clean. I would recommend to everyone.

Thank hdwlc
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Sonny's BBQ in Lake City really is the best of both worlds. The food is great and the service is typically fast and courteous. Being near the interstate they make a great effort to have you seated and served in a timely manner and their...More

Thank Baser_Creatures
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We stopped for a bite to eat on our way to Clearwater from Indiana, but wanted quick service so we could get back on the road. The drive-thru was the perfect option! Food was amazing...and where else can you get an order of delicious fried...More

1  Thank anburton
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Anburton, we are so glad you enjoyed the connivence of our drive-thru! Thanks for stoppin' by, hope to see you again real soon.

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

About 30 minutes into Florida you can get off in lake city and take a left and you'll see the sign. Ample parking. I'm local so I'm a regular at this location. I usually always get the dieters plate (meat salad soup and bread for...More

1  Thank OPP1967
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Rob M
11 May 2016|
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Response from Vicki1962 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I believe it is year round.
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-752-1117
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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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