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Sonny's BBQ

1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473-3923
+1 352-245-5595
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (42 reviews)
“chicken” (22 reviews)
“cornbread” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473-3923
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has been remodeled since the last time we were here. The food was excellent as always but the service was really slow.More

SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for stoppin' by for some great BBQ with us. We're sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations when it comes to speed of service. That's not alright by us. We'll be sharing this feedback with our team and we hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually have positive along with a negative. This place actually falls in the middle. Ho -Hum. Nothing to us was fantastic. BBQ Beans are okay. Corn Muffin is okay. Corn on the Cob was mushy. Coleslaw is okay. Garlic Toast is limp. French Fries...More

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SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Judy, Thank you for takin' the time to share your feedback with us. We take what our guests have to say very seriously, and we will be sharing your comments with our team. We'd like to connect with you about your experience and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The BBQ here is very good. I had the beef brisket sandwich which was tender and tasty. I like that they give you the choice on the style of sauce you prefer and provide it on the side. My husband had ribs and they were...More

Thank bjones834
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate supper here last night. What a great staff. Our waitress was excellent her name was Whitney. Ordered from the senior menu. Couldn't believe :how much came with the meal. All was very good Ribs, Cole slaw, sweet potato and free drinks We will be...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

First time back in many years...very good food, real barbecue. Salad bar was awesome, very fresh and many items. The meat was smoked through and through. Feel new inside. Waiters was very friendly. Prices were very reasonable. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I visited this restaurant with family in mid-January. I had the corn nuggets, and they were very good, and then we all had the family feast, and it was really good. There was a football game going on, and my family members very much enjoyed...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Had a very good meal and very good service by Renee. This was a nice stop on a long road trip and Renee really brightened my day. I had the beef brisket sandwich on garlic toast which was excellent. Give this place a try.

Thank World_Traveller914
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first time eating at Sonny’s, and we enjoyed it very much. The Smoke wings was excellent, and the ribs were good also.

Thank Marvin P
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a Saturday evening, en route home from a Gators Basketball game. We had the Saint Louis Ribs and Chicken combo with fries, beans, and garlic bread. The food was great and the service very efficient. We had been avoiding Sonny’s after...More

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We were seated quickly and then after 10 min with no one paying a bit of attention to us wr walked out they were not busy no less than 4 servers walked past us

Thank Brian S
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Response from Donna W | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure that there are several locations in Ocala. I am not sure about gift certificates.
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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
Kids, 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: 1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473-3923
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-245-5595
  • 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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