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Sonny's BBQ

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1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
+1 352-245-5595
11:00 - 21:30
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Southaven, Mississippi
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in the BBQ capital of the world, Memphis, Tn; and our standards are off the charts and actually unfair to rate others lower unless something negative. Sonny's was really good and the slaw as well. They have great service and a nice atmosphere; if I wanted BBQ while in the area I would go back.

Thank landscaperjohn62
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Sonnys. Food and service are always great. Natasha takes good care of us. She's very friendly and we always ask for her. Can't wait to see the remodel.

Thank Jenn G
Weston, Massachusetts
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320 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a chain restaurant that delivers predictably good BBQ. This location was doing some remodeling, but it did not interfere with our meal since the workmen do not work during dining hours. The waitress was very friendly and attentive.

Thank smokeylinks
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy good Bar-B-Que ribs, Sonny's is the place. It doesn't look like much outside - sort of like a warehouse and parking lot. But inside it's a big, busy Bar-B-Que restaurant. I mean real BBQ. They have a stack of firewood outside as big as a house and the smell of firewood and fresh BBQ sauce fills everything.... More 

Thank Alec P
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Alec P! We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Restaurant was being redecorated when we were there, so I don't know how it is going to look when finished. Stopped there for lunch on the way to Mobile. The portion sizes were right for a lunch, and the prices were very reasonable. My wife had the sliced brisket, and it was very good. I got the pulled pork, and... More 

Thank William R
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, William R. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us. More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Close to our hotel so we ordered take out...Beef brisket with macaroni and cheese and baked beans. Good meal..Only minus is the portion of meat is small.

Thank Marlene B
Succasunna, New Jersey
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422 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

the food was good and the service was good also .the prices were very good and they have the best biscuits I've ever had.

Thank JohnGross
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, John! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Union, South Carolina
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We thought we'd eat at Sonnys because we like they're food, however, we found that all the Sonny's are not the same. The service was a little slow but not bad, but the food wasn't as good as what our local Sonnys serves. In particular, the salad bar was a mess and nothing tasted fresh. The new and improved Brunswick... More 

Thank Craig T
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Craig T. We’re always open to hearing further feedback from our guests and invite you to email us your ideas to social@SonnysBBQ.com. We look forward to speaking with you! More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Love the sliced pork and always ask for center-cut for tender, juicy BBQ pork! Sweet tea is the best! Ask for extra ice for a really cold sweet tea! The corn nuggets and fried okra are worth the up-charge! Close to home and go through the drive thru often!

Thank Esther M
Flint, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Ribs were tough with no flavor. Overrated. Chicken wings under cooked. Best part of meal was beans and cornbread.

Thank Wlazlo
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, Wlazlo. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us a another chance! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-245-5595
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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