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425 North State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+386-328-4655
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Central Square, New York
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118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Average at best. Good service, clean place. Prices fair. Nice cold beer, and sweet tea. Pork was tasty

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Thank Richard Z
Palatka, United States
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This Sonny's serves great BBQ and the service has always been wonderful. We enjoy this place because the staff really makes you feel welcome.

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

Thanks for your great review, Jeff! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Old Town, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Real food that will fill your stomach and satisfy you. Smoked meat is always fresh and tasty. Sweet tea is the best! Very good service!!

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

Glad to hear it, Shellie! Hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Satsuma, Florida
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We go to dinner here every couple weeks. Foods is always good and staff is prompt. We like this because nights we go here is in between work and church. A good meal in a short amount of time

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

Thanks for the love, Dee! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

service was slow food taste poorly, felt the cost was not worth food or service. Shame they let it go far down hill

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Thank Anthony C
Fort Pierce, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped in to have a bite to eat before leaving. The girls were ontop of everything and never let our drinks go empty. Very friendly people here and they made our dinner a great time.

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Thank msmisty008
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear this, msmisty008! Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seein' you again soon. More 

palm coast, fl
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We have always had a great meal at Sonny's and the service is great as well. Food is fresh and cooked quickly. Menu choices are vast.

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Thank etteb35
Hollister
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I had the beef brisket sandwich, which was hot and juicy when it arrived added sauce and it was great. The fried okra was just as as tender not over cooked.

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Thank N9324DMsuem
Green Cove springs Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Unfortunately the quality of the Bar B Q has decreased in the past year. The portion are more than ample but the meat has a lot of fat and taste dry as being reheated.

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Thank Rivercats4077
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Rivercats4077. If you'd like to talk to us more about how we can make things better, please email the details and location to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can help. More 

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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic smokey flavors! Love the brisket and Carolina pulled pork sandwich! Corn Nuggets are a sweet and tasty side. Plenty of sweet tea and good service!

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

Thanks for the great review, Gayle S.! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 North State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palatka
  • Phone Number: +386-328-4655
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?