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Sonny's BBQ

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630 N Navy Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32507-1242 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 850-456-2000
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11:00 - 21:35
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:35
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:05
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was OK. Nothing special in the ribs were pretty small. They did give an entire bottle of barbecue sauce to first-time visitors. They have some pretty tasty sauces but I was not overly impressed. Very commercialized. My wife liked the ribs but I did not. I got the impression that the employees were doing their time. There are better... More 

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Thank Joe R
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love eating here. The meats and sides are delicious! Food is consistently good. Our favorites are the pulled pork and the baby back ribs. Our favorite Sonny's sauce is the Sweet.

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Thank vbeachbella
Memphis
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling though Pensacola FL and asked someone at the rest stop where I could find some BBQ close by and I'm so glad I did. It was so good. I was quite satisfied when I left with my server and the food. I don't think I left anything in my plate. They also had every bbq sauce that... More 

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Thank MemphisRoadie
Tuscaloosa, AL
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It's always good. No matter what I order. Service is fast. Waitresses and drive thru employees are very friendly.

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Thank IKnowBBQ
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Very good. First time visit. I am very picky about BBQ because I cook my own. I had The Pork 3 ways. Pulled pork, sliced pork and ribs. They came plain. You can add your flavor of sauce at the table. There are 4 choices. You get 2 sides. I chose the green beans and mac and cheese. Server Tanavia... More 

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

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

Pensacola, Florida
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is a busy restaurant for military and non-military locals. Come early or later after the noon rush to enjoy a superb country bbq experience. I recommend the Sonny's Sampler.

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Thank James B
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Sonny's has the best bbq in Pensacola. Their chicken salad sandwich is very good. The wait staff are always very friendly and if you sign up for their email club, they send coupons to include a free meal for your birthday. Their mango tea is my favorite. The salad bar is also very good.

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Thank JMS4409
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Servers are so friendly. Food is fabulous! Salad bar is fresh. If it's your first time, you get a free bottle of bbq sauce! yummy! Come hungry, and plan on taking some home.

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

Thanks for your great feedback, Debbie K. We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

Jeffersonville, Indiana
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We decided to drive into Pensacola to get some Sonny's BBQ. We were not disappointed; good food and good service. I ordered the pulled pork platter and my husband chose the sampler. Each platter comes with two sides as well as garlic bread or corn bread. We chose the corn bread and it was wonderful. We do not have a... More 

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Thank Mabacata
Miami, Florida
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

First class Baby Back + great choice BBQ sauces + delicious Coleslaw = perfect lunch :) Strongly recommend the Sonny's BBQ! Our waitress Shelby was very helpful and carring We'll be back :)

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

We're glad to hear Shelby took such great care of you, Anna S.! Thanks for stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:35
Monday
11:00 - 21:35
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:35
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:35
Thursday
11:00 - 21:35
Friday
11:00 - 22:05
Saturday
11:00 - 22:05
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 N Navy Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32507-1242 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-456-2000
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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