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Sonny's BBQ

3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622
+1 941-364-5833
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (13 reviews)
“pulled pork” (18 reviews)
“bbq beans” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Sonny’s BBQ is a chain in Florida. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to this restaurant. Great pork pulled or sliced,ribs, chicken with 4 kinds of BBQ sauce. Good assortment of side dishes including green beans, cole slaw, mac and cheese,French fries. It’s good BBQ...More

Thank westluver
Reviewed 27 August 2018

So its a chain, but service is good and food the kitchen works with is well presented. The problem is with the recipes or corporate concept of how this food should be made. A rib dinner served with dry rub only plus a (too sweet)...More

Thank Islandman46
Reviewed 18 August 2018

For anyone who has read my other reviews on Sarasota BBQ shops, I have to point out that my "gauge" for BBQ is always going to be Texas. The BBQ restaurants in and around Austin, TX cannot be beaten by any place that we have...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This was the only BBQ restaurant in Sarasota but was good and more than enough food. Tasty ribs and wings would go back.

Thank U8571YMdavids
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We LOVE the baby back ribs and pulled pork. I also love the potato salad ! The green beans and bbq beans are awesome too !

Thank GrandmaDennie
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The only time I have had Sonny’s BBQ was at catered parties and all three times the pulled pork was really good. They also provide good service with their catering. Overall very good.

Thank elizabeth128i
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I have had a mixed of experiences with Sonny’s food over the the years. This location is clean and solid. You will not go away hungry. Wait staff is a little slow sometimes but we gotten taken care pretty good on a rainy day.

Thank sdwagers
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Wait staff is a bit gruff and ignored us when we came in, but food made up for it. We weren't here to make friends, we were starved and wanted to eat! All of the meats were flavorful, and the chicken was cooked just right....More

Thank c21801
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hi there. Thanks for sharin' your feedback with us. We aim to make each and every guest feel right at home when dining with us and it sounds like we may have fallen short. Southern hospitality is how we like to serve our guests and...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Pretty good place staff always helpful prices fair salad bar keep away from , the bread is good the pork is tasty but turkey on dry side ribs are hit n miss all in all good lunch place friendly staff but very much dated needs...More

Thank P7222KUjamesh
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I've eaten at several of these in various places and this review would be the same for all of them. The food is good, but not great. The portions are large and the waitresses are friendly. The ribs are tough. The sliced pork is a...More

Thank Paul V
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3926 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3622 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-364-5833
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Sonny's BBQ of Sarasota. Southern BBQ at its finest. Slow-smoking favorites like pulled pork, ribs, brisket since 1968.
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