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Sonny's BBQ

425 N State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177-2447
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (10 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
“fried okra” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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425 N State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177-2447
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sonny's is a chain resturant and the menu is pretty much the same at all of them, But this location seems to do it better than the rest. The cooks seem to take pride in their work and the product shows it. Truth be told,...More

Thank rhodesworks
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had lunch here a few times. It is a typical Sonny’s so you know what to expect. The food is decent and the restaurant is kept clean.

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Consistently good. Love it that they have a drive-thru that is really fast. They usually have baked sweet potatoes, which we love.

Thank Judy A
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We like to stop at Sonny's BBQ when we're traveling. This location did not disappoint us. Our server Hannah was efficient and friendly. My husband and I got the salad bar, which is typical at lunch. Great cornbread ! The salad bar ingredients were fresh....More

Thank veggiegirl60
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful salad bar. Great food. Excellent service. This place is very good. Barbeque is always good.

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 25 December 2017

all was great always got go by Sonny's when we are in town just can smell it from outside cooking BBQ good service good pork

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We love Sonny's BBQ. Since we have lived in NC we are not close to one. We stopped in Palatka for the night and went to Sonny's for dinner. Our server was excellent and the food as always was perfect. We lived in Homestead Florida...More

Thank Xenonman
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We sat at the bar and service was excellent. The food comes out quickly and they are very attentive. Dry rub wings were amazing and husband had hamburger that was delicious. Our friends had a sampler platter and brisket which all was good.

Thank MamaFu1028
Reviewed 15 August 2017

BBQ is a very personal thing when it comes to food. Every part of the country has their own style and type which is always the best. When I comes to southern style BBQ Sonny's has it nailed as a chain. We just had dinner...More

Thank Jeff M
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your great review, Jeff M! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your BBQ dinner out, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 14 July 2017

They have really good BBQ and we always oeder the sampler plate it gives you the best of everything ribs, brisket, pork, chicken and you get 2 sides with toast. They also have a salad bar for those people who like a varity of things...More

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6 January 2018|
Response from DONNA C | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I never heard about that. I went there with my parents while we were there visiting them. It was really good when we were there. My parents went there on Saturday with my cousin's and they seem to have a good time... More
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 N State Road 19, Palatka, FL 32177-2447 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palatka
  • Phone Number: +386-328-4655
  • 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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