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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 4 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

Thank Anthony C
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.

Thank msmisty008
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

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

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.

Thank etteb35
Reviewed 24 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.

Thank N9324DMsuem
Reviewed 6 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.

Thank Rivercats4077
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

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.

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!

Thank Gayle S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

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.

Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped eating here due to cold food. This has improved greatly hot food spotless and good prices worth stopping try it

Thank Ronald E
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016

This makes us happy to hear, Ronald E.! Thanks for stoppin' by and takin' the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 April 2016

Had the Baby Back Ribs, with green beans, mash potatoes, garlic bread and coleslaw. Waitress was excellent! Did not feel rushed. Loved the atmosphere! Loved that the BBQ was added in the baking process...not a after effect! Food was 10 times better then Johnny's!

Thank Valerie W
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Thanks for the kind words, Valerie W.! We appreciate your great feedback and we can't wait to see you again next time.

Reviewed 22 March 2016

This is a great Sonny's. This is my local go-to for BBQ. I have been many times and never disappointed with the food, although the service is sketchy at times. Their catering service is great, but expect your order to be at least 30 minutes...More

Thank Clay J
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Good experience. I ordered the salad bar and pulled pork sandwich. The salad bar was really clean and stocked. Our food came so fast that I had just started my salad. They treated us really good.

Thank Mindy K
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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
Kids, Families with children
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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