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Sonny’s BBQ

3177 W US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055-4732
+1 386-752-1117
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (48 reviews)
“baked beans” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3177 W US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055-4732
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our way back to Illinois from Orlando. We kept seeing billboards so decided to give it a shot. We stopped around noon on a Wednesday, the parking lot was semi-full. We were seated promptly, had our drinks in...More

Thank MamaErin1226
Reviewed 6 days ago

we stopped for dinner on our way to Anna Maria, we have visited Sonny's before at different locations, with this location we had a terrible experience, the waitress did no really care and kept rolling her eyes when we asked for additional water or even...More

SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there. This isn't what we like to hear. We aim to serve up the best BBQ in town, slathered in Southern hospitality. It sounds like we fell short on both counts, and we're disappointed to hear we let you down. We'd like the opportunity...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch and fell in love with their redneck egg rolls!! Our Server Brittany suggested them and they were a big HIT with us. We also had the smoked turkey lunch plate as well as the delicious chocolate chip cookies. Every bite...More

Thank PennyW5
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Sonny's is always good no matter the location you visit. This place was clean and neat. The food was nicely prepared and very tasty. I love their pulled pork and my husband always gets the bbq chicken dinner. The garlic bread is great and the...More

Thank barbaragwen270
Reviewed 3 June 2018

first time to visit this Sonny's,but we have been to other locations.We had a great lunch the service was top-notch food was excellent service was great our server was very prompt even though they wera very busy.We will be back

Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Order to go food here when we stopped for gas. IT TOOK OVER 40 MINS TO GET FOOD!! Do not stop here unless you have an hour to waste!!!!!!!

Thank edge924
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great staff! She was so helpful and really pleasant! The food was cooked perfectly and came out hot!

Thank Banana427
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Sonny’s for lunch today. It was busy but service was good and pretty fast. Portion sizes were good, food was fresh and well prepared and the ribs and pork were great.

Thank Ernest R
Reviewed 6 March 2018

First time at a Sonny's BBQ and glad we stopped. It came highly recommended and we really enjoyed it. Great food and fantastic service. We will return for sure when passing through and we also recommend this place.

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Good service good food. You get your money's worth. A lot of food for the price. Great service. Easy in and out of Rhett parking lot.

Thank Terry T
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Questions & Answers
Nancy B
5 December 2017|
Response from griff83147 | Reviewed this property |
No they do not serve wine and beer.
Dale N
12 September 2017|
Response from Ghowd | Reviewed this property |
Rob M
12 May 2016|
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Response from Vicki1962 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I believe it is year round.
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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 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3177 W US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055-4732 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-752-1117
  • 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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