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Sonny's BBQ

3611 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-3808
+1 863-853-8283
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (13 reviews)
“ribs” (24 reviews)
“garlic toast” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3611 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-3808
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I stopped here along with my husband and son for dinner this week. Service was fast, and the food was delicious. Pulled pork was very tasty and not fatty at all. Ribs were tender and cooked just right. Side dishes were very good as well-...More

Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs were great, but we sat in a booth for about 10 minutes before anyone said a word. Plus, it was a dirty place and everything was sticky. Probably won't be back.

Thank CRossMinnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sonny's is a great place to chow down on BBQ. They have great platters that offer you a wide variety of choices.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Restaurant had a good selection and delicious food. The BBQ meats are tender and flavorful. Not overwhelming. Any of the sides were good too. Please stop at one location. You won't be disappointed.

Thank CCZ_10
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a great time at Sonny's BBQ for a birthday dinner. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. It is a good value, as well.

Thank cradperu
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Horrible waitress, waited two hours for food and no one even apologized or tried to make things right. When we finally did get our food it was almost cold and had obviously been sitting for a while. Horrible management. - DON'T GO!!

Thank ottoraubolt
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought "dry-rub referred to the "spice and/or herb mixture that is added to foods before cooking"...NOT...the "meat" itself. Their ribs were so DRY that they "rubbed" the lining out of my stomach!!! Not only were they dry,...More

Thank Quiet P
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Great service and food. After a long day at Disney and doing a college visit, this was a good place to stop.

Thank 1Hawaii
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, 1Hawaii. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Food was delicious as usual. We have been to this restaurant 3 times and glad the remodeling is complete. Very nice and food is great.

Thank unahildar
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, unahildar. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Tried Sonny's after a day of zip lining we were both really hungry first time at this restaurant great food and the portion were quite enough we had all you can eat ribs perfect will come back and also try other Sonny's

Thank Gerald H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Gerald H. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:35
Monday
10:45 - 21:35
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:35
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:35
Thursday
10:45 - 21:35
Friday
10:45 - 22:05
Saturday
10:45 - 22:05
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3611 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-3808
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-853-8283
  • E-mail
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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