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Sonny's BBQ

1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
+1 352-245-5595
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (36 reviews)
“cornbread” (12 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grandchild 10 months with us. Server was great, place was very clean. Food as always good. I be going back other times.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having had a poor meal at a different Sonny's last year, I had pretty much written off the chain. However, we were on I-75 and hungry and decided to give them another chance. I am glad we did. We had the ribs and chicken...More

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was very disappointed. Ordered the sliced Brisket lunchplate with baked beans, coleslaw and cornbread and was given slicedporkroll and garlic bread instead. The pork sliced resembled a manufactured meat similar to balogna, the beans were not the same of years ago that had chunks of...More

Thank Paul K
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, Paul K. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I work in Belleview and eat here for lunch. Awesome food and great staff! I have never had a bad experience here. Redneck egg rolls are to die for!!

Thank Kayla Y
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We especially like the salad bar, it is kept very fresh. Most of the servers are very attentive and give great service! The new remodel is extremely nice!

Thank poodlemom7
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We wanted family friendly, so we stopped at Sonny's. We all got Salad Bar and I got chicken with it (Dieters Special) along with a child's chicken tenders. I am used to a half chicken with this order at home, but got a quarter here....More

Thank Vic P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Lots of good choices. I like their BBQ chicken best. Good salad bar. The Brunswick Stew is a must, even if just a cup. There is something for everyone here. Just off the interstate.

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Food was really good and service was great. Food arrived at our tacle fast and was hot. It was very close to our Hotel.

Thank Spikie77
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I live in the BBQ capital of the world, Memphis, Tn; and our standards are off the charts and actually unfair to rate others lower unless something negative. Sonny's was really good and the slaw as well. They have great service and a nice atmosphere;...More

Thank landscaperjohn62
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We love Sonnys. Food and service are always great. Natasha takes good care of us. She's very friendly and we always ask for her. Can't wait to see the remodel.

Thank Jenn G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they serve liquor here ?
8 February 2017|
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Response from JohnGross | Reviewed this property |
Yes enjoy
Tracey Haynes H
Do you cater?
16 June 2016|
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Response from Randy H | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
Do yo have a location in Ocala FL and do you have gift certificates that we can buy? Please reply to me on facebook at Linda Bissonnette. Thx
23 May 2016|
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Response from Donna W | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure that there are several locations in Ocala. I am not sure about gift certificates.
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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, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1794 SW Highway 484, Ocala, FL 34473
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-245-5595
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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