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Sonny's BBQ

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1976 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073-4442
+1 904-272-4606
11:00 - 21:30
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297 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a late lunch and had our usual good meal. My husband got brisket with the unlimited salad bar. He also had a bowl of soup and a corn muffin with his lunch. The salad bar is plentiful and his brisket, soup and the muffin were good. I got a pulled pork lunch plate with a baked... More 

Thank NieSam
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re happy you enjoyed our salad bar during your visit, NIeSam. Thanks for writin’ your review. We hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

Middleburg, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Sonny's BBQ-1976 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, Fl. Have eaten at Sonny's for 30 years plus. Always the best BBQ plus delicious fixins. Today went to have a FREE birthday Big Meal sandwich, fries and Sonny's Tea. Signup for your birthday info online and each year a great meal. I usually get the All You Can Eat ribs with sides.... More 

Thank Dale A
Middleburg, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked across the street from OPMC to pick up dinner. Mistake. Customer service as great. Food ready when I got there. Ordered sandwich with sliced pork. It was more like sliced fat. Pulled all the fat out and was left with nothing. This is not the first time this has happened but it will be the last. Plenty of other... More 

Thank Karen N
Orange Park, Florida
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297 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience at this Sonny's. Food was super hot and quick to come to the table. The BBQ is real fresh off the grill and the sides seem to be fresh as well. I really commend the new decor and building upgrades. Great job all around!

Thank Ed M
Jacksonville, Florida
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173 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Its been years like at least 10 since I've eaten at this Sonny's. I decided to call ahead since I was picking up dinner after work. Courtney answered the phone and was rather rude with me on the phone. This absolutely left a bad taste in my mouth. After arriving to pick up my to-go order you could clearly see... More 

Thank Karena_Jax01
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for reachin’ out, Karena_Jax01. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Jacksonville, United States
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This restaurant has been revamped and looks like new. The portions are generous and the pulled pork sandwiches are great. They have the best iced tea in the area.

Thank Jerry D
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Jerry D! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your pulled pork sandwiches and iced tea, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Orange park florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband and I were there yesterday. We haven't been there for almost a year because of the poor preparation of the food. Now, we were surprised as the pulled pork plate with 2 sides and a drink was not only a good buy, bu, everything was delicious as we rembered Sonny's of past times. Also, there has been a... More 

Thank jean H
Middleburg, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

They have just completely remodeled (even the facade) this restaurant and it is beautiful. The food has always been wonderful, but this Sonny's has upped their game. The taste of their food, the amount of food, and the beautiful look of the food is amazing. The service is top notch and the prices are great too. We eat here several... More 

Thank Susie K
Orange Park, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The renovations have made the restaurant more eye appealing and a brighter atmosphere. However, service was extremely slow. Our server was attentive and quick, but the food was not being sent from the kitchen in a reasonable amount of time. We were not the only ones that waited 20 to 45 minutes for our food. The food was not up... More 

Thank Kathy P
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

It has been 26 years since I last ate at Sonny's. It was as good as I remembered. Enjoyed every mouthful. I visited on a Saturday when the special is all you can eat ribs for $13.95. Great deal Others at the table had the smoked pork and pulled pork sandwich. Salad bar was fresh and good.

Thank Tipsgogo
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the out to write your review, Tipsgogo! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the salad bar and all you can eat ribs, and we hope to see you again soon for your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 1976 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073-4442
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Orange Park
  • Phone Number: +1 904-272-4606
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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