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Sonny’s BBQ

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2720 State Road 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32092-0772 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 904-824-3315
10:45 - 21:35
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:05
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 21:35
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service was good and the menu reliable if you are familiar with Sonny's chain. The waitress was attentive and friendly.

Thank 265annh
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place for lunch that was not typical fast food. I spotted Sonny's as we gassed up our car, and declared it would be the place to go. I knew it was a good choice as soon as we pulled into the parking lot and saw that most of the other people dining there were locals... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We all loved it! My husband grew up in Florida so we had to eat here. My 9 year old granddaughter even told the server how noce she was. Everyone there was extremely nice and the food great!

Thank kak4dune
Lexington, South Carolina
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536 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant was clean and servers were attentive. Ordered brisket, fries, green beans, garlic toast and banana pudding. All was good, however pudding was to die for! Reasonable prices and I will return.

Thank kythoro
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I absolutely loved this restaurant. It always is a planned stop on our frequent Florida trips. Although, our last visit there wasn't the great experience that we are used to. We placed a carry out order and took our two meals back to our hotel 3 minutes away. The waitress was very unprofessional. She was very rude... More 

Thank TeamATL
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is our first time coming to Sonny's.... We were VERY impressed with our sweet natured waitress, Allyson. She guided our choices perfectly and was efficient and thorough with our service! Apps and entrees arrived quickly and hot! She let us take our time ordering, too. This was perhaps one of the best meals we had when we were visiting... More 

Thank diana w
Stirling, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great deep fried egg rolls....I had Salad bar and brisket. Great flavour on the brisket and loved the sauces. My wife had the wings and loved them....maybe add an option for more heat. Our friends had the sampler....great portion and tons of meat!! Great price for the food we consumed... :) Our server, Allyson was excellent and was very customer... More 

Thank Poppa1967
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

First visit here. Bri was an excellent server. The salad bar was loaded with options, and it was all fresh and tasty. The bread pudding was to die for! Hubby's big deal was BIG in size as well as taste. So glad we came. We will definitely be back.

Thank Linda S
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I am a barbecue fanatic and this has absolutely been the best BBQ I have ever enjoyed! I had the pulled pork and it lasted Me 2 days. They had a cute little salad buffet and extremely well made cornbread. The drinks were huge and kept coming. I didn't realize that Sonny's was a chain franchise however I can't wait... More 

Thank Susan H
Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I have loved Sonnys ever since I lived in Gainesville, late 60's early 70's. I have eaten at different franchises all over the State of Florida and this has to be the worse one ever. Food is not consistent. Good today and horrible tomorrow. Baby back ribs dried out, chopped pork with so much burnt hard pieces that you can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 State Road 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32092-0772 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3315
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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