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Sonny's BBQ

15412 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-1821
+1 813-960-3595
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good24%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (6 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
“cole slaw” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
15412 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-1821
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This particular location of this chain has been open for 16 years. At least on of the servers has been here the entire time; and actually has over 31 years with the chain. She is one of at least two servers who have been here...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Yes that happened and I had to ask for it to be cleaned. Other than that the food was good. Ribs were a little more on the fatty side but it is pork. Love the sauce and beans.

Thank helluvabock
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Great prices, quick service and yummy food! What could be better? The whole hog sandwich is my favorite.

Thank Debora M
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here for dinner. Restaurant wasn't crowded. We had great service, food was excellent. Restaurant could definitely use a more modern renovation.

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Why am I addicted to this place? I love the Hog sandwich and the cornbread and beans. Reasonable prices and good BBQ Take-home!

Thank Debora M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great BBQ and decent prices! Sonny's has been around for decades and remains one of the top places for LEAN barbeque meats. An old special, the Big Deal sandwich - meat of choice on garlic bread with a side and drink - remains a hugely...More

Thank TampaTrips
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

First I'm disappointed to find out that all you can eat has been removed for sliced beef only. Next my son ordered a water and waitress brought him a coke and said it was free. Another waitress had to bring him a water. Ordered an...More

Thank JoeLeo237
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, JoeLeo237. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 5 February 2017

Sonny's has always been our go to place for BBQ. Tonight is was very disappointing. Service was very slow. We waited for almost 10 minutes before our drink orders were taken. I ordered a beef brisket sandwich and my husband the beef brisket plate. The...More

Thank hme357
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your last visit. We’d like to try to make things better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and you phone number so our CS team can reach out.

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong with the food. They seemed to be having issues getting food out of the kitchen. When management takes your drink order they may understand the need for more help. I understand BBQ is slow cooked, but it doesn't need to be...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are looking for a place to get your order wrong every time you go then this is the place for you. I have given this place several chances, but I won't be anymore. Today, the food was so dry it was uneatable. Literally...More

Thank ajc315
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15412 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-1821 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-960-3595
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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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