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Sonny's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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6606 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33542 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 813-782-4272
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to be my go to for bbq but since prices seem to change often hard for family to afford. Used to go twice a month now luck if go 3 times a year! I love the salad bar especially being not many places have them any more. I understand prices go up for them too but community is made... More 

Thank HappytravelerTampa
Zephyrhills, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great BBQ spot ... and if you love ribs, you'll love the "all you can eat" ribs. My husband ordered this last weekend and was so happy to be able to eat just the amount he wanted to - it is always just a bit more than the typical serving. The rest of the meal was good... More 

Thank waynesworld1967
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here often. Food for s good and service is great. Food is fresh and hot! Drinks are good sized so you don't have to wait on refills as often! Many we know eat there often. Good size portions and good prices

Thank Redonthe
Zephyrhills, Florida
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used to love this restaurant. Tonight we ate there and spent nearly $50 for 2 adults and 2 small children. We should have went to a steakhouse. We were not impressed with the service, food or cost. Do yourself a favor try somewhere else. They still have the best sweet tea, but that's about it...

Thank drivitlkustoleit
St. Petersburg, Florida
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their bbq ribs are meaty and delicious Some of the best restaurant Cole slaw anywhere. They have wonderful corn nuggets. Unlimited free refills of drinks. Great for a family on a budget.

Thank pdeveny
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic ribs and pulled pork. Service is excellent and the place is clean Ample parking and large tables. Can easily handle a large group

Thank Tim W
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by this restaurant on the way through the area. I was pleasantly surprised by the tasty food and wonderful service from our server. I would highly recommend this place for it's BBQ and would return the next time I am in town.

Thank Heather M
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch while at Hillsborough state park and was very happy with the great experience. Bottom line: service was great, space was updated, salad bar was clean, food was fresh, prices were right. Go here.

Thank MrWickitywhack .
Central Florida, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were in town for just one night and wanted a Good Meal. There isn't a lot to choose from in Zephyrhills so we went with a standard BBQ place. Sonny's has been around for a long time so it is predictable. Tripadvisor Overall Rating goes from Average to Very Good as a choice selection. The BBQ was GOOD, but... More 

Thank Tom U
Heerlen, the Netherlands
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The service was very friendly and fast. The food was good and the portions were big. Unlucky for me, I had no more room for dessert...

Thank Seefeel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6606 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33542 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Zephyrhills
  • Phone Number: +1 813-782-4272
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?