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Sonny's BBQ

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5328 New Jesup Hwy, Rt 95, exit 36, Brunswick, GA 31523-1214
+1 912-264-9184
11:00 - 21:00
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Baxley, Georgia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entered about 2pm after lunch crowd. Ordered whole hog sandwich with ice tea. Wife had lunch special with 2 sides. Great service; great food; great a/c. Got out for $20 and was full. Stop in next time in town. Just off I95. Y'all come back ya hear.

Thank Chuck K
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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178 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Left Orlando for the trip home to West Virginia, driving up 95 and hunger gripped us. Didn't know the area but got off at exit 36 and headed west. Saw Sonny's and a packed parking at, which a pretty good sign, at about 12:30. Pulled pork sandwich sounded like a great lunch dish...and it was. Highly recommend a stop here... More 

Thank Davidtw41
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to inner with friends. Variety of food choices were made for dinner. I chose chicken. Unfortunately it was very dry. Baked beans had an off taste? Probably would not choose again.

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

Thank you for your review, wildfirebengals. We’re always open to hearing further feedback from our guests and invite you to email us your ideas to social@SonnysBBQ.com. We look forward to speaking with you! More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We usually avoid chain restaurants but we make an exception for Sonny's in Brunswick, GA. The food is always top notch and the servers are right on the ball too. We'll be back again :-)

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback,SingleAct. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Columbus, Indiana
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have eaten at 3 other Sonnys. Thought those were good. This restaurant really has good food. Loved the fried corn. Everything was great!

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

Thank you for your great review, Donna W! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your fried corn, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Islip, New York
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Love Sonny's BBQ, always friendly staff, Food is excellent. Sliced smoked pork is so buttery , moist and tender. Garlic bread, coleslaw , baked beans all fabulous and fresh.

Thank michele m
Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while on a road trip. The food was good, although the BBQ was quite dry before sauce was added. Service was fast and efficient.

Thank travelmore149362
Manassas, Virginia
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327 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The bbq we had was average but the sides were really good; slaw and cornbread were outstanding. The meat had a good flavor but was kind of dry - like it was left in a warming oven. Server was okay - it was definitely just a job to her. The women's bathroom was disgusting.

Thank Yorkiemom19
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I have been a fan of Sonny's for over 35 years when I lived in Florida. This is the same. Great job to keep it all going.

Thank Rich R
Dursley, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful, I ordered the platter. The food tasted great, I didn't think it would be quite so dry. The meats seemed like they were smoked and then left in an oven to keep warm. The sides were great, cornbread was excellent. They offer takeout which is good for those on the go.

Thank exploration88
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our cornbread and sides during your visit, exploration88. Thanks for writin’ your review. See you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5328 New Jesup Hwy, Rt 95, exit 36, Brunswick, GA 31523-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 912-264-9184
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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