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Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q

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5711 Bowden Rd, Ste 19, Jacksonville, FL 32216-6160
+1 904-448-5395
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entered the front of the building while waiting to be seated group a gentleman walked in behind me. Waitress immediately sat the gentleman that walked in behind me and when I asked why I was skipped I was told that they were regulars and that was the only explanation I got

Thank James G
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Ordered large chicken platter w/green beans and bake beans for lunch. The chicken was cold and smelled funny odor, like perhaps order mixed up with sausage or the meat is bad but it was cold and the sides were hot, of course from microwave. The green beans were horrible. No seasoning. Taste as if just dumped from can. No meat... More 

Thank Tonya F
Raymond T, Owner at Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about you experience. The refund that was requested was given in a quick manner as requested and we did our best to reconcile any issues. We value your business and hopefully you will come back soon. More 

Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Very good option for a lunch BBQ, the ribs platter was huge, the side are homemade and good taste the garlic bread was very good and the barbecue beans

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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Love the onion rings and ribs! Always have a great meal here. Done if the best sides, taste homemade.

Thank Tina S
Salt Springs, Florida
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562 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great service and turkey platter was huge. You won't leave here hungry great BBQ very clean worth a stop

Thank Ronald E
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My husband got mad at me because I ordered their sausage platter. He said "you don't go to a barbecue restaurant and order sausage." I'm telling you that you should!!!! I first tried it from some leftovers in my daughter's refrigerator, I was hooked. I now crave it and want to go back to Bonos to get some every time... More 

Thank LakelandLaura
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Good food. Always tastes great. Close to Town Center and shopping. A little more expensive than other bar-b-q chains, but worth it. Love the onion rings.

Thank Tina S
West Chester, Ohio
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175 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Like everyone is saying, it is okay not the best. The restaurant was dark, could use more light. The barbecue was just average, the sauces were okay. The server was friendly but slow. I would not return if I am back in the area. Also a lot of smoke in the restaurant.

Thank tj3js289
Jacksonville, Florida
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264 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The food was fine just nothing to write home about. This is your average barbecue joint. Service was good. A little pricey for the quality.

Thank Cowgirlkc
Scottsdale, Arizona
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant itself was cool and nostalgic. Pit was great and seemed as it could put out some great barbecue but sadly it was just average. Sauces just didn't do it for me. Staff was friendly but slow. I will probably not return. Needs music and some light or maybe fresh paint.

Thank ebbenny
Raymond T, Owner at Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and we apologize that your experience was not 100% satisfactory. Please visit us again and ask for myself or a manager so we can make sure you are taken care of the right way. See you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5711 Bowden Rd, Ste 19, Jacksonville, FL 32216-6160
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-448-5395
Come see us at Bono's Bar-B-Q Southpoint! Conveniently located right off I-95 and Bowden Rd, we offer traditional fresh Southern BBQ made fresh daily.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?