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“Good Brisket Sandwich ”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #99 of 859 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our way to Tampa for lunch. I had the Brisket sandwich on garlic bread which was tasty. My wife had the pulled pork salad which was massive and we could have easily shared that. Our waiter was awesome.

Thank Rhys M
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Based upon our experiences with Sonny's in central Florida we stopped and got a take-away meal here. One BBQ platter and two salads we more than enough food for us. The order was ready at the time promised and the servicer made sure that all the necessary plastic ware and condiments were with the order.
I would recommend eating in the restaurant for your first visit as you can get a better sense of the on-site service and food quality. We have since visited other Sonny's and this location seems to be representative of the chain.
I would eat at this place again.

Thank JulliettBravo
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

It was close to the motel and thought we would give it a try. The building is pretty new and has a large area for parking, clean inside... Now for the meal -Sevice was average, My ribs were nothing to brag about, mine had a lot of hard grizzle, and my wifes chicken pieces were pretty small. Fries - again nothing special. Also was not informed by our waiter about the senior discount, and it isn't like we look that young. ( Just read about that in another review). Goes to show you that reading reviews can be helpfull. May have just picked the wrong thing on the menu- don't know. It would be over a 1000 mile drive to go back to give it a second try. Not likely!!!

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Thank David R
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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for takin’ the time to write your review, David R. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more from you.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was my spot for BBQ in tally for years. I can't figure how a remodel job which is nice can destroy the quality of the food! Even the salad bar has gone to pot. Nothing was fresh and the meats were cold. This is now the worst sonnys in the whole chain. Please fire some people and get back to your old goodness!

1  Thank Paul W
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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, Paul W. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I was not overly impressed with this restaurant. It was just ok BBQ. The best part to me was the sides like the potato salad and mac and cheese. Saturday night is Kids Eat Free night which was a nice surprise.

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

Thank you for your review, Melissa P. 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!

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