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Sonny's BBQ

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925 Beal Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-3404
+1 850-314-0717
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Evansville, Indiana
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here because of TV commercial about All You Can Eat Ribs. was not disappointed!! Had some of the BEST RIBS Ever!!

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Thank cwa62
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, cwa62! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your all you can eat ribs, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Always great food and great service. My favorite to order is the chicken but hubby says the ribs are amazing.

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Thank janstjoseph1
SonnysBBQ, Director of Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, janstjoseph1! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the chicken and your hubby loved the ribs, we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We have had Sonny's Barbeque around metropolitan Atlanta GA many many times and was MAD to have to pay for less than a quality meal. This Sonny's Food is OFF THE CHAIN!!! The absolute best barbeque I have had at Sonny's in probably 15 years. They were extremely busy and the service just a little slipping. The servers were running... More 

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Thank MRBEE556
Xenia, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Decent bbq for decent price. I always love pulled pork sandwiches, and I got mine within 10 mins of ordering and liked it. The fried pickles could use more breading, and the unlimited salad bar looked meh. Suggest as quick stop or family friendly bbq.

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Thank Dillon P
Chandler, Arizona
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Some of the best ribs I have had. First time here. Tried the rib sampler. Had the original and the dry rub. Both are really good. The beans are extra special and the Cole slaw is very good also. Though this is a sit down place the food was served almost as fast as a BBQ place where you stand... More 

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Thank Donald H
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We usually visit Sonny's pretty regular but had not been in awhile. It was not entirely satisfactory this meal. The cornbread was old and hard. Baked sweet potato was not baked enough. Baby back ribs were Half the width of normal ribs. This place is seriously cutting cost to keep from closing. But at least, the Salad Bar was good.

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Thank Lucy S
Pensacola, Florida
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

First visit to this particular Sonny's. Not impressed, average at best. I got the all you eat ribs. The initial serving was good, especially with the choice if sauces. The sides were merely okay, and everything was served warm despite my request to be served hot. The second serving of ribs was extremely fatty and barely warm. They were replaced... More 

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

Thanks for bringin' this to our attention, Rick. Can you email these details, location, and your phone number to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can make things better? More 

St Louis, Missouri
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We were visiting family that lives in the area and they actually picked up Sonny's and brought it to their house for us to eat - so I cannot comment on service. The food was great! We had the brisket, turkey, pulled pork - green beans - potato salad - corn bread - all were excellent!!! Their sweet BBQ sauce... More 

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Thank CathyRae25
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear it, CathyRae25! Thanks for stoppin' by and leaving us a great review. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Decatur
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Sonny's is a great choice. It has a local flavor and each of our party of six all enjoyed something different. The menu's are a nightmare to figure out (you can order off the lunch menu any time!) but thanks to Cindy, our server, we finally got things figured out. I ordered the lunch portion of baby back ribs, expecting... More 

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

We’re glad to hear Cindy took great care of you during your last visit, Mary. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon! More 

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The BBQ is always very good and at excellent prices. In my opinion this is the best BBQ in the area. Do not pass this one up! The friendly reception is always the same with a happy greeting and a sincere smile. All of the staff are friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 Beal Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-314-0717
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.

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