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Sonny’s BBQ

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3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 386-752-1117
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Decided to take a rest for the night and chose to stay at a hotel at this exit specifically because there was a Sonny's! As always, we were not disappointed. The restaurant was clean, the service was fast and friendly and the food was fantastic as always.

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1 Thank L H
Huddersfield
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We had an evening meal at Sonny's. It didn't let us down with the standard of food. It does offer drive through now, which is affecting the service in the diner, as the staff appear to be working two areas, so it was a little slow, but nothing serious. Staff were friendly.

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1 Thank no1ChipnDale
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food we got was Awsome, also the Waitstaff was Awsome to.The ribs that my husband & a friend of ours were good.Me & his wife got the barbarque.

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1 Thank Chris L
Lake City, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

There are a number of these located in Lake City but I like the one on US 90 the best. Always clean and a pleasant atmosphere. Easy access and exit via the traffic light at the road beside the restaurant. Friendly people and good service.

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1 Thank larryabrewer
Navarre, Florida
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to lots of Sonny's. This is one of the best ones. Sat at the bar. Good friendly service. I had baby back ribs, beans, slaw and garlic bread. All very yummy. I will be back.

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

All and all good BBQ. I eat there often as it is near my work! Good Food and Fair Price! I am from NC so I prefer Carolina BBQ, but this will do as it is local for me! :)

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Nice local BBQ place. Nothing fancy, but the food is excellent. Been there several times traveling through the area. It is right off the exit for Lake City on I-75

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1 Thank karenbW2938ZU
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, karenbW2938ZU. We appreciate you stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Hinsdale, Illinois
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218 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for supper on the way to Orlando. Didn't want fast food but this place was fast. The food part was fast. Had to wait a little longer than we wanted to be seated but I'll chalk that up to a little miscommunication between staff. I recommend the pulled pork with some pitmasters choice bbq sauce. It was de-lish. The... More 

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1 Thank BDAD68
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your great feedback, BDAD68! We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Wellborn, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We had the shredded pork sandwiches, baked beans and fried okra. All were delicious. We enjoy going to Sonnys when we travel because we know we are going to get a great dinner for a great price. Sonnys did not disappoint our taste buds.

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1 Thank sunny33682016
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your great feedback, sunny33682016! We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Lake City, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Staff was friendly and checked on us during our visit. We dined in and had asked for a table away from others so we could visit with traveling family. Wait staff kept in touch and allowed us to visit. We enjoyed good fresh food and a very good atmosphere.

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, Diver276. Thanks for your great feedback! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, 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 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-752-1117
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?