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Sonny’s BBQ

2720 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0772
+1 904-824-3315
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (41 reviews)
“pulled pork” (18 reviews)
“cornbread” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 - 21:05All hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
2720 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0772
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife were staying in a local motel in an overnight stay too visit this historic city. We checked their menu online and the variety of food appealed to us. In speaking to our server I made the comment that his eatery appeared to be...More

Thank b0b55russell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sonny's BBQ is usually consistently good but this one's ribs were average at best. The mac and cheese was good as was the cornbread.More

Thank Erich S
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Eric. Thanks for sharin' your feedback with us. We aim to serve up the best BBQ around and would like to know more about your recent experience. Please send us an email at social@sonnysbbq.com with your contact information and reference this review, then a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good, service was good and beer available. Had smoked wings and ribs and enjoyed it very much. Would certainly return.

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travel to Florida every winter for some warm weather and golf. Always finish the trip on our annual pilgrimage to Sonny's. Great food, very comfortable place to dine and never had a bad meal. The combination platter is the way to go.Worth a try if...More

Thank wolverines95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sonny’s BBQ doesn’t spend a lot of time renovating but the food and service is very good. On this visit we had the baby back ribs, they were perfectly cooked and meaty. 4 types of sauces are on the table for those who like extra.

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If bbq is what you want, this is the place. The baby back ribs are very good with all the sides. Cole slaw is not too soupy and more on drier side which I like. Corn muffins and sweet potatoes are good. We enjoyed the...More

Thank kathi262016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a sit down meal without having to deal with downtown parking and found Sonny's - a great choice. Varied menu with a nice variety of meals and sides. Fall-off-the bone ribs, tender flavorful pork, great potayo salad, and baked beans with chunks of...More

Thank ddillinger
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Not a pleasant experience. 4 adults & 1 12 year old. Ordered baked potatoes on 2 of the orders, returned the first set as either the potatoes had been cooked all day or were rotten. Second set(waiter said these should be good, they opened them...More

1  Thank wreckon95
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is one of our priorities to serve you quality food and it sounds like we've let you down. We will be passing your feedback along so we may look into...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Food and service were excellent. Ordered the samplers and kid meals. Would return if I lived close by.

Thank Cashewfeni
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped there for dinner. I should have turned around and left when I saw what a mess the salad bar was but I was hungry and didn't. After being seated I looked around and saw how dirty the restaurant was. But, I forged forth and...More

1  Thank gz3034
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0772 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3315
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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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