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Sonny's BBQ

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5328 New Jesup Hwy, Rt 95, exit 36, Brunswick, GA 31523-1214
+1 912-264-9184
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11:00 - 21:00
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Southeast Georgia
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174 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place use to be good and over the past year, it has fallen!!!! I called in for take out, like I do every week and the girl was rude (the last 3 times I've called) and well it's ridiculous so I asked to speak to a manager. A lot of good that did because you could tell in her... More 

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Thank prettyjuls23
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, prettyjuls23. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback. More 

Geneva, Illinois
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310 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lunch. Just looking for some BBQ off the interstate and totally lucked out. Not only was the brisket fantastic but the sides, beans, cole slaw and cornbread were great as well.

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Thank TravelerChicagoarea
Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from West Texas and I thought I had already had the best burger, but then I had the Mushroom Swiss Burger from Sonny's and I consider it to be the best restaurant burger I have ever had. It was big, juicy and dripping with flavor! If you like Swiss cheese and mushrooms, this is the one for you.

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Thank rick0wens
Baxley, Georgia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Entered about 2pm after lunch crowd. Ordered whole hog sandwich with ice tea. Wife had lunch special with 2 sides. Great service; great food; great a/c. Got out for $20 and was full. Stop in next time in town. Just off I95. Y'all come back ya hear.

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Thank Chuck K
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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180 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Left Orlando for the trip home to West Virginia, driving up 95 and hunger gripped us. Didn't know the area but got off at exit 36 and headed west. Saw Sonny's and a packed parking at, which a pretty good sign, at about 12:30. Pulled pork sandwich sounded like a great lunch dish...and it was. Highly recommend a stop here... More 

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Thank Davidtw41
NC
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Went to inner with friends. Variety of food choices were made for dinner. I chose chicken. Unfortunately it was very dry. Baked beans had an off taste? Probably would not choose again.

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

Thank you for your review, wildfirebengals. 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! More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We usually avoid chain restaurants but we make an exception for Sonny's in Brunswick, GA. The food is always top notch and the servers are right on the ball too. We'll be back again :-)

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback,SingleAct. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Columbus, Indiana
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have eaten at 3 other Sonnys. Thought those were good. This restaurant really has good food. Loved the fried corn. Everything was great!

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

Thank you for your great review, Donna W! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your fried corn, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Islip, New York
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Love Sonny's BBQ, always friendly staff, Food is excellent. Sliced smoked pork is so buttery , moist and tender. Garlic bread, coleslaw , baked beans all fabulous and fresh.

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Thank michele m
Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while on a road trip. The food was good, although the BBQ was quite dry before sauce was added. Service was fast and efficient.

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Thank travelmore149362

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5328 New Jesup Hwy, Rt 95, exit 36, Brunswick, GA 31523-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 912-264-9184
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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