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Sonny's BBQ

12475 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70815-2712
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (4 reviews)
“two sides” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
12475 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70815-2712
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've had the ribs and the brisket, both taste really good. The sweet potato as a side is well cooked and tasty also. No complaints about the quality, but just the quantity is a bit small. I suppose they want you to go ahead and...More

Thank Smokyslovingcajun
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My wife and i enjoyed there California Club sandwich. The staff was awesome and the portion size was just great for sharing. Great atmosphere and lots of fun!

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Some locals told see about this place so I finally got around to trying it for myself. There's a few BBQ places in town. My favorite so far has been Smokin' Aces on Government. Sonny's I would rank neck-and-neck. Large restaurant, plenty of seating. Outside,...More

Thank Steve H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, Steve H.! Thanks for takin' the time to write us a great review. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2015

Everything here was amazing. They have some of the best BBQ I've had in a long time. The fries here are also really good.

Thank intothevoid612
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Thanks for the great review, intothevoid612! We hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 August 2015

This used to be the best barbq in town.Not now. Last Saturday we ordered the chicken and the ribs. Both were bad. The baked beans tasted like they were out of a can.The other sides tasted as good as they used to. The waitress was...More

Thank George B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2015

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, George. We’d like to try to make things better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 31 May 2015

My family has eaten at Sonny's BBQ for years. Whenever I eat BBQ at other places, I always end up comparing it to Sonny's. The food is consistently good and the service is always great. The prices are reasonable, especially the AYCE specials. All the...More

Thank Missy F
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2015

Thanks for taking the time to write your review, Missy F. We're glad to hear you enjoy Sonny's BBQ and our ribs so much! We look forward to seeing you again real soon.

Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

If you are not from the south EAT HERE!!! Amazing service and even better bbq will knock you out. Put some homemade coleslaw on you meat to give it a little more flavor, esp if youre eating a brisker or porn sandwitch. Kida eat free...More

Thank Kaitlyn B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2015

Thanks for the kind words, Kaitlyn B. See you again soon!

Reviewed 18 March 2015

Sonny's food has been one of my all time faves, for years and years. The food is always great. Being as how Sonnys is a chain, we have always said one would do awesome where we live (Denham Springs) because there were no barbecue places...More

Thank cckid00
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2015

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, cckid00. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details and location you were at so we can look into this further.

Reviewed 23 February 2015

We ate here recently. Very good quality food at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is blue jeans casual. I had a simple sliced pork sandwich which was excellent. Others had the bigger plates and were quite satisfied.

Thank Dwayne P
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2015

Thanks for your feedback, Dwayne P. We hope we'll see you for another visit soon!

Reviewed 18 February 2015

While traveling, we found another Sonny's on the road in Tennessee. We loved the baked sweet potato, and the baby-back ribs were outstanding. We enjoyed them so much, we went several miles out of way to find another one in Baton Rouge... similar quality to...More

Thank Alan L
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

Thanks for your great review, Alan L. We're glad you and your wife enjoyed your visit, and we hope you'll stop by again next time you're in the area.

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Vannie W
Are they going to reopen ?
10 June 2017|
Response from SonnysBBQ | Property representative |
Hi Vannie W. Yes, we are going to re-open! Just workin' on a remodel at the moment. Stay tuned for updates, thank you for reachin' out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12475 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70815-2712 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
  • Phone Number: +225-272-5028
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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