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“Just Before Closing”
Review of Sonny’s BBQ

Sonny’s BBQ
Ranked #4 of 134 Restaurants in Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Takeout
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.
Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

The service and ribs were excellent. I called to ask when they closed. 9:30PM The food was fresh unlike most places before they close. The service was over the top. Even though it was closing the ribs fries bread were hot and the cole slaw was fresh and cold. The unsweet tea in the south was fresh and good too. I will be back and I do recommend this place to friends and family. If you love bbq do not miss this place.

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Thank Tulmyster
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Tulmyster, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our delicious ribs and fries on your recent visit. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

I am not sure if BBQ is different in Florida than what I am used to in Texas, but my husband and I both were not impressed with the BBQ. I also ordered a baked potato and they were very skimpy with the toppings only a very small amount of butter and sour cream, no cheese or bacon.

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Thank Kim T
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2013

Thank you for the review, Kim T. We're sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Let us help! Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details about your experience so that we may address the issue. We appreciate the feedback!

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Great Food, Good Value, Family tradition that all roads lead thru Lake City(when going South) and this is where we stop for Brunch or Lunch every time on the way south to the Eastside-Gulf beaches. Friendly Southern Service, real wood smoked BBQ with an array of sauces to please anyone. Can even buy sauces to take home!

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Thank Gunny2862
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We know and like to stop at Sonny's when we are in Lake City, Florida. Usually everything is good, but this time the air conditioning was not working. We thought about leaving but the staff turned the fans on high and that seemed to work, so we stayed. It seemed though that the staff had been working in the heat and that seemed to affect the service. Our appetizer didn't come until after our baby backs...the bread was cold and we weren't given any butter for our potatoes or a plate for our bones. Our waitress was concerned with our dissatisfaction and ended up not charging for our appetizer and giving us both free desserts. So, we both had too much to eat, but we were happy. As always, the ribs were great and we will stop again.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We eat at this Sonny's location regularly. The food is consistently good. Sometimes the service is a little slow, but the food is always good.

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Thank F M
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