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“Eat Elsewhere”
Review of Sonny’s BBQ

Sonny’s BBQ
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Description: Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
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Description: Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
Gold Canyon, AZ
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Eat Elsewhere”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Ordered the pulled pork. When it came it was ice cold. Had the waitress send it back. When she returned the pork was only luke warm. The cheese macaroni was dry but it was hot. Restaurant was dirty and dingy and is in need of a major make over. Really disappointed with this place. I cant see how this place was rated #3 is Sun City Center....needless to say this is the last time I will dine at Sonny;s.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank cfspas
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Apollo Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Served raw chicken”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We visited once and will never go back. My husband ordered the chicken and when served, the thigh was raw. The skin appeared done but when he bit into it, it was uncooked beyond the skin. Not a little undercooked, raw. The manager was called and he acted unconcerned and offered to replace the chicken or refund our money which we appreciated.

Unfortunately, when the manager of a restaurant doesn't appear concerned about raw chicken being served to a guest, it's pretty hard to have faith in any other aspect of food safety there. Bad food can be forgiven, putting someone's physical well being at risk cannot.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Marladawn
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Valdosta, GA
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Served quite late”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I came into town to meet friends and arrived kinda late. It just so happened that Sonny's was still open. They served me a delicious BBQ sandwich and fries that was freshly made. Most restaurants like this serve what is left that late, but my meal tasted great.

Visited June 2013
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Thank gagardens
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Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Air conditioning not adequate, food mediocre”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

The baby back ribs tasted warmed over, dry, and not very meaty. The air was not working properly and the waitress got our drink order wrong and then charged us wrong. I don't plan to go to this chain again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Workout247p
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“More than just satified Pleased!”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Bar B Que was very good, salad bar had lots of choices, wings were really good, service was quick and prices were good

Visited June 2013
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Thank william w
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