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Sonny's BBQ

15935 Northwest US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
+1 386-462-3180
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (16 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
“garlic bread” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
15935 Northwest US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

You can always count on a decent meal at Sonny's BBQ, Every selection is cooked just right and always good. The Ice Tea is always large and refreshing. Prices are reasonable.

Thank griff83147
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Sonny's has some pretty good American BBQ. The ribs are good with some good BBQ sauce. Most of the sides are good too.

Thank tufgator
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while traveling On I-75. Service was prompt and friendly. Prices were reasonable. The BBQ was good, though not the best I've ever had. Would gladly return when wanting something besides fast food when traveling.

Thank Gofar19
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Tired from a long day on the road. Greeted by a friendly waitress. Food delivered in a timely manner. Food was tasty and hot. Not fancy but good.

Thank cslu1
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This Sonny's was remodeled within the last several years. We went with a friend a few weeks ago on a Friday night. Overall, we had a good experience and our service was excellent. The food was good. There are other bbq places I prefer, however,...More

Thank Pascale S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

No doubt some 20 years after college, this continues to be one of my favorite restaurants around the world. They offer top notch BBQ at a reasonable price with excellent service. The sides are always fresh. If you enjoy salads they offer a fantastic salad...More

Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 22 April 2017

These ladies work their behinds off to get your order in and your food asap! The salad bar is fresh and if you step to the bar, the beer is cold!

Thank Q4696YHtimh
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Q4696YHtimh. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to some good barbeque but that was not the case. We split a Sonny's sampler to taste a variety of food. The brisket was greasy. The ribs and were dry pork. The chicken was not moist. We tried a little bit...More

Thank Nambe91
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for reachin’ out, Nambe91. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Salad bar was minimal at best, soup was supposed to be a stew which it wasn't like any stew I've ever had, it consisted of baked beans corn tomatoes and bar-b-q sauce and mystery meat/fat! Was awful! Last time we were at a Sonnys they...More

Thank vluv2travl
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Stopped in on a spur of the moment decision, close to our hotel. Seated quickly, with our server taking our drink order and handing us menus. Took longer for drinks to arrive than expected. Server took our meal order, both of us with a Pull...More

Thank teamthominator
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15935 Northwest US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Alachua
  • Phone Number: +1 386-462-3180
  • E-mail
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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