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Sonny’s BBQ

3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
+1 386-752-1117
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
“baked beans” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

About 30 minutes into Florida you can get off in lake city and take a left and you'll see the sign. Ample parking. I'm local so I'm a regular at this location. I usually always get the dieters plate (meat salad soup and bread for...More

1  Thank OPP1967
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We (three of us) stopped at Sonny's for some Baby Bare Back Ribs. The restaurant was very cold, with the AC blasting us with icy air. Two other groups went back to their cars for heavier clothing, it was so cold. We asked three different...More

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The food and service was great!!! We had a wonderful time with friends! It was laid back environment! Will definitely recommend!!!

1  Thank Gary2462
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy Sonny's BBQ! The BBQ is great, but my favorite is the potato soup and salad bar. In my opinion, it's the best! Love, love.

1  Thank tealo2017
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We always stop at a Sonny's as we travel up and down I-75 going to Disney World. We ate at this one on May 10. Our family had ribs, bbq chicken, the salad bar, and the redneck egg rolls. Everything was very good. The salad...More

1  Thank RustyGraben
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lake City has by far the best Sonny's of them all. Best service, best food and atmosphere. Always clean as a whistle.

1  Thank bkbirdmon
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Typical Sonny's BBQ good enough to eat. Service was fast and friendly. Beats fast food. The restaurant was very clean, restrooms were very clean, plenty of parking we traveled in a 30 foot motorhome and had plenty of room. Easy access to I-75.

1  Thank ed7531
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We are locals who visit about once per week. We have never been disappointed. We love their well equipped salad bar which includes seafood (fish) salad, chicken salad, potato and macaroni salad and all the veggies. The salad bar includes the soup of the day,...More

1  Thank Edward B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

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

Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's all done right here. The meat is how it should be done. The sauces offer a variety. Bottomless sweet tea. And their prices aren't ridiculous! Nothing else to say. haha But seriously. If you love good BBQ this is THE place!!

1  Thank LoveKYlivn
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

No waiting seating. Both of us had the lunch brisket with a one trip salad. The 4 BBQ selections on the table were good. Brisket was tender and the Salad was fresh. First time to a Sonny's. Would try them again.

1  Thank Linda N
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

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

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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 3177 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL 32055 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 386-752-1117
  • 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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