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Sonny's BBQ

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1976 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073-4442
+1 904-272-4606
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Orange Park, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The renovations have made the restaurant more eye appealing and a brighter atmosphere. However, service was extremely slow. Our server was attentive and quick, but the food was not being sent from the kitchen in a reasonable amount of time. We were not the only ones that waited 20 to 45 minutes for our food. The food was not up... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

It has been 26 years since I last ate at Sonny's. It was as good as I remembered. Enjoyed every mouthful. I visited on a Saturday when the special is all you can eat ribs for $13.95. Great deal Others at the table had the smoked pork and pulled pork sandwich. Salad bar was fresh and good.

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Thank Tipsgogo
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the out to write your review, Tipsgogo! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the salad bar and all you can eat ribs, and we hope to see you again soon for your next visit! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

In the last 6 months the quality of the BBQ has gone down. The baby back ribs have been tough and the pulled pork is not as melt in your mouth as one time. I have been sadly disappointed with this Sonny's and we used to love going there.

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Thank coastiewife99
Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The food here is always good if you are looking for BBQ. Pulled pork and ribs are always good. They have lunch specials and the price is reasonable.

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Thank cookieduster43
Fleming Island, Ajman, United States
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The food at Sonny's is always good. We especially take advantage of their senior menu that is available Monday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It comes with a choice of meat, two sides and a drink for $6.99

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Thank Kathleen V
Clinton, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Awesum feed trough served with an efficiency & friendliness whut won't let ya sweet tea melt the ice before a refill!...

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Orange Park, Florida
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49 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

My family and I have dined here regularly since the early 80s upon moving to Orange Park. Our last visit this past Saturday, 6/25/2016 will likely be our last visit. My family and I arrived and order the AYCE BBQ special as we usually do when the special is available. Our server was "Raven". She was not very attentive or... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is very good pulled pork BBQ but have to admit I prefer Mojo's BBQ(mostly in Jacksonville) when I am near one of their restaurants. However, in Orange Park this is one of the better BBQ restaurants. I had the puilled pork sandwich with fries and a root beer. BBQ was nice and tender. Roll was fresh and fries were... More 

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Thank RLWOrangePark
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, RLWOrangePark! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Orange Park, Florida
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We have always enjoyed our meals here, whether eating in or take out. Love the smoked turkey and hubby loves the pulled pork.

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Thank Caroleole
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear it, Caroleole! Thanks for takin' the time to write us your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Fleming Island, Florida
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I love Sonny's and am never disappointed. Good BBQ, good service and reasonable prices. The menu rarely changes except for the specials ... which is fine for me. Nothing fancy. Just good basic food. Unfortunately, my wife just doesn't like Sonny's so I don't go as often as I would like.

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Thank Larry3028
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review, Larry3028. We appreciate the kind words and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1976 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073-4442
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Orange Park
  • Phone Number: +1 904-272-4606
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.

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