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Sonny's BBQ

30503 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684-4412
+1 727-785-5585
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“baby back ribs” (11 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
“baby backs” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
30503 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684-4412
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat in the bar area. Sandwiches and sides came out hot and almost as fast as a drive through place. Flavor was good and the service top notch.

Thank markcS2058XE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was avererage. My beef brisket was dry and bland. The waitress did not want to be there. Tried to take our drink order before everyone was even at the table. We should have realized it was not great when there was only 7 or...More

Thank Ricky D
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We apologize that your recent visit was not us to expectations, Ricky. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with the best way to contact you. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve dined at this Sonny’s many times, and it’s consistently one of the better franchises. In a chain so large, there are good restaurants and not so good. The Palm Harbor Sonny’s is definitely in the good ranking. They’re currently remodeling to the new modern...More

Thank Gary A
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

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

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Not normally a big fan of Sonny's anywhere but this location must have better Pit Masters than any of others I've visited. Had the Red Neck rib rolls and a pulled pork sandwich. Both were excellent. Only problem is that their sauces cannot compare to...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Ordered rib meal. Great flavor good value and wonderful service. I love the different sauces.

Thank dms_563
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious as always! Enjoyed our rib lunches and dinner left-overs. Friendly server... Thank you Nicole

Thank BlondoH
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Have eaten lunch here a number of times and usually order the ribs with baked beans and fries. Have to say they are good, just not memorable. BUT for the price, it is well worth the money.

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 5 July 2017

4th of July craziness..... so crowed.... told it was a 20-25 minute wait to be seated but turned out to be only 10.... waitress Tatum was adorable but super busy... we were told they ran out of baby back ribs ( it was only 5:30)...More

Thank Cheryl C
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

We’re glad to hear that we made it right and that Tatum took great care of you durin’ the 4th of July, Cheryl C. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon!

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I had the Sweet Carolina pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw, all on the same bun. It was delicious and service was fast and friendly!!

Thank Sheila A. K
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The ribs are so tender and tasty, my husband had those, and I had the salad bar as it has a nice selection of vegetables, and various salads, good value for the money.

Thank br878
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30503 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684-4412 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palm Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 727-785-5585
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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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