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11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
+1 850-230-4742
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11:00 - 21:00
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Burlington, Iowa
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135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The weather was fantastic so decided to get some take out and enjoy the Panama City Beach conservation park..we ordered the sampler plate...a little of everything they have. Wow...fantastic BBQ!!! and such a copious serving the 2 of us had enough for 2 full dinners!!

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Thank MrWedge10
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, MrWedge10. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

destin, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostess and server were both nice. The food was consistent like always. My go to BBQ joint in Florida.

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Thank Shawn K
Mehlville
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This outstanding BBQ place is located at junction of Highway 98 and Jackson. It offers coke products. I tried the pulled pork and sliced pork with a sweet potato. To me the pulled pork is the best. The service was great.

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Thank Rick H
Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ribs are off the chain and the pulled pork is the best on the beach clean restaurant and great server and best salads bar on the beach

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Thank bestbbq1
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here and tried the brisket. They really should do themselves a favor and take it off the menu. It was tasteless, dry and just plain a sorry excuse for brisket!! Salad bar was ok but don't eat the shoe leather-it's awful!

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

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, Yvonne R. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and your phone number. Your feedback is important to us. More 

Marshfield, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered the bottomless salad bar with a choice of one BBQ meat. I chose pulled pork. The salad bar was not what I expected because the lettuce was in large chunks, barely chopped up, and the bowl for spinach was empty. I asked if I could get a substitute for the salad bar. The waitress offered two sides. I... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was my first visit to a Sonny's BBQ. I ordered the salad bar and a pulled pork and rib platter that also came with a side. The other persons with me ordered the Large sampler platter. One ordered white meat and the other dark meat. First of all, if your looking for a restaurant with huge servings, this is... More 

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Thank Michael3735
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My husband had the ribs. They were excellent! I had the beef brisket sandwich. It was really good. Wish I had ordered the ribs, though! We did not eat salads, but the salad bar looked great and fresh with lots of variety. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Amy C
Nunica, Michigan
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great bbq chicken and ribs. The salad bar has numerous items and is fresh. A variety of salad toppings.

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Thank Sue B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and enjoy eating here. My wife had the Carolina Pull Pork Sandwich I had the new Full House Pork Sandwich. Both were excellent with lots of meat toppings. We also love the BBQ Sauces and purchased 2 of our favorites. We would recommend Sonny's to our friends and families.

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Thank Tom S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 16
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11341 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-230-4742
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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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

Often Freedom From Religion Foundation will receive complaints from members that a private-owned business in their area is offering a discount to customers who present a church bulletin. These “church bulletin discounts” show up as promotions at a variety of businesses including restaurants or grocery stores for anyone demonstrating their status as a believer or church attendee.

These types of promotions are illegal under federal law. The Civil Rights Act states in relevant part, “All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation . . . without discrimination on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.” 42 U.S.C. §2000a(a). As a place of “public accommodation,” it is illegal for restaurants, grocery stores or other businesses to discriminate, or show favoritism, on the basis of religion. Church bulletin discounts are restrictive promotional practices, which favor religious customers and deny customers who do not attend church, and nonbelievers, the right to “full and equal” enjoyment of the restaurant, store or other business.

Church bulletin discounts may also be prohibited under your state’s civil rights law, or your city’s municipal code and ordinances. Often, the state and local laws contain similar, if not the same, language prohibiting discrimination at places of public accommodation on the basis of religion.

Any promotions should be available to all customers regardless of religious preference or practice on a non-discriminatory basis. No place of public accommodation can advertise– in broadcast (radio or television) or print advertisements (newspapers, church bulletins, etc)– any sort of discount to customers who present a church bulletin. Rather such promotions must be offered to the public at large, and not single out any one religious group. For example, instead of offering a “20% discount to customers with church bulletins on Sunday,” a restaurant could advertise, “20%off Sunday brunch.”

If you come across a business that is offering a church bulletin discount, you should approach the manager, owner or a supervisor to alert them to the illegality of the practice. You also have the right to ask for the same discount! If you need further assistance to stop this discrimination, please contact FFRF. It is helpful if you forward us a copy of the coupon or advertisement and provide the name and address of the discriminating business.

Written by Rebecca S. Markert, FFRF Staff Attorney

over a year ago

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