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Sonny's BBQ

8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
+1 850-944-6633
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (17 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Prior to tonight I've only had great BBQ and good BBQ. This was not only bad, but possibly one of the worst meals I've ever had. Ordered a sampler platter and I left it all partially eaten. How can you mess up slow cooked, fatty...More

Thank Bobaganouche
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, This is not alright by us. We aim to serve up the best BBQ around and we are disappointed to hear that we've let you down. We'd like the opportunity to connect with you about your experience. Please send us an email to...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Food was really great with very large portions. All staff members were nice. Very clean restaurant. Ribs are out of this world

Thank Lauren3636
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way home from the beach, without any prior knowledge of the food. Other than the large number of cars in the parking lot which seemed a good sign. We were sat quickly and or waitress was friendly and...More

Thank travelscrapper
Reviewed 13 March 2018

This was our second and last time to eat at a Sonny's on our vacation. This location touts the "new look" but we like the old style better! It was very noisy, there were TVs everywhere - I think I counted 10 and the food...More

Thank SueBee46530
SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi there, We appreciate your feedback and care about what all of our guests have to say. We will be sharing your feedback with our team. Should you have any further comments, we'd love to speak with you and hear them. Please feel free to...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

We're back in Pensacola after almost a year and a half and had to make a return visit to Sonny's. The food was delicious and the portions are generous. Friendly staff. Reasonable prices. I wanted to change the sides that came with my meal and...More

Thank okpat1
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Were greeted immediately at the door to be seated, the bathrooms were grimey with black filth on them. Service was mediocre, but was fed great food and overall okay exprience.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is clean and the staff is friendly. There is something on the menu for everyone and the prices are reasonable. If you're in a rush the food comes out quick too.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My husband almost inhaled the ribs, baked beans and corn. I enjoyed the well stocked salad bar. The menu featured pork and chicken, a ton of sides and great corn bread. Vegetarians can have the salad bar or enjoy sides like a sweet baked potato....More

Thank Silvia M
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This Sonny's has finally been improved. Food is still the same as all the other Sonny's. Clean salad bar and friendly staff. Thank you for updating this Sonny's. Keep it up!

Thank Weekendouting
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Very reasoable prices, great service, wonderful, tasty bar b que! One of the best in the area, packed on a Sunday afternoon, but service was fast and friendly! Will definitely return when I’m back in Pensacola.

1  Thank Dizymaus
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, 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: 8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-944-6633
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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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