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Sonny’s BBQ

2720 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0772
+1 904-824-3315
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (37 reviews)
“pulled pork” (17 reviews)
“cornbread” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2720 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0772
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had lunch at Sonny's. We always eat at Sonny's when in Florida. The service was great and so was the food.

Thank PJJ2310
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sonny's never disappoints. Good food and friendly southern service. We were staying at the Fairfield Inn and this was an easy drive for bbq dinner. Got to try the new Redneck Eggrolls - talk about fusion! Crispy crunchy outside, pulled pork inside and a side...More

Thank gotalottosee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat at Sonny's beside the St Augustine Outlets every year driving South. All you can eat pulled pork and sides. The sliced pork is alzo very good. The meat has that red smoke ring around the meat. They also have 4 bbq sauces to...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

live nearby and eat here often. BBQ is usually very good but chicken tends to be pretty dry. Staff is very attentive.

Thank Budd N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good BBQ. Variety of sauces offered. Restaurant is clean. Staff is friendly. Recommend for large and small groups

Thank Brandi1970
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I hadn't eaten here in years because I could find better BBQ elsewhere, but my granddaughter insisted a few weeks ago and then again last night. It has improved. I even felt brave enough to try the salad bar last night - it was very...More

Thank OfficeMax
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We've been fans of Sonny's BBQ for many years and we've eaten at this chain in the state of FL at one time or another. We went here for lunch. My husband chose the all-you-can-eat pork and I had the lunch pork plate. Each plate/dinner...More

Thank Cathie_Danny
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Greeted by a friendly hostess and our waiter Tyler was super. We felt like we were his only guests but he had other tables as well. Professional yet personable. Lunch portions are a perfect size for lunch and priced under $10 . If you are...More

Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Sonny's on US 1 is a good BBQ restaurant. A must do every time I visit here. The BBQ is good. Southern. The Beef Brisket is the bomb! Southern sides are yummy. Moderately priced. Depending on lunch or dinner. Also there is a nice salad...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Sonny's is consistently good. We enjoyed BBQ sandwiches and brisket. I always enjoy their baked beans and garlic bread. This makes a quick stop while traveling.

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, RBTV. 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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:05
10:45 - 21:35
10:45 - 21:35
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0772 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3315
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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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