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Sonny’s BBQ

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2720 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0772 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 904-824-3315
10:45 - 21:05
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Fri - Sat 10:45 - 21:35
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 review

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! More 

Val Caron, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

After a long day of driving we wanted a great dinner and they delivered. Amazing choice of ribs. You won't go hungry after eating here. Service was amazing with the friendliest staff.

Thank Suzanne L
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

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

Bozeman, Montana
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I decided to try this location again after having had a bad experience a couple of years ago while with a friend (I had reported on that incident but did not receive any feedback from management), but unfortunately although the food was at least a little bit warmer the salad bar was in complete disarray and this time the service... More 

Thank Ernie K
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for bringin' this to our attention, Ernie K. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com again with the details about your recent experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us another chance! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were on our way to another attraction and hungry for lunch when we spotted Sonny's. Thank goodness! We were seated quickly by the friendly staff. It was lunch, so there was a luncheon menu, which we indulged in. I had the smoked turkey sandwich, the hubby had the pulled pork. Both good. There was a variety of sauces on... More 

Thank clwslark
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, clwslark! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your food, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A couple of months after our last visit to Sonny's, we were surprised to see a new very reduced menu. That's not always a bad thing but, in this case, I was disappointed. My husband ordered a half rack of ribs but had to ask if that was an option because only a full rack was listed. I finally decided... More 

Thank Cathy S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, Cathy S. 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 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Wife and I stopped in for a quick bite. Tea was good and Fried pickles were very well made. The Sandwiches Pork(Carolina ) and Turkey on toast were almost out too fast(on top off the appetizer) but they were perfectly made. It was just after lunch rush 1:30 pm. Service was solid and I have to hand it to the... More 

Thank electrnphsr
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The service was good and the menu reliable if you are familiar with Sonny's chain. The waitress was attentive and friendly.

Thank 265annh
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were looking for a place for lunch that was not typical fast food. I spotted Sonny's as we gassed up our car, and declared it would be the place to go. I knew it was a good choice as soon as we pulled into the parking lot and saw that most of the other people dining there were locals... More 

Thank cyndysy
Bellevue, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We all loved it! My husband grew up in Florida so we had to eat here. My 9 year old granddaughter even told the server how noce she was. Everyone there was extremely nice and the food great!

Thank kak4dune
Lexington, South Carolina
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566 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 594 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Restaurant was clean and servers were attentive. Ordered brisket, fries, green beans, garlic toast and banana pudding. All was good, however pudding was to die for! Reasonable prices and I will return.

Thank kythoro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?