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Sonny's BBQ

3650 Tyrone Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710-1127
+1 727-341-2990
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (10 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
3650 Tyrone Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710-1127
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not love this much BBQ but I can tell that the food was good, the size of the plate is very well served so if you do not so much do share with some else and the price is fair.

Thank MarianaPavanRibeiro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can say that we were disappointed with Sonny's. I though that for a rib place that the ribs would be melt in your mouth fall off the bone delicious, but that was not the case. The salad bar is okay...but my ribs were tough...More

Thank deborah t
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, Deborah T. 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.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

you can't go wrong for barbecue..everything is good and quick serve..where ever we are we try to go to sonnys

Thank Nathaniel S
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great food! Had the pulled pork, loved it. The choices of sauces offered was awesome and the salad bar was fresh and tasty. The cornbread, though... Best cornbread i've ever tasted!

Thank mgviens
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We just had dinner at Sonny's and the ribs were so tough and the guy behind us had baby back ribs and couldn't get his knife through them sent them back and second set of ribs were the same and the manager came over and...More

Thank bailey180
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We were just off a cruise and sure hadn't had any BBQ in a while. This looked promising for dinner so we stopped. Having just had all we wanted to eat the prior week, my wife and I split the 4 meat sampler plate. Everything...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Busy everywhere on St.Patty,s Day in Madera Beach. This was nearest Sonny,s. Wife had Carolina BBQ sandwich which she really liked. Ordered BBQ sampler with pulled pork,sliced brisket,white bbq chicken,and dry rubbed ribs with bbq beans and baked sweet potato .and cornbread. The sweet sauce...More

Thank palmettosojourner
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Palmettosojourner, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback about Missy along to our team. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went to have a rib dinner, should have known it wasn't a good place to eat, there were not many cars in the parking lot. Then we should have known when the coleslaw was served in styrofoam cups way before our meal was served, pulled...More

Thank 1184cherrydown
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, 1184cherrydown. 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.

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The food is OK the service is OK. I am pickey about my BBQ, it is just OK. I only go there when my husband is craving ribs. I think mine are better and so does he. Sometimes I just don't have the time to...More

Thank Michelle B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you for reachin’ out, Michelle B. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

After being a patron of Sonny's for over 15 years...there is one thing certain, they are Not consistent when it comes to service and cuisine. On this visit, my server Jess did not take respond to drink request refills and cuisine request really orders. She...More

Thank J S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
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 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3650 Tyrone Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710-1127 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-341-2990
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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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