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Sonny’s BBQ

230 S Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091-3937
+1 904-964-8840
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sliced pork” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
230 S Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091-3937
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice family restaurant, great food. Love the beef or poke ribs. Their sweet BBQ sauce is my favorite. The bake beans and coleslaw is delicious, the amount of food you get on your plate exceeds the price of a lunch or dinner plate. Every person...More

Thank D9791BFpamelac
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Normally always stay with the same thing every time, they must be having problems in the kitchen the last few weeks as burnt garlic bread and cold meat. In addition the chicken was raw.

Thank tara1172
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Excellent food! Our table enjoyed the pulled pork, along with mac & cheese and sweet potato fries. The restaurant was busy from the time we got there until we left and it was standing room only on a Sunday. Would highly recommend.

Thank Kelly1963
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Kelly1963. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 13 April 2017

GREAT place for ribs at a equally great price! You have a choice of the type of sauce that you can have on the ribs. Yummy to the tummy!!!

Thank Dana M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I have been here a few times and each time found the food excellent. The servers were very friendly and efficient. I have been to other Sonny's and found that the food is dry and not appealing. I don't know who runs this one but...More

Thank Helene D
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Service was friendly but slow I've had way better BBQ Ribs were tough My husband enjoyed the small portion of brisket

Thank HDrider19
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The restaurant is clean, the bathrooms were in good order, the service was friendly and efficient. The food and beverage portions are large. Casual and inexpensive. The corn bread is wonderful although some may find it a bit on the sweet side. The slaw is...More

Thank FabulousTL
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you for your great review, Theresa L! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your corn bread and service, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the smoked turkey and pulled pork at lunch. Green beans and potato salad were very good also. Alicia was very attentive and filled a takeout cup with tea for us as we left. Highly recommend!

Thank Margedude
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I miss the Brunswick Stew, but this location has the best salad bar. The food is always good and so is the service.More

Thank Steven B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Thanks for reachin' out to us about this, Steven B. Our Pitmasters are always cookin' up new ways to keep things interesting, which is why you may have noticed some changes. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

We've had Delaney as our waitress multiple times and she is amazing! She is very kind, quick, and helpful. Just wanted to recognize her as a great employee. She is always positive, polite and accurate which makes for a great experience each and every time....More

Thank AgedAnthropoid
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

We’re glad to hear Delaney took good care of you during your last visit! We appreciate you takin’ the time to write your review and hope we’ll see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 S Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091-3937 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Starke
  • Phone Number: +1 904-964-8840
  • E-mail
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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