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Sonny’s BBQ

230 S Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091-3937
+1 904-964-8840
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“ribs” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
230 S Temple Ave, Starke, FL 32091-3937
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had the salad bar and rack of baby back ribs. Both were very good. The ribs were just how I like them, not completely fall off the bone and just the right amount of “chew “. Wait staff was very courteous. Would definitely go back.

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I go out of our way to plan a trip to this Sonny's whenever we are traveling on I-95 south toward I-75 in FL. Friendly service, amazing salad bar, wonderful food. Can't say enough about it. I wish all Sonny's especially the...More

Thank veggiegirl60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In town on business and met four other folks there. We were quickly seated, and our waitress was at our table promptly to take our drink order. Food was good, this place has an extremely nice salad bar. Very clean.

Thank Stacy P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

For me there are only two places to get Bar B Que. Sonny's is second on the list only because the number one place is closer to home. We stopped at this Sonny's for lunch near the end of our 3,000 mile road trip. The...More

Thank watercop
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

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

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This may be the best Sonny's BBQ in Florida. The food is good, the staff is great, they work hard to keep making the building better and you cannot beat the location. Stop here on the way to the ballgame and pick up your tailgate...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We eat here as a family a few times a month. Sonnys is Sonnys it's BBQ. The reason we keep coming back is the great service. Make sure to ask for Leslie when you go. We

Thank hakecc
Reviewed 26 July 2017

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
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yes they serve beer
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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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