Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ

BBQ Joint, Restaurant, and Sandwich Place
3635 SW Archer Road , Gainesville, FL 32608, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Southern BBQ at its finest. Slow-smoking favorites like pulled pork, ribs, brisket since 1968.


Based on 59 votes

People like this place

  • Ranked #5 for BBQ joints in Gainesville
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    Gary M.
    "The BBQ beans, garlic bread and sliced pork is terrific!"(2 Tips)
    "The redneck eggs rolls are really good!"(2 Tips)
    Ali T.
    "Pulled pork, BBQ beans, mac&cheese, and garlic bread."(2 Tips)
    Robbi W.
    "Baby back ribs, okra, big deals."(2 Tips)
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  • barbecue
  • Southern food
  • ribs
  • pulled pork
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for a late night
  • great value
  • brisket
  • healthy food
  • family-friendly
  • casual
  • meats
  • staff
  • garlic bread
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • takeout
  • Louise Y.

    Tried the Redneck Spring Rolls. Delicious! Could make a meal.

    Louise Younghans · February 16
  • Emyr F.

    A great restaurant with delicious food and a great selection of sauces

    Emyr Foxhall · December 6, 2015
  • Jill J.

    We are a family of three but got the family of 4 meal! Even though we didn't need the extra drink they gave us some tea to go anyway no ice! Perfect for later! BEST deal! 6 could eat!

    Jill Jackson · November 30, 2015
  • Fenrari W.

    Try the brisket :)

    Fenrari Whiteward · September 12, 2015
  • Aaditya

    The redneck eggs rolls are really good!

    Aaditya · July 31, 2015
  • Robbi W.

    Baby back ribs, okra, big deals. Pretty much everything. The Manager Shannon Snell is an excellant manager. Love the new building and the efficiency of the building and staff.

    Robbi Wilburn · July 15, 2015
  • Vicky K.

    The best bbq in Florida

    Vicky Klink · October 12, 2014
  • Gary M.

    I grew up on Sonny's BBQ! The Waldo Road location is the best. The BBQ beans, garlic bread and sliced pork is terrific!

    Gary McLendon · June 19, 2014
  • Kevin M.

    Vintage Sonny's - great crew and classic Gainesville BBQ

    Kevin Mayeux · November 24, 2013
  • Randy J.

    Eat more ribs... You know you want to

    Randy Jolly · July 29, 2013
  • Felicity C.

    Ask for Brittany White

    Felicity Cancio · July 27, 2013
  • Tam L.

    Dinner w/my Uncle Elmer... Too late for me.

    Tam L · April 4, 2012
  • FrancesAmanda R.

    Do NOT order the turkey

    FrancesAmanda Rouleau · March 19, 2012
  • Philip R.

    Ordering take out is really fast. Less than 10 minutes!

    Philip Rossman-Reich · January 28, 2012
  • Arlene C.

    Substitue the Brunswick Stew for the soup - Yum!

    Arlene C · January 22, 2012
  • Ali T.

    Pulled pork, BBQ beans, mac&cheese, and garlic bread. My favorite and only meal, hot diggity dog.

    Ali Troncoso · November 19, 2011
  • Timothy M.

    Always tip your server!

    Timothy Mizell · November 5, 2011
  • Mary M.

    Corn nuggets are my oxygen. Not really, but they are out-of-this-world delicious.

    Mary McAlister · September 16, 2011
  • Jerrica M.

    Pulled pork & corn bread mmmmmmmm!!

    Jerrica Martinez · August 6, 2011
  • Becca P.

    Don't leave without getting the cinnamon apples. You'd be a fool not to try them.

    Becca P · October 9, 2010

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