Sonny's BBQ location during lunch

About Sonny’s BBQ

Slow smokin' in a fast-paced world.

What made us great in '68 is what makes us the best now

We opened our first local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida in 1968.

Every day since, we’ve been smokin’ and servin’ our signature BBQ to hungry folks and gaining new fans in the process. What’s been the secret to our success? We’re passionate about BBQ. We constantly perfect our craft. And we bring our expertise to the table with every meal. But above all, we put others first and make sure everyone who dines with us feels right at home.

Discover Sonny’s Art of BBQ

Craftsmanship in Every Bite since ‘68

Our craft is steeped in tradition and a love for authentic, Southern-style BBQ. Discover the magic behind our signature slow-smoked meats and the tried-and-true techniques.

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Sonny's server laughing with customers
Our People

Passionate Pitmasters & Friendly Faces

Our team is at the heart and soul of everything we do, and our history is centered around folks who bring the spirit of BBQ. We want you to be a part of that flavorful future.

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Sonny's Random Acts of BBQ Sonny's Random Acts of BBQ

Making the world better, one delicious deed at a time.

Random Acts of BBQ® is our way of recognizing those who make a difference—selflessly giving their time, talents, and effort to the community.

Sonny’s Franchising

Fired-Up Future

With the popularity of our BBQ continuing to grow, our future’s lookin’ mighty bright. And you can help steer our success.