Choose from any of their Southern Style BBQ menu options of pulled pork, pulled chicken or smoked turkey to name a few or enjoy their finger-licking Signature Baby Back Ribs. Floyd "Sonny" Tillman and his wife, Lucille, founded Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q in Gainesville, Florida in 1968. Their goal was to create a casual restaurant offering the very best authentic southern Bar-B-Q. Of course great food wasn't the only reason folks stopped by. Customers could always count on fast, friendly service every time they visited. Today, Sonny's is the biggest name in Bar-B-Q and operates in nine states.