About our Restaurant

Dianne Tillman began her career 51 years ago as a teenager, working as a server in her father's (Sonny Tillman) restaurant in Cocoa, FL. When Sonny opened his store on Waldo Road in Gainesville, Dianne worked for him until 1983 when she opened her own restaurant and operated as Sonny's for 25 years. After deciding she wanted to go in a different direction, she changed the name of her store to "Dianne's Old Time Barbeque" and went back to the style of barbeque she learned as a young girl.

We hope you enjoy this little bit of history about Dianne's Old Time Barbeque and enjoy your barbeque experience even more!