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Sonny's BBQ

3755 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-0837
+1 706-546-0385
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (4 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
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LOCATION
3755 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-0837
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best BBQ in town and it is always delicious. We eat here at least once a month and we are always pleased with the food and service. Donna takes very good care of us and we try to sit with her whenever...More

Thank Stephanie A
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We’re glad to hear Donna consistently takes great care of you durin’ your visits, Stephanie A. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon!

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Eight here for lunch with a friend of mine for the first time in a very long time. Our meal was excellent our service was excellent but this building has not been remodeled in over 20 years that I've been patronizing this particular Sonny's!!!

Thank tomhukfin
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I ate lunch here yesterday. The pulled pork and pulled chicken was very good and the service was very good as well. The waitress checked on us multiple times and refilled our classes frequently and brought us to go drinks. The sauces...More

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stopped for early lunch. Restaurant was no busy. We were quickly seated and Amanda took our orders quickly, All of the BBQ is very good and served with a choice of sauces. Fries were hot. Slaw was cold. There is an interesting salad bar....More

Thank FredL757
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

We're glad to hear this, Fred. Thanks for the great review and we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 22 August 2016

We ended up at Sonny's only because Outback, Logan's, and other surrounding restaurants were packed on a Saturday night. Sonny's was not at all packed..... and, well, we found the reason. First problem- If you have more than 4-5 people, you can't fit in the...More

Thank Dragonfly1216
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, Dragonfly1216. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and the best way to contact you. Your feedback is important to us.

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

After giving Sonny's on Atlanta Hwy a bad review last year, I decided to give them another try. I was pleased with the experience, and felt I needed to write an updated review. Our server was very busy, but still made sure we were taken...More

Thank PizzaAndBeerLovr
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The staff was friendly but the food could improve. It's been years since we've eaten at a Sonny's but we had fond memories so we thought we'd try it again. I had the salad bar with smoked turkey. Hubby had the sampler. The cornbread is...More

Thank Carla M
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, Carla M. Can you email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with these details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can look into this for you and help?

Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We don't get out to Athens often. It was good to see a Sonny's there since we don't have one where we live we stopped. It was well worth it, the food was good and we had plenty to eat. Planning on coming back next...More

Thank JimPatrick
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

We're happy to hear it, JimPatrick! Thanks for stoppin' by and we can't wait to see you again next time you're in Athens.

Reviewed 5 February 2016

We stopped by the drive thru to pickup a couple of pork BBQ sandwiches on our way home. I wasn't able to eat all of my sandwich because the pork tasted old. My husband ate his sandwich, but wasn't impressed with the pork or the...More

Thank thebirdlady
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2016

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. We’d like to try to make things better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to ensure...More

Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

I usually love a chance to stop by Sonny's BBQ. Our last trip was unpleasant. The restrooms had an unbearable sewer odor, which unfortunately drifted into the dining room, creating a miserable dining experience. We ordered sliced pork, which is usually nicely sliced meat. This...More

Thank PizzaAndBeerLovr
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2016

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, PizzaAndBeerLovr. We take these matters very seriously, and we're sorry you weren't completely satisfied with your visit. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3755 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-0837
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-546-0385
  • E-mail
Description
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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