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Sonny's BBQ

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30975 Highway 441 S, Commerce, GA 30529-6655 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 706-335-4741
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been several times over the last few months. Service has always been great but the food was a little bit disappointing. However I must admit, every visit the food has improved considerably. My last visit was outstanding. Worth a visit for sure.

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Thank GaMtnTraveler
Dillard, Georgia
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Second time we visited this Sonny's. It was just renovated and it is so nice. Now to the food. We had ribs, pulled pork, sliced pork, chicken wings. The sides were Mac & Cheese, fries, cinnamon apples, coleslaw, salad bar, sweet potato. Can't say anything negative. It was all delicious. The service was great. I have been eating at Sonny's... More 

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Thank Richard V
Lexington, South Carolina
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218 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing! The food is spectacular. Everything is fresh hot and scrumptious! I had the sliced smoked turkey - wonderfully moist and juicy with that smokey flavor. Yum yum yum Everything is so good at Sonny's it is hard to pick what to eat.

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Thank Michele739
Jackson, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This restaurant was clean and pleasant. The location was very convenient. We walked in our first night in Athens, placed an order to go and the wait time was 5 minutes of less. We were impressed with the service and food. The next day we called in our order and again the service and food was great.

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Thank deejohnmin
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We stopped and had a later afternoon lunch in Aug traveling back from Destin, FL, The restaurant is under renovation and very dirty. The waitress staff was friendly and took our order in a reasonable amount of time. When she delivered our food she informed us that they were out of baked potatoes and the kitchen manager just told her.... More 

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Thank jpgravlee
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, jpgravlee. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more from you. More 

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184 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Your average Sonny's BBQ. As of August new Wifi. Good service average BBQ. Nothing to write home about. Would come back.

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Thank donsallstar
Mountain Rest, South Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Restaurant area very clean, good hot water in the bathrooms, fast friendly servers, but the most outstanding feature was what we really came here for, the food. Ribs were hot and had a good smoky flavor, with a good selection of sauces, well explained by the server.

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Thank Dale H
Maysville
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I am not sure if they had changed where they receive their meat or what but their food is nowhere near as good as it used to be as a matter of fact it's not good at all anymore. We March this restaurant off of our list to give it to will not return

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Thank Travel B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you feel this way, Kelly C. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can help make things better. More 

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142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I visited the drive thru. The sandwich I ordered was good and the fries were fresh and hot. Not exactly fast service though.

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Thank CRLsrating
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, catherinelS9237IB. We appreciate you stoppin' by and takin' the time to write us a review, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The seats was ripped the food was cold took forever to get food but I have also been here before and had good experience needs and upgrade sets are so bad it sucks to sit on them

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Thank cass108
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, cass108. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can ensure your next visit is better. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 30975 Highway 441 S, Commerce, GA 30529-6655 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Commerce
  • Phone Number: +1 706-335-4741
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?