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Sonny Boys Backyard BBQ

45 Public Square, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-1259
+1 270-900-1244
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible28%
4 Feb 2018
“This place was a bit odd”
17 Dec 2017
“On the Road”
Closed Now
Barbecue, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
45 Public Square, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-1259
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

It's not everywhere you walk in and they are playing Texas Hold-em in the middle of the room. Food was OK, but seemed pretty "institutional".....i.e., pre-packaged and they just warmed it up or scooped it out

Thank llstom
Russell T, Owner at Sonny Boys Backyard BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Very odd since it has been closed since January 5th.

Reviewed December 17, 2017

My wife, two kids (11 & 9) and I ate here driving from Chicago to St. Pete Beach, FL in March, 2017. We often eat BBQ at home and thought Sonny's brisket, ribs and pulled pork were all excellent. We also liked the sides, which...More

Thank TheRiverside4
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Ate at Sonny Boys when they were downtown and had to try out the new location. Food is awesome, great customer service and close to lodging for travelers.

Thank KY2008
Russell T, Owner at Sonny Boys Backyard BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Thank you Everyone is family here

Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Downtown location is closed. Other location is hard to find. Seems to be more of social club than food. Arrived at lunch open 11:300 and left at 12:30 was only customer. Looks like fantasy football, music and poker are the main draws and not the...More

Thank S40601
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I went there weekly for a couple of weeks then the food went downhill. The steak sandwich I bought was literally jerky, dried to the point where it snapped when it was bent. Got a free replacement which was better but the steaks seemed thinner...More

Thank jeffrey120
Management response:Responded September 8, 2017

Sorry u had bad experience hope you talked with a manger our new place now opens a 1130 tuesday thur saturday we are closed sundays and mondays

Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Got take-out for 5 (lunch), and was not at all impressed with the value. The quality wasn't "bad", but it struggled to meet "average". Biggest problem was that all 5 of the diners were left hungry. The portions are tiny. Like real tiny. Not impressed.

Thank Mjldly
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Buddy and I stopped by while hanging around downtown. 3 items on the menu and claims to be made fresh daily at another location and brought over every morning. No way that's possible. Had pulled pork sandwich and it was probably the smallest sandwich I've...More

Thank Edmund J
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

We saw mixed reviews on Facebook but decided to give it a shot. The sandwiches seemed to be premade and came out wrapped in foil. The pulled pork was nothing special, although you couldn't tell if it was because so little of it was on...More

Thank CUChels
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Good little place no outside drinks nor can you take drinks out. Used to be sandwich shop but it was sold some time ago 4 Tables and a lunch counter in a historic location downtown

Thank James J
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

We visited the one on Commerce Drive. Had a group of 35ish people. Should've known that when there wasn't a wait on a Saturday at 7:30 we might be making a poor choice. We decide to go because it was across from our hotel. They...More

Thank Thad S
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Restaurant Details

Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Public Square, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-1259
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Elizabethtown
  • Phone Number: +1 270-900-1244
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Family Owned and Operated Restaurant with a Full Bar. Overstuffed Potatoes, Ribs, Pulled Pork, etc Something going on every night ie. Trivia, Open Mic Night, Line Dancing, Karaoke, Live Music, texas holem every weds and thurs . etc
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