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Sonny's BBQ

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70 Sonny's Way, Somerset, KY 42501 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 606-678-0198
Today
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I eat here every time I come to Somerset Ky. I love the baby back ribs very flavorful and meaty. They have a selection of different bbq sauces that are wonderful. Their coleslaw is very good made just right not too dry and not too much mayo. This place has been around a long time and is worth the stop.... More 

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Thank schnuse
Delaware, Ohio
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Love me some BBQ. This place prepared a good tasting, large portioned lunch, in a timely & friendly manner. Not the best BBQ I've ever had, but certainly no complaints either. I'll definitely go back again.

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Thank Marty M
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Glad we found this one. They have the best BBQ around! Our fav meal choice is Sonny's Sampler which we shared and was perfect size for us 2. Their sweet BBQ sauce is the best! ~ Mrs R

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Thank William R
Somerset, Kentucky, United States
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times & have had barbecue a lot of places in many different areas. No matter where I go I always find Sonny's to be my favorite. Their sweet BBQ sauce can't be beat!

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Thank DeAnna G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I have never been to a Sonny's before, as I live in Iowa. The food was really great! I had their pulled pork, sweet potatoe with marshmallows (yum!)broccoli ( it needed seasoning) and a great corn bread muffin. They had a cinnamon butter I used on the muffin, wow was that good! Lastly I had a pink lemonade that was... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, Heather! We hope we'll see you again next time you're in the area. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

great service here. Food is hot and served quickly. server was nice. Must try the corn nuggets they are delicious!

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

Thanks for your feedback, Megan! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Somerset, Kentucky
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Very good regional chain bbq restaurant! Lots of options in pork, chicken, & beef! Good service for the most part. Not always healthy options but very filling portions. Overall very good value!

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

Thanks for the great review, kevincrabtree! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I love Sonnys BBQ! The best waitress we have ever had is Genetta. Very friendly very attentive. I love the pull pork with the sweet sauce. Yum. And the redneck eggrolls! They were totally different from what I thought. AMAZING!! I love their coleslaw. Best coleslaw anywhere & Im very picky about my coleslaw. We will get coleslaw for family... More 

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Thank Susie0930
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Susie0930! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Somerset, Kentucky
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you like good bar b que, you won't find it here. Good service. Tough pork. I will never go back. Not impressed.

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Thank O4668FYjerryb
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, O4668FYjerryb. If you'd like to talk to us more about how we can make things better, please email your feedback, the location, and your phone number to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so our team can be in touch. More 

Somerset, Kentucky
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Consistently good food....the food is generally served pretty fast. It's reasonably priced. Lots of selections to choose from. Kid friendly.

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Thank Natasha M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Sonny's Way, Somerset, KY 42501 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Somerset
  • Phone Number: +1 606-678-0198
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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