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Sonny's BBQ

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1374 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042-3049
+1 601-825-7675
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11:00 - 21:00
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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668 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with friends be Sonny's a good choice, had the ribs pulled pork and BBQ Beans with toast. Gotta say I enjoyed every bite and looked for more when I was done.

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Wade G. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

My daughter and I picked up breakfast for 4 Everything we ordered was prepared well and correct. We had chicken mini's, biscuit sandwiches, sweet tea, and sausage burritos. It was all yummy,

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Thank henriettaortiz
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Madison, Mississippi
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Average is as good as I can say. My wife's BBQ chicken was good, the sides were good but the worst brisket I can recall eating. Extremely dry. Tried to coat with BBQ sauce but finally gave up. I won't be going back.

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Thank CPARebel
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with us, and we’d like to help make things right. Can you email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, your phone number, and the location you were at? We appreciate your feedback and hope you’ll give us another chance! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Used to be great. Food just mediocre. Service very poor. Prices ok but i was overcharged and when i brought it to the attention of the waitress i was told there was nothing sony's would do about it. Even thpugh i had water with my meal i was charged.

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Thank Callidog
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with us, and we’d like to help make things right. Can you email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, your phone number, and the location you were at? We appreciate your feedback and hope you’ll give us another chance! More 

Brandon, Mississippi
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I eat at Sonny's pretty frequently. The portions and the quality of the food are usually very good, and the prices fairly reasonable

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Thank robert b
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, Robert! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I like the food. It's consistent Sonny's. The problem with this store is the kitchen. It takes a LONG time to get your order unless you get there at 11:00. I've been here many times for lunch and even when the place is only half full it can take 20 minutes of waiting before getting pork. That's PORK, not something... More 

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Thank krofadowe
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I love the selection of items, he salad bar and the friendly staff. There are quite a few BBQ places in the Brandon area. Sonny's is my #1 choice.

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Thank James M
Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Sonny's BBQ is one of my favorite BBQ restaurants. Its a chain out of Gainesville, Florida. I get the dry rubbed ribs and thin sliced pork. My wife had the BBQ chicken. Our sides were the BBQ beans and potato salad. The food was really good. If in Brandon, MS and you are hungry for BBQ, then Sonny's is your... More 

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Thank French S
Bradley, Arkansas
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Are here with 4 adults and 3 small children and couldn't clean out the family feast. Brisket was on the dry side but edible. Dry ribs were good, but I've had better. I didn't try the pulled pork, but it looked a bit dry also. Smoked chicken was maybe the best meat on the platter. Beans and potato salad were... More 

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Thank FlyFish84
Brandon, Mississippi
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139 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We thought we'd give Sonny's another try after seeing their TV ads that make the food look so good. Well - it may look good in the ad, but in reality it is just okay. The ribs were much better this time, except for the last batch of dry rub on the all-you-can-eat selection. The last 3 ribs were inedible,... More 

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

We apologize that your recent visit with us was not to your expectations,Jackie R. Please allow us to make things right. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with the best way to contact you. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us a another chance! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1374 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042-3049
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: +1 601-825-7675
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?