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Sonny's BBQ

#192 of 1,937 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Montclaire South
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440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 704-523-1053
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Santiago do Cacem, Portugal
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my wife stopped here at lunch after hours of driving. I had low expectations but those BBQ Ribs St Louis style were great, the coleslaw and french fries were ok. The pulled pork was also excellent. Maybe not the best BBQ place but for me it was perfect on that time of day,

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Thank Route66por
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps an "Average" rating is too high but this Sonny's has something in it's favor if you're looking for something other than fast food in this area (Executive Park). The ribs are OK. We had Sonny's ribs with dried rub so we could try the four sauces that were on the table. We each got 4 meaty ribs that fell... More 

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Thank Dutch1638
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied durin’ your last visit, Dutch1638. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your phone number, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not where to go if you want decent quality barbecue. The meat isn't flavorful. Beans aren't really baked. Overall, not a good meal anytime I've tried. I don't know how they stay in business.

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied durin’ your last visit, olivefinder . Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your phone number, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I love their barbecue sandwiches on garllic toast. They have really good sauces and the best tea around and I am very picky about my tea.

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Thank sybilgirl17
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 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Haven't had Sonny's since living in Florida, so I was pretty stoked when I saw the sign. It just wasn't up to par...pulled pork lacked that pork punch, the ribs were not that good, brisket wasn't up to even up to what anyone that had ever eaten good brisket would ever call good ... and the sauces were just the... More 

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

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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We ate at this restaurant while in Charlotte and the food was very good. The lady who attended us was a classic southern lady, very pleasant.

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Thank reyjan15
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, reyjan15! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again next time! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend the smoked turkey plate. Just delicious! Also, try the corn nuggets! They are amazing. Good food and good service at a decent price!

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

Glad you enjoyed your meal, vikesfan! Hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Stillwater, Oklahoma
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176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went to Sonny's as it was conveniently located next to my hotel... Went in for lunch & it was pretty busy but we had no wait... Our waitress's name was Sharon (best waitress I think I've ever had)... very friendly & obviously she has waited tables for years... her company really made the lunch great... Sonny's had a nice salad... More 

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

Thanks for your great review, Brian! We'll let Sharon know you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon! More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped after a business meeting and was very happy with the food and the service. I was seated promptly and my meal arrived within 10 minutes of my order. Hot and tasty and the fries were obviously freshly made. I'll be stopping again next meeting!

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

Thanks for your feedback, Jes! Hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Mattawan, Michigan
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My family and I had a great meal at Sonny's. We had the family meal that has portions of each variety of BBQ items. It was very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, 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 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Montclaire South
  • Neighbourhood: Montclaire South
  • Phone Number: +1 704-523-1053
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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