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Sonny's BBQ

440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560
+1 704-523-1053
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (10 reviews)
“pulled pork” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560
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Reviews (151)
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place, Clean and friendly. Good food and great service. Less than a ten minute drive from the hotel. The barbecue was excellent and didn't break the bank.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband enjoyed our meal, the service was great, I would recommend this place. I had the barbque chicken and ribs, both was very delious

Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive to my tastes. Very standard fare. Some decent all-u-can eat specials based on the day. Tuesdays $12.00/ribs wet or dry rub AUCE. Will try that some time. Pretty old building, dark interior, not real inviting...showing its age in terms of food, prices and offerings....More

SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Bill, we appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review. Let us assure you, all our meats our smoked in store over the finest oak. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Experience a reliable, good southern style barbecue. A bit less than formal, you can relax and enjoy the fixin's. As I remember beer choices were limited but that may have changed. Family friendly, you will generally find them near hotel clusters.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned on eating at Sonny's when we first knew we would be in the Charlotte area. We hadn't eaten at a Sonny's in a few years since we don't have the chain in our area. We were not disappointed. There were 3 of us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting Charlotte and we decided to eat here. This is a small restaurant but big taste!! Everyone was very friendly and courteous. Got seated very quickly and the waitress was almost immediately at the table when we...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Long story short: it's worth trying. The food is good and the service friendly. Read for more details. My mother in law recommended this restaurant. It wasn't too far out of the way of our road trip so we went. The atmosphere is inviting and...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Convenient location if traveling thru Charlotte. Great salad bar to compliment the tasty BBQ dishes they offer. Several side dishes, drinks & desserts will add to your meal.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

I will only speak in detail about the food I personally ate here. But I will say that the others that were there with me also really enjoyed their food. The place was pretty empty when we got there, so that kinda made we wonder.......,...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

My wife enjoyed the delicious barbecue at Sonny's. We each had the pulled pork plate. The barbecue was moist and meaty. The sides were great as well. I had the mac & cheese, my wife had a baked potato and we both had baked beans....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
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
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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