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Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

$$ - $$$
Northwest Dallas-love Field
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2202 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75235-7321
+1 214-357-7120
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10:00 - 21:00
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148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the smoked brisket sandwich and enjoyed that it was served dry, allowing me to add the sauce and quantity of sauce that I wanted. Side dishes were plentiful and it was nice having mashed potatoes in a restaurant that were not instant. Not a standout meal, but affordable and worthwhile.

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Thank crazyhorse30
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Now that The Original Sonny's is open 24 hours a days(we guess to accommodate the medical community), something has suffered! The brisket was not as tender and tasty as it had been in the past; in fact, it was disappointing!! We've been eating at the original Sonny's for over 30 years, but this was not a good experience!

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Thank Vandyman63
Beth S, Front Office Manager at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have passed along your feedback to the chef and apologize the brisket did not meet our usual 5-star rating. We hope you will give us another try. More 

Friendship, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to a personal recommendation we enjoyed some delicious BBQ! If you simply drove by, you may not stop but that would be a huge mistake. The prices are reasonable, with the ability to make choices of sides to compliment the main entree is a plus. The potato salad was just like homemade and the rolls were were and delicious... More 

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Thank Sandra5678
Beth S, Front Office Manager at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We love to hear feedback from our customers and look forward to seeing you the next time you have a BBQ craving! More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

It was a divey joint but food was great, my husband even liked the BBQ sauce (and he doesn't do condiments except ranch lol)

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Thank Bola O
Beth S, Front Office Manager at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town. More 

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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went to Sonny's the last day of my trip. It was highly recommended my locals and they were not wrong. Their Brisket and their Sausage is delicious. Their BBQ sauce is incredible. A different flavor from the BBQ I tried before. I am used to Tennessee style BBQ (which I love), but Sonny's has a different take on it and... More 

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Thank Guillermo V
Beth S, Front Office Manager at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town! More 

Rowlett, Texas
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Folks have been coming to Sonny Bryans for many years. The barbecue brisket and ribs are the best in Dallas! A must for your out of town visitors! Two locations get there early ...and enjoy!

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Thank Nancym2020
Beth S, Front Office Manager at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stopped here twice now and was impressed both times. Pulled Pork or Sausage is the way to go. Ribs were a little dry this last time. Good selection of Beer to accompany the smoky meat.

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Thank WagEats
Beth S, Front Office Manager at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Dallas, Texas
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201 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Sonny Bryan's is a Dallas tradition. When i am cooking for visitors i always run down and get all the meat and sides. it is also good for dine in. the meat can not be beat and the onion rings are incredible. the hot rolls are so delicious you want to throw your diet to the wind.

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Thank Cynthia U
Beth S, Front Office Manager at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to catering a meal when you have guests again or seeing you at any of our 7 DFW locations for dine-in. More 

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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The chicken wings were hot and spicy. Loved the fried okra as well as the pork ribs. Very casual dining and is reasonably priced. Good local brew selections.

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Thank Wunderluft
Beth S, Front Office Manager at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I like to try local places when I'm in town and looked for Texas style BBQ. Last month o tried Cousins BBQ and it was great. Went to Sonny's original location based on reviews. Its a vlassic hole in the wall place. I had pulled pork, brisket ,onion rings and baked beans. The meat had very little natural smoked flavor.... More 

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Thank hartdoc2
Beth S, Front Office Manager at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have passed along your feedback to our kitchen. We hope you will give us another try. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2202 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75235-7321
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Northwest Dallas-love Field
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Dallas-love Field
  • Phone Number: +1 214-357-7120

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