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Sonney's Bbq Shack Bar and Grill

787 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6539
+1 530-541-7427
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (54 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (15 reviews)
“collard greens” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
787 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6539
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can smell this place from a mile away, and that's the good news! Wow, super friendly staff and amazing eats. The sides are outstanding, greens, mac n cheese and mashed potatoes to name a few. Ribs and pulled pork sandwich was our favorite. Great...More

Thank cocktailmommy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend took us here for dinner - it was an amazing place and food was great. Loved the fried pickles !!!

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of five friends stopped at Sonney's BBQ Shack Bar & Grill for lunch after a 3-hour hike at Emerald Bay. We were pleasantly surprised to find a BBQ place with such high reviews on the drive back. We asked the friendly waitress for...More

Thank arbrebleu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After getting settled, we looked for a place for dinner that was dog friendly. Sonney's wasn't that far from the Fireside so why not. Parking lot can get full, so go early...LOL! Cheerful greeting when I walked in. There's a nice big "backyard" type space...More

Thank heuster3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. We weren't real hungry, so my wife just had their key lime pie and it was great. I had a brisket salad, which was also very good. The brisket on the salad is some of the best I...More

Thank James N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beef ribs were tiny and overcooked. The brisket and pork were good. I have had bbq around the country and this was ok.

Thank DonnaLH74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come to South Lake Tahoe every summer, and we ALWAYS come here for dinner. Love the food, big portions, nice outdoor area. It is usually busy, so we make a point to have an early dinner. Worth the wait!

Thank MauiMom88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by after a bike ride along a nearby trail. Service was average. It seemed we may have had the worse waitress. Other waiters and waitresses were much more engaging and checked on their customers more often. The menu had a...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and lovely service. Portions are huge! I would recommend getting two things and sharing this. The garlic mashers and brisket are a great combo, the ribs are to die for but I would not recommend the chicken. Lovely chilled vibe

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was outstanding and welcoming! The food was definelty worth the price!! And the wait was minimal for a party of 9 at dinner time!!

Thank jamrris1982
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31 January 2017|
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Response from MarnChar | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't sure if they do or not, but there is a response from someone that did make a reservation, so evidently they do. :-{D
Patty D
10 September 2015|
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar at one end of this place that is not for children obviously. But they have a patio and an inside dining area that are quite appropriate for kids. And again the food is incredible. The only problem is if... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6539
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-7427
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