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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (41 reviews)
“collard greens” (12 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (14 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 6 days ago

We stopped in to Sonny's for a few beers and a sampling snack of brisket! WOW! Wonderful beer selection, a well stocked bar and a super friendly waitress, April I believe. Her daughter also worked there and she is equally nice. We only wanted a...More

Thank tw0eyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was fast and my husband got a great beer recommendation that he loved. The kids meals are plentiful as well and if you love BBQ you'll love it here- they have great appetizers and lots of sides to choose from. The brisket and...More

Thank Janet N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know the drill. You're from out of town and deciding what to eat and where to eat it. We made the right decision last week when we happened upon Sonney's BBQ Shack. We shared a combo platter of pork ribs and brisket. Their flavor...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Had a very good Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich with Onion rings and slaw. Traditional right? The sauces really made the juicy Pork great! I loved the Sweet Smokey sauce here. Very crowded Friday night crowd. Parking was testie, meaning, not a lot of space. Wait...More

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had a great meal at this restaurant. The waiter was very pleasant. We will return next time in the area.

Thank fanofcharo
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Oh my......I can still taste my food now! Our first night in town was spent here and we were not disappointed. Our waiter (whose name I cannot remember for the life of me) was Such a lovely guy. He was super helpful and just a...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I'm from the South, so love good BBQ and Sonny's BBQ was excellent. We had pulled pork sandwiches that couldn't have been any better. Juicy pulled pork on fresh rolls with plenty of BBQ sauce. Server was very attentive making sure we had refills of...More

Thank ButterflyBusy
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Stopped for a burger here after having hiked all day. Place looks nice, although I personally don't like all those TV screens. We got our drinks quickly and then ordered our burgers. Initially we didn't notice, but at some point in time almost everyone who...More

Thank RobSlotemaker
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My colleague and I had lunch here. Fantastic!! Steve G is a wonderful server as well. Everything we had was great! We also overheard Steve talking with the other tables and he gave them everything they wanted and needed. Highly suggest visiting here!

Thank ScottWKirby
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The other night my wife, daughter and I had dinner at Sonny's. We ate in the bar which was decorated with sports items and had several tv's tuned to several ballgames. Our server said they were short staffed that night and although he was run...More

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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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