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Sonny's BBQ

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30975 Highway 441 South, Commerce, GA 30529 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 706-335-4741
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this location this past weekend and had an excellent meal with a friend. This was one of the remodeled restaurants that now have a small bar near the front door. Service was cordial and prompt. No problems at all

Thank SilverBean925
Asheville, North Carolina
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Service is poor. Asked for suggestions only got appetizers. Pulled pork was dry and had a bone in it. Sauces are good. Fried pickles are not my thing.

Thank Queenwondergirl
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Service slow, serer rude and she seemed hung over or sick. Food was ok, fries cold. Sweet tea was good. Not a great lunch experience with family.

Thank Meghan552
Jefferson, Georgia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Great food not so good service. Had to ask waitress twice for refills. She seemed to forget everything we asked for. Not only that, but our waitress told my husband they were out of smoked wings but he could have regular fried wings. She did not offer any other wing flavors and we didnt know they had other flavors. She... More 

Thank lpwoo61
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The food was very good with a good selection of sauce. Had a pulled pork on a bun and a side of the bes5 fried okra. Easy off and back on interstate.. Chase was the best, made sure oir visit was a good one.

Thank StormyNana
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Pulled pork - great! Ribs - great! Brisket - above average! Sides - really good Sauces (3 choices) - meh...best of the lot was just passable. All in all, a good value for the money. Clean place, courteous staff. Would go again.

Thank bmg1972
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Been several times over the last few months. Service has always been great but the food was a little bit disappointing. However I must admit, every visit the food has improved considerably. My last visit was outstanding. Worth a visit for sure.

Thank GaMtnTraveler
Dillard, Georgia
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Second time we visited this Sonny's. It was just renovated and it is so nice. Now to the food. We had ribs, pulled pork, sliced pork, chicken wings. The sides were Mac & Cheese, fries, cinnamon apples, coleslaw, salad bar, sweet potato. Can't say anything negative. It was all delicious. The service was great. I have been eating at Sonny's... More 

Thank Richard V
Lexington, South Carolina
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260 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing! The food is spectacular. Everything is fresh hot and scrumptious! I had the sliced smoked turkey - wonderfully moist and juicy with that smokey flavor. Yum yum yum Everything is so good at Sonny's it is hard to pick what to eat.

Thank Michele739
Jackson, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This restaurant was clean and pleasant. The location was very convenient. We walked in our first night in Athens, placed an order to go and the wait time was 5 minutes of less. We were impressed with the service and food. The next day we called in our order and again the service and food was great.

Thank deejohnmin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Groups, 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 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30975 Highway 441 South, Commerce, GA 30529 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Commerce
  • Phone Number: +1 706-335-4741
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?