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Sonny's BBQ

109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505
+859-887-0021
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sliced pork” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“bbq chicken” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have visited several of this franchise and they are all pretty good. They offer a salad bar which is an extra in my opinion.

Thank RAM525
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Late lunch and heard they had a salad bar. Loved that everything was diced! Nice selections with lots of veggies. Today had chili but heard that they also have potato soup at time. Chili was good.

Thank KimAlex40515
Reviewed 14 September 2017

When we asked the receptionist at our hotel whether the nearby Sonny's had good BBQ she said absolutely and that if we did that we would have to start with Red Neck Egg Rolls which we did. We were not disappointed with any of the...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Best BBQ, but must try a steak burger! Delicious! Salad bar is also excellent, as it's the only one around anymore.

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Overall it's a good place, but the food doesn't seem to be consistent. The first time we went there it was great. But, we've been back a couple of times and it's only been so-so. Now, I will say each time that the service has...More

Thank R-L J
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

My family has lived less than a mile from Sonny's BBQ for almost 17 years. About once every 3 or 4 years we will get our nerve up to try it again. The food is just terrible. I have to admit though that the staff...More

Thank Fourandthedog
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

This is concerning to hear, Fourandthedog. Could you please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? We'd love to get you in touch with our team.

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I have always enjoyed going to Sonny's BBQ. I don't really care for their ribs because I think they are always dried out. I do like the redneck eggrolls and chicken wings. The pulled pork is good also. I wish a trip to the salad...More

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We love Sonny's and hadn't been there in awhile so we stopped by last night. We came in and waited to be seated and they certainly were in no hurry to do so. That was fine...we weren't in a hurry. Once we were seated, our...More

Thank donaldcK7708BL
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for bringin' this to our attention, DonaldcK7708BL. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and would like to get you in touch with our team!

Reviewed 30 May 2017

My family went here on a Monday evening. On the way into the restaurant my wife asked "If they do not have baked sweet potatoes again can we get up and leave". We went in the restaurant and were seated, our drink orders were taken,...More

Thank Wayne B
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you for bringin' this to our attention, Wayne B. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and would like to get you in touch with our team!

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We love going to Sonny's and always order the Family Feast. This gives us enough food for our whole family at an affordable price. If you're not sure if the family feast is enough for your family, just add an extra pound or half pound...More

Thank Sharon W
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you for your great review, Sharon W! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your family feast, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Nicholasville
  • Phone Number: +859-887-0021
  • E-mail
Description
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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