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Sonny’s BBQ

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1001 Center Dr, Richmond, KY 40475-3838 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+859-624-4499
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10:45 - 21:35
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:35
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:05
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been Sonny's fans for years but now we are eating healthier foods. The BBQ turkey is so good and so moist that we didn't feel disappointed at all. My husband had the turkey dinner. I added turkey to a salad that was fresh and yummy. Add a bit of their sauce, Sizzlin' Sweet is my fave, and what... More 

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Thank Paula H
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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711 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife wanted to get barbeque on vacation, so Sonny's looked like a good choice. She had the chicken with salad bar, and I had beef brisket (sliced) Both were excellent in ample portions. Service was good, but the beer selection was a bit anemic. Very good dining experience.

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Thank Tom B
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went on a Tuesday night, so it wasn't overly busy. Our waitress was very nice and prompt with her service. I had the salad bar and pulled pork on garlic bread, my husband had pulled pork, baked beans and corn bread. He said it was really good. I've never been a huge fan of BBQ but this was pretty... More 

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Thank JAK5878
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, JAK5878. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Bearwaller,Ky
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My son I decided that we wanted to go to Sonny's. The food was excellent and so was the service! I would highly recommend this place if you're in the mood for some good BBQ.

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Thank ocoee62
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, ocoee62. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Nancy, Kentucky
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here on Saturday afternoon .The food was ok the corn nuggets was awesome.The service was slow .I usually get sliced pork but I wasn't impressed with the pork on Saturday it was really fatty pork not do good .Salad bar was good rest of our food was ok .

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Thank cindi_sumpter
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied durin’ your last visit, cindi_sumpter. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your phone number, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us! More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The best slaw in town! Great food and comfortable dining. They handle a group well and the service is great.

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Thank Becky N
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Becky N! We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

ky
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190 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Clean restaurant food was great great service prices not bad you get plenty of food for your money this was my first visit I will return the all you can eat ribs the keep them coming until you say stop

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Thank informer1955
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, informer1955. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Richmond, Kentucky
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We eat here often. Have also had it catered. Food is good quality and they are very generous with soft drinks.

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Thank pipersmom1
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, pipersmom1. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Mitchell, Indiana
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153 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I was not surprised. Great food in an easy atmosphere. The service was great and the food was even better. A can't miss place. Yum yum.

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1 Thank Jim R
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, Jim! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Sagamihara, Japan
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Last minute selection for a group visiting from the Boston MA area. All 9 of us were quickly seated. Waitress was attentive and kept our orders straight. Everyone was pleased with the service, size of portions and cost.

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1 Thank Tom T
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, Tom! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:35
Monday
10:45 - 21:35
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:35
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:35
Thursday
10:45 - 21:35
Friday
10:45 - 22:05
Saturday
10:45 - 22:05
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Center Dr, Richmond, KY 40475-3838 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +859-624-4499
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?