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Sonny's BBQ

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70 Sonny's Way, Somerset, KY 42501 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 606-678-0198
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11:00 - 21:30
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been in the road all day, decided to get a drive they dinner, check into hotel and just relax and eat in the comfort of my room. Decided Sonnys was home cooking quality and did the to go drive through. Ribs, potato salad and corn bread. Ribs were the very tip edge piece-dried out, over done and just not... More 

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Thank lexy57
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for reachin’ out, lexy57. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently moved to western Kentucky and there is no good BBQ here. We miss Sonny's so bad. The sauces are amazing with the BBQ. I recommend the pulled pork big deal!

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Thank Heather P
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

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412 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Any restaurant experience that starts with a TERRIBLE hostess is getting off an a really bad foot, and this place started REALLY BAD. Had lunch there 2/17/17, and was aghast at how completely incompetent and inept the hostess was. She had, and I quote, "wow, really no idea how long the wait is". And "maybe we can get you a... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, Mjldly. 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 hope you’ll give us another chance! More 

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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant after reading the reviews. Excellent food, fast service, friendly and clean.

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Thank Deb L
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

Nancy, Kentucky
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch food was good but very slow service today .usually we are in and out pretty quick but seemed liked we were there for a long time today

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I eat here every time I come to Somerset Ky. I love the baby back ribs very flavorful and meaty. They have a selection of different bbq sauces that are wonderful. Their coleslaw is very good made just right not too dry and not too much mayo. This place has been around a long time and is worth the stop.... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Love me some BBQ. This place prepared a good tasting, large portioned lunch, in a timely & friendly manner. Not the best BBQ I've ever had, but certainly no complaints either. I'll definitely go back again.

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Thank Marty M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Glad we found this one. They have the best BBQ around! Our fav meal choice is Sonny's Sampler which we shared and was perfect size for us 2. Their sweet BBQ sauce is the best! ~ Mrs R

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Thank William R
Somerset, Kentucky, United States
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times & have had barbecue a lot of places in many different areas. No matter where I go I always find Sonny's to be my favorite. Their sweet BBQ sauce can't be beat!

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Thank DeAnna G
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I have never been to a Sonny's before, as I live in Iowa. The food was really great! I had their pulled pork, sweet potatoe with marshmallows (yum!)broccoli ( it needed seasoning) and a great corn bread muffin. They had a cinnamon butter I used on the muffin, wow was that good! Lastly I had a pink lemonade that was... More 

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Thank Heather B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Heather! We hope we'll see you again next time you're in the area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Television
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Sonny's Way, Somerset, KY 42501 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Somerset
  • Phone Number: +1 606-678-0198
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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