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Sonny's BBQ

#135 of 1,890 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Montclaire South
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440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 704-523-1053
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant while in Charlotte and the food was very good. The lady who attended us was a classic southern lady, very pleasant.

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Thank reyjan15
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, reyjan15! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again next time! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend the smoked turkey plate. Just delicious! Also, try the corn nuggets! They are amazing. Good food and good service at a decent price!

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

Glad you enjoyed your meal, vikesfan! Hope we'll see you again soon. More 

Stillwater, Oklahoma
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176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went to Sonny's as it was conveniently located next to my hotel... Went in for lunch & it was pretty busy but we had no wait... Our waitress's name was Sharon (best waitress I think I've ever had)... very friendly & obviously she has waited tables for years... her company really made the lunch great... Sonny's had a nice salad... More 

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

Thanks for your great review, Brian! We'll let Sharon know you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon! More 

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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped after a business meeting and was very happy with the food and the service. I was seated promptly and my meal arrived within 10 minutes of my order. Hot and tasty and the fries were obviously freshly made. I'll be stopping again next meeting!

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

Thanks for your feedback, Jes! Hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

Mattawan, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My family and I had a great meal at Sonny's. We had the family meal that has portions of each variety of BBQ items. It was very good.

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Thank goheels1unc
Philadelphia, PA
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had the ribs, sliced brisket and smoked wings. All were VERY good. Tasty. Cooked just right. Their sauces are the truth. I took a bottle home. The mac & cheese needs work. Needs more flavor, Needs more cheese. The corn muffins are excellent. The beans were good too. Only complaint was the mac. I would come back and buy... More 

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Thank Martin T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming to Sonny's since 1980 in 5 different states, so I'm very familiar with their menu and a fan with only one bad experience in the nearby Mooresville, NC location in all these years. Today their restaurants are celebrating their founders day, Sonny, 87th Birthday and took advantage of the rib platter for $8.87 normally about $14, in addition... More 

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Thank paddler4x
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re glad to hear Nikki took great care of you during your last visit, paddler4x. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon! More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We ordered some carry out and the service was fast. The pulled pork and chicken sandwiches were tasty. I understand this is a chain restaurant like Famous Daves but we don't have these in WV so it was a pleasant surprise.

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

Thanks for your great feedback, Dana F. We appreciate hearin' from you and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Garner, North Carolina
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This was close to our hotel so we decided to try it. Good choice. My wife had pulled BBQ and I had the brisket bot were tasty, sauces at the table were tasty and did not take away from the smoky taste of the meat. The Mac and cheese brought back childhood memories of the way my mom made it.... More 

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Thank stevene254
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, stevene254! Thanks for your great feedback and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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242 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I ate here for lunch and was disappointed that the food came out cold, however the manager took care of it and turned the problem around completely. I was very happy and as a result of this little glitch I give the A+ for customer service and the food was excellent. Do not hesitate to eat here.

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

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to make your visit better, jbmathusek! We appreciate you stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Montclaire South
  • Neighbourhood: Montclaire South
  • Phone Number: +1 704-523-1053
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?