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Sonny’s BBQ

328 West Plaza Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117-6821
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sliced pork” (4 reviews)
“garlic toast” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
328 West Plaza Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117-6821
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently took a driving trip through the Mooresville area. We stopped for an early weekend lunch at Sonny's and were seated immediately in one of the booths. They have daily specials including a plate that comes with two side items. I selected the pulled...More

Thank TJouer
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

One of our all time favorite places to eat BBQ in the South. Delicious ribs, etc. and superb customer service. I highly recommend Sonny's BBQ in all the Southern states.

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Had good BBQ dinner at Sonny's BBQ in Mooresville, North Carolina. We had the pulled pork and chopped brisket sandwiches on garlic toast. Both were good.

Thank Robert C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

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

Reviewed 1 March 2017

The people are so nice at this location whether eating in or takeout. You need to be familiar with their food or you will think it is a bit dry. We loved it from Florida and were happy to have it again with all their...More

Thank guitartraveler60
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Guitartraveler60, thanks for sharing your kind words! We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome babyback ribs! Many choices of sauce. Also did the salad bar,and it was a nice surprise. Many fresh vegetables and fruit. Good service and large portions. Suggest you stop here !!!

Thank Ed K
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you for your great review, Ed K! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 4 February 2017

Stopped in while traveling on I-77 for lunch. Our waitress was as good as it gets - constantly checking on us and very friendly. My wife got BBQ and I got a hamburger - both were okay, but not great.

Thank Hokiechip
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Thanks for takin’ the time to write your review. If you’d like to talk to us more about how we can make things better, please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your phone number.

Reviewed 25 January 2017

We've gone there a few times to buy up in big quantities for some team lunches. The pork is really good and they have decent side dishes as well. If you're looking to feed a large group we would recommend it.

1  Thank SteveMatthewP
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The service here was great and the food was very good. I got the AYCE dry rub ribs and put a serious dent in their stock. The ribs were very good. I had 4 refills and they were just as good at the start as...More

Thank JamminJimE
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Despite never having a Sonny's in our hometown we love Sonny's and have been loyal patrons for the last 30 plus years. We always make Sonny's a stop in our travels or a day trip destination to this particular Sonny's which has been our favorite...More

Thank DebS1353
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love Sonny's BBQ, sliced pork! Always grab lunch when traveling. Sweet tea is the best! Good family place!

Thank Nancy R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 West Plaza Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117-6821
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mooresville
  • Phone Number: +704-662-0761
  • E-mail
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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