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Uncle Sonny's Bar-B-Que

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1505 N Main St, Shelbyville, TN 37160
+1 931-684-9010
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I'm from Memphis and I know dry-rub ribs. Uncle Sonny's has it down just right. I highly recommend the fall-off-the-bone babyback ribs. The BBQ beans have chunks of pulled pork. There isn't much room for dining in. It's really setup for take out; so, drive through and pick up a platter of ribs, beans and potato salad, take it home... More 

Thank Realty_Appraiser
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The BBQ nachos are amazing! Pork potato is another favorite. The quest dip makes everything even yummier!

Thank Breanna h
Vanleer, Tennessee
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

They have the best bbq around. Always good. On Thursdays they have Chicken and Dressing that's also great. Plus the homemade fried pies. My favorite are the chocolate or blackberry. Great service a d food.

Thank bgmr7558
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of those places that you might be unsure of when you drive up the first time. It is a small local BBQ restaurant that offers just plan good food. I traveled the southeast for years frequenting local BBQ favorites always on the quest for a great experience. The first time I ate at Uncle Sonny's, I quit... More 

Thank James T
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Uncle Sonny [if there is one] should be made a saint. His recipe for brisket and pulled pork is the best I have ever had. Never had a bad meal or even an average meal at Uncle Sonny's. Not a huge place, though you can eat inside. I just order and eat in the car. The ladies who work there... More 

Thank danbC1720ZE
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch one day. The Que had genuine smoky flavor. I had a brisket sandwich and small drink for $9+ which seemed a bit pricey; however, the food was good. Whitt's across town is quite a bit cheaper and also good though. Uncle Sonny's was small but very clean. Like eating at Woolworths counter, no tables available. It's definitely... More 

Thank Volrooster
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I live in Shelbyville and I drive past two other bbq places to go here. Great food and good service.

Thank Matt P
Chaska, Minnesota
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stopped in due to the recommendation from TA and was pleasantly surprised at how good the brisket sandwiches were. The potato salad was off the chart and done with a sour cream, ranch and bacon. Sweet tea was a great addition to the meal.

Thank CJSLACTravelers
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The South isn't the South without Bar-B-Q especially the pulled pork. It isn't good your business doesn't stand a chance of surviving. Uncle Sonny's is the best in town. Great sides also. when in town don't miss this one. (Closed Sunday)

Thank GLSmith46
Cookeville, Tennessee
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500 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

A family gathering at my dad's and Uncle sonny's is what they served. It was amazing!! Some of the very best bar-b-que I've ever had.

Thank judy177

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 N Main St, Shelbyville, TN 37160
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-684-9010

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?