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Sonny's BBQ

109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505
+859-887-0021
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sliced pork” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“cornbread” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love Sonny's and hadn't been there in awhile so we stopped by last night. We came in and waited to be seated and they certainly were in no hurry to do so. That was fine...we weren't in a hurry. Once we were seated, our...More

Thank donaldcK7708BL
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for bringin' this to our attention, DonaldcK7708BL. 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 would like to get you in touch with our team!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family went here on a Monday evening. On the way into the restaurant my wife asked "If they do not have baked sweet potatoes again can we get up and leave". We went in the restaurant and were seated, our drink orders were taken,...More

Thank Wayne B
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for bringin' this to our attention, Wayne B. 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 would like to get you in touch with our team!

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We love going to Sonny's and always order the Family Feast. This gives us enough food for our whole family at an affordable price. If you're not sure if the family feast is enough for your family, just add an extra pound or half pound...More

Thank Sharon W
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for your great review, Sharon W! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your family feast, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The BBQ is a good diversion from other local fare. Get two Big deals for under $20. No matter which meat you choose, it is yummy.

Thank Burt L
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

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

Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was our first visit to Sonny's and they did not disappoint. This is an excellent place for smoked BBQ. We got in a little early, so the service as very fast. I had the Short Ribs and my wife had the Sampler Platter. We...More

Thank Rick C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you for your great review, Rick C! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your short ribs, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 13 February 2017

This Sonny's location is one of our favorites. We've hit all the Sonny's that we know of along our route from Kentucky to Naples, Florida, and have never been disappointed, but this one is one of the best. We made a special trip over to...More

Thank grams1819
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, grams1819. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We LOVE Sonny's! We have been coming here for years, and it's our favorite BBQ place. The food is wonderful, and the service is excellent. Today we our waitress was in training, but she was also very good. Can't say anything about the desserts, because...More

Thank Sharlene D
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Made my annual trip to Sonny's for sliced pork on garlic toast. Always an EXCELLENT adventure. Fries and beans were also excellent this year. Purchased a pound of sliced pork and an order of garlic bread to go. Was GREAT as leftovers. Waitress was wonderful...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were hungry and looking for a good restaurant when we found this one. We had delicious chicken and ribs. The sides, baked potato, green beans, slaw and baked beans were very good.

Thank Ronald C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your chicken and ribs during your visit, Ronald. Thanks for writin’ your review. See you again soon!

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Good not great pulled pork, beans, cornbread muffins and appetizer. I have been stopping in here every few years and it seems like it has slipped a little each time.

Thank nvtriker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Nicholasville
  • Phone Number: +859-887-0021
  • E-mail
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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