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Sonny's BBQ

70 Sonnys Way, Somerset, KY 42501-3529
+1 606-678-0198
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (28 reviews)
“cornbread” (13 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
70 Sonnys Way, Somerset, KY 42501-3529
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Thanks for this ranking and recommendation! We totally enjoyed some great BBQ for lunch while visiting the Somerset area. We would definitely come here again if in the area!

Thank 802teacup
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Louis Style Ribs are my favorite but everything we have had us great. We get take out and service is very quick. would highly recommend!

Thank vanillabean1086
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Delicious, great service. I had the beef brisket with baked beans, green beans, and cornbread. Awesome barbecue sauce collection at each table. Sweet tea was on point!

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Service was great!!! The food was delicious. The 1/4 chicken was smoked to perfection and it was perfectly seasoned. I tried the Redneck egg rolls and it was also perfect. I will give this a 5 out of 5. Will definitely come back again!!! 😁🤤😁

Thank 2017advicegirl
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Stopped at Sonny's BBQ while traveling through Somerset. Now we're from Kansas City famous for it's BBQ, so we weren't sure how Sonny's would measure up. Loved this place ... so very casual. Service was prompt and friendly and the food came quickly. Seemed to...More

Thank KansasTravelers
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We stopped in unannounced with a group of about 30. After a weekend mission trip. They had no problems opening a whole room just for us so that we could all be together. Service was fast and accurate. Our glasses were kept full. The menu...More

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Had Great service and very taste ribs! Loved the Baked Beans......you must try them!!! My waiter checked on me enough as I scarfed down my ribs and sweet potatoe...so dang good didn't have room for desert! Can't wait to go back!

Thank terri248
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Sonny's is always consistent to provide a great dining experience. Casual, with many choices,great placefor familyor take out.Catering available also

Thank Kendra C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I travel. I was in NYC. The meal and sauces at Sonny's good or better than NYC. The service was very good

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I so love Sonnys and all the sides I have tried since I have been visiting this restaurant are delicious but Sonnys needs to remove the macaroni and cheese it just is a very bland side without any type of taste.. Heck, the box type...More

Thank Cindy B
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Cindy. We'll be sure to pass this along to our team. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Sonnys Way, Somerset, KY 42501-3529 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Somerset
  • Phone Number: +1 606-678-0198
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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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