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Sonny's BBQ

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70 Sonny's Way, Somerset, KY 42501 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 606-678-0198
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11:00 - 21:30
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Somerset, Kentucky
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK... had their AYCE ribs, sweet and smoky, yesterday after church with friends from church. $14.99, Good food, had baked beans, fries and garlic bread as sides. Wife enjoyed smoked turkey dinner as always.

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Thank ytbTRAVELbyNorthstar
Somerset, Kentucky
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meats were tough, veggies mush, the baked beans were the best part of the meal. The specialty drink was roughly 14$ and had less alcohol than a small light beer. Otherwise the music level was low enough to be able to have a conversation. Like most in this area gluten free is difficult to manage and involves simply omitting multiple... More 

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Thank Foodie132017
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to take the family to enjoy alot of barbacue meals and treats.This is a great messy fingerlicking good place to eat

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

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

United States
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Had been in the road all day, decided to get a drive they dinner, check into hotel and just relax and eat in the comfort of my room. Decided Sonnys was home cooking quality and did the to go drive through. Ribs, potato salad and corn bread. Ribs were the very tip edge piece-dried out, over done and just not... More 

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Thank lexy57
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for reachin’ out, lexy57. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We recently moved to western Kentucky and there is no good BBQ here. We miss Sonny's so bad. The sauces are amazing with the BBQ. I recommend the pulled pork big deal!

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

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

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413 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Any restaurant experience that starts with a TERRIBLE hostess is getting off an a really bad foot, and this place started REALLY BAD. Had lunch there 2/17/17, and was aghast at how completely incompetent and inept the hostess was. She had, and I quote, "wow, really no idea how long the wait is". And "maybe we can get you a... More 

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

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, Mjldly. 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 hope you’ll give us another chance! More 

La Vergne, Tennessee
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant after reading the reviews. Excellent food, fast service, friendly and clean.

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

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

Nancy, Kentucky
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch food was good but very slow service today .usually we are in and out pretty quick but seemed liked we were there for a long time today

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Thank cindi_sumpter
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I eat here every time I come to Somerset Ky. I love the baby back ribs very flavorful and meaty. They have a selection of different bbq sauces that are wonderful. Their coleslaw is very good made just right not too dry and not too much mayo. This place has been around a long time and is worth the stop.... More 

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Thank schnuse
Delaware, Ohio
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Love me some BBQ. This place prepared a good tasting, large portioned lunch, in a timely & friendly manner. Not the best BBQ I've ever had, but certainly no complaints either. I'll definitely go back again.

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Thank Marty M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Sonny's Way, Somerset, KY 42501 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Somerset
  • Phone Number: +1 606-678-0198
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?