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Sonny's BBQ

440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560
+1 704-523-1053
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“garlic bread” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (38 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got the family feast and the ribs are good, not tough. Imo they could use a little spice/heat in their flavor. Brisket is good, smoke and fat flavoring. The chicken has a good smoke flavor and is very juicy. Pulled pork has good flavor...More

Thank sharoncottrell7117
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice quiet BBQ dinner. Was there are around 5/6 pm so the restaurant not crowded. The ribs were tasty, 6 bones to a serving. For $3.00 you can make it all you eat ribs. Not sure if thats everyday or just Mondays. Brisket...More

Thank CottonMalone1106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the sampler platter and the meat was very tender. Ribs were fall off the bone. Didn’t need extra sauce.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Our food was yummy, but our waitress, Sherine, was not attentive. Took about 10 minutes for the waitress to come take drink orders and greet us. We got our food very quick and the salad bar was delicious, but we never got refills during our...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I had the chicken with bbq beans and macaroni and cheese. The service was excellent. The food was a great example of fresh authentic bbq. Must try it!

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Reviewed this restaurant after or visit in January 2017 and noted that the French fries weren't s we ordered. Sonny's BBQ responded to that review and contacted us thru T/A for add'l. information. They apologized and sent us a coupon for a $10 discount on...More

Thank Dutch1638
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I ate there two days in a row. I even had the same waitress. The food is very good and the lunch menu extremely reasonable. I had the brisket yesterday and the baby back ribs today. The sauces are very nice, they could you a...More

Thank questcarlin
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on my way home for dinner was not very busy at the time went in , Was seated in about 5 minutes About 10 minutes before the server took drink order un sweetened tea. Had the brisket plate with baked beans ,slaw ,garlic...More

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Quickly seated and waited on. I had the baby back ribs and partner had the sliced beef brisket. The meat portions were big and tasty but meats were a little overcooked. The bark on my ribs was black and too tough to consume. I added...More

Thank ZeldaMcSC
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, ZeldaMcSc. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us!

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Sonny’s in Charlotte to get away from rush hour traffic. What a smart decision that was. Not only did we keep from being in bumper to bumper traffic but we found an outstanding restaurant with very delicious food. The egg rolls and...More

Thank Harold R
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Harold. 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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Montclaire South
  • Neighbourhood: Montclaire South
  • Phone Number: +1 704-523-1053
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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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