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Sonny’s BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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1900 North Slappey Boulevard, Albany, GA 31701
10:45 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:00
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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to Sonny's at least once a month. It's some of the best BBQ in Albany. The servers are always very nice and attentive.

Thank V7632QVstephaniec
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, V7632QVstephaniec. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Pooler, Georgia
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240 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We had a big party and our service was great. She handled my family of 15 idiots like a champ. Drinks were always full and she made sure everyone was happy. I have 4 stars because I ordered the grilled chicken and thought it was a little small for the price. Tasted good, but small.

Thank Vinny0014
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

From the moment you walk in until you leave everyone serves you with a smile! Food is served quickly and made fresh. The Brunswick stew is amazing! The burgers are good and flavorful. Okra is also yummy! Pulled pork has a great smokey flavor.

Thank tonyandsamantha
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My dad was recovering from a stroke in the nearby Phoebe North rehab facility when the "hospital food" drove me out into the neighborhood for something edible. I checked Trip Advisor and saw that Sonny's had great reviews and was only a few blocks away. I decided to walk in order to survey the wind damage from the tornado which... More 

Thank rickrus
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The sliced brisket was very tender. Salad bar had an excellent selection and was fresh. Enjoyed the good service.

Thank David S
Albany, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Took twenty minutes to get our drinks and waitress Cathy Murray was as rude as she could be giving us dirty looks about our complaints of why is it taking so long to receive our food. Did not leave a tip and hope future customers do not leave a tip as well for Cathy. Sonny's has lost my business.

Thank Dream_Sicle93
Albany, Georgia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you don't' want to cook you can go there and get a nice meal. I love the baked beans; all the side dishes are pretty good. I like that fact that if I want a quick meal, I don't have to settle for fried food or a burger. The smoked meats are all tasty; my favorite is the smoked... More 

Thank Liz1136
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I had Dr appts and had no breakfast so around 3pm I went through the drive-thru to pick up a late lunch/ early dinner. The item we enjoy is not on the menu outside...sliced pork lunch special. Sliced pork - French fires - baked beans and 1 slice of garlic toast for $8.99. I usually get an extra order of... More 

Thank Caryl H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, Caryl! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

Hinesville, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoy eat here, they offer smoked wings and they are delicious. They offer a salad bar and very good ribs.

Thank Marion T
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I really like Sonny's. The Food is excellent. Make sure to try the Sweet Carolina BBQ sandwich. You won't be disappointed. Wait staff is always friendly and helpful. They have one of the best salad bars in Albany!

Thank Les R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 North Slappey Boulevard, Albany, GA 31701
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +229-883-7427
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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