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Sonny's BBQ

3755 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-0837
+1 706-546-0385
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (7 reviews)
“sliced pork” (2 reviews)
“garlic toast” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
3755 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-0837
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family visit to Sonny's this evening discovered that the franchise is closing effective today. The restaurant will reopen under a new name and menu in about a week, Current staff will stay on with the new property. The restaurant could use a new look. We...More

Thank FredL757
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I was very pleased with this visit. Nice waitress, fast service, and she kept on the re-fills for the drinks. BBQ is excellent as were the sides.

Thank RobBN
Reviewed 28 January 2018

My son and I had lunch at Sonny's. It was very good. The rids were tender and flavorful. Their baked beans were some of the best I ever had. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. When ever I go there again I will stop...More

Thank Denny1008
Reviewed 5 January 2018

wife and I were in Athens for dr appointment and decided to go by Sonny,s BBQ for lunch. It is cold here today and restaurant wasn't crowded. We ordered pulled pork sandwich, which comes with French fries. Very generous portion of pulled pork and three...More

Thank Paiul E
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for your great review, [User's Name]! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered carryout entrees for dinner but we regretted opting for the "special". Very little food and not fresh at all. Both the fries and toast was cold. Usually, we're always happy with our order but Sonny's missed-fired big time on this order. The ribs were...More

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We are in town for a month and wanted BBQ. Smelled wonderful from the outside. Good selections on the menu. Plenty of food. Variety of sauces to add to your meat. Even had an all you can eat ribs. Pulled pork was good and my...More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is the best BBQ in town and it is always delicious. We eat here at least once a month and we are always pleased with the food and service. Donna takes very good care of us and we try to sit with her whenever...More

Thank Stephanie A
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

We’re glad to hear Donna consistently takes great care of you durin’ your visits, Stephanie A. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon!

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Eight here for lunch with a friend of mine for the first time in a very long time. Our meal was excellent our service was excellent but this building has not been remodeled in over 20 years that I've been patronizing this particular Sonny's!!!

Thank tomhukfin
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I ate lunch here yesterday. The pulled pork and pulled chicken was very good and the service was very good as well. The waitress checked on us multiple times and refilled our classes frequently and brought us to go drinks. The sauces...More

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stopped for early lunch. Restaurant was no busy. We were quickly seated and Amanda took our orders quickly, All of the BBQ is very good and served with a choice of sauces. Fries were hot. Slaw was cold. There is an interesting salad bar....More

Thank FredL757
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

We're glad to hear this, Fred. Thanks for the great review and we look forward to your next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3755 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606-0837
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 706-546-0385
  • E-mail
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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