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Sonny's BBQ

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770 Schillinger Rd S, Mobile, AL 36695-8912 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 251-634-0999
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Baytown, Texas, USA
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To start the staff is very helpful and friendly. Its easy to get off I-12 and back on abut a mile?? parking is good and not congested. The brisket was very tasty with the bread. Sauce was a little lite for us Texans but was favorable and plenty of it. Didn't eat from the salad bar which was well stocked.... More 

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Thank larryb147
Springfield, Ohio
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522 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My wife & I ate here for lunch while we were in town. We both had pulled pork with baked beans. I had the slaw & my fife had green beans. All was good. Service was excellent. Ya got to get the Corn Nuggets! They are Awesome!!! I can't say enough about the corn nuggets!!!! No complaints. Very large portions!

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

Thanks for your great feedback, JubileeJerry! We're happy to hear you had a great visit with us and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

got a picnic special ,a pound of pulled pork 6 pieces of garlic texas toast and corn with baked beans...plenty of food four four adults...

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

We're happy to hear it, Richard F.! Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Had to try Sonny's. The beef brusquest was okay but just not up to expectations, no where near as good as Lucille’s here in Vegas or numerous road side stands in Baltimore, but we tried it and enjoyed the meal.

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

thanks for your feedback, danielsantoni. We hope we'll see you for another visit next time you're in the area. More 

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331 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Sonny's BBQ is a reliable and very good chain of restaurants. Portions are generous. Food is very good and fresh. Restaurants a clean. Staff is friendly. And prices are good. It's not the very best BBQ I've ever had (that's still in Wichita, Kansas for me!) but certainly among the best chain BBQ I've had. Recommended.

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

Thanks for the great review, Outlaw_Pilots! We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Was not looking forward to eating here but my family member wanting to. The interior could use a little pepping up, but the food was actually not bad. All the dishes were hot and fresh and most importantly - tasty. The service was very good. If you just gotta have BBQ and are in this area, you could do worse.

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Thank Daytrip109
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave us your feedback, Daytrip109. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

Ligonier
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186 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

I just can not say enough about this chain. This was our first visit to this location. We usually make this a regular stop when we are in the GA/FL,Carolina's. We were so happy to find that there was one in Mobile. If you like BBQ, this is simply a MUST. GREAT food and a GREAT staff. That goes not... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, horizontransport! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Gautier, Mississippi
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284 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

The place was clean, service was good and I received my meal in a short time. But the food was not up to par. The sliced brisket was terribly dry and the BBQ beans tasted strange. We've eaten here quite a few times over the years and this was the first time I've had an issue.

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Thank gtonic63
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal, gtonic63. We’d like to try to make things better—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to ensure that you have a better experience during your next visit. More 

Clackamas, Oregon, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

I had the opportunity in eating at this establishment....it was so delicious and the staff was just so friendly...couldn't ask for a better lunch or place....

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Okay, you have to understand that this is my opinion and probably the only negative one, but when I visit a BBQ restaurant, I expect good BBQ, and hot BBQ at that. When you go into this swanky atmospheric pub-like restaurant, you smell an odor of very good-smelling BBQ waiting to be delivered to your table once ordering. When I... More 

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

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, Justbutterbean. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to ensure that you have a better experience during your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 Schillinger Rd S, Mobile, AL 36695-8912 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 251-634-0999
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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