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Sonny's BBQ

440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560
+1 704-523-1053
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (28 reviews)
“pulled pork” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Long story short: it's worth trying. The food is good and the service friendly. Read for more details. My mother in law recommended this restaurant. It wasn't too far out of the way of our road trip so we went. The atmosphere is inviting and...More

Thank VatoNurse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Convenient location if traveling thru Charlotte. Great salad bar to compliment the tasty BBQ dishes they offer. Several side dishes, drinks & desserts will add to your meal.

Thank Zeke T
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I will only speak in detail about the food I personally ate here. But I will say that the others that were there with me also really enjoyed their food. The place was pretty empty when we got there, so that kinda made we wonder.......,...More

Thank Cappaccinodagreat
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My wife enjoyed the delicious barbecue at Sonny's. We each had the pulled pork plate. The barbecue was moist and meaty. The sides were great as well. I had the mac & cheese, my wife had a baked potato and we both had baked beans....More

Thank Artis B
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been to a sonny's in years. The food was as I remembered and enjoyed. Heaping amount of pulled pork. It came plain so you could add the amount and type of sauce you want. The green beans could have been more southern type....More

Thank kellynshaffer
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

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

Reviewed 26 March 2017

Me and my wife stopped here at lunch after hours of driving. I had low expectations but those BBQ Ribs St Louis style were great, the coleslaw and french fries were ok. The pulled pork was also excellent. Maybe not the best BBQ place but...More

Thank Route66por
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Perhaps an "Average" rating is too high but this Sonny's has something in it's favor if you're looking for something other than fast food in this area (Executive Park). The ribs are OK. We had Sonny's ribs with dried rub so we could try the...More

Thank Dutch1638
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied durin’ your last visit, Dutch1638. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your phone number, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us!

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This is not where to go if you want decent quality barbecue. The meat isn't flavorful. Beans aren't really baked. Overall, not a good meal anytime I've tried. I don't know how they stay in business.

Thank olivefinder
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

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

Reviewed 7 February 2017

I love their barbecue sandwiches on garllic toast. They have really good sauces and the best tea around and I am very picky about my tea.

Thank sybilgirl17
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thanks! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Haven't had Sonny's since living in Florida, so I was pretty stoked when I saw the sign. It just wasn't up to par...pulled pork lacked that pork punch, the ribs were not that good, brisket wasn't up to even up to what anyone that had...More

Thank Jace J
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for takin’ the time to write your review, Jace J. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we hope to hear more...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
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
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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