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Sonny’s BBQ

328 West Plaza Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117-6821
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sliced pork” (4 reviews)
“garlic toast” (3 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
328 West Plaza Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117-6821
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't eat at the restaurant itself, but had Sonny's cater a rehearsal dinner - and they did an outstanding job! Both the pulled pork and the smoked chicken were wonderful! And the baked beans were some of the best we ever had! We rounded...More

Thank SWilliamsoninVA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pulled pork and baby back ribs were very good. Our server Allison provided prompt service and was a delight. Although we did not eat from the salad bar I did check it out. Lots of items, very fresh.

Thank Sherrie O
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We’re glad to hear Allison took great care of you durin’ your last visit, Sherrie O. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and hope you’ll stop by again soon!

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

For a great quick lunch or dinner this is a wonderful spot. Good BBQ pork with coleslaw and fries. The service was top notch.

Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Been probably 10 years since I have dined at a Sonny's. Last one I believe was in Commerse, Ga. At that time, BBQ at Sonny's was Sliced BBQ swimming in an overly sweet sauce that masked the natural flavor and sweetness of the meat. The...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We recently took a driving trip through the Mooresville area. We stopped for an early weekend lunch at Sonny's and were seated immediately in one of the booths. They have daily specials including a plate that comes with two side items. I selected the pulled...More

Thank TJouer
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

One of our all time favorite places to eat BBQ in the South. Delicious ribs, etc. and superb customer service. I highly recommend Sonny's BBQ in all the Southern states.

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Had good BBQ dinner at Sonny's BBQ in Mooresville, North Carolina. We had the pulled pork and chopped brisket sandwiches on garlic toast. Both were good.

Thank Robert C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

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

Reviewed 1 March 2017

The people are so nice at this location whether eating in or takeout. You need to be familiar with their food or you will think it is a bit dry. We loved it from Florida and were happy to have it again with all their...More

Thank guitartraveler60
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Guitartraveler60, thanks for sharing your kind words! We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome babyback ribs! Many choices of sauce. Also did the salad bar,and it was a nice surprise. Many fresh vegetables and fruit. Good service and large portions. Suggest you stop here !!!

Thank Ed K
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you for your great review, Ed K! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 4 February 2017

Stopped in while traveling on I-77 for lunch. Our waitress was as good as it gets - constantly checking on us and very friendly. My wife got BBQ and I got a hamburger - both were okay, but not great.

Thank Hokiechip
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Thanks for takin’ the time to write your review. If you’d like to talk to us more about how we can make things better, please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your phone number.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 West Plaza Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117-6821
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mooresville
  • Phone Number: +704-662-0761
  • 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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