We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sonny's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
200 Highway 770, Corbin, KY 40701-4732
+60 6-526 0000
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 262: English reviews
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worst ribs I have ever had at a Sonny's. Overcooked and tough. Felt like they sat under a heat lamp for a few hours. Very surprised, usually enjoy Sonny's.

Helpful?
Thank lmo559
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, lmo559. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback. More 

Rocky River, Ohio
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent BBQ Ribs-I ordered half a slab. There were several choices for sauces for the ribs and a variety of side dishes to order to complete the meal. Service was speedy. It would be nice to have wine and beer options.

Helpful?
Thank PrinciDi
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our drive back to Ohio from Gatlinburg, where we ate at 3 BBQ joints. This beat them all for me. The meat and sauces were good (mix Sweet & Sizzlin' for the best flavor), portions were hearty, and prices were very inexpensive! Only $7.99 for a pulled pork sandwich and $2 to add a side AND... More 

Helpful?
Thank JenPee
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

Corbin, Kentucky
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place really good. They bring the food out really fast also. You can pick your bbq sauce its on the table. A great place to eat. Only one thing is no beer. So if you want that there is none

Helpful?
Thank 2011bmmble
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, 2011bmmble. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Corbin, Kentucky
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cold food awful service on a regular basis! I tried to give this place the benefit of the doubt but they are consistently bad!

Helpful?
Thank renicholas
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, renicholas. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback. More 

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I had pulled pork sandwich and my husband had chicken wings. The food was just average nothing spectacular

Helpful?
Thank Blackbird45
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for takin’ the time to write your review, Blackbird45. 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 from you. More 

Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The menu was somewhat reduced since my last visit, but the flavor was the same...great! Our server was very courteous, friendly, and prompt. She checked in 4 times. Our food arrived in less than 5 minutes after we ordered, and it was correct. It was a wonderful dining in experience.

Helpful?
Thank Crystal B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, quick service, awesome BBQ sauce (smokey is the best) we dined on the brisket and the ribs highly recommend reasonably priced

Helpful?
Thank Traci P
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

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

Grand Bend, Canada
Level Contributor
147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I like BBQ so I usually go when I get a chance. Sonny's was good not great. I ordered a sampler platter with sliced pork, spare ribs & wings. The ribs were good. I likely should have ordered the pulled pork because the sliced pork was a disappointment. It was the first time I have had BBQ wings and they... More 

Helpful?
Thank 28Huronshores
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, 28Huronshores. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Keavy, Kentucky
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The food is always good but the service is hit or miss. We go at least every other week and enjoy the food. The ribs are the best around.

Helpful?
Thank Matt J
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for reachin’ out, Matt J. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Been to Sonny's BBQ? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Highway 770, Corbin, KY 40701-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Corbin
  • Phone Number: +60 6-526 0000
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sonny's BBQ and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Toronto Ontario
5 months ago
Decorah
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Sonny's BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?