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Sonny's BBQ

109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (19 reviews)
“sliced pork” (5 reviews)
“garlic toast” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
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109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant continues to be our all-time favorite place to eat! The BBQ is, by far, the best on planet earth. That's why we try to drive 70 miles roundtrip at least twice a month to enjoy a great meal here. I just wish that...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Sticker shock when got receipt! $20.56. Got brisket with side salad and drink. Good was good but way over priced!

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is simply THE way BBQ should be! My ribs were meaty, not full of fat. They were lightly smoked, and it was easy pulling the meat off the bones. There were plenty of sauces to try and the sides were excellent. I did think...More

Thank hyker1
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Hyker1. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I have visited several of this franchise and they are all pretty good. They offer a salad bar which is an extra in my opinion.

Thank RAM525
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

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

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Late lunch and heard they had a salad bar. Loved that everything was diced! Nice selections with lots of veggies. Today had chili but heard that they also have potato soup at time. Chili was good.

Thank KimAlex40515
Reviewed 14 September 2017

When we asked the receptionist at our hotel whether the nearby Sonny's had good BBQ she said absolutely and that if we did that we would have to start with Red Neck Egg Rolls which we did. We were not disappointed with any of the...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Best BBQ, but must try a steak burger! Delicious! Salad bar is also excellent, as it's the only one around anymore.

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Overall it's a good place, but the food doesn't seem to be consistent. The first time we went there it was great. But, we've been back a couple of times and it's only been so-so. Now, I will say each time that the service has...More

Thank R-L J
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

My family has lived less than a mile from Sonny's BBQ for almost 17 years. About once every 3 or 4 years we will get our nerve up to try it again. The food is just terrible. I have to admit though that the staff...More

Thank Fourandthedog
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

This is concerning to hear, Fourandthedog. Could you please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? We'd love to get you in touch with our team.

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I have always enjoyed going to Sonny's BBQ. I don't really care for their ribs because I think they are always dried out. I do like the redneck eggrolls and chicken wings. The pulled pork is good also. I wish a trip to the salad...More

Thank Russell C
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5 November 2017|
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Response from Fourandthedog | Reviewed this property |
Our location has a drive thru. I don’t know if any delivery service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, 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: 109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Nicholasville
  • Phone Number: +859-887-0021
  • 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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