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Sonny's BBQ

) #6 of 74 Restaurants in Somerset ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
70 Sonny's Way, Somerset, KY 42501-3529
+1 606-678-0198
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (14 reviews)
“baked beans” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
70 Sonny's Way, Somerset, KY 42501-3529
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My food was very good, but I guess the folks that eat here normally eat small portions. My husband could have eaten at least twice as much as was served. He actually thought I had ordered the kid's portion by mistake. Tastes great, but I...More

Thank tracyaZ9862LN
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Fair at best. Place was better 20 years ago. Bought my own smoker and am much happier. If you aren't a smoke snob you'd find it acceptable I suppose.

1  Thank mrmage
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The food is always consistent and always good, this was no exception. We both had great food. Our waitress was exceptional. She thought of everything and checked on us but didn't rush us. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

My husband bought a barbecue sandwich with fries and it was good! Great sweet tea as well! Close to my hotel

Thank Kayla W
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The food was good, as was the service. You really need to try the Red Neck Egg Roll appetizer. They were amazing!

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We had not been to Sonny"s in a while thought we would give it a try. It was very pleasant. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and fries. Very good. The pork was very tender. The sweet tea was great. Lots of lemons in mine....More

Thank NanaMilford
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Love Sonny's, our favorite place to eat. Food is great. Their coleslaw is very special. The ribs is great. Prices are acceptable.

Thank cheri w
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

was looking for a place to have bbq. passed a few and read that Sonnys was good. asked front desk at hotel and she recommended it. i had pulled chicken. liked the sweet bbq sauce the best. bake beans and coke slaw yummy. corn on...More

Thank indy500kw
Reviewed 24 May 2017

it's not poor, or two circles, but it's less than three, which is average. orders all wrong, got sweet tea when UN was ordered, got wrong sandwich, slaw and baked potato okay, bbq average at best, turkey and brisket, fatty, average size serving, bread very...More

Thank r s
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We visit Sonny's BBQ often. Love their fresh salad bar with such a good variety! The ribs are the best anywhere. There is a great variety of food on the menu, and everything we've tried was good. The only exception is that sometimes the macaroni-and-cheese...More

Thank 12455Rita
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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Sonny's Way, Somerset, KY 42501-3529 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Somerset
  • Phone Number: +1 606-678-0198
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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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