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Sonny's BBQ

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Barbecue
440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560
+1 704-523-1053
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (33 reviews)
“pulled pork” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217-3560
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been eating at Sonny's BBQ all over the south for about 38 years. Today was the first time I have been disappointed with a meal. This review applies only to the store on Tyvola Rd. and not to any other location. It was not...More

Thank David H
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're sorry to hear that your recent visit was not up to expectations, David H. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location has alittle bit worn down. The staff was good and the food was good also. Just need to update a bit. Only exception is the sweet tea was sour!

Thank debbiedavis26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a nearby hotel and just wanted to get some carry out dinner. Service was ok. The food fit our needs. We had pulled pork sandwiches (who puts that on garlic bread?) and some sides.

Thank Susan S
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reachin’ out, Susan S. 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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is really good only wish the menu was more extended. The banana pudding is great especially. Great place to eat while running errands around town.

Thank 265cherylg
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I decided to try this after looking at the Uber Eats app. I ordered the sampler platter of brisket, pulled pork, ribs and chicken, which was supposed to come with beans and cole slaw. When it arrived, I opened the container with some excitement because...More

Thank smittenkitten250
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for bringin’ this to our attention, smittenkitten250. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us another chance!

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Very nice place, Clean and friendly. Good food and great service. Less than a ten minute drive from the hotel. The barbecue was excellent and didn't break the bank.

Thank thecca
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Me and my husband enjoyed our meal, the service was great, I would recommend this place. I had the barbque chicken and ribs, both was very delious

Thank M G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Expensive to my tastes. Very standard fare. Some decent all-u-can eat specials based on the day. Tuesdays $12.00/ribs wet or dry rub AUCE. Will try that some time. Pretty old building, dark interior, not real inviting...showing its age in terms of food, prices and offerings....More

Thank Bill E
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Hey Bill, we appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review. Let us assure you, all our meats our smoked in store over the finest oak. Could you please email Social@SonnyBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Experience a reliable, good southern style barbecue. A bit less than formal, you can relax and enjoy the fixin's. As I remember beer choices were limited but that may have changed. Family friendly, you will generally find them near hotel clusters.

1  Thank karenschu
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We planned on eating at Sonny's when we first knew we would be in the Charlotte area. We hadn't eaten at a Sonny's in a few years since we don't have the chain in our area. We were not disappointed. There were 3 of us...More

Thank Nananancy
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 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
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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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