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Sonny’s BBQ - CLOSED

350 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922-7508
+1 865-692-9940
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
21 Nov 2014
“Closed ”
28 Sep 2014
“A Little Disappointing”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
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350 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922-7508
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Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

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3  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 29 September 2014

My husband ordered takeout from Sonny's only to arrive back in our hotel room with no sauces for our sandwiches. Thought they were placed in the bag. One sandwich was very dry, and the fries overcooked. Usually love other Sonny's Restaurants. Maybe just an off...More

Thank Donna B
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2014

Darryl - Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and bringing this to our attention. If you could please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with more details about your experience, we would like try to make things better. Also, please remind us of the location...More

Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you need a place to unwind, this is not it. Brightly lit, fast food atmosphere with lots of families. The food, however, is fantastic. They hooked me with the sliced pork sandwich.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I haven't been to a Sonny's since I was a kid. (long time ago!) I am a huge BBQ fan & my recent trip to Sonny's was a real treat. Great BBQ & awesome service. I would recommend it to anyone looking for some good...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We had a nice meal at Sonny's and thought the bar-b-q was very good. Service was fast and the restaurant was clean. Prices were good also.

Thank SilverLlama
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Wife and I had the full slab of ribs to share meal for $19.99. Included baked sweet potato, baked beans, cinnamon apples and Cole slaw. Portions were very good for 2 people. Ribs were very tasty although a bit on the over cooked side very...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We love their BBQ. Did I say we love their BBQ? We are from Florida and when we moved to Tennessee we haven't found another BBQ place as good as Sonny's. This restaurant is clean, our server was great, our food came quick and was...More

1  Thank susieanderson
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed at Embassy suites right up the street from this location and were happy to find a Sonny's restaurant. Where we live, there is none that are close to us. We went in on a Saturday night at dinner time and yet we got...More

Thank kissiz4tati
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Kissiz4tati, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you became a fan of our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again when you're in the area!

Reviewed 10 June 2014

We arrive in 30 mins before closing and were sat immediately. Ordered our food and we done in less than an hour. The food was fresh and delicious. It was our 1st time eating Sonnys and we enjoyed it.

Thank Johm G
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I had takeout so I can't really comment on the staff, except they were efficient. I ordered the pulled pork plate with BBQ beans and cole slaw. Everything was really flavorful and hit just the right notes. If you want some good BBQ and are...More

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Restaurant Details

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US$ 10 - US$ 20
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922-7508 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-692-9940
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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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