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Sonney's Bbq Shack Bar and Grill

787 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6539
+1 530-541-7427
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“cornbread” (26 reviews)
“beef ribs” (20 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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787 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6539
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel throughout the US all year, I love BBQ! Sonney's has no freezer (it's fresh), they begin slow cooking their Brisket the day before. We were shocked at how good it is. One of my Tahoe favorites!

Thank markdH7455GJ
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Ok I'm from the south where BBQ is king so I'm a bit spoiled because good BBQ is plentiful at home. I rarely order it when I'm away because most places really and truly can't do it right. Sonney's is above average. Not the best...More

Thank RC30319
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Wonderful food. Large portions. Loved the corn bread and ribs. Our waitress was very nice. I recommend this is a must try.

Thank Beverly K
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent smoke and great dry-rub flavor. Plentiful sides. Wonderful service. Worth every penny. 4 1/2 stars.

Thank steveaK5196OS
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

What more do you need than a refreshing cold draft and choice of great menu items.... pig wings, fried pickles, corn chowder, and pulled pork. It goes on....great cole slaw and potato salad. And for sports there are many screens to stay up on ur...More

Thank Ellyn C
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Nice people Great ambiance Truly wonderful food Bread pudding at $9 - I thought was expensive until a) I tasted it b) I realized it fed 2 of us twice Not to be missed! Cheesy grits are wonderful for anytime - we got a side...More

Thank PolesForMobility
Reviewed 7 October 2018

BBQ chicken platter is my favorite... especially the cornbread on the side! Nice outdoor area also. Bartender was kind enough to change the TV to the Texas Tech basketball game last winter when we ate there. Enjoyed the garage dining area in August after a...More

Thank lkrobertson79
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Nothing we had was less than delicious. The corn chowder was fantastic, don't miss the shrimp appetizer and for the main course we shared a full rack of pork ribs which were excellent.with no room left for the suggested home made bread pudding. Enjoy!!

Reviewed 6 October 2018

I'm telling you the Chile Verde is excellent. They serve it as a soup, and it ranges from soupy on some days to stewy on others. They have 1 BLT made with 1lb of bacon! For a small appetizer try the Pig Wings. 2 ribs...More

Thank andycoyle
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Not the cheapest, but ideally placed to buy a big pile of meat after a long hike. Brisket was delicious.

Thank 291jeremym
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30 January 2017|
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Response from MarnChar | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't sure if they do or not, but there is a response from someone that did make a reservation, so evidently they do. :-{D
Patty D
10 September 2015|
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Response from Jon S | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar at one end of this place that is not for children obviously. But they have a patio and an inside dining area that are quite appropriate for kids. And again the food is incredible. The only problem is if... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6539
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-7427
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