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Sonny’s BBQ

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1001 Center Dr, Richmond, KY 40475-3838 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+859-624-4499
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10:45 - 22:05
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:35
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:05
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Mitchell, Indiana
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141 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not surprised. Great food in an easy atmosphere. The service was great and the food was even better. A can't miss place. Yum yum.

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1 Thank Jim R
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, Jim! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Sagamihara, Japan
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute selection for a group visiting from the Boston MA area. All 9 of us were quickly seated. Waitress was attentive and kept our orders straight. Everyone was pleased with the service, size of portions and cost.

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1 Thank Tom T
SonnysBBQ, General Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks, Tom! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

Richmond, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family has been going to Sonny's every few weeks for the last 8 years.It is consistently good with enough variety to satisfy all of us. My favorite is the beef brisket with garlic toast, crispy golden fries, freshly made coleslaw that is creamy and light (no mayonnaise taste) and the best baked beans I have ever tasted! The baked... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Just visited Sonnys for dinner, we had barbecued baby back rib they were sweet and very tender. Their cold slaw is my wife's favorite .

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1 Thank joe j
Cheswick, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Got off the interstate and decided to give this place a try for lunch. Lunch portion of baby back ribs was the wife's pick and mine was the brisket sandwich. Both were very good. My side was the mac and cheese and it was also good. When in the south you must drink sweet tea and I did. If I... More 

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Thank John L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Heartfelt service and delicious food. In state travelers seem to make this a particular destination.

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1 Thank Christopher R
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks,Christopher R! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again soon! More 

Asheville
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160 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This place has the best bar-b-que anywhere! I love their ribs, burgers, red-neck egg rolls, pulled pork sandwiches, creamy cole slaw and Sonny's baked beans are legendary! YUM!

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1 Thank BadNews1320
Lexington, Kentucky
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218 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Sonny's is a popular BBQ in Richmond. Right across from Krogers off the bypass. Always a friendly staff and lots of choices on bbq. Plus a big salad bar. The place is very clean and food comes out quickly.

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1 Thank Don M
Bluffton, South Carolina
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236 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel clerk where we were staying recommended Sonny's and we are really glad she did. I had the combo dinner with a scoop of pulled pork, chicken thigh & drumstick, 3 slices of brisket and 3 pork ribs. I chose the max& cheese and BBQ beans as my 2 sides - all for $15.99. The brisket was so tender,... More 

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1 Thank bunnyyoop
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to write your review, bunnyyoop! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and that Samantha took good care of you. See you again soon! More 

Mommabell
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We catered an event for about 190 people. The staff was SO professional, helpful and attentive. The food was amazing! Everyone loved everything! Very generous portions! Took our leftovers to our daughter and son in laws workplaces.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:35
Monday
10:45 - 21:35
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:35
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:35
Thursday
10:45 - 21:35
Friday
10:45 - 22:05
Saturday
10:45 - 22:05
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Center Dr, Richmond, KY 40475-3838 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +859-624-4499
Description
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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