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Sonny's BBQ

) #5 of 72 Restaurants in Somerset €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
70 Sonny's Way, Somerset, KY 42501-3529
+1 606-678-0198
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • 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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Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Sonny's for 30 years in Somerset and other Sonny's restaurants all the way to Florida. Some of the best barbecue you'll ever have. It's not 100% consistent, but nearly so. The waitstaff at Sonny's in Somerset has also been there...More

Thank Ernie M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

OK... had their AYCE ribs, sweet and smoky, yesterday after church with friends from church. $14.99, Good food, had baked beans, fries and garlic bread as sides. Wife enjoyed smoked turkey dinner as always.

Thank ytbTRAVELbyNorthstar
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Meats were tough, veggies mush, the baked beans were the best part of the meal. The specialty drink was roughly 14$ and had less alcohol than a small light beer. Otherwise the music level was low enough to be able to have a conversation. Like...More

Thank Foodie132017
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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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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