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Sonny’s BBQ

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328 West Plaza Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117-6821
+704-662-0761
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11:00 - 21:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here was great and the food was very good. I got the AYCE dry rub ribs and put a serious dent in their stock. The ribs were very good. I had 4 refills and they were just as good at the start as they were at the end. The sweet tea is great. I have been coming to... More 

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Thank JamminJimE
Salem, Virginia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite never having a Sonny's in our hometown we love Sonny's and have been loyal patrons for the last 30 plus years. We always make Sonny's a stop in our travels or a day trip destination to this particular Sonny's which has been our favorite location. Having said that, this visit was not what we know or expect from this... More 

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Thank debbie s
Bluefield, Virginia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love Sonny's BBQ, sliced pork! Always grab lunch when traveling. Sweet tea is the best! Good family place!

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Thank Nancy R
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Every time my wife and I go down I-85, we know we are going to have lunch or supper. In fact the other day we made a special trip, just to eat there. The ribs and chopped BBQ is always good. They have a special way of making it and the choice of one of their four (4) sauces just... More 

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Thank John H
SonnysBBQ, Digital Media Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for stoppin' by whenever you're in the area, John! We hope we'll be seeing you again soon. More 

Cornelius, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

As always, I arrived hungry and left full and satisfied. I went on Wednesday, which is all you can eat pork day for 10.99 and barely had room for any more than what was on the first plate. I love this place and will be back as often as possible.

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Thank Guy P
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Guy! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope we'll be seein' you again soon. More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I was at your restaurant (Hwy 150/Mooresville) with my parents, husband and 2 teenage sons and we were so disappointed. First we grabbed 4 packs of saltines to eat with our salad and 3 of the four packs were grossly stale. Not just a little stale...ridiculously stale. Apparently instead of rotating crackers someone has just mixed in the old with... More 

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Thank Amy B
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Amy. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We would greatly appreciate your feedback. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to many Sonny's in 5 states since 1980, this is the first time I've had a bad experience at any of them and brought it to the attention of Brian the Manager on duty near the beginning of my meal and again at the conclusion, as service continued to be bad with my server Allison. First I ordered... More 

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

We’re very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, paddler4x. We’d like to try to help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, including the location, and the best way to contact you. Your feedback is important to us. More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Had not been to a Sonny's in a while, and this location did not disappoint. The order arrived promptly, without any mistakes. The service was prompt and cheerful.

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Thank SilverBean925
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny’s BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear it, SilverBean925! Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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255 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Grandma was visiting from San Diego so we decided to try a new BBQ place out. Huge mistake to stop by here! An absolute mess was left at our table, the food was disgusting, the dishes were dirty, the bathrooms reeked and seemed to have not been tended to in quite some time. I sincerely hope the health department closes... More 

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, cstruyk. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us! More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Really good brisket and pulled pork. Salad bar has lots of options. Service is always good. Lots of good food at great prices.

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Thank Lynn S

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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
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 West Plaza Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117-6821
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mooresville
  • Phone Number: +704-662-0761
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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