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Uncle Sonny's Bar-B-Que

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1505 N Main St, Shelbyville, TN 37160-2343
+1 931-684-9010
11:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Uncle Sonny [if there is one] should be made a saint. His recipe for brisket and pulled pork is the best I have ever had. Never had a bad meal or even an average meal at Uncle Sonny's. Not a huge place, though you can eat inside. I just order and eat in the car. The ladies who work there... More 

Thank Dan B
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch one day. The Que had genuine smoky flavor. I had a brisket sandwich and small drink for $9+ which seemed a bit pricey; however, the food was good. Whitt's across town is quite a bit cheaper and also good though. Uncle Sonny's was small but very clean. Like eating at Woolworths counter, no tables available. It's definitely... More 

Thank Volrooster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I live in Shelbyville and I drive past two other bbq places to go here. Great food and good service.

Thank Matt P
Chaska, Minnesota
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stopped in due to the recommendation from TA and was pleasantly surprised at how good the brisket sandwiches were. The potato salad was off the chart and done with a sour cream, ranch and bacon. Sweet tea was a great addition to the meal.

Thank CJSLACTravelers
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The South isn't the South without Bar-B-Q especially the pulled pork. It isn't good your business doesn't stand a chance of surviving. Uncle Sonny's is the best in town. Great sides also. when in town don't miss this one. (Closed Sunday)

Thank GLSmith46
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

A family gathering at my dad's and Uncle sonny's is what they served. It was amazing!! Some of the very best bar-b-que I've ever had.

Thank judy177
Alexandria, Minnesota
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

My wife and I ate here on our way to the Jack Daniels Distillery tour. We were looking for BBQ and found Uncle Sonny's on the GPS. The place is a little small and there was a line just after noon time. There isn’t much in the way of seating, but they have a small area in the front with... More 

Thank JimAndersonIII
Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Most people simply order carry out since there is limited seating and no restroom. However, since we were out-of-town visitors we ate there on the stools provided. The pulled pork platter is very tender and the sides were ample and filling. Very friendly and quick service. Naturally it appears to be a thriving business. It isn't much to look at... More 

Thank jgbtravels
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

They have really good food. When I want BBQ I go to Sonny's. They might not have a good eat in restaurant, but the food is worth taking home. I always park and go inside because their drive up is not big truck friendly.

Thank Judy G
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I like sonny"s BBQ because it is real BBQ! Not steamed pork like other's such as Whit's BBQ.Sonny's BBQ has a nice bark and flavor not LIQUID smoke like other's!

Thank jim m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 N Main St, Shelbyville, TN 37160-2343
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-684-9010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?