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“Outstanding Beef Brisket Sandwich and Friendly Service”

Sonney's Bbq Shack Bar and Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Our group of five friends stopped at Sonney's BBQ Shack Bar & Grill for lunch after a 3-hour hike at Emerald Bay. We were pleasantly surprised to find a BBQ place with such high reviews on the drive back.

We asked the friendly waitress for her favorite item. She recommended Sonney's BBQ Brisket Sandwich ($16.00). Three of us ordered it with coleslaw (an extra $1.00). I've eaten at a lot of excellent BBQ joints, many in Texas and the South, and this sandwich ranks with the best of them. A sandwich can be made or broken by the bread, and the fresh French roll with house spread ensured that the focus remained on the delicious and juicy chopped beef brisket (supposedly smoked for 12-14 hours).

This restaurant has their act together. Friendly service, great atmosphere (cheery open dining area with flat screen TVs), and most importantly delicious food at a reasonable price.

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Thank arbrebleu
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

After getting settled, we looked for a place for dinner that was dog friendly. Sonney's wasn't that far from the Fireside so why not. Parking lot can get full, so go early...LOL! Cheerful greeting when I walked in.

There's a nice big "backyard" type space adjacent to the dining room and bar. Lots of families with dogs...it's a very family oriented place which is nice. We thought we were going to order a bottle of wine, but two large goblets showed up which was plenty enough! I orderd a half rack of ribs, with greens, beans, and a side of mac n cheese. Everything was delicious, with my favorite being the greens with bacon! Scooter was disappointed that there wasn't a tri tip plate but he said the sandwich was decent.

Friendly service, and a really relaxing vibe. Cako wanted to run around on the grass, and maybe play with the other two dogs there, which would be kinda cool. Definitely worth checking out!

Cako Approves!

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Thank heuster3
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Stopped for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. We weren't real hungry, so my wife just had their key lime pie and it was great. I had a brisket salad, which was also very good. The brisket on the salad is some of the best I have every had. Would love to go back and try other things but were only passing through.

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Thank James N
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Beef ribs were tiny and overcooked. The brisket and pork were good. I have had bbq around the country and this was ok.

Thank DonnaLH74
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We come to South Lake Tahoe every summer, and we ALWAYS come here for dinner. Love the food, big portions, nice outdoor area. It is usually busy, so we make a point to have an early dinner. Worth the wait!

Thank MauiMom88
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