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Sonny's BBQ

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1374 West Government Street, Brandon, MS 39042
1 601-825-7675
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout
Description: In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best sliced pork you can get

Sonny's BBQ is one of my favorites. We live in Monroe and drive over to Brandon to eat at Sonny's while in Jackson. My favorite is the sliced pork and the ribs. My wife ordered a chicken salad which was very good. I eat the baked beans and potato. Overall a very good BBQ restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
French S
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Louisiana
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Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Sonny's BBQ is one of my favorites. We live in Monroe and drive over to Brandon to eat at Sonny's while in Jackson. My favorite is the sliced pork and the ribs. My wife ordered a chicken salad which was very good. I eat the baked beans and potato. Overall a very good BBQ restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

If your in the mood for barbecue this is the place to go! We got the pulled pork egg roll appetizer and they were delicious! For dinner we got the pulled pork platters with sides and homemade corn bread ... It was delicious. We were staying at a hotel near by and decided to stop. There's plenty of parking for... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, Mariana M! We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you again real soon. More 

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I used to eat here years ago and it was very good BBQ. I stopped by recently and ordered the dinner plate at the drive through. The BBQ beef was inedible. It was nothing but fat and gristle. I realize that any one bad order might be a fluke. The fries were very good. If you take a chance and... More 

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

Thank you for bringin' this to our attention, P S. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We do appreciate your feedback, and we’d like to make sure your next visit is better. More 

Raymond, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have been eating here for at least 20 years. It is absolutely the best bbq you will ever eat. The sweet sauce is the best.

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

Thanks for the kind words, sdavisnp! We look forward to seein' you again real soon. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Delicious food. Friendly service. I eat at this place every time I visit my mom in Brandon. Delicious chicken. I can't wait to go back and beast!!! Peace from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your review, Randall C. We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Brandon, Mississippi
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food and service are very good, and consistently so, but the facilities are looking pretty worn. A fresh coat of paint and general clean-up would do wonders!

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Jackson, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

went on a Wednesday night and was surprised to see a new menu, great selection have a new burger with smoked sausage, pulled pork, bacon and cheese topped with onions something unusal for a burger!

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

Thanks for your feedback, Educated-diner. See you again soon! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is just okay BBQ. Nothing special some people get over excited over BBQ. The meat is plain and sides are too.

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

We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal, Mitchell J. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with your feedback and the location you were at so we can make things better. More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

After eating here for many years this was our last visit. We went there tonight for ribs & ordered a slab of ribs, a brisket plate, and a pulled pork plate. It was about 5pm and only a few people were there. We were seated and ordered quickly there after. Our waitress was young, pleasant and new. The food came... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, Foodie2698. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details and location you were at so we can make things better. More 

Brandon, Mississippi
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I am addicted to the redneck eggrolls. I realize they are an appetiser but I have them as an entree'. The Sweet Caroline BBQ sandwich is very good too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1374 West Government Street, Brandon, MS 39042
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: 1 601-825-7675

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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