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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Largest glass of tea you will ever see!

We had dinner at Sonny's BBQ. As you walk in the door you are greeted by such a delicious smell, makes you extra hungry. We all ordered something different and shared and everything was moist and flavorful. The beans and sides were all good. They have a large salad bar and also several desserts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
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92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We had dinner at Sonny's BBQ. As you walk in the door you are greeted by such a delicious smell, makes you extra hungry. We all ordered something different and shared and everything was moist and flavorful. The beans and sides were all good. They have a large salad bar and also several desserts. Friendly staff and service.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, Bgpow. Thanks for stoppin' by! See you again soon! More 

Wimauma, Florida
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Went for " All You Can Eat " baby back rib dinner. Full rack of ribs was excellent and the asked for more ribs. Waitress brought out a half rack that looked and tasted like it was left over from the day before. It was tough and hard to chew, in addition the ribs were drowned on sauce to make... More 

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Thank LEFTY815NJ
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with us, LEFTY815NJ. Let us help—please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details from your experience, along with your contact information and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you’ll give us another chance soon! More 

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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Went with the family slow to be seated waitress was nice and ordered the sampler and were out of dry ribs? BBQ out of dry ribs?? She did give us an alternate but that is not what we had not originally ordered the redneck egg roles were still cold inside food was ok but is hot and cold on service... More 

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

We're sorry to hear this, Catherine. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your contact information so we can make sure you have better visits in the future. More 

Louisiana
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548 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
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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Thank French S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed it, French S. See you again soon! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Raymond, Mississippi
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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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Thank sdavisnp
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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Randall C
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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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: Barbecue, American, 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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