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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

1374 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042-3049
601-825-7675
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Ranked #6 of 77 restaurants in Brandon
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love this place but it's a hit or miss kind of place. Week nights are better than Friday or Saturdays. Big lunch crowds too.

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Brandon, Mississippi
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

sides are really good. ribs vary---sometimes meaty and tasty--sometimes bone and little meat. pulled pork sandwich is usually good

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

lpq2014, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our pulled pork sandwich and sides. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon! More

Brandon, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have never been disappointed with the food at Sonny's. We eat there at least 6 times a year. The seats are not comfortable but the food is delicious.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thechaplain1952, thank you for the great. We're glad to hear that you're a fan of our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Brandon, Mississippi
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Have eaten here many times for a quick lunch but this is my Go To Place when we need to feed family or friends. Their sliced beef brisket by the pound is great to make sandwiches or serve with baked potatoes. They have drive thru.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Drovetheironhorse, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoy our beef brisket and sandwiches. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Brandon, Mississippi
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We love the food here and have for years! You will want to take their sauce home in your purse! Lol! Reasonably priced and for those not from the South...you gotta eat here! :)

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Angelina R, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Brandon, Mississippi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food is always good. Our favorite is the BBQ pork, with coleslaw on the sandwich. The ribs and chicken are also good. For a change we like the hamburger.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

MSH1951, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoy our BBQ pork with coleslaw, ribs and chicken. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I've been there more than once. I go for the ribs, which are meager, dry, tough. I have friends who like the chicken and pulled pork. It all seems over priced for what you get. The salad bar seems good. Service is good.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Ecotreker, thank you for your review. We're sorry that our ribs were not up to expectations on your recent visit with us. Let us make it up to you. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details, including the location, so that we can address this issue with our team. We would greatly appreciate your feedback and hope... More

Brandon, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was my favorite BBQ restaurant for years. Recently, the restaurant made the decision to include a rub on all their meat, with no option to have the old recipe meat. The rub does not taste good on chicken or beef brisket! The meat has lost a lot of its barbecue flavor. I don't even know if they are using... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Traveler1million, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're sorry to hear that you do not enjoy the dry rub on our BBQ. Please let us help! Send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with details about your experience, including the location, so that we can address this issue with our team. We would greatly appreciate your feedback. More

Jackson, Mississippi
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Ribs are one of those things people love to hoot and holler about how such and such place is the best in the world, blah, blah, blah. You know you have all heard it. I have been fortunate to have eaten at a LOT of top notch rib joints around the nation over the years. Let me let you in... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Rushhound, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you're a fan of our ribs! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Austin TX
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I was just passing through Brandon and went to Sonny's recommended by another traveler. I had turkey, baked tater and broccoli, all of which were excellent. The turkey serving was huge so I had enough for the next day. My only complaint is they don't serve beer and I really needed one after a long day of driving.

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