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7820 Lyles Ln, Concord, NC 28027
(704) 979-0073
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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
    4 of 5 stars
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It has been years since we have had the opportunity to eat at Sonny's since there is not one near our home. My daughter had the pulled pork meal and I had the chicken. DELICIOUS as I remember it from years ago. We are actually heading back again today for more. LOVE LOVE LOVE the garlic bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Lois_Dag
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic!! Best ribs and service ever, ask for Heather, she's great!! Try both dry rub and sweet and smokey ribs. The corn bread is also not to be missed AAA+

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I was overly impressed by how fast the service in this restaurant was. I'm assuming that everything was fresh because it was brought right to my table two minutes after I ordered. I think this is the way it should be. The food wasn't the best barbecue that I have ever had but it was fairly decent. I'd definitely come... More 

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Norcross, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Love Sonny's but the service we got from MsTina & Ms April was great. With 6 adults and 5 kids it can be a handful. The did a great job. The food was awesome as usual but service was fast and efficient.

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

Thanks for your great review, laurie6640. We're glad you and your family enjoyed your visit! More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

As soon as you get out of your car the taste buds are coming to life. The smell outside is incredible. Order the "family feast". We have a family of five w/ 3 teenagers. We always seem to be taking a couple days worth of leftovers home. My favorite is the sliced brisket with the sweet BBQ sauce.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed our Family Feast, Kevin S.! Thanks for your great review. Until next time! More 

Powhatan, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice place great food! Service was awesome! Easy to get into but be aware getting out back onto highway- lot of traffic!

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, Sparky6768. Thanks for your review! More 

Kingston
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Brisket and the turkey was dry and chewy. French fries weren't cooked enough to my liking (I really like crispy fries - these were almost soggy). Baked sweet potato was really good. I wish other than garlic bread or cornbread was offered. Sonny's in Florida was much better.

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

We're sorry to hear that, Patsy R. Let us help - please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details and location from your experience. More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I hadn't eaten in a Sonny's in probably 15 years. Used to have them here in NC then they all closed. I would get to eat there when I went to FLA on business. I was pleasantly surprised to see it when we rolled in to Concord. We ate there mid afternoon following a day at Great Wolf Lodge. Obviously... More 

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, chiefdcates. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It has been years since we have had the opportunity to eat at Sonny's since there is not one near our home. My daughter had the pulled pork meal and I had the chicken. DELICIOUS as I remember it from years ago. We are actually heading back again today for more. LOVE LOVE LOVE the garlic bread and beans.

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

Thanks for your great review, Lois_Dag. We can't wait to see you again! More 

Vincennes, Indiana
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Have eaten Sonny's many times and have done work for and met the founder/owner Sonny Tillman at his first restaurant in Gainesvile, FL. This location was just like I remember of the many locations I had the opportunity to visit in FL. The service was great, the food was super. If you are visiting with 3 or more people I... More 

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Siler City, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Good food good price and kids eat free on Monday nights! The service was quick and the staff was friendly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7820 Lyles Ln, Concord, NC 28027
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: (704) 979-0073

Price and Cuisine

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

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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