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7820 Lyles Ln, Concord, NC 28027
(704) 979-0073
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pulled Pork-Oh Yes!

Dined here with husband and two kids in January 2016. Excellent pulled pork! Mac and cheese, and baked beans were really good! I also had the salad bar. Good selection and well maintained. They did not have a soup on the salad bar, which is usually included at Sonny's salad bar in my experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ShelbyJeanG
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Huntsville, NC
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a location my family visits several times a year while in the area. Normally it has been a great place to have dinner with decent food and wonderful service. Had an experience on 1/30/16 for my daughter's birthday that made us question ever returning. The food was terrible- I got french fries that looked like they had been... More 

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Thank ncbunnie
Charleston, South Carolina
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here with husband and two kids in January 2016. Excellent pulled pork! Mac and cheese, and baked beans were really good! I also had the salad bar. Good selection and well maintained. They did not have a soup on the salad bar, which is usually included at Sonny's salad bar in my experience. Very good place to eat, clean... More 

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

Thanks for the review, ShelbyJeanG! We appreciate the kind words and hope to see you again soon. More 

Cary, North Carolina, United States
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Traveled to Charlotte for Great Ribs Found out about Sonny's BBQ about 10 years ago on a trip to Florida - we were down in the Charlotte area this weekend and saw the Sonny's sign on the Hwy 85 north and had to make a stop for a rack of ribs to go. Always and great meal with appetizers cole... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, Fields! We appreciate the feedback and can’t wait to see you again real soon. More 

Willoughby, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Fall off the bone ribs and smoky good wings combined with old fashioned corn bread make this one of the best BBQ restaurants in the area. Its family style atmosphere and pleasant staff brings back memories of your grandmother's kitchen!!

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Thank Jeff K
Powhatan, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Liked it all - food is fabulous if you like barbeque. We always go there when we go south as we don't have a "Sonny's" where we live.

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Thank Sparky6768
Cornelius, North Carolina
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We always enjoy eating here...their ribs (esp baby backs) are delicious, and food quality is consistent!

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

Thanks for the great review, Lisa! We are happy to hear that you enjoy our Baby Back Ribs and can't wait to see you again real soon. More 

North Carolina
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Sonnys BBQ is always good! They have a great salad bar with lots to choose from. Sweet tea is the best hands down! Also love the baked beans and fries!

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

Thanks for the kind words, SherriThacker! We appreciate you takin' the time to write your review and hope to see you soon! More 

Hammond
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

food very good. yummy !!!!!!! salad bar is great. dinner meals are reasonably priced. Serve was great.

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Thank Paulean G
Columbia, SC
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you one of the best salad bars in the south this is your place. They have all the toppings you need and even have captains wafers. If you buy a meal and select the salad bar you can make return trips! They even have fruit, jello, etc. I also love their BBQ! Anytime I am in North Carolina I... More 

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Thank Airwolf94
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoy our salad bar, Airwolf94. We appreciate you takin' the time to write your review, and hope to see you again real soon! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I decided to try Sonny's BBQ. The food is fantastic. The meat is very tender and the prices aren't that bad either. When you go to Concord,NC go to Sonny's BBQ.

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

Thanks for the feedback, Gene R. We hope to see you again real soon! More 

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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: Barbecue, American

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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