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7820 Lyles Ln, Concord, NC 28027
(704) 979-0073
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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner
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
always GOOD

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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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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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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12 reviews
4 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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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 

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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We're so glad you enjoyed our Family Feast, Kevin S.! Thanks for your great review. Until next time! More 

Powhatan, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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Additional Information about Sonny's BBQ

Address: 7820 Lyles Ln, Concord, NC 28027
Phone Number: (704) 979-0073
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Concord
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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