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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

7820 Lyles Ln NW, Concord, NC 28027
704-979-0073
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Ranked #49 of 228 restaurants in Concord
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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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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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Staunton, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I grew up on Sonny's BBQ, but moved away 20 years ago. Whenever I get a chance, I stop to eat my favorite BBQ in the world. This time was lunch with my boys as we were driving to Atlanta. Savory Pork sliced thin. BBQ Baked Beans. Cole Slaw. It simply doesn't get any better.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I really like this restaurant. The food isn't going to win any awards, but it's good. The value, especially when you get an all you can eat meal, is wonderful - not only do you get all you can eat meat (of your choice), you get all you can eat sides as well. The salad bar is good, well maintained,... More

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was average; not great but not bad. The staff made up for it, super friendly people. The order arrived quickly. I would select Sonny's over all chain restaurants.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Five of us ate here, a rainy Saturday night near Concord Mall. Locals can appreciate the crowds this entails so we decided to give Sonny's a try. It's on the other side of I-85 from the Mall and all the tourists won't travel the extra 2 minutes, leaving us a half empty restaurant at 7pm. Quick & friendly service, OK... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I am a BBQ fan, and was disappointed with my stop at this Sonny's. Service was ok, salad bar was a bit needy. Do not like trying to fight with the cover over the salad items, and trying to reach to the back, really no need to have this set up non-user friendly. Some of the items, was a bit... More

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Greendale, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Good food for the price & excellent customer service. We did the carry-out and the young lady was very patient & helpful.

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

KKMorin, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our take out service and pricing. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I originally wrote this review to the GoPlaySave charity coupon book. However, it is pretty long to re-type over and over. Please read below to see what happened to my husband and I tonight at Sonnys in Concorde on Lyles: On 9/6/2013 my husband and I went to Sonny's BBQ in Concorde around 6:35 pm (7820 Lyles Lane, Concord, NC... More

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

Thank you for the review, Marie J. We're so sorry to hear that this happened. Please email us these details at Social@SonnysBBQ.com so that we may address the issue. We hope you can give us another chance! More

Durham, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I have never had a bad meal at a Sonny's restaurant since I first ate at their original Gainesville store in 1968. Unlike many BBQ restaurants where most of the flavor is in the sauce, Sonny's meat always has a rich, smoky flavor, and the meat itself is of high quality. There are a wide variety of menu selections (including... More

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Travelin'
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you have ever been to one of the Sonny's BBQ franchise, you recognize they have excellent BBQ (especially for a chain). But I was pleasantly surprised with the change of atmosphere at this location. Gone is the dining room experience that is slightly better than fast food. They have gone to a more "casual dining" experience on par with... More

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Canton, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My husband and I went through the drive through on a recent trip because our little one was sleeping. Hubby had eaten Sonny's on several occasions through his work so he suggested we eat there rather than another bbq place across the street. We were told they did not have individual sandwiches and we had to order a combo meal.... More

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