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7580 Charlotte Hwy, Ste 100, Fort Mill, SC 29707-7813
803-548-7695
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Ribs

This is real country BBQ, served to you by real Southerners with great courtesy, manners and smiled. Simple food: BBQ, slaw, beans and fries. Try the rib plate. You will never go to Sonny's again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
LizardHntr
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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Charlotte,NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have dined here several times in the past and always thought it was pretty good. Last week is a different story. We went there on a Saturday around 5 PM with a total of eight of us. We waited a few minutes for a table which was understandable. As we stood there waiting the waitress informed all of us... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is real country BBQ, served to you by real Southerners with great courtesy, manners and smiled. Simple food: BBQ, slaw, beans and fries. Try the rib plate. You will never go to Sonny's again.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food has always been good and the price is reasonable. Great service! The original 521 BBQ is in Indian Land. The food is excellent at both locations. The combo plate is a good choice for us, great ribs and chopped BBQ.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Smoked and prepared on site you can't beat theses delicious ribs. If you go away hungry it's your own fault. They give you plenty to eat.

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Fort Mill, SC
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

BBQ is so lean and delicious and their sauces are wonderful too. I don't care for their mayo based cole slaw and that they offer so many starches with their plates. Would rather see a selection of either baked beans or fries and another vegetable. They need a healthier option. The servers are friendly and attentive and the food quality... More 

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Fort Mill
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food and service is excellent! It tends to get busy and fills up. There is an outside eating area for those who like to eat outside, but where else to eat BBQ. The space is crowded so don't except a romanic place.

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Hoover, Alabama
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111 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Small hole in the wall joint. Waited 30 minutes in line, well worth the wait. The line waiting for tables stayed constant the entire time of our visit. The BBQ ribs were outstanding. These were probably the best ribs I have ever had, fall off the bone, and had a great flavor. Excellent hush puppies and we enjoyed the onion... More 

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It just a bit of a hole in the wall but great BBQ, only thing is if u want coleslaw on sandwich it's free but if you want iron the side they charge you. That just makes no sense. Mac and Cheese is great. And their spareribs special is fantastic.

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Austin, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

If you are a believer in "the parking lot test" for restaurants, this one passes with flying colors. I have eaten here about 4 times and I enjoy it every time. They have both vinegar based sauce (mild heat) and a tomato & molasses based sauce that is sweeter. Check it out, I think you will be pleased.

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Friends visiting from Conn needed to taste the best BBQ in the Carolinas. Portions were so large that no one cleared there plate. The ribs topped in at #1. Great service even better value for the money.The best part is that they are Gamecock fans

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7580 Charlotte Hwy, Ste 100, Fort Mill, SC 29707-7813
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Fort Mill
  • Phone Number: 803-548-7695

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
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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