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Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

#427 of 2,967 Restaurants in Dallas
#457 of 3,242 Places to Eat in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Northwest Dallas-love Field
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2202 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75235-7321
(214) 357-7120
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
smoked and tender

nice food before hitting the club or bed. go for it it is all original. tastes excellent and drinks are well priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 NEW

nice food before hitting the club or bed. go for it it is all original. tastes excellent and drinks are well priced.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

My kind of BBQ joint! Great food, with no expense diverted to ambiance! The indoor 'dining room' was built from old schoolroom desks! I wanted takeout, so that was handled efficiently. The ribs and sauce were perfect. I could even choose onion rings as a side. With good food and reasonable prices, I'd be a regular, but I live 2000... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Ribs were extremely tender and delicious. The green bean cass was very good and so was the fried okra. However, the jalapeno sausage was cold...who serves sausage cold? It was gross. I wouldn't return because I love hot links/sausage, but if you just want good ribs then I would recommend this place.

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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Just 5 minutes from Dallas Love Field, this was a GREAT little place to stop for BBQ. The wait staff was very friendly. We ordered two sliced brisket sandwiches, extra lean, and an order of (freshly made) onion rings. Mm-mmm good. Food was served quickly, and was hot & tasty. This is a better alternative than a fast food drive... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The thing about Sonny Bryan is that you can get really good BBQ or it can be outstandingly bad, dry and flavorless. The trick, I think, is to go when it is busy so the chances of getting stale food is less. This trip I went with a colleague for lunch and it was a good experience. I got 1/2... More 

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Oak Park
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was directed to this place by the concierge at my hotel. Very disappointing. The food was disappointing. I had the Rib Dinner. I would not go back here again.

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Mansfield, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had friends from Jersey and Oklahoma in town looking to try some Texas BBQ; we were all sorely disappointed. The ribs were over-cooked and dry, the brisket was so dry that bbq sauce couldn't even help it, and the mac and cheese might as well have been Kraft. Two of us didn't even eat the food. I wanted dessert, but... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

For a place as highly recommended as this one, I had some higher expectations. I ate the chopped beef sandwich. It was decent, but it was only saved by their delicious sauce. Crowded and hot is what you will get from this place.

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Sonny Bryan's is definitely worth doing one time. The tea was great. The coleslaw was among the best I've had. The meats were OK, though, and that was about it. I was disappointed with the sausage. The ham wasn't smoky enough (it was, however, really juicy - it's easy to dry a ham out when you barbecue it). Sonny's has... More 

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Faribault, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went their for some good ol BBQ. Was not disappointed. The restaurant has 2 sections, where you order, and where you eat. You can sit and eat in the order section if you have a smaller group. Upon entering the restaurant, you can tell they have been doing this for a while. The aroma of BBQ is and will always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2202 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75235-7321
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Northwest Dallas-love Field
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Dallas-love Field
  • Phone Number: (214) 357-7120

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine


Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?