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Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

2202 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75235-7321 (Northwest Dallas-love Field)
(214) 357-7120
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Ranked #194 of 3,099 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $25
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Neighborhood: Northwest Dallas-love Field
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Chicago, IL
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131 reviews 131 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

After reading the reviews, and noticing the smokehouse was a few blocks from the Embassy Suites on Stemmens, we knew we wanted to taste real Texas bbq at an authentic smokehouse. The restaurant is in 2 parts: the smokehouse area where you order, with additional seating in another building which looks like a converted garage. Ok, we were unprepared for... More 

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93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Went to this classic "down home" BBQ place back in 1982 and it really hasn't changed much. It's not the most wonderful ever, but atmosphere isterrific. My wife's brisket sandwich was tasty but a bit dry, while my ribs were meaty and flavorful. sides are nothing special but it's cheap and certainly worth a visit.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Being a native Texan, I laugh at "Texas BBQ." It is a misnomer. Texans are rock stars at smoking meat, then adding some sauce. Sonny Bryan's does it RIGHT. The meat without sauce was smoky, nicely seasoned, moist, and delicious. The sauce was tangy and didn't overpower the taste of the meats. We loved the convenience of the location, near... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We headed to Sonny's on the recommendation of the a lovely guy in the tourist office. Maybe we went at the wrong time of day, but I found the food to be of low quality,. I ordered chicken wings, onion rings and fries, all of which were handed to me within 2 minutes of ordering, as the place was not... More 

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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I stumbled upon this location on a Wednesday night and since I had heard of it, decided to give it a try. I was disappointed in the brisket sandwich. The meat was tender enough, but had no smoke taste or seasoning. It was very lean, so perhaps they cut off the rub, but it tasted more like a roast beef... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had some great brisket here. Fun atmosphere. People were great in helping us through the menu. we will go back

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Tender, Delicious and tummy filling. Great place to eat, expecially for BBQ people. Would recommend it to anyone who is close to this area.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were off the plane and in five minutes my friend introduced us to real Texas BBQ! Love the authentic old smokehouse experience... Clothes had to be washed that night to get the incredible smell out. Loved the brisket!!! Do not forget to get the onion rings and sauce for BBQ!!!

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Chalmette, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great food! Wish I could have gotten more before I left. This location is in a bad neighborhood though! Don't go at night if you have children! I was so nervous with my 2 year old. We hurried and got our food to go and went back to the hotel to eat! But definitely would go back for seconds......during the... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Didn't have an extra 3 hours (or more) to wait in line at Franklin's in Austin and La Barbeque was closed for a private function so it became pretty important to taste some good Texas BBQ when I arrived in Dallas. Sonny Bryan's was recommended by a bellman and it wasn't disappointing. The ribs & brisket were delicious as well... More 

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Additional Information about Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

Address: 2202 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75235-7321
Phone Number: (214) 357-7120
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Northwest Dallas-love Field
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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