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Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

#262 of 3,156 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Both Texas and true southern BBQ

Texas home to beef brisket, it was nice to see pork on the menu. The homemade spicy vinegar based sauce paired perfectly with pulled pork. The ribs, brisket and buns also were magnificent. We got ours to go and it kept well for the ride.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
louiscarl23
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The meat was tough yet fell off the bone. BBQ sauce was average. My husband loves onion rings and rated these a zero. They were mushy and the onion pulled out with the first bite. We travel a lot and have tried many a BBQ joint around the country and Oklahoma Joe's in Kansas City still can't be beat.

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Frisco
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115 reviews 115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

An awesome platter of pulled pork, sausage & ribs. I had fries & baked beans for my sides with an orange soda. I was in hog heaven. The ribs were fall off the bone tender & did not need the sauce that was provided. The pulled pork was seasoned just right with the hint of black pepper that gave it... More 

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Denton, TX
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126 reviews 126 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very disappointing. For years Sonny Bryan's was the Q place in our part of the world. Sadly, to my taste anyway, those days are long gone. Had lunch there today after an appointment across the street. Wife and I both got the sliced brisket plate (see attached photo). The beef was surely tender enough but was totally, I mean TOTALLY,... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It was average to good BBQ. It has been around a long time. I had the BBQ chicken and sides............................................

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Texas home to beef brisket, it was nice to see pork on the menu. The homemade spicy vinegar based sauce paired perfectly with pulled pork. The ribs, brisket and buns also were magnificent. We got ours to go and it kept well for the ride.

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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a classic Texas Barbecue--Plates Full of Brisket. Atmosphere is very casual and load with plenty of room for larger seatings. We had 20 people that were handled easily. I was told that the place is crowded during the week and lunch but there were just a few other tables being used while we were there. Beer Selection is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The smell is yummy when you walk thru the door. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Only one choice of sauce but it was good. Enjoyed the smoked turkey. Pulled chicken was very moist. Husband loved his ribs. Fun to be in a room surrounded by garage doors. Kids enjoyed it.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Family in town visiting in hospital district so this was a convenient place to go....these family members consider BBQ to be pulled pork on a bun with coleslaw inside ...everyone really enjoyed the ribs...just enough mouth feel but still tender as a mother-in-law's heart...the sauce is good enough I would buy at grocery store if available....unfortunately, that's about where the... More 

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Clinton, Iowa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went there twice when I was in town fro a football game. Really enjoyed the combo plate, lots of food and very good sauce.

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Ghent, Belgium
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a combo plate with pulled chicken, pulled beef and the ribs. The food was good, but I have had better. The sauce is very good and served in beer bottles. The onion rings and cole saw as sides were delicious and fresh. The only negative point is that the food was not served very hot. But a good... 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 1 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?