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Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

#164 of 3,097 Restaurants in Dallas
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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Past,,, ans Still Good After Corporate Takeover

I knew Sonny Bryan, and he was a legend in Texas BBQ. He was open for lunch only, and when the BBQ ran out hae closed down Tiny place with school desks back in the day. The crowd woul overflow and sit on cars or the woodpile. Having said thaat when a corporation bought it for it's name, they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
DevourDallas
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I knew Sonny Bryan, and he was a legend in Texas BBQ. He was open for lunch only, and when the BBQ ran out hae closed down Tiny place with school desks back in the day. The crowd woul overflow and sit on cars or the woodpile. Having said thaat when a corporation bought it for it's name, they opened... More 

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Thank DevourDallas
Washington
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed lunch at Sonny Bryan's mid-week. We arrived at about 11, and just beat the lunch rush. We shared two of the 3/4 lb. meat combo plates 4 ways and we had a little left over. The sliced brisket was quite good, the pulled chicken was excellent, and the sausage was yummy, but the pulled pork was a bit... More 

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Thank SkagitTravelers
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went herd for dinner and it was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the wings and ribs. Fair warning that the servings are pretty big so order small to star with. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank Kaz1984
Dothan, Alabama
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I love Texas brisket and how they smoke it. Sonny Bryan's is an old school joint that's been doing it for many years. The brisket was good, but I ate somewhat late, making me suspect the meat had likely been done quite a bit earlier. Sides were good, not great. Sauce was on point. Old school desks to sit and... More 

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1 Thank Brian S
Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My good friend and I travel all over Texas looking for good bbq. Although Sonny's is a small chain now, they still have some high quality eats. BBQ is good and the sides fill you up.

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1 Thank Jose P
San Diego CA
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319 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We stopped in after we saw the signs that advertised how long this restaurant has been in Dallas (since 1910). We figured that if a restaurant could survive for over 100 years, it must be special. We were there on a Sunday afternoon, but the place was basically empty. The service was slow. We ordered a large combination plate for... More 

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Thank nadojeff
Claremont, California
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Good brisket, horrible ribs!! If looking for a good bbq......I'd keep looking. The location was good as it wasn't too far from many Dallas attractions, but overall quality of food wasn't that good.

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Thank Rick H
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Great BBQ. Dining "room" has limited seating and pretty rustic but add to dining experience. I had the Brisket Sandwich which was excellent and so were the onion rings. Cole slaw was just ok but everyone loved the ribs. Would be a great "to-go" order based on limited seating.

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Thank Fallon S
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Very good BBQ, I had the ribs and sausage sampler with cole slaw and macaroni. This is a very nice place to sit back, have a nice cold Lone Star and some quality BBQ. I have no complaints on the food, the service, or the atmosphere. It was very quality BBQ, doesnt blow you away, but doesn't disappoint either.

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1 Thank John G
Mount Dora, Florida
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I really love my brisket and its really hard to find Texas style brisket in Orlando area. It's world famous brisket and sauce were terrific. I am however not a fan of ordering and not having table service. Personal choice. Sides were so so.

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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: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?