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30975 Highway 441 South, Commerce, GA 30529 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
706-335-4741
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mountain Rest, South Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Restaurant area very clean, good hot water in the bathrooms, fast friendly servers, but the most outstanding feature was what we really came here for, the food. Ribs were hot and had a good smoky flavor, with a good selection of sauces, well explained by the server.

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Thank Dale H
Maysville
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not sure if they had changed where they receive their meat or what but their food is nowhere near as good as it used to be as a matter of fact it's not good at all anymore. We March this restaurant off of our list to give it to will not return

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Thank Kelly C
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you feel this way, Kelly C. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can help make things better. More 

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155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the drive thru. The sandwich I ordered was good and the fries were fresh and hot. Not exactly fast service though.

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Thank catherinelS9237IB
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, catherinelS9237IB. We appreciate you stoppin' by and takin' the time to write us a review, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The seats was ripped the food was cold took forever to get food but I have also been here before and had good experience needs and upgrade sets are so bad it sucks to sit on them

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Thank cass108
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, cass108. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can ensure your next visit is better. More 

Lake Alfred, Florida, United States
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

While traveling my husband and I stopped at this Sonny's BBQ location for a late lunch and the food was excellent. The restaurant was really empty at 2:00 in the afternoon when we went in. The only other people there were the ones who worked there. We were a little hesitant about staying and ordering but we asked if they... More 

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Thank GaryandDenise2013
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you had a great visit with us, GaryandDenise2013! Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review, and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

Hudson, Florida
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Should of known better when we enter that the place was going to be a disaster! The place is outdated and needs full remodeling. Our server was as pleasing as possible, but when the food came out our baked potatoes were black inside, the meat cold, the corn muffins dry and hard. We asked for fresh potatoes they word everyone... More 

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Thank TheBombays
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit with us, TheBombays. Let us help -- Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback and we'd like to make things right. More 

Honea Path, South Carolina
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191 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Older restaurant with average bbg selections. The ribs and pulled bbq were good but the sliced bbq and baked beans were not very good. French fries were average. Wait staff was friendly and turnaround time from ordering food to on the table was good. Prices were a little high for the portions you are served. They are not an exclusive... More 

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Thank Eddie W
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review, Eddie W. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

Frederick, Maryland
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197 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We have eaten at Sonny's several years ago and enjoyed their barbeque dishes esp. the dry rub ribs and brisket. The meat is still very good but the entire restaurant needs a major face lift. It is all just TIRED. It appears that no money at all has been put into the restaurant itself -- very dated and shabby. My... More 

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Thank crocuslover
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, crocuslover. Please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your contact information so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback. More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This was once a very good restaurant. Two of my last three visits I wasn't even served. Tonight they blamed it on being so busy and losing our order. I couldn't help but laugh as I looked around at MANY empty tables. The time before, they never even took our order so we left after waiting over half an hour.... More 

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Thank Kreed R
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear this, Kreed R. Let us help -- Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location, and your contact information so we can look into this for you. We appreciate your feedback and we'd like to make things right. More 

Hendersonville
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a great family restaurant, not too loud, and not too many tvs. The barbeque is amazing and the buns are really good, toasted to perfection. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone passing through the area.

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Thank J P
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great recommendation, J P! We appreciate your feedback and hope your next visit is soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30975 Highway 441 South, Commerce, GA 30529 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Commerce
  • Phone Number: 706-335-4741
Description
In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, we're still a local BBQ joint. We just happen to be in a few more locations. But we still do things the same way Floyd "Sonny" Tillman and his wife, Lucille, did back then. We still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time. We still serve generous portions. And we still believe people should be able to go out to eat and feel right at home.

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