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Sonny's BBQ

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1701 Norman Dr, Valdosta, GA 31601-3738
+1 229-241-8090
11:00 - 21:30
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Valdosta, Georgia
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190 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Previously we went 3 - 4 times and were disappointed each time. Stopped going to this Sonny's for over 2 years. Heard they had new management and started going back. It was very good! We went back this week and it appears to be reverting back to the old days. Waited a good while to get seated. Upon getting seated,... More 

Thank MikeRSM
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I have been eating at various Sonny's since I lived in Gainesville FL in 1968. Like all restaurants, Sonny's product is at the mercy of how well management monitors the cooking/serving process. How much management cares. Well this Valdosta Sonny's has one manager who does care. She knows brisket. I developed my love for smoked beef brisket in Austin TX.... More 

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Stockton, Ga
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was my 2nd visit to Sonny's and my first review. The first visit was a couple of years ago; I got the ribs and was disappointed. I took a chance over the weekend and gave it another shot. I got the sampler and I really didn't care for any of it. The brisket was the best thing but was... More 

Thank Cajun_D
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Love good barbeque. Sonny's offer some of the best. Always order all the BBQ turkey you can eat. Food is well prepared and very tasty. Large glass of ice tea. Recommend to all

Thank Iralgo
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15 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Sonny's isn't a terrible location. It's just an excessively mediocre one. Pretty much every other bbq place does bbq better than Sonnys. To be fair, Sonnys doesn't do bbq poorly. There are just always better ways to scratch that itch.

Thank Isaac F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and waited over an hour for four sandwiches. The service was terrible and the food was just sub-par. Choose one of the other great BBQ places in the area.

Thank ldb1696
Valdosta, Georgia
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190 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I have visited this Sonny's 4 times in the past and my reviews have not been favorable. Service was extremely slow, chicken tasted like it was cooked under a broiler, not smoked. I had stopped eating here. Decided to try it one more time after remodeling and changes. VERY GOOD! Great service, delicious food. I no longer have to travel... More 

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Lakeland, Georgia
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went for lunch here for the first time though I've eaten at another location and was underwhelmed with the quality of the bar-b-cue. I ordered a rib platter with sausage; ribs were OK though the sausage was pretty good. I didn't eat much of either the coleslaw or potato salad; neither was that tasty. Surprisingly you cannot get the salad... More 

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173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A little farther off the interstate but quick nevertheless . Good wings, very sweet sweet tea and pleasant service.

Thank Smkymtntroutman
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

we went for a birthday dinner with extended family 7:45 on a thursday night. not a soul in the restaurant eating other than us. We had regular orders nothing fancy waited about an hour for dinner to get to the table and when it did it wasn't good. The bbq chicken was literally hard from being reheated. Ribs were all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 Norman Dr, Valdosta, GA 31601-3738
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Valdosta
  • Phone Number: +1 229-241-8090
Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?