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Sonny's BBQ

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109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+859-887-0021
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11:00 - 22:00
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Sonny's has pretty good BBQ, not outstanding but there consistent with their food and service. I'd recommend eating here if your going out with a large group or with your family. They accomodate large parties well.

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Thank Matt D
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a franchise with a headquarters in Florida. The interior was OK. The food and service was ordinary.

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Thank TSAF
Blue Ridge, Virginia
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

It has been a sort of family tradition that whenever my husband and I visit family in Lexingon, KY, we always pay Sonny's a visit. I love good BBQ ribs, and he's fond of pulled-pork. This visit was disappointing. However, that being said, our waitress was TOP-NOTCH! I had all you can eat ribs, but this time, they were overly... More 

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Thank hyker1
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're glad to hear your waitress took such great care of you, but sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit. Please send us an email at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with these details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can help. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you'll give us another chance soon! More 

Gormania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

For some awesome BBQ come to Sonny's! There was 5 of us in our family and we each really enjoyed our food. Nice clean place and all of the employees was friendly and informational. Their salad bar was amazing. If you go there you have to try the Hillybilly eggrolls they wonderful. Will go back.

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

We're happy to hear you had a great visit with us, tinbenhal. Thanks for your great feedback and we can't wait to see you next time! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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316 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Sonny's provided a long room for our party of 25 adults and children. Service staff were attentive. Food was excellent: we recommend the BBQ chicken, BBQ beef, baked beans, slaw, and mac and cheese. We'd go back eagerly.

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

Thanks for stoppin' by, Kent K.! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we can't wait until you stop by next! More 

Kentucky
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We went as a family at sonny's BBQ this afternoon and some had pulled chicken and green beans and sweet potatoes, and I had The all you can eat ribs , dry and my husband sweet and spicy, baked potatoes and broccoli was not even worth mentioning. Baked potato ok, , I have had better there in the last 10... More 

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

Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review, workalittle. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Nicholasville, Kentucky
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174 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

My entire family likes to eat at Sonnys. It is one of the best restaurants in Nicholasville, KY. They have a wide selection of barbeque and other foods.

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

This makes us happy to hear, Wayne B.! Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review and we can't wait til the next time you and your family stop by. More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I love BBQ, and for a chain restaurant I'm always happy with my food at this location. The all you can eat meal is an amazing deal. You can switch your sides and meats. Think their St Louis style ribs are the best thing on the menu but also really enjoy their sides. Manager always seems great as well. Brisket... More 

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

This is what we love to hear, TravelingHaze! Thanks for takin' the time to write us a great review. We appreciate your feedback and we're glad to hear you had a great visit with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Stanford
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Went to Sonnys and it was great. I stirred things up and did Chicken Salad Sandwicj. I am really picky over my chicken salad but it was great. Husband did sliced pork fries and salad bar. Left with smiles on our face.and full tummies.

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

That's what we like to hear, cathyhstandford! Thanks for takin' the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I think Sonny's is a great BBQ place. I am partial to their smoked chicken wings. The pulled pork is excellent and the ribs are good too. I find that this location is popular and you may have to wait to be seated on weekends. On the first Thursday of each month they have live Bluegrass Music. It is pretty... More 

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Thank AXE250
SonnysBBQ, Digital Media Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, AXE250. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 N Plaza Dr, Nicholasville, KY 40356-2505 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Nicholasville
  • Phone Number: +859-887-0021
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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