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Sonny's BBQ

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1374 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042-3049
+1 601-825-7675
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to be great. Food just mediocre. Service very poor. Prices ok but i was overcharged and when i brought it to the attention of the waitress i was told there was nothing sony's would do about it. Even thpugh i had water with my meal i was charged.

Thank Callidog
Brandon, Mississippi
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I eat at Sonny's pretty frequently. The portions and the quality of the food are usually very good, and the prices fairly reasonable

Thank robert b
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I like the food. It's consistent Sonny's. The problem with this store is the kitchen. It takes a LONG time to get your order unless you get there at 11:00. I've been here many times for lunch and even when the place is only half full it can take 20 minutes of waiting before getting pork. That's PORK, not something... More 

Thank krofadowe
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I love the selection of items, he salad bar and the friendly staff. There are quite a few BBQ places in the Brandon area. Sonny's is my #1 choice.

Thank James M
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717 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Sonny's BBQ is one of my favorite BBQ restaurants. Its a chain out of Gainesville, Florida. I get the dry rubbed ribs and thin sliced pork. My wife had the BBQ chicken. Our sides were the BBQ beans and potato salad. The food was really good. If in Brandon, MS and you are hungry for BBQ, then Sonny's is your... More 

Thank French S
Bradley, Arkansas
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Are here with 4 adults and 3 small children and couldn't clean out the family feast. Brisket was on the dry side but edible. Dry ribs were good, but I've had better. I didn't try the pulled pork, but it looked a bit dry also. Smoked chicken was maybe the best meat on the platter. Beans and potato salad were... More 

Thank FlyFish84
Brandon, Mississippi
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139 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We thought we'd give Sonny's another try after seeing their TV ads that make the food look so good. Well - it may look good in the ad, but in reality it is just okay. The ribs were much better this time, except for the last batch of dry rub on the all-you-can-eat selection. The last 3 ribs were inedible,... More 

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

We apologize that your recent visit with us was not to your expectations,Jackie R. Please allow us to make things right. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with the best way to contact you. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us a another chance! More 

Prentiss, Mississippi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoy eating here when I travel to Jackson. The food is excellent and the waitress always takes great care of me. Great place!

Thank Donna S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The food is delicious and the waitress was excellent. Great atmosphere. Large drinks with the meal. Homey. Great selection and variety of food. Everything I have ever gotten there has been delicious! Why I keep going back.

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

Glad to hear you were well taken care of, K W! Hope we'll be seein' you for another visit soon. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I have always liked this restaurant. Great service, however food varies from visit to visit a bit. There are better more modern bbq restaurants in the area but dollar for dollar this is not a bad choice. Restaurant has a late 70's country vibe. I normally get the sliced pork sandwich which is great.

Thank Devildog126
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Devildog126. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1374 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042-3049
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Brandon
  • Phone Number: +1 601-825-7675
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?