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Sonny's BBQ

3351 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226-9304
+1 704-910-3038
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (6 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
3351 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226-9304
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

We were seated immediately and the service was superb. If you want Texas BBQ that's "fall off the bone" good and truly smoked wings, this is your place.

Thank speed2015
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you like Texas style BBQ, then this is your place. Having grown up in FL, (Sonny's headquarters was like in my backyard), we had Sonny's all the time. Moving to NC, and not carrying for their style, we longed for Texas style and there...More

Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We was working in the area and stopped in for lunch, we were seated immediately and we ordered and with in no time our food was served. The food and service was excellent.

Thank Versage1993
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was my first visit to a Sonny's BBQ restaurant, and I was particularly impressed with the kindness of the wait staff, and the clean atmosphere of the restaurant (not typical of BBQ restaurants). I really enjoyed the sliced smoked turkey with spicy sweet sauce....More

Thank JJx5
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you are looking for a good value with plenty of good BBQ food for lunch, this is a great place to go. I highly recommend spending the extra $2.99 for the salad bar - well worth it.

Thank Dolph J
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We grew up in FL where Sonny's BBQ was our go to BBQ and even though this is not a stand alone restaurant but in a strip mall, it still was so delicious. This is our second time and found the brisket to be outstanding...More

Thank NCluvtrav
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ii ate dinner at Sonny's in the Arboretum Shopping Center on October 15, 2016 and the food and service were horrible. I hope the server I had was new because she was clueless. Sonny's has a 3 item sampler where you can get ribs, pulled...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a big family get together and dined at Sonny's one evening. There were 9 of us and it took a few moments to accommodate us but we were seated comfortably after about 10 minutes. We had four young children with us and our...More

Thank TL R
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

So annoying when you order take out and expect everything to be present when you arrive home to eat but the food for one person is not in the bag. Had to come all the way back to get the missing items and not even...More

Thank CG208CM1
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Been to many Sonny's from FL to NC and this is just as good. Our waiter was professional yet personable, attentive, and the food was delicious. Prices are reasonable and the portion size filled the ladies in the party as well as the gentlemen. Go...More

Thank NCluvtrav
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3351 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226-9304
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-910-3038
  • E-mail
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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