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Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

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5519 W Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75209
+1 214-351-2024
11:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Close to Parkland hospital and UT Southwest medical center. A wild part of town, very old, they cook at night and serve until it's gone. Cute old school desks to sit and eat or a newer building with tables for groups if you need it, BUT THE BBQ IS TO DIE FOR.

Thank Harry S
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Why not drive 5 min. and experience the real Sonny Bryans on Inwood by the Salvation army. It's the smoke house where it all began? Lovers Lane franchised outlet Standard cafeteria style BBQ line, hard bench type seats, much cleaner , modern and branded outlet of the real Sonny Bryans.

Thank dtx75220
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Great Ribs and wings. The portions are big so an app is all you need unless you are really hungry. The Onion rings were a bit burnt but was still good. Highly recommend this restaurant. The wait staff were friendly.

Thank mrgezau
Jenks, Oklahoma
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Smelling like a dog doesn't make you a dog. Smelling like a smoke house doesn't mean that your brisket is fresh, cut thick and juicy. Ours was dry, which meant it had been out too long to serve. Beans were okay, bread okay, sausage good. Over all its not a place I'll be going back to.

Thank jenkstrojanfan
Seattle, Washington
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307 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

While we did not visit the "original" at Inwood, the Lover's Lane restaurant is very good. Again we were checking out all the barbeque joints in Dallas, and this was a particular favorite. Again I ordered the brisket and again I was pleasantly surprised by the moist and tender offering. Sauce is provided, but again it is not necessary. The... More 

Thank wearymom3
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The meat melts in your mouth, the smoky taste of the cooking process permeates your pallet. One of the constantly best smoked meats provided daily. Rustic and friendly, It's old Dallas, no mess no fuss, just good food. Not much on the veggie side, but good fries and don't miss the fired okra.

Thank Michael M
Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you ask anybody that has lived in Dallas over 20 years where the best BBQ is they will tell you Sonny Bryans. Texas BBQ really does not get any better than this, all the traditional meats like Sausage, Brisket and Ribs......especially the Ribs! Strongly recommend.

Thank travelingwinedude
Dallas, Texas
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

My family and I love Sonny Bryan's Big Tator - a huge baked potato - stuffed with their delicious BBQ meats - beef brisket, pulled pork, pulled smoked chicken or sausage - along with the usual things baked potatoes are served with - butter, shredded cheddar cheese and green onion slices. I'm not a sour cream fan but you can... More 

Thank Constance H
Danbury, Connecticut
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Dont really have anything overwhelmingly positive or negative to say about this spot. I got a platter that had every single meat on it, and not one of them was very good. Lacking in strong flavor and somewhat dry and boring. The bread was incredible, but if your a BBQ joint in Dallas I dont think thats what you want... More 

Thank Tripping434
Austin, TX, USA
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Fast service, good food, very casual. Order at counter, lots of typical BBQ selections and sides, beer, etc., very good, extremely casual. Usually go there go there when in Dallas. Great for take out too.l

Thank AustinTXUSAJudy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5519 W Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75209
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-351-2024

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?