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“Good Food!”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #11 of 93 Restaurants in Nicholasville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Takeout
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.
Nicholasville, Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Food!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The garlic bread and baked beans were great. The pork had a lot of fat on it. Chicken was also good.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Subsalot
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Subsalot, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!
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Wurtland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Had lunch there with hubby and grandson. Was seated promptly and server was at our table within minutes. Salad bar was adequete for our needs. My only complaint about the sald bar was the chicken salad....it was dried on top, looked like it was old. Therefore, I didnot eat it. Had pork bbq sandwich which was more than I could eat! They give you lots of food, thats for certain! We really like Sonnys and try and hit them up when traveling. We will be back!

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Thank cmworthi
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Cmworthi, thank you for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ and experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit!
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Akron, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place to eat.”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Great value and the food was great. You wont go away hungry. Our waitress was very attentive and we were a party of six adults with an infant. The management walked around to make sure you were satisfied and was really interested in your visit.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Steve S
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you for the great review, Steve S! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Spencer, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Average for a Sonny's”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

I will clarify this review by saying, my family LOVES Sonny's. When we saw this restaurant, we were very excited. When we walked in, the place was empty, and we were seated immediately. The staff was excellent, our waiter's name was Shane. I had the Chicken and Ribs combo. The chicken was fine, but the ribs (which at other facilities are excellent) were well over-done; I was very disappointed. Everything else was average. Based on our previous Sonny's experience, I am hoping that this was an off day, and will give it another shot next time we are in town.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jason K
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Thank you for your review, Jason K. We are sorry to hear that your dinner was not up to your expectations. Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with further details so that we can address the issue. We would greatly appreciate the feedback.
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Bad food, good service”
Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

The food was mediocre at best and redeemed only by the waitress we had. The staff was friendly and cost was on par. The BBQ was tasteless and the sauces not worth using. No doubt this will be our last trip.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank dleathers
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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Thank you for the review, @dleathers. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your last experience. Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with more information so that we can better address the issue. We appreciate the feedback and hope that you can give us another chance!
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