Reviews of Sonny's BBQ - Richmond, KY (Catering)

1001 Center Dr, Richmond, KY 40475, United States

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This Catering belongs to the category of Barbecue restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Sonny's BBQ - Richmond, KY IN Kentucky


Great food love this place real good place for family nice friendly atmosphere great staff hands down one of the greatest bar b q place love all the food pulled pork chicken and brisket

Elizabeth Conley

Not as much on the salad bar.

kristy barnette

Best homemade BBQ wish we had one in Cleveland

Blacksheepram Sandy

Great ribs, super sides, long hours!

Jerry Plummer

Love the sweet and smokey ribs. Awesome barbecue.


Delicious as always! Awesome place for a snack or meal! ❤

Daryl Dailey

Excellent food friendly service great atmosphere

Bill Kelly

It's so loud in there now they need something to break up the sound plants curtains anything to help from now on I guess I can get it to go

Jessica Holcomb

Great service. Nice portions. Fantastic slow smoked food.

Tina Prince

I looooo e their corn nuggets and ribs!!

Frankie Soto

Poor service. Food was a 4 out of 10 . The women’s restroom was awful. Sad cause they just redid the place!

taylor wh

I love sonny's, pulled pork is my favorite with toast. I love the bbq sauce also. I always order extra to take home (I live like 50 miles away).

Brett Napier

Not a very clean feeling location

Carl Smith

Excellent food, amazing service. Shalyn was wonderful. I planned my vacation to stop at this Sonny's Bbq. They never disappoint

Marisa Williams

Best BBQ food my group has had in a long time! Friendly staff and excellent smoked food.

Brandon Tagarook

Best BBQ brisket I have ever had

Tim Keebortz

I have ate here at least once a week for over 15 years. The staff is always friendly and the food is always prepared well. I have never been disappointed with this Sonny's.

Gabriel Mejicanos

Great food and low prices

Alvin Hibbard

Good Food Good Service

Randall Pritchett

Love this place!

Jenny E

Awesome food...awesome service!!!

Robert Elam

A great place to eat

Keith Flora

The food was hot and the ribs were tender. The salad bar great. Oh yea and the servers are very pretty young ladies. Winning combo. Watch out hooters

Monica Perciful

BOGO pork sammiches on Monday's, drive thru only, can't beat that tho!


Dependable food and great service. Also, clean bathrooms. Well, clean until I got done.

chris beuhler

We have been here over 60 times..tonight the pulled pork was very tender. Fried pickles yummy. Service was quick and friendly

Brian Grimstead


Todd Konicek

Fantastic staff, fantastic food

Humberto Garcia

Great experience, great food and service

Patricia Sparks

This place is great. Great food great service

Harrison Levans

They gave us sandwiches instead of the plate and the brisket was dry. They also somehow forgot to steam the broccoli. Considering the price, I expected much better quality.

Jason Cook

Bbq was awesome. Baked beans and coleslaw was great to. Not to mention the prices. Reallllllly cheep. I'll be back.

james miller

This was a great place to eat and work. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that loves BBQ or brisket. Teri, Andrew, and Victoria always greeted the guests with a smile. Jason and Tom were always trying to take care of the customers.

Rebecca Tiernan

This is probably one of the best bbq places I've had! Service was great, food wonderful, I couldn't ask for more! We will be going back for sure!

constance renz

Good BBQ andsalad bar but pricey.

Sally Thorne

Been eating at Sonny's as a child in FLA. The sliced brisket and garlic toast is my favorite creamy Cole slaw and extra Krispy crinkle fries. My only complaint is there is not one in Winchester

Gary Payne

Great food fair price!!!

Sherry Dickerson

Food was fine but waitress was so loud it was hard to talk to people sitting at my booth. She rushed by table so you couldn't ask for refill or salad plates. Didn't tell us the SOUP and salad bar didn't have soup until after we ask for a bowl. Soup is now a delicacy only offered on Wed and Sunday!

Jean price

Good food bad Smokey dining area. Anyone with asthma beware

Fred Wilson

Beautifully remodeled, same excellent food. Server I had was fantastic. Always enjoy eating at Sonny's.

Jennifer Davis

I had never had pulled pork on garlic bread but it was delicious!

Tim Johnson

Waited almost an hour after arriving to get food. Then my baked beans looked like a baked potato and my slaw looked like Mac and cheese. The cornbread came out as garlic bread. The to go order I placed was also wrong with the sides. The meat was good, but the service was very poor. No offer to adjust ticket. We are putting a Red X on this place.

Troy Schlake

Always great food and service. The best Sonny's BBQ in the state! Don't second guess a stop here.

Ronald Hunter

Food was great. Service was even better. Had a great birthday dinner.

Rick Smith

Great service. Food was awesome

David Dunn

Was very good. Always the best bbq

Annette Almjeld

Good food, fast service

Brent Robinette

Food is good and very consistent. Love the chopped brisket and sliced pork.

Michael Doan

Dinning area is terrible after the change in my opinion. It's very open, kinda like a fast food joint. My opinion of course. Mashed potatoes are now gone for whatever reason, which sucks.

Adam Stringer

Always good BBQ!


Staff is the best. Food is fantastic.

Chester Wroblewski

When the general manager is there its a great place to go

J.B. Farrell

First time ever going to a Sonny's. Probably will not be our last. The meat was fabulous

Aaron White

Always good food

Rebecca Rogers

Amazing food and very kind wait staff

Ross Jacomet

In town from WI so finding good BBQ spots when I travel south for work is a must. All the staff were really friendly and looked like they like they’re job so must have good management. All my food was awesome. Of course my ribs and brisket were my favorite but I will say that the baked beans, potato salad, and cornbread were top tier sides compared to others that I’ve had especially the beans. If I’m back in Richmond you can catch me here for sure.

Kyndel Rowe

All ways a good time love the all you can eat ribs

Judy Cornelison

Delicious, we always go with my daughter and her family and get the family meal! There's 6 of us and we always have food left over, even though it was super good and we have big eaters!

jeremy abney

Always good BBQ at Sonny's!

werewolf6780 Wolfie

Amazing food, great service. Best Sonny's have been do others but always return to this one as its just...better somehow. Cleaner, friendlier, food is better. And since its close to a college there's fewer screaming kids!

Hattie Scalf Laws

They charge around 8.00 for a sandwich, a side and a drink. It's pretty good food. I had the pulled pork sandwich and BBQ beans. It would have been a lot better but they forgot to put my mild sauce in the bag. I also didn't get any silverware. There wasn't anyone ahead of me and it took about 8 minutes after I ordered to get my food in the drive thru.

Victoria Capper

Nicest people, fast service and great food!

Lucille Green

BEST was hot and delicious service great.

Larissa Watkins

BBQ Pulled Chicken Salad is delicious!

Rob Hacker

Always great hospitality food was fresh and good as always

Melanie Temple

Love it when we vacation down South because I know I'm gonna get me some of their good BBQ

Jim Guntzviller

The food was going the way staff was pleasant prices were fair

Sherry Abner

We went around 2:30 the food was ok my husband sandwich was all fat potato was warm. We get good food there most of the time

Tim Goodwin

Love the pulled pork sandwich with the garlic bread. I always get that and it fills me up.

Chad P

Great food for a chain... service was awesome. Portions were huge.

melvin machal

Great BQ!

mark stone

Great food and great staff.

Kathleen McIntosh

They are trying that's a lot food good

Jay Beckner

Food as good as the first one ever opened was in North Florida.

Cathy Fryman

We would definately go back. The cole slaw was perfect, BBQ beans were awesome, my husband said his chicken needed more salt, my pulled pork was very good. Our waitress was very polite and attentive.

Mitchell Eisen

Sonny's is really good BBQ. One thing I never understood is why it's so expensive. I know all the steps you go through to make it. But, they choose that type of food. Deal with it. Make it more affordable to eat there more often. They knew what they were getting into. And that's your answer! THEY KNEW!! Employees are great, wait staff are some of the best. The salad bar looked like a high school football team was there right before you. It was just after lunch, so I give them a pass on that, but just once. Assign 1 person to tend to the salad bar during lunch hours!! Problem solved! They have a drive thru. We used that option a few times, everything was correct and warm by the time we got home, which isn't far. They give lots of packets of the different sauces when you ask. I don't understand though why it takes so long to get through when you're the only car. Isn't it all pre-made and ready to go? It's not like they have to BBQ a pork butt when you place your order!! Very good food!!

david dihrkop

Friendly service, love the selection of food.

Amie Burgher

Had one of their combos, it was excellent! The salad bar was fairly impressive as well.

Adryen Lyn

Really tasty food. Staff usually seem stressed out but they get the job done in a nice manner.

Jonathan Cox

Best food in town will be back and maybe my new "Go To"

Cathy Longhurst

Best restaurant for real smoke bbq. Great choice of sides and the BEST Cole slaw anywhere.

Judy Condon

We both had the Sampler. It was excellent. And, our server; Brianna, was friendly, informative, and very nice. Should we pass this way again...we will definitely stop in! Thanks for a very enjoyable & delicious meal.

Travis T.

We ordered a big meal for pickup, on Christmas Eve no less, and the food was just fantastic. The folks at Sonny's BBQ had everything ready for pickup except the chicken tenders (for the kiddos), they wanted to have those fresh out of the fryer and it only took about 8 minutes. Everyone was extremely friendly, the amount of food versus cost was extremely reasonable and treated amazing. Spent just under about three hundred dollars and that fed 3 families, 6 adults and 4 kids, with leftovers for all three families for two more evening's worth of food each. Honestly the experience was fantastic and I can't recommend this place enough.

John Ritchie

It's pretty good

Michael Parks

Used to love this place, but it has lost something. Hard to locate from Interstate.

Bill Buchanan

New menu was really good and service was great at lunch. I miss the old style mild sauce though...bring it back!

Linda Trammel

Delicious ribs and our server, Jordan, was the best! The food and atmosphere can't be beat.

John Weddle

Excellent sliced pork

Sarah Vaughn

The smoked BBQ chicken wings were the best I've ever had! They are listed under appetizers, but I ordered them as my meal. I don't think I would have been able to share them (they were that good). Our waitress was attentive, but left us alone enough that we were able to enjoy our conversation. Overall, it was a great experience!

David McDaniel

I was disappointed that they took out the buffet bar. We ordered from the menu and got tiny little servings have a high price. I left hungry and irritable.

Tom Deemter

Fantastic BBQ. Great prices

Brenda Shafer

Quick service and huge portions

pam wasson

Good food and service was good

Sam Mckinney

Great food.


Good samplers# tryem

No Fomo

Normally the food is good, but unfortunately, recently the food was dried out like it had been baked under a bulb for far, far too long and the service was equally poor

Judd Vanden Heuvel

The baby back ribs outstanding. The sides (baked beans & coleslaw) excellent. Waiter was friendly and attentive. Priced reasonably. A must while in Richmond if you like Barbeque.

Chris Crittendon

Ribs were kinda hard. The manager promptly brought me another half slab as well as discounted my ticket. Good business.

Carlton McGee

Basic BBQ chain. Salad bar is blah, so should not be an added charge. St Louis rib dry rub is ok to eat. My wife likes the place.

Jeffrey Boord-Dill

I always enjoy eating at Sonny's. The all you can eat options for pork, ribs, or chicken are are great reasons for visiting. I really like their coleslaw and their fries.

Josh Blaylock

Good Barbecue, sliced brisket is very good. Went through the drive-thru and the serves was very friendly, nice, and quick. The order was 100% correct.

Charles Nichols

I enjoy coming to Sonny's for lunch or dinner. Pork three ways is my normal but sometimes I go for chicken and ribs. You get a good portion of food for the price. Most of the servers are fine although they do have a couple that seem slow or uninterested in being there. Overall it's a good place to eat at a fair price.

Jerome Forton

Always great smoked meats, fresh salad bar, delicious sides, large drinks, super peach cobbler, the staff are extra friendly and responsive. Thanks Trevor(our server) 6 stars!

Jack Sizemore

Been there four times and only had an edible meal once.

Maggie Aldridge

The food was excellent. All u can eat ribs is the greatest idea ever!

Tyler Posegate

This restaurant is one of my favorites. They have a good selection of food and BBQ sauce. The ribs are cooked very good and same with the pulled pork. The service is good and the place is clean. The salad bar has a good selection of things to put on your salad. The staff is very nice

Mary B

The food was good. I had the pulled pork & my other half had the whole hog. My sandwich was 5.99 & his was 7.99. I thought they were pricey for what it was.

darin ohio

Good food and great service.

Ronald McCutchen

Pretty good bbque.

Shawn Moberly

Good food and fast service. We were on time crunch and and out for lunch in less than 30 minutes! Food was on point and delicious! Sweet tea was very good as expected from a barbecue place. I had the pulled pork and it was very juicy and good and not a lot of fat. Good place.

Darby Chasteen

Great food

Christopher Geddon

Best place to pig out on all the best BBQ and cornbread! Make sure you wear loose pants cos you will pop a button or some seams, guaranteed. If you're a vegan or vegetarian, you won't be for long... they've got amazeballs cornbread but you can't resist that meat smell that smacks you in the face from a couple blocks away.

Sasha Daniels

Delicious. Which one was closer to Tazewell, Tn.

Brenda Reynolds

I just don't care for it if I have BBQ meat I want it cooked on it not a package of BBQ

Cheryl Burton

Good food & service. Lots of bbq sauces to choose from.

Kimeitha Brooks

The food was excellent! Service was great! My family definitely will be returning!

Eric L

Sonny's BBQ is always a stop for us. We love the BBQ and the service. Pitty I can not eat much meat for health reasons now.

B Zilla

Did drive thru had good servings for the price the redneck eggrolls were a little over done other than that very courteous service with a smile and a short wait time.

Jennifer Fielder

Got some wonderful take home food

Bill Taylor

OMG...this is our all-time favorite restaurant! Even though we have to drive40 miles each way, the BBQ here is well worth it. I just wish they'd build one here in Georgetown!

jason wilson

This facility is currently under renovations at the moment 8/14/19. Other than the renovations taking place the staff were super friendly and food was prepared quickly and tasted great. Often the service you receive you leave a positive impact on your dining experience. This was the case at this location, with excellent staff and service from start to finish. I would recommend Sonny's BBQ if you're in the area.

Tina Carpenter

Delicious BBQ. Lots of variations, they even have Signature sandwichs... which I must say are delicious too! All sauces come on side, if you order the beef brisket that bring you some great au jus. Salad bar is a plus for those wanting to create your own!

Shauna Belle

I always love Sonny's food. However Tori (I think that's her name) was an absolute sweetheart!!

Jim Snow

Great food always fresh and hot. Love their ribs

Google Customer

Not worth $14. Not worth $8. The service was fair but the meat on my sandwich was skimpiest I've ever seen in 30 yrs. When server asked how it was I showed it to her and mentioned I had never gotten a sandwich that skimpy at a Sonny's in any State. She replied, "It's probably the cook", and walked off. It was like eating 2 slices of Texas Toast with bbq sauce in the middle. I will avoid the Sonny's in Richmond from now on and trek 10 miles to Berea instead. There's a great litter BBQ Restaurant there by the northern exit on the west side.

Nick Grimm

One of my favorite BBQ places always good food for a reasonable price

Rachel Goss

The food was fantasticly delicious. Service was excellent. Dining room has a great layout.

s a

Excellent service and food

Glen Raby

Awesome brisket, treated me like a king on my birthday!

Eric Lyons

Every time is a good experience. Never had a bad one yet. The drive thru is also great but I get more food when I am inside eating.

Scott Strange

Good food as always.. little stringy with the meat portion for the price..

Damon Mills

Some Sonny's BBQs don't quite live up to the name but that's not the case with this one. Excellent food and service!

Kelsey Tasker

Mmmm sooo good

Kris Lynn

Not near as great as it used to be. Think I'll wait awhile before busting again.

Steve Makowski

The Sonnys is back open and it is awesome. Visited from Michigan on our way down south. Great food and our server Megan was the best. Thanks again for a great dinner experience. We will be back :)

Roger Richardson

Great smoked chicken. Sweet potato was not edible, maybe bad before it was cooked. Good service.

Steve Linn

Great food

Will Scott-Smith

A solid 4/5 stars. It's been awhile since I have been to a Sonny's, and it's still decent. I've had far worse BBQ, but I have had better. The prices, in my opinion, should command a slightly higher quality, but the food is still pretty darn good. I will return for more, which is as good of a recommendation as any.

Renee Fields

Great service and great food. The waitress went above and beyond to take care of everything needed.

Dennis Weiler

Very good! Some of the best we've had.

Durk Milliron

Great bbq but did not like the brisket grilled cheese sandwich. Love the corn bread .

Qms Fayette

Best BBQ in town!

David Cox

Great food, great price and great service.


Great bbq pulled pork sandwich, Cold Beer, Very nice an friendly staff. Will diffently be back again.

Cainus Cain

Who doesn't love bbq!? The redneck eggrolls are the best. The food is always good and the atmosphere is nice as well. Good place for groups or families, including children.

Mary Baker

Best Food ever

Samantha Johnson

Great place

Jonathan Sears

Not as good as it used to be, but it's still a good meal.

Nickie Guinn

Stop by for some awesome BBQ and check out the fabulous remodel by Devere Construction Inc.!

Michael Perrault

Good BBQ and the all-you-can-eat selection is nice

Jay Byrn

Food was spectacular, however A/C did not work!


Good BBQ. Was not blown away by anything, but I never thought it was bad while eating. I thought everything was good.... just good.

Jackie Lastinger

So delicious

Todd Scheler

Consistently good food. Salad bar improved in that they not chop veggies finer so that you don't have to cut them further at table. Terrific smoked turkey. Best slaw ever too!

Troy Binetsch

If you like BBQ, this is the best deal in the state!

Tim Staton

Great, tender pulled pork! Portion was adequate for a sandwich. If you are hungry suggest the pick three. Reasonably priced for 3 meat choices. Friendly staff.

Mardy Cutrara

Delicious food, nice salad bar. I really enjoyed the bbq salad minus the meat. I am vegetarian and my boyfriend is carnivorous so it is nice being able to find places to dine together

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Server could have checked on our table a little bit more for refills but our food came out quickly and was delicious.

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