Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse - West End

★★★★★
  • 302 N Market St

    Dallas, TX 75202

    Cross street: Near Harry Hines Blvd, Uptown & Oak Lawn

    Map & Directions
  • 214-744-1610

About Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse - West End

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Mon-Thu: 11 AM to 9 PM Fri-Sat: 11 AM to 10 PM Sun: 11 AM to 9 PM

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We ate at Sonny Bryans in the West End while visiting the King Tut exhibit at the DMA, this location is a convenient quick train ride from the Museum. Located in quaint area of restaurants in Dallas, the West End, Sonny Bryans has the best

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We ate at Sonny Bryans in the West End while visiting the King Tut exhibit at the DMA, this location is a convenient quick train ride from the Museum. Located in quaint area of restaurants in Dallas, the West End, Sonny Bryans has the best

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I love it! I have been eating there since I was a kid and I'm almost a senior citizen now. I recommend everyone to try this place.\r

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I love it! I have been eating there since I was a kid and I'm almost a senior citizen now. I recommend everyone to try this place.\r

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I love the brisket! Love the BBQ, but the onion rings are amazing! I'm wearing a Sonny Bryan's shirt as I type!\r

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I love the brisket! Love the BBQ, but the onion rings are amazing! I'm wearing a Sonny Bryan's shirt as I type!\r

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They have great brisket, pulled pork, and baked potato. Overall, it is just all around goodness. Absolutely the best BBQ sauce ever!\r

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They have great brisket, pulled pork, and baked potato. Overall, it is just all around goodness. Absolutely the best BBQ sauce ever!\r

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The absolute BEST barbecue ANYWHERE! I've tried them all. There may be a bigger selection of sides at other places, but, heck, you go for the BARBECUE!!!! And their onion rings are awesome, too. And try the okra. The cobbler... I'll stop

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★★★★★

The absolute BEST barbecue ANYWHERE! I've tried them all. There may be a bigger selection of sides at other places, but, heck, you go for the BARBECUE!!!! And their onion rings are awesome, too. And try the okra. The cobbler... I'll stop

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I have been eating here since moving to Texas in 1965. Miss the one in McKinney. There needs to be one in Plano or Allen.\r

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★★★★★

I have been eating here since moving to Texas in 1965. Miss the one in McKinney. There needs to be one in Plano or Allen.\r

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My husband grew up on Red Bryan's BBQ and when Sonny took over he continued the tradition! Since we moved to Florida we have not been able to find anything as good! He LOVES the trips back to Dallas or Sonny Bryan's!\r

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★★★★★

My husband grew up on Red Bryan's BBQ and when Sonny took over he continued the tradition! Since we moved to Florida we have not been able to find anything as good! He LOVES the trips back to Dallas or Sonny Bryan's!\r

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Enjoy the barbecue at Sonny Bryan's. Have visited the West End and Irving locations I always look forward to eating at Sonny Bryans!!!!!!\r

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★★★★★

Enjoy the barbecue at Sonny Bryan's. Have visited the West End and Irving locations I always look forward to eating at Sonny Bryans!!!!!!\r

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Without a doubt, the best barbecue on earth. I first dined at the Inwood location 40 years ago. You guys are the best! The service is always great, and loves that sauce!\r

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★★★★★

Without a doubt, the best barbecue on earth. I first dined at the Inwood location 40 years ago. You guys are the best! The service is always great, and loves that sauce!\r

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Outstanding Barbecue not to mention Sonny Bryan was a stellar gentleman. The best in Dallas!!!!\r

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Outstanding Barbecue not to mention Sonny Bryan was a stellar gentleman. The best in Dallas!!!!\r

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This place has great bar-b-que sauce and food. I love the squirt bottles for sauce idea. Keep up the great work.\r

3
★★★★★

This place has great bar-b-que sauce and food. I love the squirt bottles for sauce idea. Keep up the great work.\r

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Sonny Bryan's - don't get no better BBQ than Sonny Bryan's. Sonny Bryan's is the best BBQ. Have them everytime we are in texas. Just wish they would get one here in OKC.\r

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Sonny Bryan's - don't get no better BBQ than Sonny Bryan's. Sonny Bryan's is the best BBQ. Have them everytime we are in texas. Just wish they would get one here in OKC.\r

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Every time I make it to Dallas for work I have to have me some of Sonny Bryan's BBQ I like when they send me just so I could go get some good food.\r

3
★★★★★

Every time I make it to Dallas for work I have to have me some of Sonny Bryan's BBQ I like when they send me just so I could go get some good food.\r

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Really great service at the Sandy store Wed. night. Our first time and the food was great also. Bbq frito pie. Some warm peach cobbler with bluebell homemade baneela eyes kreem and i want us 2 get MARRIED!!\r

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Really great service at the Sandy store Wed. night. Our first time and the food was great also. Bbq frito pie. Some warm peach cobbler with bluebell homemade baneela eyes kreem and i want us 2 get MARRIED!!\r

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Been living in the Carolina's since '86 but EVERYTIME we go back to our hometown, Dallas, Sonny's is a MUST stop. The original on Inwood is still the best!!!\r

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Been living in the Carolina's since '86 but EVERYTIME we go back to our hometown, Dallas, Sonny's is a MUST stop. The original on Inwood is still the best!!!\r

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Had lunch with you today. near heaven! Pulled pork sandwich drowning in bbq sauce my favorite. Thanks!\r

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★★★★★

Had lunch with you today. near heaven! Pulled pork sandwich drowning in bbq sauce my favorite. Thanks!\r

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Me and couple of buddies were in Dallas for business and found the Inwood BBQ shack and fell in love. Had the rib dinner one night and had to go back for the Pig Out Platter for lunch the next day. No nonsense, great BBQ.\r

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Me and couple of buddies were in Dallas for business and found the Inwood BBQ shack and fell in love. Had the rib dinner one night and had to go back for the Pig Out Platter for lunch the next day. No nonsense, great BBQ.\r

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Best barbecue since they opened in the 40s! in Dallas... 'twas my Mom's fav too. I just LOVE them - best location is on Inwoodnear Parkland Hosp but the folks on Lovers Ln are real nice to you too. They both keep the smokers going doing

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★★★★★

Best barbecue since they opened in the 40s! in Dallas... 'twas my Mom's fav too. I just LOVE them - best location is on Inwoodnear Parkland Hosp but the folks on Lovers Ln are real nice to you too. They both keep the smokers going doing

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Just celebrated my Mom's birthday last week by ordering a family pack on-line and treating her to Sonny Bryan's at my house. A good deal with the first time ordering online and a great birthday.\r

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Just celebrated my Mom's birthday last week by ordering a family pack on-line and treating her to Sonny Bryan's at my house. A good deal with the first time ordering online and a great birthday.\r

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I'm from Alabama and I have missed my pork bbq since being in TX. Anything I've found here has either been too dry or too greasy. I have finally found the best pork bbq sandwich around and it's at Sonny Bryan's! Yay!!! If you guys were any

3
★★★★★

I'm from Alabama and I have missed my pork bbq since being in TX. Anything I've found here has either been too dry or too greasy. I have finally found the best pork bbq sandwich around and it's at Sonny Bryan's! Yay!!! If you guys were any

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My very favorite BBQ place....even though I live in Colorado....when my brother lived in Plano several years ago and I went down to visit him....I asked him what the best BBQ place was and Sonny Bryans was where he took me...never

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My very favorite BBQ place....even though I live in Colorado....when my brother lived in Plano several years ago and I went down to visit him....I asked him what the best BBQ place was and Sonny Bryans was where he took me...never

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I'm so happy to see you have some GF options!! Now I can feel comfortable bringing in my family and my Celiac little girl!! Yay! Thanks for coming to Utah!!\r

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I'm so happy to see you have some GF options!! Now I can feel comfortable bringing in my family and my Celiac little girl!! Yay! Thanks for coming to Utah!!\r

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Dad took me to Sonny's when I was eight years old. I have made sure that for every year on that day I always go back and think that Dad would be so proud of the way they have stayed the same excellent place with very reasonable priced BBQ

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★★★★★

Dad took me to Sonny's when I was eight years old. I have made sure that for every year on that day I always go back and think that Dad would be so proud of the way they have stayed the same excellent place with very reasonable priced BBQ

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I'm from Chicago, and finally some barbecue that I love! Tried quite a few places in Dallas but this is the BEST!!!!!\r

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★★★★★

I'm from Chicago, and finally some barbecue that I love! Tried quite a few places in Dallas but this is the BEST!!!!!\r

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There was a line, but it moved fast enough. The tables were full so I ate outside. The sandwich was great. The Pulled Pork was so moist. The fresh buns were SUPER. Can't wait to go back and try the next meat.\r

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★★★★★

There was a line, but it moved fast enough. The tables were full so I ate outside. The sandwich was great. The Pulled Pork was so moist. The fresh buns were SUPER. Can't wait to go back and try the next meat.\r

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Just back from another great meal with friends at the Sandy Bryans Smokehouse . Your guys rock, great service, great food, Thanks!\r

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Just back from another great meal with friends at the Sandy Bryans Smokehouse . Your guys rock, great service, great food, Thanks!\r

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My husband and I ate there today for the first time and we loved it! And the prices!! The sauce is amazing and everything was tender and moist! Great hope to eat there soon again.\r

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★★★★★

My husband and I ate there today for the first time and we loved it! And the prices!! The sauce is amazing and everything was tender and moist! Great hope to eat there soon again.\r

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Phenomenal bbq. Great service. Very friendly staff. It's our new favorite place!\r

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Phenomenal bbq. Great service. Very friendly staff. It's our new favorite place!\r

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I was raised on BBQ and this is pretty good. Not the best I've had, but you cant go wrong here. The staff is very friendly and it's a fun place to go. Plus you get delicious biscuits when you go :)\r

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★★★★★

I was raised on BBQ and this is pretty good. Not the best I've had, but you cant go wrong here. The staff is very friendly and it's a fun place to go. Plus you get delicious biscuits when you go :)\r

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Perfect location to treat your guest to some great Texas BBQ. Great food, affordable prices and an awesome party room!\r

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Perfect location to treat your guest to some great Texas BBQ. Great food, affordable prices and an awesome party room!\r

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Love this place. Great lunch special. I always get the sausage sandwich and fried okra.\r

3
★★★★★

Love this place. Great lunch special. I always get the sausage sandwich and fried okra.\r

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So glad you are still in business! I have such fond childhood memories of my mother and I going to garage sales early on Sat. mornings and getting lunch at Smokey's. Chopped, extra sauce and relish with fries. New Orleans tries hard on

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So glad you are still in business! I have such fond childhood memories of my mother and I going to garage sales early on Sat. mornings and getting lunch at Smokey's. Chopped, extra sauce and relish with fries. New Orleans tries hard on

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It's taken me one month to cautiously think about this review and try my best to given an honest account of the bbq at Sonnys. I'm no expert at bbq but I've had my fair share of bbq across texas. I think i have an idea of what food/ restaurants are good with an objective thought process. I went to school in Austin (UT) and ate at all the joints down there i.e. Saltlick, Rudy's, County Line etc. Saltlick is my favorite but the sauce could use some kick. Rudy's is great all around (never been to original location).

On to Sonny Bryan's (Inwood)...After hearing about sonny bryan's for many years and seeing them on TV, i finally decided to give them a try since I even had a free entree plate coupon after purchasing one of course. I place my order in their unique shack which i thought was cool. My gf and I ordered ribs, brisket with onion rings, beans, and potato salad.

I knew i was in trouble when I saw them warm up the ribs on a grill for a bout 1 minute. They were dry and hard. I can't recall the flavor because it was tough to eat. The brisket was tough as well and needed mass amounts of bbq sauce to get through. The onion rings were a delight though but the beans and potato salad is on par or worse than something you would get at a grocery store.

I heard that their franchise locations are much better and that the original location has changed since ownership changes or what not. I'm not too sure. Given I did go to the place at 6PM but I would believe the food should have been good to eat. I honestly don't know if the people who right positive reviews (4 or 5 stars) are drinking the Sonny Bryan's kool-aid but this place is worse then getting ribs at chili's, friday's, or applebee's. I can't speak for the other locations but the one on Inwood is not worth going too. I was very hungry as it was dinner time and I didn't even finish my plate. We took the leftovers home but we never even touched it. Needless to say, highly disappointed and you are best served goin anywhere else.

~Joe

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★☆☆☆☆

It's taken me one month to cautiously think about this review and try my best to given an honest account of the bbq at Sonnys. I'm no expert at bbq but I've had my fair share of bbq across texas. I think i have an idea of what food/ restaurants are good with an objective thought process. I went to school in Austin (UT) and ate at all the joints down there i.e. Saltlick, Rudy's, County Line etc. Saltlick is my favorite but the sauce could use some kick. Rudy's is great all around (never been to original location).

On to Sonny Bryan's (Inwood)...After hearing about sonny bryan's for many years and seeing them on TV, i finally decided to give them a try since I even had a free entree plate coupon after purchasing one of course. I place my order in their unique shack which i thought was cool. My gf and I ordered ribs, brisket with onion rings, beans, and potato salad.

I knew i was in trouble when I saw them warm up the ribs on a grill for a bout 1 minute. They were dry and hard. I can't recall the flavor because it was tough to eat. The brisket was tough as well and needed mass amounts of bbq sauce to get through. The onion rings were a delight though but the beans and potato salad is on par or worse than something you would get at a grocery store.

I heard that their franchise locations are much better and that the original location has changed since ownership changes or what not. I'm not too sure. Given I did go to the place at 6PM but I would believe the food should have been good to eat. I honestly don't know if the people who right positive reviews (4 or 5 stars) are drinking the Sonny Bryan's kool-aid but this place is worse then getting ribs at chili's, friday's, or applebee's. I can't speak for the other locations but the one on Inwood is not worth going too. I was very hungry as it was dinner time and I didn't even finish my plate. We took the leftovers home but we never even touched it. Needless to say, highly disappointed and you are best served goin anywhere else.

~Joe

Pros: Good onion rings

Cons: Really dry ribs, brisket, and mediocre sauce

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I've been eating at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse for twenty years and I cannot get enough. I absolutely love a nice place of brisket, preferably from the business end, with links, fries and Sonny's signature sauce.

The original Sonny's is top notch, authentic, professional BBQ made the good old fashioned way.

Any time of day, Sonny Bryan's hits the spot.

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★★★★★

I've been eating at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse for twenty years and I cannot get enough. I absolutely love a nice place of brisket, preferably from the business end, with links, fries and Sonny's signature sauce.

The original Sonny's is top notch, authentic, professional BBQ made the good old fashioned way.

Any time of day, Sonny Bryan's hits the spot.

Pros: It's all good

Cons: There's no bad

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Since my wife and I moved from Oklahoma to texas we have been in search of a good barbeque. We tried a Sonny Bryans on the Fort Worth side of town because of some reviews that we read. I must say that we were pretty disappointed. The service was good, the prices were okay. The food was just very mediocre at best. In Oklahoma there is this place called the Rib Cribb which is the best ever so we do have pretty high expectations. It seems like each place we have tried in Texas doesn't seem to be able to live up to what we were used to in Oklahoma. We thought this to be strange considering all I hear about Texas barbeque. At this point we are still searching.

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★☆☆☆☆

Since my wife and I moved from Oklahoma to texas we have been in search of a good barbeque. We tried a Sonny Bryans on the Fort Worth side of town because of some reviews that we read. I must say that we were pretty disappointed. The service was good, the prices were okay. The food was just very mediocre at best. In Oklahoma there is this place called the Rib Cribb which is the best ever so we do have pretty high expectations. It seems like each place we have tried in Texas doesn't seem to be able to live up to what we were used to in Oklahoma. We thought this to be strange considering all I hear about Texas barbeque. At this point we are still searching.

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tenderly chopped -bq and beans topped with cheese. depending on location, extras include: chives & sour cream. pile the Fritos on top, pour some -bq sauce over 'em and get on it.

LSD for the 40-something.

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★★★★★

tenderly chopped -bq and beans topped with cheese. depending on location, extras include: chives & sour cream. pile the Fritos on top, pour some -bq sauce over 'em and get on it.

LSD for the 40-something.

Pros: Frito Pie

Cons: hard wooden booths

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This is by far the best barbecue place you will ever find. You can easly notice the meat is the finnest you can get in terms of barbecue. Their sauce is great, plus its really convenient and nice.

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★★★★★

This is by far the best barbecue place you will ever find. You can easly notice the meat is the finnest you can get in terms of barbecue. Their sauce is great, plus its really convenient and nice.

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My Dad started taking me to the orifinal Sonny Bryan's over 30 years ago and I still think it is the best in the city! Their Brisket is by far the best - always very flavorful and juicy. They may have lost a bit of the ambience in tbheir expansion, but the BBQ is ultimately what made them and it still ROCKS!!!

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★★★★★

My Dad started taking me to the orifinal Sonny Bryan's over 30 years ago and I still think it is the best in the city! Their Brisket is by far the best - always very flavorful and juicy. They may have lost a bit of the ambience in tbheir expansion, but the BBQ is ultimately what made them and it still ROCKS!!!

Pros: Best brisket & BBQ sauce

Cons: pretty boring atmosphere

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The food was excellent. The prices were good and the waitstaff were very friendly. I particularly liked the BBQ Pork Ribs & Onion Rings.

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The food was excellent. The prices were good and the waitstaff were very friendly. I particularly liked the BBQ Pork Ribs & Onion Rings.

Pros: Servings are large

Cons: The decor could be improved.

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I hated the BBQ so much that I had to throw it out.. I'm not from Tx and I was really excited to try this place out after reading a couple of reviews, and needless to say, I was pretty dissappointed.

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★★★☆☆

I hated the BBQ so much that I had to throw it out.. I'm not from Tx and I was really excited to try this place out after reading a couple of reviews, and needless to say, I was pretty dissappointed.

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The downtown location is mediocre at best. The one on Inwood is a roadside dumpster of a building that is fly and creepy crawler inhabited. Good Lord, this is Texas and you want to hold this up as the best? There are too many better spots to eat BBQ within a two-square mile radius for this eye-sore on blacktop to be honored. If you must, get it to-go, but you have been warned. This only goes to prove that a sentimental favorite is hard to rate rationally for a lot of people. My guess is that good BBQ houses just roll their eyes at the collective ignorance in this choice.

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★★☆☆☆

The downtown location is mediocre at best. The one on Inwood is a roadside dumpster of a building that is fly and creepy crawler inhabited. Good Lord, this is Texas and you want to hold this up as the best? There are too many better spots to eat BBQ within a two-square mile radius for this eye-sore on blacktop to be honored. If you must, get it to-go, but you have been warned. This only goes to prove that a sentimental favorite is hard to rate rationally for a lot of people. My guess is that good BBQ houses just roll their eyes at the collective ignorance in this choice.

Cons: Ambience? Really?

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The BBQ is OK. The Catering end of it kinda scares me. Their tea urns are kept uncovered in the open kitchen and I discovered a white slimy film in the bottom of the urn, I told the Catering director to have them cleaned out with bleach and to monitor them on a daily basis, because tea can carry a bacteria. He said he wasnt aware that tea can carry a bacteria.He says Ah! dont worry about it, the water that goes in them gets pretty hot.

So much for trying to loook out for the Public.

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★★☆☆☆

The BBQ is OK. The Catering end of it kinda scares me. Their tea urns are kept uncovered in the open kitchen and I discovered a white slimy film in the bottom of the urn, I told the Catering director to have them cleaned out with bleach and to monitor them on a daily basis, because tea can carry a bacteria. He said he wasnt aware that tea can carry a bacteria.He says Ah! dont worry about it, the water that goes in them gets pretty hot.

So much for trying to loook out for the Public.

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Mediocre to OK BBQ at best. The meat quality is good but the sauce is just so NOT.

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★★☆☆☆

Mediocre to OK BBQ at best. The meat quality is good but the sauce is just so NOT.

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The meat is of poor quality and bland. Side dishes are not cooked properly and not worth ordering.

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★☆☆☆☆

The meat is of poor quality and bland. Side dishes are not cooked properly and not worth ordering.

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Their sandwiches are so cheap, yet they have so much meat. I have never been to another barbeque restaurant where you got as much meat for your dollar.

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★★★★★

Their sandwiches are so cheap, yet they have so much meat. I have never been to another barbeque restaurant where you got as much meat for your dollar.

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An establishment in texas, great flow, a must eat for any bbq fan. Wont break the bank eating there too, but will break the belt buckle, if you get my drift.

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An establishment in texas, great flow, a must eat for any bbq fan. Wont break the bank eating there too, but will break the belt buckle, if you get my drift.

Pros: excellent food, good prices, friendly service

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Some pretty damn good BBQ Pork Ribs & Onion Rings.

I like the original location the best, 2202 Inwood Road.

I live in Los Angeles, and I always miss & cvrave this Dallas legend!

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Some pretty damn good BBQ Pork Ribs & Onion Rings.

I like the original location the best, 2202 Inwood Road.

I live in Los Angeles, and I always miss & cvrave this Dallas legend!

Pros: Good Ribs, Good Sauce, Good Texas Onion Ring

Cons: Poor Decor, Dirty Surroundings

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Sonny Bryan's has been famous for its barbecue since 1958. This original location was gussied up a bit---real tables and benches replaced tree stumps in the parking lot---but the heavenly perfume of burning wood and the shabby interior…

 

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