From brisket to our homemade BBQ sauce to our famous onion rings, there's nothing more authentic than Sonny Bryan's barbecue. Dine inside one of our 8 Dallas / Fort Worth BBQ restaurants or our newest locations in Utah, order take out or let Sonny Bryan's catering service make your next event a hit! Sonny Bryan's can host your next event at one of two private party rooms (in Richardson and in the West End ) with our world-class catering service and our barbecue made with Texas pride. Biography: In 1910 Elias Bryan moved his family to Dallas from Cincinnati and opened the first Bryan 's Barbecue. His son, William Jennings Bryan, (known as Red for his hair) opened his own restaurant in Oak Cliff, Texas in 1935. Working with his Dad was William Jennings Bryan Jr., who was known as "Sonny". Sonny left Red in 1958 and opened his own restaurant on February 13th, the same day his Daddy and Granddaddy opened their restaurants. Since that time the legend has spread nationwide, in fact worldwide! Sonny's reputation for friendly service and melt-in-your-mouth barbecue has fed U.S. Presidents, famous entertainers, sports legends, and other famous patrons. Sonny Bryan's has been featured in all types of publications including television, books, magazines, newspapers and more.
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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.



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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 their barbq., but it is just not Tex. style. Thanks for the great food and memories.



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Loved the Q at the Rock 'n Ribs on Saturday. Now I'm ready for a sit down. LOL I love your onion rings

Zachariah P.


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5 Stars? No.

I stumbled upon this joint during a layover. Cool building on the outside, but the food is nothing special. its good, not great, and I'd go so far as to say the sides, at least the potato salad and cole slaw are subpar. I I'm not terribly impressed for the money I dropped.

Marissa A.


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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 pork ribs I ever had. Try the big rib man plate, around 12 ribs for 18USD, but way more than enough food for 2, so you can share. It comes with 2 hearty sides, a salad, fresh rolls, and a hearty portion of pickles, sliced onions jalapenos. Sit by the window, you get to look down at all the street traffic and passersby, also has outdoor seating but it was too windy that day. Excellent onion rings, a must have and try the turkey and brisket. The smoked sausage was mediocre. Service was excellent. The lavatory is located in the basement, accessible thru a lift. Sonny's has multiple locations, and when we asked around for the best bbq, Sonny's was recommended again and again.



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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.

Henry Y.


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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!

Helen N.


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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 now.

Drichard D.


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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.

Patricia A.


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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!

Richard D.


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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!!!!!!

Juliana A.


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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!

Louise E.


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

Douglas S.


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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.

Dwayneop P.


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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.

Joshua A.


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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.



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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!!



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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!!!

Emma T.


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



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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 their job to perfection. mmmm, good !!!

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Welcome to Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, a Texas BBQ legend serving up century-old recipes and friendly service.

Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Fri - Sat:
Extra Phones

Fax: 214-350-3738

Payment method
visa, master card, amex, discover, cash
Price Range
Dallas, Fort Worth
West End Historic District, Downtown Dallas, Central Dallas
Full Bar & Outside Patio It's Football season come watch sporting events at Sonny Bryan's!
English, Spanish
National Restaurant Association, Texas Restaurant Association, Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau
Barbecue Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Paid

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Family Style

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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