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Sonny Bryan's

2202 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX - (214) 357-7120
Sonny Bryan’s is a Texas shrine, its specialty brisket basked in hickory smoke until moist and flavorful, and so tender that it virtually falls apart when you pick up a slice. Piled high in a sandwich, the meat needs no condiment; but Sonny Bryan’s sauce also happens to be marvelous – tangy and complex, a great companion to the mellow beef.
79% Approval Rating (39 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Onion Rings
pork ribs
sliced or chopped brisket
pulled pork
Brisket
Sausage

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (1)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Sonny Bryan’s is the definition of Texas barbecue: brisket basked in hickory smoke until moist and flavorful, and so tender that it virtually falls apart when you pick up a slice. Piled high in a sandwich, the meat needs no condiment; but Sonny Bryan’s sauce also ..."   [Read More]
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Otis Maxwell
April 23, 2011
"I've been eating at Sonny Bryan's for at least 40 years and want to clear up a couple of things. First of all, the Inwood location is the only one you should visit. I am not sure what the relation is to the others but I've heard they are not as good and why mess ..."   [Read More]
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Scott Javine
September 09, 2009
"Neither Roadfood (the book) nor the website has ever let me down. Until now, that is. Wow, Sonny Bryan's on Inwood in Dallas was a disappointment. The restaurant has many things to recommend it, but the food here is not one of them. Sonny's has a great Roadfood ..."   [Read More]
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Steve Tomashefsky
May 12, 2009
"This review applies to the Sonny Bryan's location downtown on Market Street. I don't know how closely connected it is to the original location, but if the food at the original is as good as people say, the downtown outpost must be tenuously connected at ..."   [Read More]
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Mike Avery
December 04, 2013
"I've been to several Sonny Bryan's locations. And, honestly, I don't know what the shouting is all about. They don't serve barbeque. In Texas, barbeque is meat that has been cooked slowly in the presence of smoke. There is no smoke taste. It's roast beef folks! ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2202 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX
(214) 357-7120

http://www.sonnybryansbbq.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:Yes
This dinner plate includes brisket, sausage, coleslaw, and some Texas-sized onion rings.
"This dinner plate includes brisket, sausage, coleslaw, and some Texas-sized onion rings."
Cliff Strutz





The tender sliced brisket comes unsauced in the sandwich.  Of the sides, the beans, loaded with barbecue sauce are the best.
"The tender sliced brisket comes unsauced in the sandwich. Of the sides, the beans, loaded with barbecue sauce are the best."
Cliff Strutz


Help yourself to the pickles, onions, and jalapenos.
"Help yourself to the pickles, onions, and jalapenos. "
Cliff Strutz


Several different meats are available at Sonny Bryan's, but this is Texas barbecue, which means the brisket is essential.
"Several different meats are available at Sonny Bryan's, but this is Texas barbecue, which means the brisket is essential."
Cliff Strutz


Deluxe accomodations, these aren't.  Seating is at old school desks.
"Deluxe accomodations, these aren't. Seating is at old school desks."
Cliff Strutz


Tradition is an important part of barbecue in Texas.
"Tradition is an important part of barbecue in Texas."
Cliff Strutz


As in many good barbecues, only a certain amount of meat is made everyday.  Once it runs out, the doors are closed.
"As in many good barbecues, only a certain amount of meat is made everyday. Once it runs out, the doors are closed."
Cliff Strutz


When we see this sign, our Roadfood radar beeps like crazy.
"When we see this sign, our Roadfood radar beeps like crazy."
Michael Stern


There are nearly a dozen Sonny Bryan's in the Dallas area, but the Inwood Road location is the original.
"There are nearly a dozen Sonny Bryan's in the Dallas area, but the Inwood Road location is the original."
Cliff Strutz



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