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 ... More
Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse - West End
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.
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.
Just tried Sonny Bryan s for the first time. Loved the food, but have to let you know how well we were treated by the staff. They took great care of us, we re friendly, and genuinely cared about our dining experience. It s rare to eat out and feel like you are more than just another customer. We will definitely be coming back!
My husband and I ate lunch there today and I've never had such a horrible meal in my life! I had the 3 meats of turkey, chicken and ribs with cole slaw and onion rings. The onion rings tasted like pure stale grease and the rib I had to spit the bite out. We were famished and to timid so we nibbled at the items we could, I ate all my cole slaw and the dinner roll and we left. We had to buy candy bars to sustain us and get the tastes out. HUGE let down!!! I will never eat there again!