Need a 3 A.M. Barbecue Fix in Dallas? Sonny Bryan’s Got You Covered

This 24-hour restaurant brings in late-night patrons of all types.

By Casey CheekSeptember 29, 2016 10:36 am| ,

We often talk about our favorite barbecue joints in Texas, but of all the characteristics we use to label our favorites, we’re hard pressed to mention one without a closed sign.

But Sonny Bryan’s 24-hour smokehouse in Dallas changed their hours in May.

Texas Monthly’s barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn says the now round-the-clock barbecue joint used to have hours more typical of famed barbecue joints.

“When I moved to Dallas in 2001, Sonny Bryan’s was that place where they open and once it’s sold out, the closed sign is up. This happened around 1:30 or 2:00 and that really was what Sonny’s was known for,” Vaughn says. “[But now] they don’t put out the closed sign save for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.”

But are people really eating barbecue in the middle of the night? Vaughn says yes – mainly due to the location of the smokehouse. Since 1958, Sonny’s has been located on Inwood in Dallas, an area with plenty of late-night patrons.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

From Texas Standard:

We often talk about our favorite barbecue joints in Texas, but of all the characteristics we use to label our favorites, we’re hard pressed to mention one without a closed sign.

But Sonny Bryan’s 24-hour smokehouse in Dallas changed their hours in May.

Texas Monthly’s barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn says the now round-the-clock barbecue joint used to have hours more typical of famed barbecue joints.

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“When I moved to Dallas in 2001, Sonny Bryan’s was that place where they open and once it’s sold out, the closed sign is up. This happened around 1:30 or 2:00 and that really was what Sonny’s was known for,” Vaughn says. “[But now] they don’t put out the closed sign save for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.”

But are people really eating barbecue in the middle of the night? Vaughn says yes – mainly due to the location of the smokehouse. Since 1958, Sonny’s has been located on Inwood in Dallas, an area with plenty of late-night patrons.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Who’s eating at the restaurant

– Why an old barbecue joint moved to round-the-clock model and how business has been

– Whether 24-hour barbecue is a growing trend

Post by Nadia Hamdan.