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Sonny's BBQ

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1020 Malabar Rd SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907-3251 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 321-953-3997
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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230 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not like the best in Texas - but close. We shared some Louis Ribs and a Sonny's Sampler plus a Salad Bar. Beer and coke. For the Sampler se choose Pulled Pork, Brisket and Ribs. Good and juicy. All this for $42 + tips. Nice seatings and servers.

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Thank Lars P
Palm Bay, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your craving barbecue this is the place to go. Service is fast and the food is always hot. The portions are big .

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Thank tigrssws6
Palm Bay, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Love their baby back ribs, one of the few places available to get salad bar, items are ways fresh. Wait staff are competent a,d kitchen is speedy.

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Thank dbcool
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, dbcool. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I love all pork. But when we go here I only get the baby back ribs! So tender the bone pulls off the meat when trying to pick it up to eat it. Tender and yummy! I have it with a baked potato and broccoli. Which I should add, their broccoli is amazing! Very good flavor and cooked just right.... More 

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Thank Nana P
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Nana. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Vermont
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206 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We are at Sonnys on a Thursday night and was seated immediately. Service was prompt and a little too quick as we were still eating our salad. The salad bar had a nice selection and everything was kept cold including the plates. A staff member was manning the bar to keep it cleaned and filled. I debated going with the... More 

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SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, freebirdVT. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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237 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Very good ribs. Good flavor and variety of options to choose your sauce.Nice place. Friendly staff and fast service. Prices are affordable.

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Thank Love2travel2222
Port Saint Luci
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

While at this Sonny"s the food was delivered quickly but was only6 average. Worse than the food was the service. Our waitress was not friendly & did not serve the hot tea with "hot" water & no 2nd tea bag, no sweetner on the table & I had to request it 3 times, no spoons for the beverage either. We... More 

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Thank kareno929
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We apologize that your visit was not us to expectations, Karen O. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us a another chance! More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Tropical inn said it was the place for BBQ. All you can eat was great. I had the pork and Turkey. Clean Establishment ☺

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Thank Chris A
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Love their Bar B Q! Quick, delicious, priced right. Visiting family over the holidays and we stopped in for a quick dinner. Large crowd, they handled it beautifully. Food was awesome!

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

My husband and I go here nearly everyday for the salad bar. It is always fresh and clean. We always have wonderful service and feel welcome. Our favorites are Summer, Michele and Jess but the others seem friendly too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Malabar Rd SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907-3251 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Palm Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 321-953-3997
Description
In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, we're still a local BBQ joint. We just happen to be in a few more locations. But we still do things the same way Floyd "Sonny" Tillman and his wife, Lucille, did back then. We still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time. We still serve generous portions. And we still believe people should be able to go out to eat and feel right at home.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?