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Sonny's BBQ

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5001 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966-2218
+1 772-770-4190
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Laval, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ribs are out of this world. You have to try them! Chicken is also very good & tender. Great sides & friendly service.

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Thank Lyne D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the baby back ribs! Great as always. Waitress was tentative without being too much. Relaxing lunch

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Thank Sue D
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149 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I normally don't review a restaurant until my second visit. Don't think I'll be back. The service was good but the baby back ribs were dry and very tough. Could not eat them. If you are looking for good ribs in Vero there is a better place along Rte. 1.

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Thank Truckie351
Vero Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We love Sonny's BBQ. Always good. I love their cornbread. My husband loves their ribs. They have a good little salad bar also.

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Thank HEPDE
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Service was nice, friendly, and on time. Beef Brisket was good. Again, no complaints. Good to go.😉👍

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Thank AC W
Denver
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

2nd time we have tried Sonny's and I don't get all the good reviews. My brisket was over cooked, dry and burnt. Potato was warm at best and very over cooked. Service was good but we will not be returning

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Thank TravelAgentDenver
Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Not a fancy place, and it shouldnt be, it's BBQ. And it is darn good Q. My favorite here is the Carolina style sandwich served on thick cut garlic bread. The combination if the smokey tangy meat with the buttery toasted garlic bread... You will order it again!

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Thank FrequentFlierUA
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

If your gonna try anything, definitely try the Redneck Egg rolls and BTW the sweet tea is right on time. Yummm, Did I mention they have a drive thru. 👍

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Thank Nichole G
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The place was packed when we got there around lunch time. Food was really good. Venue / toilets a little tired but clean. Service was polite,but a little slow

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Thank 1973_Nelly
Sebastian, Florida
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750 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

OK, it's not fine dining, but anyone knows that going in the door. As usual the place was very clean and we were made to feel welcome right away. The server was friendly and fast and the food was great. I had the pulled port plate and it was all good. My husband had the chicken and he loved it.... More 

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Thanks for your great feedback, barbaragwen270! Thanks for stoppin' by and we hope to see you again soon for another visit! More 

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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, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
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: 5001 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966-2218
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Vero Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 772-770-4190
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?