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Sonny's BBQ

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150 Sheriff Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940-8270 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 321-242-4600
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dec 8, 2016 7:00 pm, no pork, no chicken, no baked potatoes... so get a fat filled brisket sandwich & a waitress telling us this is a routine occurrence!😡

Thank Illadyinfl
Melbourne, Florida
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stop, and eat fun. You love BBQ? Then you should stop here and eat up some babyback ribs or some chicken, one thing I know you won't leave hungry.

Thank Jake_Estrada
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236 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice staff..friendly apologetic..nice job. Food was AWFUL Ribs-tasteless,meatless Chicken wings- tasteless,soggy, cold fries- under cooked, not salted Mac n cheese-gooey,at least had some flavor Really bad food, my stomach couldn't take it and 24 hours later i am still recovering.

Thank TheScanian
Fairfax, Virginia
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241 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Average at best. Average service, average clean, tired menu, ample parking. BBQ is good but not noteworthy.

Thank lmsgroup
Clayton, California
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Sonny's BBQ was excellent with great service. We walked into Sonny's mid afternoon for an early dinner and was greeted by a friendly hostess and seated promptly. Our waitress introduced herself and got our drink and food orders. I had a combination plate that included ribs, brisket, pork and chicken which was all cooked perfectly. I also had two sides,... More 

Thank Bill S
Rockledge, Florida
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300 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The food was okay. I still don't like the overly smoky flavor to their ribs. They usually get the order right though. The corn on the cob could stand some butter, not added later, but cooked in it. Otherwise it seemed okay.

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

Thanks for your feedback, VowRenewalTravel. If you'd like to talk to us more about how we can make things better, please email the details, location, and your phone number to Social@SonnysBBQ.com. More 

Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We eat at Sonny's on regular basis back home, so was delighted to see this Sonny's right by our hotel. Inside looked new remodeled. Was Friday night, but was not busy. Our server was not good. It appeared we was her second table. But she obviously had something better to do in back of restaurant as that is where she... More 

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

Sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your visit, Chuck. Can you please email the details, location, and your phone number to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can make things right? More 

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185 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Ordered the sliced pork sandwich with French fries and Iced Tea. The food came out within about 5 minutes. It was excellent. The waitress stopped by our table at least 3 times in 15 minutes. She was very good and refilled our drinks without us even asking. Also, on our receipt there was a survey. We filled it out describing... More 

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

We're so glad to hear everything was excellent! Thanks for the review, Ward. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Melbourne, Florida
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My fiancé and I love to come to sonnys bbq for date night! The food is always good and depending on the waitress the service can be good or bad. The 1st time we came our waitress was very friendly and attentive. We recently ate their about a week ago and the waitress we had we barely saw she came... More 

Thank mollycribb
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Sonny's is the best of the chain BBQ restaurants. The salad bar varies from location to location but the BBQ is consistently great.

Thank Jesse B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Sheriff Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940-8270 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +1 321-242-4600
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?