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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 - 21:30
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Melbourne, Florida
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for family or anyone. It has great BBQ with sauce choices. My favorite is the brisket. My husband loves the St Louis Ribs. But we have enjoyed many dishes here. I still enjoy the salad bar with fresh spinach, fresh green peppers, fresh onions, boiled eggs, ham, beets, carrots, croutons, raisins, etc, Just so good!... More 

Thank KayakLadyFL
Melbourne, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sonny's has always been the goto place for BBQ here in FL. The meat is always consistent, and the sides are great too! Staff are always friendly both inside or drive through. The family meal gives you a little of everything, and that's normally what my family opts for. Keep up the great work and especially the consistency!!

Thank PJWarncke
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I have been in love with Sonny's BBQ almost as long as I've been in love with Florida. The sauces are all a little (or a lot) different and sure to please any bbq palate. I've never had poor service or bad food. Brisket, pulled pork, fall-off-the-bone ribs, chicken, corn bread... And, if you're 4 or more, you can order... More 

Thank Jennifer H
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a must stop place every time I'm in town. Great pulled pork, with salad bar, and Corn on the cobb is my pick. I'll be back soon!

Thank Paul V
Melbourne, Florida
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great BBQ place. We eat in the bar and service is always super fast. Takes about 3 minutes more than the mcdonalds across the street but with 100x taste. Also very reasonably priced too.

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

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

Stockholm, Sweden
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486 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Located just in front of the Hampton Inn. Quite rude service and really nothing exceptional. Pulled turkey/pork, salad bar and other usual american dishes. Practical if you stay at the Hampton but really nothing special.

Thank Anne-Christine
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for bringin' this to our attention, Anne-Christine. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, along with your phone number and the location you were at. We appreciate your feedback, and would like to get you in touch with our team! More 

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242 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Decided to try one of the specials. It is the 7.99 deal for sliced and pulled pork with toast and one side. The meal came out in about 5 minutes and the food was wonderful. The server was very friendly and professional. This place has plenty of parking circling the restaurant. Most of the tables are booths and there is... More 

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

Thanks, Ward! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Last night i ordered take out for 12, Sonny is usually very consistent with food quality. Chicken was dry, ribs were very rough .. service was good though, young lady with shaved head was very friendly and very helpful... need to pay more attention to food quality... $100 of BBQ that was mostly not eaten by my guest..

1 Thank Simon M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Outstanding!!!! The best eats. The best service. Just finished cruise and heading home. This is a MUST HAVE for us. Never a problem. Always great.

Thank 298jasone
Moores Hill, Indiana
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to go to Sonny's at the last minute since it was right next to our Hotel (Hampton Inn) and we were not disappointed. The pulled pork was very tender....loved the Redneck Egg Rolls....Ribs were just like you cooked them at home. Went early around 5 and there was no wait! Salad bar looked pretty good but didn't get it.... More 

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

We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our Redneck Egg Rolls during your visit, Cheryl F, Thanks for writin’ your review. See you again soon! More 

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?