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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Jodi N
Alabama
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

When you first walk-in there is a horrible looking trash can in view of customers. When you get seated, it just feels like no one puts much effort in their job. Ground in food on the carpet, dingy feel to the furniture, the restaurant needs some TLC. Food is fair but not good enough to overshadow the other.

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

Thanks for your review, AlabamaLoveToTravel. If you'd like to talk to us more about your concerns, please email your feedback, the location, and your phone number to Social@sonnysBBQ.com so our team can reach out to you. More 

Palm Bay, Florida
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We have been to this location about a half dozen times in the last couple of month's and for the high prices they charge, I am tired of bad food and service. Every time we have been there, except one, the food came out cold. I mean not even room temp. The server's always seem unfriendly and like we are... More 

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

Sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with us, Dennis. Can you please email the details, location, and your phone number to Social@SonnysBBQ.com so we can help make things better? More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Most importantly, the meat, right? We had dry rub ribs, sweet sauce ribs, smoked chicken (both as part of an entree and the awesome wing appetizer), chargrilled chicken sandwich. All were succulent and juicy, full of smoky juicy flavor. I hate dry que and Sonny's delivered the fresh, not overcooked goods. My daughter also loved her smoked chicken salad sandwich.... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, Doug! We hope we'll see you for another visit soon. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch and we enjoyed our meal. The service was quick and our orders were right, overall we were very satisfied.

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

Thanks for the great review, Kasi! Hope we'll be seein' you again soon. More 

Grant-Valkaria, Florida
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

If you want no fat no salt no taste then this is not place for you. But if you want a great BBQ at a very reasonable price for the entire family, then go and enjoy yourself. Try the variety of bbq sauce they have. I love the sweet type.

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Thank Saabke
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Sasan-Kermani! We hope we'll be seein' you again soon. More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Service was quick, food was good, and price was exactly what was expected. Not the best BBQ in brevard but it's still good. Don't understand the low ratings if you want the best go somewhere else. This is fast decent food.

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

Thanks for the feedback, Pestaski. We hope you'll join us again soon for another visit! More 

Orlando, FL
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Had some tasty baby back ribs and a salad at this location. I enioy the salad bar because it has a good selection for only $3.99. Overall good service and good food quality.

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

We're glad to hear it, Igriller! Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Wow everything is smoked to perfection! The ribs are excellent. The slice pork is sliced so nice, not thick and bulky. The green beans are to die for, not to mention there new smoked chicken wings. Totally tender and juicy. Not at all dry!! There pink lemonade is not too sweet. If you have never been there. GO!!

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

We're glad to hear it, Sue. Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seein' you again soon. More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The meat was just ok, all of the sauces, including the ketchup were gross.... Fries and sweet tea were good, bot a total waste.

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

We’re sorry to hear you weren't completely satisfied during your last visit, Corey O. Please email social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details of your experience, your contact information, and the location you visited. Your feedback is important to us! 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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?