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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 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good salad bar. Pulled pork is very good. Loved the mac/cheese side. Excellent Baby Back ribs. Quick service. Friendly server...Lisa.

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

cakloepfer, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback about Lisa along to our team. We hope to see you again soon. More 

New York City, New York
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1,421 reviews
828 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I usually meet several clients here over lunch and mainly the buffet. With some barbecue chicken. Servers are pleasant and usually efficient in handles by all your needs. Fairly priced with enough parking for all. Good for lunch. Just for you.

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

Thank you for reachin’ out, Allan S. We appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Homestead, Florida
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good meal at Sonny's. Our server, Vicky, was so wonderful and put up with hubby and my silliness like a champ--a definite asset to the restaurant--loved her!! Barbecue was good today, okra was good; would give best rating but the slaw was a little bit off (tasted old). Love Sonny's!!

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

mellywoodcock, thanks for sharing your kind words! We’ll be sure to pass your feedback about Vicky along to our team. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It was a typical Saturday and not that busy. We got there about 6 it took almost 20 minutes to get our drinks and put order in. It was 40 minutes for the appetizer which was redneck egg rolls. They were cold, soggy and very doughy. Finally got our meal after over an hour. Was very close to walking out.... More 

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

We appreciate you takin' the time to reach out, Tbf1974. 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 

Laval, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

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

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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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40 reviews
33 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 2 helpful votes
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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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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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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?