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Sonny's BBQ

5001 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966-2218
+1 772-770-4190
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (34 reviews)
“cornbread” (13 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5001 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966-2218
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I signed up for this online and was sent a coupon to print out for a free meal on your birthday. It is a Big Deal meal which is a pulled pork sandwich, French fries and a large drink.....picked it up at the drive through...More

Thank redsundon
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, Redsundon! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your pulled pork sandwich, and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Went here for an early dinner not too long after Hurricane Irma for the first time, since few places were yet re-opened, and we were itching to get out. What a pleasant surprise to find out that not only was there a big selection of...More

Thank aljora
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Went to Sonny's for the first time. Wasn't sure if they were opened,they are under renovation. We were seated quickly by a friendly hostess. The waitress came and took our drink order. We told it was our first time. Courtney explained the difference in ribs....More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I wrote a review February 2017 on how good this place was.....well it's gone now. Still there but gone! It seems that a corporate change has severely cut back on the menu. Prices end up $2.00 more per average. You used to get cornbread or...More

Thank Crablips
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

This is concerning to hear, Crablips. Could you please email Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number? We'd love to get you in touch with our team.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Good food and good price. We like to come 2 or 3 times a month. Service is usually very quick.Drive through easy to use. Love the sliced pork.

Thank John K
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Sonny's outshines any chain BBQ with perfect selections and right price. Their pulled pork on a bun with a side for $6.99 can't be beaten - add $2.00, and get a huge coke or iced tea. The cold slaw is wonderfully chopped, sweet and chilled....More

Thank oca007
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Sonny's bbq is a Forida restaurant chain.the decor is comfortable and has mainly booths to sit.They offer good food and a very good salad bar.They make their own sauces form sweet to smokin hot!I love the smokin

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We were there back in January and I only gave 2 stars. This time was very happy. The food was much better and the service was so much faster. If they keep this style of service I will keep coming back.

Thank Tbf1974
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Red neck egg rolls were unbelievably good. So was brisket & turkey. If ever visiting vero area again, will go back

Thank djchevrolet
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Great BBQ, fast, friendly service. We ordered our appetizers and food and all food was brought to us with no wait. We barely got into table conversation and apps arrived. Just finished apps and food was hot, and tasty. Good service and plan to return.

Thank brian m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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