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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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Palm Bay, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love their baby back ribs, one of the few places available to get salad bar, items are ways fresh. Wait staff are competent a,d kitchen is speedy.

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

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

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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love all pork. But when we go here I only get the baby back ribs! So tender the bone pulls off the meat when trying to pick it up to eat it. Tender and yummy! I have it with a baked potato and broccoli. Which I should add, their broccoli is amazing! Very good flavor and cooked just right.... More 

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

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

Vermont
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206 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are at Sonnys on a Thursday night and was seated immediately. Service was prompt and a little too quick as we were still eating our salad. The salad bar had a nice selection and everything was kept cold including the plates. A staff member was manning the bar to keep it cleaned and filled. I debated going with the... More 

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

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

Orlando, Florida
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227 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Very good ribs. Good flavor and variety of options to choose your sauce.Nice place. Friendly staff and fast service. Prices are affordable.

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Port Saint Luci
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

While at this Sonny"s the food was delivered quickly but was only6 average. Worse than the food was the service. Our waitress was not friendly & did not serve the hot tea with "hot" water & no 2nd tea bag, no sweetner on the table & I had to request it 3 times, no spoons for the beverage either. We... More 

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

We apologize that your visit was not us to expectations, Karen O. 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Tropical inn said it was the place for BBQ. All you can eat was great. I had the pork and Turkey. Clean Establishment ☺

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Thank Chris A
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Love their Bar B Q! Quick, delicious, priced right. Visiting family over the holidays and we stopped in for a quick dinner. Large crowd, they handled it beautifully. Food was awesome!

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Thank Lifeisfordancing
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Alabama
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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?