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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 good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (37 reviews)
“cornbread” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
5001 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966-2218
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family, during peak dinner time- was packed and now I know why—we got right in, amazing BBQ- and wonderful service... would recommend

Thank MoJo970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here tonight with a baseball group after a trip to Dodgertown. The service was horrible. I was at a table of 8 women and not one of us received what we ordered. When we arrived we tried to get a beer at the bar...More

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped for early dinner on Sunday afternoon, no wait. Our server Aquila was fantastic great personality warm and friendly. Wife had pork and chicken, I had pork 3 ways both were excellent. The sides of beans and coleslaw were Great. We enjoyed our visit. Will...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

My wife & I are new to Vero Beach. Checked Sonny’s out on line and it seemed worth a try as we both enjoy good BBQ. Unfortunately this place was a bit disappointing. The young man who sat us seemed disinterested. He simply led us...More

Thank pbuda14
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Left here completely disappointed. We used to stop by here regularly several years ago and the food was much much better and you got a lot more for the pric. We stopped in today as a treat while in town and truly regret it. The...More

Thank ashesdvlle
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

For 2 years we have continued to give Sonny's chance after chance to change our opinion. The remodel gives it a new, inviting appearance but the service and food are the same as before.... slow and out of food. No hostess at the front. Last...More

Thank T3675RQtracym
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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 13 November 2017

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.

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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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