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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

1020 Malabar Road S.E., Palm Bay, FL 32907 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
321-953-3997
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Ranked #22 of 127 restaurants in Palm Bay
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Sonny's BBQ offers a variety of barbeque meats, including St. Louis Cut Ribs and Sonny's Signature Baby Backs, Pulled Beef Brisket, Pulled and Sliced Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Chicken, all smoked slowly over a hardwood fire. Today, with 126 restaurants in nine southeastern states, Sonny's BBQ is one of the largest, most popular barbeque chains in the country. Our secret? We cook it up slow and serve it up fast and friendly.
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california
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Horrible service, and a manager who could care less. What's not to like? Atmosphere just OK, but over-priced for the quality of food and service. I went here over six months ago, and said I'd never be back because the service was so bad. (I will not write a review with only one bad experience. Things do happen.) So tried... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had heard how good this barbecue was so we tried a combo of all their entrees. It was good, but we were a bit disappointed with the food. We have not gone back to give it a second chance, which may not be quite far.Pricing seemed fair enough for this type of food.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love Sonny's BBQ. I have been eating their BBQ for 25 years and never miss a chance when back in Florida. This location did not disappoint. Prompt, friendly service, plenty of food and a sweet tea to-go at meals end. Great!

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I'm never disappointed at Sonny's! The service is always friendly, and the foot hot and delicious. The baby backs are the best I've ever had. I also like the salad bar, so many options up there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

...and fast service. Some of the sides are just as good as the BBQ - green beans, sweet potato, okra...delicious!

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I like the pulled chicken on a bun. It's always moist and never over-sauced. The service was great and the restaurant is clean.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I stop at a Sonny's about once every month or two. The main reason is that they have improved their service and their food quality! That sliced pork hit the spot!

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Robert L, thank you for the great 5 star review! We're happy to hear that we have continued to improve and you visit us frequently. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

New York City, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Stopped here with friends for lunch. Did not expect the food to be do good. We had chicken and ribs all if which was heavenly. Great drinks and loaded salad bar.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Msfong66, thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ chicken and ribs. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon! More

Sebastian, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My wife and I love coming to Sonny's. Great bbq served by friendly staff in a comfortable atmosphere, all at an affordable price. Our favorite items are the chicken, brisket, and salad bar. The salad bar has a large selection, and the chicken and brisket are always fresh and served hot. It's always an enjoyable experience.

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Bruce M, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ and friendly service. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Palm Bay, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Delicious bar-b-q! I stopped in for lunch and had the sliced pork Big Deal on garlic toast with bar-b-q beans and a sweet iced tea. The food came out quickly. Everything was hot and fresh, the pork was juicy and perfectly smoked, and the beans were nice and tangy. Prompt, friendly service and delicious food in a comfortable, clean environment.... More

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SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Jillian R, thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

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