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“Sonny's Is The Real Deal!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
2005 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (Formerly Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q)
+1 321-868-1000
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Ranked #54 of 119 Restaurants in Cocoa Beach
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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.
Parrish, Florida
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55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
“Sonny's Is The Real Deal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

When family visits from Pennsylvania, they always ask to go to Sonny’s Real Bar-B-Que! We live locally here in Florida and we too look forward to eating at this casual dining establishment.

Sonny’s is famous for their bar-b-que meats that come with garlic bread or a toasted roll, but their side dishes are impossible to resist. We recommend the best baked beans we’ve ever tasted plus their corn fritters! I have also seen many tables ordering their baked sweet potatoes which look yummy!

We find both the pulled pork and smoked turkey sandwiches are irresistible and their servers are always full of suggestions on how to do combos/save you money which is appreciated!

Their glasses of sweet tea are huge and you can ask for free refills or even a take-out cup to bring it along on the road!

This Sonny’s is conveniently located near various hotels and we were able to enjoy dining here while we attended a wedding weekend. We liked it so much our family went back 2 more times over the weekend!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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denver
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We found Sonny's by accident. We had planned on going to Jack's BBQ but they were closed over the Thanksgiving holiday. Food was good. Service was excellant. Dana was very friendly and even offered to give us drinks to go when we were done.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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indianapolis
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“waste of time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The estblishmentitself was fine but the food was basically low class--the ribs were the driest, most tasteless I have ever tasted and I have no idea how these people stay in business.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brigham City, Utah
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Good pulled pork lunch special. More of a fast food type joint, so don't expect 5 star BBQ. For a quick lunch, very good BBQ.

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Cheltenham,England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great portions and prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Good menu choice at a fair price.Great service too,very friendly.Can reccomend the sweet ribs.Very enjoyable experience.

Visited October 2012
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