We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Kay's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1552 King St, Cocoa, FL 32926-5120
(321) 636-6730
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 68: English reviews
Cocoa, Florida
Level Contributor
94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Fridays they have prime rib, and it is possibly one of the best I have ever tasted. Slightly smoky, and melt in your mouth tender. Great Breakfasts too.

Thank Tracy K
Cocoa, Florida
Level Contributor
48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're from North Carolina and we're prejudiced. This is BBQ in name only. I had the pulled pork sandwich. The pork had been marinated in vinegar so long what I got was pulled vinegar. No other tastes, just vinegar. And the portion didn't even cover the bun! My wife's beef wasn't bad but wasn't discernibly barbecue. Apparently, you're supposed to... More 

Thank 131willardc
Melbourne, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I've never been disappointed with anything i've ordered here. Staff is pleasant. I often get the big salad to go.

Thank jpkchi
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Kay's is very much a down home style BBQ joint. When they are on, you cannot beat their BBQ anything! The sides will be the best you ever had, and the meats...Umm Yummm Yummm! The feast for 2 actually feeds 3 or 4, and we usually order the sampler platter for around $16 and it always feeds both my husband... More 

Thank Patricia C
Rockledge, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Simply put - the food, service, and experience has been excellent every time! I have visited for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's close enough to my office that I can go for lunch and have always received service as well as my meal in timely fashion. I like the restaurant so much that we have utilized it for breakfast meetings... More 

Thank Gospelizer
West Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

We ordered both pulled pork and smoked sliced turkey and were unimpressed with the food quality and quantity of meat. The pulled pork was acceptable but seemed to be steamed and watered down to keep the meat moist rather than serving fresh barbecue. The meal that was especially lacking was the sliced turkey. While the menu claims this product is... More 

Thank keithandmissy
Daytona Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

I had the sliced pork,beef and 1/2 Chicken platter. The sides were larger than some of the ones that I have had. The server kept my drink glass full, I arrived there late and they NEVER rushed me to leave, I totally lost track of time and I apologized. The Manager said "you are eating" we are not in a... More 

Thank ldgrey1963
Yuma, Arizona
Level Contributor
440 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Kay’s Real Pit Barbecue Cocoa, FL. 6/10/16 Looking on my GPS for a place to eat and came across this place not too far away. When I got there I had my doubts, I did not see or smell any smoke. When I was a kid back in Texas (70 + years ago) I was told if you don’t see... More 

1 Thank Emry L
Merritt Island, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Great food and quick polite service!I read some of the reviews and WAS like what I have been coming here for 20 some odd years and haven't had ant problem with the food or wait staff.I guess some people are to dang picky these days.

Thank Eric S
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

The staff was great....but the BBQ and sauce was bitter and I could not even eat more than 1 bite. I did eat a cheese quesadilla which was fantastic. I think it is that I like sweet BBQ and theres was bitter to me. The parking lot was picked so we decided to try. Everyone should try atleast once....

Thank Terry B

Travelers who viewed Kay's Real Pit Bar-B-Q also viewed

Cocoa, Brevard County
Cocoa, Brevard County
Cocoa, Brevard County
Cocoa, Brevard County

Been to Kay's Real Pit Bar-B-Q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1552 King St, Cocoa, FL 32926-5120
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Cocoa
  • Phone Number: (321) 636-6730

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kay's Real Pit Bar-B-Q staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?