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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)
321-953-3997
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The meat was just ok, all of the sauces, including the ketchup were gross.... Fries and sweet tea were good, bot a total waste.

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Thank Corey O
Madang, Papua New Guinea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Sonny's. We've been to several branches over the years, and since this Sonny's is near my sister's place, we've been here before. Again, we were not disappointed. The food is good, the portions are very large, and the service is excellent. What's not to like? Each of us choose a different menu item and the food was served... More 

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Thank kilr0ywashere
Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with family and had a nice lunch. Love their cornbread. Just tried the brisket and it was delicious. Salad bar is ok. Would like to see a few more choices on the menu. All in all, good food, great service. I will be back.

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Thank Sandra D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called in my order and when I arrived it was ready. I must say that I was not that pleased my chicken wings were over cooked and dry. The sides were ok but for the price well just say that I was not to happy.Don't think I would go back again

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Thank Jeanne L
Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted an evening out and a change from the last two Fridays at Golden Corral so we decided upon Sonny's BBQ in Palm Bay. We hadn't been here in at least 5 years and not there was anything wrong the last time but....I can't remember why. Our server was very polite and the ice tea came quick "sweet tea... More 

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Thank Carl2860
Palm Bay, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Order two Sandwiches, Brisket and slice pork, 2 large un-sweet tea with sides during lunch. Get home with my order. Brisket no bread, slice pork no bread. Two large sweet tea (diabetes) with sides all for $31. Expensive lunch.

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Thank tdhogan1415
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear this, tdhogan1415. Please email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details, location you visited, and your contact information so we can look into this for you and help. We appreciate your feedback and we'd like to make things right! More 

Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Have been to several Sonnys in the past, this visit was easy.......pulled pork sandwich was stacked high, our server Courtney, could not have been more pleasent and speedy. Look forward to our next visit.

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

We look forward to seeing you next, jwjkmj! Thanks for your great feedback and we appreciate you stoppin' by. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This place has the best BBQ like ever, umm yeah and i always come here to eat because the food is good for the hunger games and all that stuff.

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Thank Elmer R
Melbourne, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We go to this location all the time. We always get great services and the food is always great! I have never been disappointed.

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

We're glad to hear it, tjgojira! Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

Palm Bay, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Friendly staff and excellent food large menu selection.good place to take a large group or family and feel very welcome.

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

Thanks for the kind words, bgbbrink! We appreciate your great feedback and hope to see you again soon for another visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: 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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